1938–39 Challenge Cup

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1938–39 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 rounds
Winners Halifax
Runners-up Salford

The 1938–39 Challenge Cup was the 39th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
04 Feb Featherstone Rovers 3 Batley 0
04 Feb Halifax 8 Barrow 3
04 Feb Higginshaw 3 Swinton 46
04 Feb Hull Kingston Rovers 8 Hull FC 5
04 Feb Hunslet 48 Utd Glass Blowers 5
04 Feb Keighley 11 York 9
04 Feb Leeds 9 Huddersfield 2
04 Feb Oldham 10 Castleford 3
04 Feb Rochdale Hornets 3 Warrington 29
04 Feb Salford 11 St Helens 0
04 Feb Sharlston Rovers 5 Bramley 23
04 Feb Widnes 10 Dewsbury 5
04 Feb Wigan 33 Leigh 0
08 Feb Bradford Northern 37 Seaton Rangers 7
08 Feb Broughton Rangers 5 Wakefield Trinity 5
08 Feb Liverpool 2 St Helens Recs 2
13 Feb St Helens Recs 12 Liverpool 3
13 Feb Wakefield Trinity 23 Broughton Rangers 5

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
18 Feb Bradford Northern 2 Oldham 0
18 Feb Halifax 6 Hull Kingston Rovers 2
18 Feb Keighley 10 Featherstone Rovers 0
18 Feb Leeds 6 Widnes 2
18 Feb St Helens Recs 3 Wigan 8
18 Feb Salford 18 Hunslet 2
18 Feb Swinton 0 Bramley 5
18 Feb Wakefield Trinity 7 Warrington 2

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
11 Mar Keighley 0 Leeds 2
11 Mar Salford 20 Bramley 0
11 Mar Wakefield Trinity 5 Halifax 5
11 Mar Wigan 7 Bradford Northern 0
15 Mar Halifax 15 Wakefield Trinity 12

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
01 Apr Halifax 10 Leeds 4
01 Apr Salford 11 Wigan 2

Final[edit]

Halifax beat Salford 20-3 in the final played at Wembley on Saturday 6 May 1939 in front of a crowd of 55,453.[2] There would be no Challenge Cup competition in 1939–40.

This was Halifax’s fourth Cup Final win in five Final appearances.

This was Salford’s fifth Final appearance and second in consecutive years, having won the Cup the previous season[3]

Final[edit]

6 May 1939
Halifax 20 – 3 Salford
Try Smith, Treen, Todd, Bevan
Goals Lockwood (4)
Try Risman
Wembley, London
Attendance: 55,453
Referee: G S Phillips (Widnes)
1 Lockwood
2 Bevan
3 Smith
4 Treen
5 Bassett
6 Todd
7 Goodall
8 Baynham
9 Field
10 Irving
11 Cox
12 Chadwick
13 Beverley (c)
Coach:
1 Osbaldestin
2 Hudson
3 Miller
4 Risman (c)
5 Edwards
6 Kenny
7 Watkins
8 Bradbury
9 Day
10 Davies
11 Dalton
12 Thomas
13 Feetham
Coach:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1938/39". Rugby League Project. 
  2. ^ "OUR RUGBY FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT. "Rugby League Cup." Times [London, England] 8 May 1939". The Times Digital Archive. 
  3. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 191. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2.