Giantkillers Oxford avoid big guns in quarter-final draw for English Cup – Friends of Football

Canterbury cup giantkillers Oxford FC have been rewarded with a home quarter-final in the English Cup, avoiding the five Southern League clubs left in the competition.

Oxford will host Western who are currently struggling without a win after three rounds of Canterbury’s New World Men’s Premiership.

Oxford, who play in the Mainland Football Senior Men’s Division 1 (the fourth tier of Mainland Football) caused a major upset in the first round of the English Cup, knocking out Southern League club FC Twenty 11, beating them 1-0 on ANZAC Day.

More than 20 places separated the two clubs on the Mainland Football pyramid.

Main photo: Oxford … have reached the last eight of the English Cup.

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Oxford were less successful in their 2024 Chatham Cup campaign, losing 13-0 to Waimakariki United in their preliminary round tie on April 28, 2024.

The quarter-final draw for the Morrison Mitsubishi English Cup ensures at least two more Southern League clubs will be eliminated.

English Cup draw

Games to be played on dates to be confirmed 

Quarter-finals

Parklands United v Coastal Spirit

Ferrymead Bays v Christchurch United

Oxford v Western

Cashmere Technical v Nomads United

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