1984 Chatham Cup

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1984 Chatham Cup
Dates 13 October 1984
Championship venue Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
Champions Manurewa (3rd title)
Runners-up Gisborne City
Championship match score 2 – 1

The 1984 Chatham Cup was the 57th annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand.

Early stages of the competition were run in three regions (northern, central, and southern), with the National League teams receiving a bye until the fourth round (last 32) of the competition. In all, 128 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 1984 final[edit]

The final was shifted by one month from its normal date in early September, being played in October for the first time. Gisborne were expected to win the trophy, being on paper the stronger side, with internationals Grant Turner, Kenny Cresswell and Colin Walker all in their line-up.

In the final, however, it was Manurewa who proved the sturdier side. Largely through the efforts of keeper Rudi Feitsma the soaked up the Gisborne pressure, while swift breaks saw Manurewa score twice with a brace from Steve Sumner in the 11th and 28th minutes. A strike from Cresswell in the 80th minute gave the East Coast side some hope of a comeback, but it was too late to save the day.[1]


Third Round[edit]

Cambridge 1 – 3 Lynndale (Auckland)

Howick 3 – 2 Eastern Suburbs (Auckland)

Nomads United (Christchurch) 3 – 1 Shamrock (Christchurch)

Wellington City 1 – 3 Stop Out (Lower Hutt)

* Won on penalties by New Brighton (5-3)

Fourth Round[edit]

University (Auckland) 0 – 1 Howick

Fifth Round[edit]


* Manurewa won 4-3 on penalties




13 October 1984
Manurewa 2 – 1 Gisborne City
Sumner 2 Cresswell
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
Referee: K. Copeland


  1. ^ Hilton, T. (1991) An association with soccer. Auckland: The New Zealand Football Association. ISBN 0-473-01291-X. p. 79