Riverside Olympic and Launceston City both lost their NPL Tasmania season openers, but would fancy the chances to start off their respective Lakoseljac Cup campaign more positively.
Both clubs have now been matched to take on southern championship sides in the first round of the cup's main draw on Thursday at KGV Football House in Hobart.
Riverside will host Nelson Eastern Suburbs for a place in the quarter-finals.
But Alex Gaetani's men will head into the encounter cautiously amid their first year in the statewide league.
Nelson has history for a cup upset when it trumpeted former NPL side Northern Rangers two years ago in the same round of 16.
Launceston City have been given a favourable fixture at home against University.
City will be extra confident on the back of its recent form in knockout games, reaching the cup semi-finals over both of the last two years.
Rangers, who also reached the semis last year, withdrew from qualifying months after leaving the NPL competition.
Defending champions Devonport City were drawn to meet Kingborough Lions in the longest away trip, one of three round of 16 matches featuring all NPL clubs.
Northern championship side Somerset will be pleased to be play host to championship club Beachside.
Football Tasmania are yet to draw the cup dates.
In the women's statewide cup, Rangers were given a first-round bye and advance to the quarter-finals as City take a hiatus this year.
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