1956 Chatham Cup

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1956 Chatham Cup
Dates 25 August 1956
Championship venue Basin Reserve, Wellington
Champions Stop Out
Runners-up Shamrock
Championship match score 4 – 1

The 1956 Chatham Cup was the 29th 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 Eastern Suburbs (Auckland), Rangers (Bay of Plenty), Hamilton Wanderers, Eastern Union (Gisborne), Moturoa, Colenso Athletic (Hawkes Bay), Wanganui United, Kiwi United (Manawatu), Masterton Athletic, Stop Out (Lower Hutt), Shamrock (Christchurch), West End (South Canterbury) and Northern (Dunedin).

The 1956 final[edit]

Lower Hutt's Stop Out celebrated its jubilee year with a solid win in the final. The team scored early through a header from Jack Sharp, a goal which was followed by a spectacular strike from Brian Sergeant and further goals from Abram Schryvers, and Fred Benge. Shamrock could only manage a consolation goal late on from Ernie Fields.[1]



25 August 1956
Stop Out 4 – 1 Shamrock
Sharp, Sergent, Schryvers, Benge Fields
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Referee: E.O. Mason


  1. ^ Hilton, T. (1991) An association with soccer. Auckland: The New Zealand Football Association. ISBN 0-473-01291-X. pp. 72-73

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