1937 Dockerty Cup Results

written by John Punshon
Sources: The Argus, The Sun, 25 years of soccer with the Brighton Soccer Football Club (courtesy of Mr & Mrs H Pritchard)


With the exception of the Brighton line-up for the final, the teams on this page are the selected teams which appeared in The Argus and The Sun on match days. Clubs sometimes named more than eleven players without specifying the intended starting line-up

Home Team v Away Team
Round One
Saturday, May 15, 1937. Middle Park. Referee: Tommy Burns.
South Melbourne
Sheppard, Walley, Gow, Thompson, R Haxby, O'Brien, Hamilton, Kerr, Howes, Campbell, Currie.
Goals: Kerr x 2, Howes x 2, Hamilton
5 - 0 Collingwood
Macklin, France, Whittaker, Roden, Birrell, Fairweather, Ferneyhough, Farrer, Johnson, Mee, Inglis.
Byes: 15 teams
Round Two
Saturday, May 15, 1937. Hurlingham Park, Brighton East. Referee: S Fourte.
Box Hill
Brindley, Arrowsmith, Fox, Bayley, Johnson, Porter, Young, Harris, Smith, Giles, Naismith. Res: MacDonald.
Goals: Naismith x 2, Harris
3 - 0 St David's
Baird, Honey, Gill, Nunn, E Hughes, Williams, E Owen, J Hughes, Lewis, Powell, F Owen, Mackay, Moran.
Saturday, May 15, 1937. Referee: F Thorpe.
Brighton
Le Huray, Tom Calderwood, A Fitzgerald, Don Bingham, Jack Dracup, Fraser, Stan Humphrey, S Sketcher, Duncan McDougall, Bill Peters, Crowle. Res: Hector Howie.
Goals: Crowle x 2, Peter, McDougall, Dracup
5 - 1 Sandringham
Randall, Dennett, Aiken, Cheese, Hunter, Morris, Lathlain, Nat Greer, Norm Greer, Milliken, Leverton, Gilmour, Walker.
Goal: Greer
Saturday, May 15, 1937. Referee: W Cains.
Camberwell
Fox, Vale, Simpson, Sparey, Withey, J Wallace, Prior, D Wallace, Baillie, Thorpe, Hobson. Res: Woodstock.
Goals: Baillie, Thorpe
2 - 1 Heidelberg
Beale, Crowther, Alexander, Shanks, Mason, McDonald, Chesters, Young, Cummings, Clarke, Shepherdly. Res: Jones
Goal: Chesters
Saturday, May 15, 1937. Flinders Naval Depot, Crib Point. Referee: C Rodger.
Flinders Naval Depot

