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MeFA Minor Cup

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The MeFA Minor Cup, is a knockout cup competition in Mercury. Clubs losing in the later rounds of the Mercury FA Cup drop into the Minor Cup. Most matches are played on Saturdays, although replays are played on the following Wednesday.


The competition is a knockout tournament with pairings for each round drawn at random. There are no seeds and the draw for each round is not made until after the scheduled dates for the previous round. The draw also determines which teams will play at home. Teams eliminated from the Mercury FA Cup between the Third Round and the Semi-finals enter the competition at the next scheduled round.

Each tie is played as a single leg. If a match is drawn, there is a replay, usually at the ground of the team who were away for the first game. If the replay finishes a draw, the match goes to extra time and penalties, until a winner is decided. Replays are not held in the semi-final or the final.


Round Clubs
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Teams entering at this round
Round 1 28 16 none 16 Losers from the Mercury FA Cup Third Round
Round 2 20 16 8 8 Losers from the Mercury FA Cup Fourth Round
Round 3 12 8 8 9
Round 4 8 8 4 4 Losers from the Mercury FA Cup Fifth Round
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

Previous Editions

Year Winners Score Runner-up
2013 Dynamo Deacon 2–0 Queen Athletic
2014 Cook Island FC 3–1 Mercury City