1968 Chatham Cup

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1968 Chatham Cup
Dates 7 September 1968
Championship venue Basin Reserve, Wellington
Champions Eastern Suburbs (4th title)
Runners-up Christchurch Technical
Championship match score 2 – 0

The 1968 Chatham Cup was the 41st annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand.

Early stages of the competition were run on a regional basis. In all, 93 teams took part in the competition. Note: Different sources give different numberings for the rounds of the competition: some start round one with the beginning of the regional qualifications; others start numbering from the first national knock-out stage. The former numbering scheme is used in this article.

The 1968 final[edit]

The final was a one-sided affair, with Suburbs proving too strong for the southerners. John Wrathall scored both goals in the final, putting the ball past Tech keeper (and future national team coach) Ian Marshall. [1]


Third Round[edit]

Rangers (Christchurch) 3 – 2 Christchurch City

Eastern Suburbs (Auckland) 5 – 2 (replay) Mount Wellington

Gisborne City 3 – 0 Riverina (Wairoa)

Mosgiel 4 – 3 HSOB (Dunedin)

Moturoa 4 – 2 HSOB (New Plymouth)

Roslyn-Wakari 5 – 3 Northern (Dunedin)

Saint Kilda 4 – 0 Maori Hill (Dunedin)

Waterside (Wellington) 3 – 0 Stop Out (Lower Hutt)

* Mount Albert won on corners

Fourth Round[edit]

Christchurch Technical 3 – 0 Rangers (Christchurch)

Waterside (Wellington) 3 – 2 Western Suburbs FC (Porirua)

Fifth Round[edit]

Eastern Suburbs (Auckland) 4 – 1 Mount Albert

Grosvenor Rovers (Marlborough) 0 – 7 Nelson United

Invercargill United 2 – 1 Queens Park (Invercargill)

* Roslyn-Wakari won on corners





  1. ^ Hilton, T. (1991) An association with soccer. Auckland: The New Zealand Football Association. ISBN 0-473-01291-X. p. 75