Goals: McGuire, Jones
2 - 6 Prahran
Gray, W Smith, Macaulay, Howard, P McCluskey, Tom Harrison, T McCluskey, Anderson, J Baxter, R Gray, Fyfe. Res: Francis, Webster.
Goal: Baxter x 5, Fyfe
Saturday, May 15, 1937. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: J Parker.
Hakoah
Power, Johnstone, J Willis, Arber, Roth, Wise, Charlie Yaffe, Mackey, Orr, Thompson, Hayden, A Willis, Forrest, Lang.
Goal: Mackey
1 - 2 South Yarra
Sharp, Cook, Munro, Jones, Herbert, Baxter, Wallace, Friend, Clarke, A Duff, Wilson. Res: Barrett, Callender.
Goals: Wallace, Friend
Saturday, May 15, 1937. East Coburg. Referee: T Lawrence.
Moreland
Parker, McFarland, Knowles, Burr, Bill Stewart, G Semple, Hawkes, Charlie Semple, Armstrong, Home, Newman, Bradd, Hutton.
Goals: Home, Armstrong
2 - 1 Coburg
Pratt, Lyons, Ruddock, Sharpe, Gillies, Hessell, Peerless, Vost, Munday, Tennant, Harris. Res: Park, Drakeford, Sparks.
Goal: Tennant
Saturday, May 15, 1937. Middle Park.
South Melbourne United
Ashworth, Perrett, McLeod, Dixon, Ralph Guthrie, Boast, Carter, Dorrington, Tom Scrafton, Dave Reddish, Davis. Res: Short, Hiritoshi Emori, J Scrafton. [Emori replaced Guthrie in selected team]
0 - 5 Nobels
Eric Crowe, George Weir, Tom Shaw, Jim Young, Andy Mayne, Eric Taylor, Peter Young, Bill Douglas, Jock Lyons, Bob Gray, Jimmy Robb. Res: Alick Fleming, D Gray.
Goals: Lyons x 3, Douglas x 2
Saturday, June 5, 1937. Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Referee: T Lawrence.
Footscray Thistle
W Morton, Fairweather, W Farrow, J Morton, Kelly, J Wilson, Cook, Pollock, Owens, Coles, Cameron.
Goal: Pollock
1 - 1 South Melbourne
Sheppard, Sinclair, Gow, R Haxby, Thompson, O'Brien, Hamilton, R Wilson, Hutton, Campbell, Currie. Res: Howes.
Goal: Hutton
Round Two Replays
Saturday, June 12, 1937. Middle Park. Referee: T Lawrence.
South Melbourne
Sheppard, Sinclair, Gow, R Haxby, Thompson, O'Brien, Kerr, R Wilson, Hutton, Campbell, Currie. Res: Howes.
Adandoned after 110 minutes because of failing light. South Melbourne were leading 1 (Currie) - Footscray Thistle 0
- Footscray Thistle
W Morton, Fairweather, W Farrow, J Wilson, Kelly, J Morton, Cook, Pollock, Owens, Cunningham, Coles.
Adandoned after 110 minutes because of failing light. South Melbourne were leading 1 (Currie) - Footscray Thistle 0
Saturday, June 26, 1937. Middle Park.
South Melbourne
Sheppard, Sinclair, Gow, R Haxby, Thompson, O'Brien, Hutton, Kerr, R Wilson, Campbell, Currie. Res: Howes, Hamilton.
Goals: Currie, Campbell, Howes
3 - 1 Footscray Thistle
W Morton, Fairweather, W Farrow, J Morton, Kelly, J Wilson, Cook, Coles, Pollock, Johnson, Owens. Res: Cunningham, Peel.
Goal: Pollock
Round Three
Saturday, July 10, 1937. Hurlingham Park, Brighton East. Referee: T Lawrence.
Brighton
Harry Venn, Tom Calderwood, A Fitzgerald, Jack Dracup, Hector Howie, Fraser, Stan Humphrey, Dave Smith, Bill Peters, Duncan McDougall, Don Bingham, Crowle.
Goals: Calderwood, Crowle
2 - 0 Box Hill
Fenn, MacDonald, Brown, Arrowsmith, Johnson, Fox, Harris, Young, Bayley, Giles, Harris, Naismith. Res: Smith.
Saturday, July 10, 1937. Referee: F Thorpe.
Moreland
Parker, McFarland, Knowles, Burr, Bill Stewart, G Semple, Charlie Semple, Hawkes, Stevenson, Fraser, Home, Bradd, Gillon, Smith.
0 - 0 South Yarra
Sharp, Cook, Wakefield, Jones, Herbert, Baxter, Clarke, Wallace, Wilson, Friend, A Duff. Res: Condon, Munro.
Saturday, July 10, 1937. Middle Park. Referee: W Duff.
South Melbourne
Sheppard, Sinclair, Gow, R Haxby, Thompson, O'Brien, Kerr, Wilson, Howes, Campbell, Currie. Res: Hutton, Barton.
0 - 0 Prahran
Gray, W Smith, Bishton, Newman, P McCluskey, Howard, T McCluskey, Anderson, J Baxter, R Gray, Fyfe. Res: Goldfinch.
Bye: Nobels (Camberwell had disbanded).
Round Three Replays
Saturday, July 17, 1937. Como Park. Referee: F Thorpe.
South Yarra
Sharp, Cook, Wakefield, Jones, Herbert, Baxter, Wallace, Friend, Clarke, A Duff, Wilson. Res: Condon, Munro, Anderson.
0 - 1 Moreland
Parker, McFarland, Armstrong, Burr, Bill Stewart, Charlie Semple, Hawkes, Fraser, Stevenson, Home, Bradd, Knowles.
Goal: Hawkes
Saturday, July 17, 1937. Referee: W Duff.
Prahran
Gray, W Smith, Bishton, Newman, P McCluskey, Howard, T McCluskey, Anderson, J Baxter, R Gray, Fyfe, Goldfinch.
Goals: Baxter x 2, Anderson
3 - 0 South Melbourne
Sheppard, Sinclair, Gow, R Haxby, Thompson, O'Brien, Kerr, Wilson, Howes, Campbell, Currie. Res: Hutton, Walley.
Semi-Finals
Saturday, August 7, 1937. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Nobels
Eric Crowe, George Weir, Bob Gray, Jim Young, Andy Mayne, Eric Taylor, Peter Young, Tom Higgins, Jock Lyons, Bill Douglas, Jimmy Robb. Res: T Morgan, Tom Shaw.
Goal: B Gray 79
1 - 2 Prahran
H Gray, J Smith, Harris, W Smith, P McCluskey, Bishton, T McCluskey, Anderson, Baxter, R Gray, Craig. Res: Howard, Bull, Harry Pritchard.
Goals: R Gray 31, Baxter
Saturday, August 28, 1937. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: W Duff.
Moreland
Parker, McFarland, Armstrong, Burr, Stewart, Semple, Hawkes, Stevenson, Forrest, Home, Bradd. Res: Fraser, Piper.
Goal: Hawkes
1 - 2 Brighton
Harry Venn; Tom Calderwood, J Fraser; Jack Dracup, Hector Howie, S Fraser; Stan Humphrey, Dave Smith, S Sketcher, A Fitzgerald, Bill Peters, Duncan McDougall, