The 1946 Chatham Cup was the 19th annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand.

1946 Chatham Cup
Dates24 August 1946
Championship venueBasin Reserve, Wellington
ChampionsWellington Marist (2nd title)
Runners-upChristchurch Technical Old Boys
Championship match score2 – 1

The competition was run on a regional basis, with regional associations each holding separate qualifying rounds. Teams taking part in the final rounds are known to have included Wellington Marist, Metro College (Auckland), Wanganui Old Boys, St. Andrews (Manawatu), Technical Old Boys (Christchurch), and Mosgiel.

The 1946 final Edit

Wellington Marist's Jack Duffy was the only player to play in both the 1946 final and the 1932 final, Marist's previous Chatham Cup win. The 1946 team also contained three members of the Nunns family: Ces, Des, and Ray Nunns. Marist dominated the final, but it was Tech who took the lead in front of a crowd of 8000, with Cyril Thomas scoring during the first half. Jack Hatchard levelled for Marist before the break, then took the lead early in the second half through Henry Bell.[1]

Results Edit

Quarter-finals Edit

Otago/Southland Final
Mosgiel6 - 0Invercargill Boys Brigade Old Boys
Logan Park, Dunedin
Canterbury Final
Christchurch Technical Old Boys5 - 1Nomads
English Park, Christchurch
Auckland/South Auckland (Waikato) Final
Rotowaro Tigers1 - 2Metro College
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Wellington/Wanganui Final
Wellington Marist8 - 0Wanganui Technical Old Boys
Basin Reserve, Wellington

Semi-finals Edit

North Island Final
Wellington Marist3 – 2Metro College
Basin Reserve, Wellington
South Island Final
Christchurch Technical Old Boys5 - 3Mosgiel
English Park, Christchurch

Final Edit

1946 Chatham Cup Final
Wellington Marist2 – 1Christchurch Technical Old Boys
Hatchard, Bell Thomas
Referee: T.G. Chapman

References Edit

  1. ^ Hilton, T. (1991) An association with soccer. Auckland: The New Zealand Football Association. ISBN 0-473-01291-X. p.70