1934 Chatham Cup

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1934 Chatham Cup
Dates 15 September 1934
Championship venue Basin Reserve, Wellington
Champions Auckland Thistle (1st title)
Runners-up Christchurch Thistle
Championship match score 2 – 1

The 1934 Chatham Cup was the 12th annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand.

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 Auckland Thistle, Petone, Christchurch Thistle, and Northern (Dunedin).

The 1934 final[edit]

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.[1] 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.


Semi-finals ("Island finals")[edit]


15 September 1934
Auckland Thistle 2 – 1 Christchurch Thistle
Sutherland (og), Wood Adam
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Referee: G. Jackson


  1. ^ Hilton, T. (1991) An association with soccer. Auckland: The New Zealand Football Association. ISBN 0-473-01291-X. p. 69