FFA Cup second round fixtures finalised

Will Menz on the attack for Oxley Vale Attunga last season. The Mushies have drawn Urunga FC first up in their FFA Cup opener but will be at home.
Will Menz on the attack for Oxley Vale Attunga last season. The Mushies have drawn Urunga FC first up in their FFA Cup opener but will be at home.

Northern Inland will be well represented in this year’s FFA Cup with 10 clubs to line up in the national knockout tournament.

The draw for the opening round of matches for the Northern NSW Football sides was conducted on Monday.

The competing teams have been split into two conferences.

The southern conference consists of the three Hunter region member zones, while the northern conference encompasses Football Far North Coast, Football Mid North Coast, North Coast Football and Northern Inland Football.

Northern Inland Premier League premiers Tamworth FC, and Armidale City Westside both received byes for what is essentially the second round with NNSWF starting at starting at Round 2 to align with the national rounds further down the track.

Set to be played on March 3 the fixtures will feature two Northern Inland derbies with Demon Knights hosting Moree Services FC and South Armidale United facing Narrabri in Armidale.

In other games East Armidale host Goonellabah Hornets, Oxley Vale Attunga are home to Urunga, Quirindi tackle Coffs City United away and Gunnedah FC meet Coffs Coast Tigers on the coast.

The NEWFM Northern League One teams will come into the draw in Round 3 whilst the National Premier Leagues NNSW will come into the competition in Round 4.