Following the conclusion of Round 2 of the Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) FFA Cup Southern Conference matches, the Round 3 fixtures have been confirmed after the LIVE Draw today conducted on NNSWF’s Facebook page.
Round 3 saw the entrance of the eleven (11) NEWFM Northern League One clubs alongside the twelve (12) match winners from Round 2, and will include two matches that feature two sides from the league – New Lambton FC vs. Wallsend FC, and Thornton Redbacks vs. Kahibah FC.
Raymond Terrace will face off with Warners Bay in an all Zone Premier League battle while Jesmond FC (Zone League 1) will play Beresfield United (Zone Premier League), Swansea FC (Zone Premier League) host Stockton Sharks (Zone League 1), Hamilton Azzurri (Zone League One) travel to Barnsley United’s (Zone Premier League) ground and Mayfield United SFC (Zone Premier League) battle 2018 NEWFM Northern League One Grand Finalists, West Walllsend SFC in four matches that see each opponent only separated by one division.
Other games that showcase a wider, larger gap between the competing clubs are that of NEWFM Northern League One defending champions Belmont-Swansea United hosting West Wallsend JFC (Zone League 3), Cessnock City (NEWFM Northern League One) up against Mayfield United JSFC (Zone League 3), Nelson Bay (Zone League Two) hosting Singleton Strikers (NEWFM Northern League One), Hunter Simba (Zone League Two) travelling to face Dudley-Redhead United SFC (Zone Premier League) and, in of the greatest division between clubs ever seen in NNSWF FFA Cup history, Lake Macquarie FC (All Age) will host defending NEWFM Northern League One premiers, Cooks Hill United.
Toronto Awaba (NEWFM Northern League One) will only host Westlakes Wildcats (Zone League One) in a local derby.
The Round 4 Southern Conference LIVE Draw will take place next week on Monday April 8th March, 12:30pm, LIVE on NNSWF Facebook, and will see the entry of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Northern NSW sides as well.
The Southern Conference will continue until Round 6, where the six remaining sides will combine with the two remaining sides of the Northern Conference.
The FFA Cup provides football teams across the country the chance to face-off against elite Hyundai A-League clubs in the national knockout tournament.
Southern Conference Round 3 Fixtures:
Thornton Redbacks FC vs. Kahibah FC
Jesmond FC vs. Beresfield United SSC
Swansea FC vs. Stockton Sharks
Mayfield United SFC vs. West Wallsend SFC
Belmont Swansea United FC vs. West Wallsend JFC
Cessnock City FC vs. Mayfield United JSFC
Nelson Bay FC vs. Singleton Strikers FC
Lake Macquarie FC vs. Cooks Hill United FC
Barnsley United FC vs. Hamilton Azzurri FC
Toronto Awaba FC vs. Westlakes Wildcats FC
New Lambton FC vs. Wallsend FC
Raymond Terrace SC vs. Warners Bay FC
Dudley Redhead United SFC vs. Hunter Simba FC
Round 4 Southern Conference Draw
Where: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, Speers Point
When: Monday 8 April 2019
Time: From 12:30 pm
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