Eight teams remain in the 2022 Kate Sheppard Cup and all with credentials that make them potential winners.
They meet in quarter-finals to be played over this weekend (July 9-10).
But who do you think will take out this year’s trophy?
Here’s how the eight teams stack up — please cast your vote below.
Tauranga City v Auckland United
Currently bottom-placed team in the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League after winning promotion from the WaiBOP W–League last year as regional champions.
Currently fourth in the Women’s Premier League.
Eastern Suburbs v Northern Rovers
Winners of the WPL for the past two seasons but now third in this year’s competition. The only surviving semi-finalist from the 2021 Kate Sheppard Cup after the elimination of Hamilton Wanderers, Coastal Spirit and holders Wellington United.
Rovers have a nine-point lead in the WPL, with a game in hand on their nearest rivals, and are the only undefeated team in the northern competition.
Palmerston North Marist v Waterside Karori
Marist and Waterside Karori are both contenders for this season’s W-League title.
Marist knocked out cup holders Wellington United after a penalty shoot-out in the third round, while Waterside Karori beat four-time runners-up Petone 3-0.
Cashmere Technical v Dunedin City Royals
Led by international midfielder Kate Loye, Technical knocked out Coastal Spirit in the last round. They are currently second in the Canterbury Women’s Premier League, behind Spirit who are undefeated in the league.
Dunedin City Royals
Current leaders in the Women’s Southern Premiership, they have won all their 10 fixtures and scored 80 goals, conceding one. In the last round of the cup they beat their nearest league challengers, Otago University, 4-0. Dunedin Technical, one of four clubs to form the Royals through a merger, won the cup in 2018.
The Kate Sheppard Cup is supported by the NZ Football Foundation.