1967 Chatham Cup

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1967 Chatham Cup
Dates 2 September 1967
Championship venue Basin Reserve, Wellington
Champions North Shore United (4th title)
Runners-up Christchurch City
Championship match score 2 – 1

The 1967 Chatham Cup was the 40th annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand.

The competition was run on a regional basis, with 17 regional associations holding separate qualification rounds. The winners of each of these qualification tournaments, along with the second-placed team from Auckland, qualified for the competition proper. In all, 95 teams took part in the competition, 32 from the South Island and 63 from the North Island. Note: Different sources record different numbers for the rounds of this competition, with some confusion caused by differing numbers of rounds in regional qualification.

The 1967 final[edit]

North Shore United returned to the final, this time with former international Ken Armstrong as coach. In the final they met Christchurch City - soon to change its name to Christchurch United, a recently amalgamated team featuring players who had previously been with several strong southern sides, among them future internationals Terry Haydon and Tony Gowans. The game was an exciting one. The Christchurch side dominated for the entire first half, but a combination of missed chances, the woodwork, a disallowed goal, and heroics from Shore keeper Dennis Mack kept the first half scoreless. In the second spell, Billy Rimmer scored for the Aucklanders early but the lead was soon cancelled out by a strike from Haydon. A late penalty for City was missed by Gowans, and Shore made the most of their chance by stealing a late winner through Ian Campbell.[1]


Third round[edit]

Blockhouse Bay 3 – 0 Lynndale (Auckland)

Eastern Union (Gisborne) 3 – 2 Riverina (Wairoa)

Hungaria (Wellington) 3 – 0 Johnson Villa (Wellington)

Maori Hill (Dunedin) 2 – 1 Saint Kilda

Miramar Rangers 2 – 1 Stop Out (Lower Hutt)

Northern (Dunedin) 5 – 2 Mosgiel

Petone 3 – 3¶ Western Suburbs FC (Wellington)

Queens Park (Invercargill) 6 – 0 Old Boys (Invercargill)

Shirley-Nomads 2 – 1 Rangers (Christchurch)

Waterside (Wellington) 5 – 2 Lower Hutt City

Western (Christchurch) 7 – 0 Christchurch Celtic

* Won by Suburbs on toss of coin
† Won by North Shore on corners
¶ Won by Western Suburbs on corners

Fourth round[edit]

Eastern Union (Gisborne) 3 – 1 Blockhouse Bay

Waterside (Wellington) 3 – 0 Petone

Fifth round[edit]

Miramar Rangers 1 – 0 Waterside (Wellington)

Nelson Suburbs 2 – 3 (aet) Grosvenor Rovers (Marlborough)



* some sources give the result as 2-1 aet


2 September 1967
North Shore United 2 – 1 Christchurch City
Rimmer, Campbell Haydon
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Referee: D.W. Grant


  1. ^ Hilton, T. (1991) An association with soccer. Auckland: The New Zealand Football Association. ISBN 0-473-01291-X. pp. 74-5