COFFS City United Lions and Coffs Coast Tigers have learnt who they will play in the latest round of the nation-wide knockout tournament known as the Australia Cup.
Both Coffs teams look to take their place amongst the last 32 clubs left in this year’s Australia Cup, if they score two more wins.
Coffs City United Lions have been drawn to host Broadmeadow Magic who sit second in the National Premier League Northern NSW competition.
The Coffs Coast Tigers were drawn to play the winner of Cooks Hill United and New Lambton FC who play off on Wednesday, 1 June.
If they win their sixth round matches, the Lions and Tigers will both play off for a spot in the national round of 32.
The Lions would play the winner of Maitland FC or Weston Workers FC away, while the Tigers would host the winner of Newcastle Olympic and Lake Macquarie City.
The winners of the seventh round matches qualify for the national round of 32
A place in the Round of 32 could see the Lions or Tigers play off against an A-League team with the potential to host them in Coffs Harbour.
Both the Lions and Tigers progressed to the sixth round in fine style, with the Lions beating Port Saints 4-1 and the Tigers beating Oxley Vale Attunga 9-2.
The Lions and Tigers have both made good runs so far in the Australia Cup, with the Lions scoring 23 goals and conceding just 5 in their four wins, while the Tigers have scored 26 goals and also conceded just 5 in their four wins.
It’s the second year in a row the Lions have made the Round of 64, having been knocked out at this stage last year in a 1-0 loss to NPL side Newcastle Olympic.
Both the Lions and Tigers have shown excellent domestic form recently, with the Lions sitting on top of the Coastal Premier League ladder with six straight wins, and the Tigers sitting in third spot after two straight wins against teams in the top 4.