The South Auckland side, who beat another relative minnow Manurewa in last weekend’s qualification round, will square off against 2007 Cup winners Western Springs at Walter Massey Park with the visitors potentially vulnerable after a modest start to their Northern Premier League campaign.
Auckland’s other non-Premier League side Ellerslie have also drawn home advantage, against Three Kings United, while the federation’s remaining two fixtures are all top-division clashes with Pukekohe and Eastern Suburbs hosting Lynn Avon United and Fencibles United respectively.
In Christchurch, last season’s runners up Coastal Spirit entertain current Mainland League leaders FC Twenty 11 in the pick of the region’s fixtures while in the capital, a clash between second placed Seatoun and third-placed Waterside Karori headlines the action as eight Central League clubs from Manawatu and Wellington battle for just one semi-final spot.
Football South and Northern Football clubs join the fray in round one with Dunedin Technical hosting Queenstown Rovers and Hibiscus Coast welcoming Kerikeri High School to Stanmore Bay Park. A tilt against defending champions Glenfield Rovers awaits the winner of the Northern fixture.
The ASB Women’s Knockout Cup is played along federation lines until the semi finals in late July with the two best sides meeting in the final on August 26.
ASB Women’s Knockout Cup 2012
Round One (May 19/20)
Home team listed first, check local federation websites for venue details
Hibiscus Coast v Kerikeri high School
Manukau City v Western Springs
Pukekohe v Lynn Avon United
Eastern Suburbs v Fencibles United
Ellerslie v Three Kings United
Central Region (Central Football & Capital Football)
Wellington United v Brooklyn Northern United
Marist v Valeron Wanderers
Seatoun v Waterside Karori
Lower Hutt City v Massey
Cashmere Technical v Halswell
Coastal Spirit v FC Twenty 11
Dunedin Technical v Queenstown Rovers
Byes to Round 2: Claudelands Rovers, Old Blues (Waikato-BOP Football), Roslyn Wakari (Football South).
Seeded to Round Two: Glenfield Rovers (Northern Football)
ASB Women’s Knockout Cup Round DatesQualification Round – May 5/6Round One – May 19/20Round Two – June 2/3/4Quarterfinals – June 16/17Semi-finals – July 21/22 (national draw)Final – August 26