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thatmomentAAARGGH: Oh the pain, as Leon Newell hits the post at the death in Melville's Chatham Cup quarterfinal loss. Photo: Grant Stantiall

So close, and yet so far... - 2014-07-26

THAT MOMENT... when with two minutes remaining Melville's Leon Newell went around the Onehunga keeper and from the tightest of angles hit the post, when in search of an equaliser to force the Chatham Cup quarterfinal tie to extra time.

It was gutting for Melville, though in every other regard apart from the 2-1 loss the day was a success, with Melville against showing their ability to host the big occasion with their facilities and personnel at Gower Park.

Melville chairman Bruce Holloway said Melville would now follow the fortunes of Onehunga with great interest when the semifinals are played on the weekend of August 16.

Hamilton Wanderers lost 0-2 in their quarterfinal against Central United. Perhaps Melville and Wanderers should arrange a "Parallel Universe" semifinal for next month, to commemorate what might have been.

Match report HERE