Western NSW Mariners FC will face North Rocks SC in their opening clash of the 2019 Football Federation Australia (FFA) Cup, which will be the first step in their bid to push as far into the nation-wide, knockout tournament as they can.
Football NSW CEO Stuart Hodge and head of competitions Troy McCall conducted the draw for rounds two and three at the governing body's HQ on Wednesday morning, revealing the fate of the 96 grassroots clubs - including those in State League and National Premier League 3 - that enter the fold.
The Mariners will face the Hills Football Association side on the road in March, although a venue and exact date is yet to be confirmed, in the third round.
North Rocks may be an association side but that doesn't mean the Mariners' job will be easy, considering they were knocked out by another last year.
Last year the Mariners were thumped 6-1 by Central Coast's Berkeley Vale, which brought an end to their campaign following a 3-1, extra-time win over Lindfield.
The Hyundai A-League franchises come into the competition at the round of 32 stage.