The FFA Cup Draw for Rounds 4 and 5 took place on Tuesday, with just two sides represented from North Coast Football as several local heavyweights were knocked out over the weekend.
With the Coastal Premier League kicking off in just over two weeks time, it was a good pre-season test against strong opposition from Football Mid North Coast. Coffs United Lions were level against Port Saints FC 2-2 at full-time. The match went to penalties, and the Lions lost 3-4.
Coffs Coast Tigers also lost on penalties at the hands of fellow Coastal Premier League side Port United FC.
Sawtell Scorpions had a tough day against Lismore-based Richmond Rovers, losing the game 7-3.
Coastal Premier League heavyweights Macleay Valley Rangers beat Westlawn Tigers 5-3, whilst Woolgoolga Wolves were on the wrong end of a 6-2 thumping to Oxley Vale Attunga.
Two teams did progress from the NCF zone, Northern Storm FC narrowly overcame Bellingen FC 1-0 to progress to Round 4 of the FFA Cup, and Boambee Bombers came from behind to beat Wallis Lake FC 4-2.
In Round 4, Boambee Bombers will host Port Macquarie Saints for a spot in Round 5, where they will play the winner of Lismore Richmond Rovers v Macleay Valley Rangers.
Northern Storm FC have an away trip to face Camden Haven Redbacks, with a win placing them against the winner of Ocley Vale Attunga v Port United FC.
FFA Cup Round 4 & 5
Round 4 – Weekend Ending 15th March
Game 1 – Lismore Richmond Rovers (FFNC) v Macleay Valley Rangers
Game 2 – Boambee FC (NCF) v Port Saints – 14th March 2020, 4pm, Ayrshire Park, Boambee
Game 3 – Oxley Vale Attunga (NIF) v Port United
Game 4 – Camden Haven Redbacks v Northern Storm (NCF) – 14th March 2020, 4pm, Vince Immon Oval, Laurieton
Round 5 – Weekend Ending 22nd March
Game 4 winner v Game 3 winner
Game 1 winner v Game 2 winner
The final 2 teams remaining will then be placed in the 6th round draw on 22nd of May. Round 6 will then see clubs from the NNSWF Southern Conference which includes Zone League, NEWFM Northern League One and NPL Northern NSW teams enter the fray.