The final was accompanied by highland dancers and pipe bands, celebrating what became known as the "Scottish final", due to the names of the two teams involved. Christchurch was the first team to score through a header from J. Adam, and almost had a second, with a goal late in the first half being disallowed. Auckland had the better of the second half, however, and the scores were levelled by a G. Sutherland own goal (this goal is sometimes credited to Wally Watson). The winning goal from Les Wood came five minutes from full-time. The match was refereed by G. Jackson, who made his third appearance as officiator of the final, having also refereed in both 1927 and 1928.