1924 Chatham Cup

The 1924 Chatham Cup was the second annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand.

1924 Chatham Cup
Dates17 May – 27 September 1924
Championship venueAthletic Park, Wellington
ChampionsAuckland Harbour Board (1st title)
Runners-upSeacliff
Championship match score3 – 1 (aet)
1923
1925
Advertisement in the New Zealand Truth newspaper for the final.

The competition was run on a regional basis, with the numerous local associations being grouped in with the four major regional associations (Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, and Otago) in qualifying, with each of these four regions being represented in semi-finals by one team, followed by northern and southern semi-finals and a national final.[1] Ten teams from the Wellington region took part,[2] and it is known that Seacliff were the only Otago entrants (North Otago, the home of Oamaru Rangers, being counted as a separate region).[3]

The Auckland representative for the competition was not chosen via a knock-out competition. This raised concerns in some quarters that the rules of the competition were not being adhered to.[4][5]

The 1924 finalEdit

The final was played in sodden conditions at Wellington. Seacliff took an early lead through W. Simmons, holding on to it until half-time. Harbour Board's Bill Palmer equalised with a header in the second half, and H.M. Margison scored two further goals, one in each half of extra time.[6]: 67  The trophy was awarded to the winning team by Wellington Mayor Robert Wright.[7] The losing semi-finalists contested a Charity Cup during the same weekend at the same venue, the match finishing in a 2–2 draw.[8]

ResultsEdit

First RoundEdit

Hospital (Porirua)4 – 3Diamonds (Wellington)
[9]
Waterside2 – 1Wellington YMCA B
[9]
Wellington Institute5 – 2Swifts (Wellington)
[9]
Wellington YMCA A2 – 2 (aet)Wellington Marist
[9]

ReplayEdit

Wellington Marist2 – 1Wellington YMCA
Barton 2 [10] McGirr

Second RoundEdit

Wellington Marist3 – 2 (aet)Wellington Institute
Pope 2, Burke [11] Reid, Dempster
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Referee: G. Goffin
Hospital2 – 1Waterside
Greenaway, Gibb [11] Hughes
Porirua
Referee: B. Martin

Third RoundEdit

Dauber's Motor Depot (Foxton)5 – 1Whakatu
[12]
Oamaru Rangers0 – 4Seacliff
[12]
Wellington Marist3 – 1Hospital
Cudby, Costello, Barton [13] Ferguson
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Auckland Harbour Board qualified as Auckland champions by winning the regional club league competition.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Huntly Pukemiro0 – 3Auckland Harbour Board
[14] Jones, Liddel, Innes
Referee: J.M. Downie

Semi-finals ("Island finals")Edit

Seacliff1 – 1 (aet)Sunnyside (Christchurch)
Cooper [15] Purdie
Auckland Harbour Board2 – 0Wellington Marist
Margison 2 [16]

ReplayEdit

Seacliff4 – 2 (aet)Sunnyside (Christchurch)
[17]

FinalEdit

Teams

Auckland Harbour Board: Jack Batty, W. Mitchell, G.S. Brittain, J. Worthington, R.I. Bell, Dan Jones, J.H. Tocker, Bill Palmer, H.M. Margison, Murray Heyes, C. Drayton[18]

Seacliff: Charlie Rivers, George Anderson, Bill Murray, H. Cox, Alex Waugh, Bill Rogers, Malcolm Macdougall, W. Simmons, Bill Hooper, J. Baillie, Wattie Hanlin

Auckland Harbour Board3 – 1 (aet)Seacliff
Palmer, Margison, Heyes[19] [7] Simmons
Referee: A.E. Wells

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Papers Past — NZ Truth — 22 March 1924 — SOCCER SIDELIGHTS". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 22 March 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Papers Past — Evening Post — 1 May 1924 — SOCCER CONTROL". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 1 May 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Papers Past — Evening Post — 16 May 1924 — ASSOCIATION". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 16 May 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Papers Past — Evening Post — 5 September 1924 — ASSOCIATION". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 5 September 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Papers Past — Evening Post — 16 August 1924 — SOCCER". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 16 August 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  6. ^ Hilton, Tony; Smith, Barry (1991). An Association with Soccer: The NZFA Celebrates Its First 100 Years. New Zealand Football. ISBN 978-0473012915.
  7. ^ a b Otago Daily Times (29 September 1924), p.10.
  8. ^ "Papers Past — NZ Truth — 4 October 1924 — SOCCER". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 4 October 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  9. ^ a b c d "Papers Past — Evening Post — 19 May 1924 — CHATHAM, CHARITY, AND CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 19 May 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  10. ^ "Papers Past — NZ Truth — 21 June 1924 — SOCCER". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 21 June 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  11. ^ a b "Papers Past — NZ Truth — 5 July 1924 — SOCCER". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 5 July 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  12. ^ a b "Papers Past — Evening Post — 21 July 1924 — CHATHAM CUP". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 21 July 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  13. ^ "Papers Past — NZ Truth — 12 July 1924 — SOCCER". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 12 July 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  14. ^ "Papers Past - Auckland Star - 25 August 1924 - ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL". paperspast.natlib.givt.nz. 25 August 1924. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Papers Past — Evening Post — 9 August 1924 — SOCCER". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 9 August 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  16. ^ "Papers Past — NZ Truth — 6 September 1924 — CHATHAM CUP". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 6 September 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  17. ^ "Papers Past — Evening Post — 25 September 1924 — CHATHAM CUP SEMI-FINAL". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 25 September 1924. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  18. ^ Houston, J., (1952) Association football in New Zealand. Wellington: A.H. & A. W. Reed. p. 34.
  19. ^ Other contemporary reports, e.g. [1], list the scorers as Margison 2, Palmer