Tough task for teams

A tough task awaits both Dunedin sides in this weekend’s Chatham Cup matches.

Green Island and Roslyn Wakari face treks north for their fourth-round matches.

For Green Island that is not an insignificant trek either, travelling to play in Nelson today.

There it will play Nelson Suburbs, which has gone winless in its two Southern Football League matches, although it was the fourth-placed qualifier from Mainland.

Green Island did not qualify for that league, although it was among the contenders in  a close fight for the three southern spots.

That should give it confidence, as will its Chatham Cup form to date, which notably helped it beat Caversham early in the season.

Roslyn Wakari was another that just fell short of the Southern Football League.

It has the chance to play arguably the favourite for that league tomorrow, when it faces Cashmere Technical in Christchurch.

Roslyn has plenty of quality throughout its squad and has gone through both Dunedin Technical and Mosgiel to reach this match.

However, shutting down a classy Cashmere side which includes former All White Aaron Clapham will be its biggest test yet.

The winners of the two matches will play each other in the quarterfinals.

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