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Big quarterfinal Chatham Cup tie at Gower Park, 2pm - 2014-07-22


Melville United will face well-performed northern premier league club Onehunga Sports in a big Chatham Cup quarterfinal at Gower Park on Saturday July 26 at 2pm.

Like Melville, Onehunga also made the quarterfinals last year, before being beaten by Waitakere City, who then beat Melville in the semifinals.

The will be just the second match on the renovated No 1 pitch at Gower Park, after major work was undertaken over the summer to upgrade it to a standard capable of being used as a training venue for the Fifa 2015 U-20 World Cup.

Gate charge for the game is $10, or $5 for students and pensioners, with children free. Melville members who show their club card also get in for free.

While entry is usually free to northern league matches, Melville chairman Bruce Holloway said the club was required to pay a hosting fee to New Zealand Football for staging the quarterfinal. It was also necessary to recover expenses from the four previous cup rounds, and to be prepared should the club win and potentially strike huge travel costs in the semifinals.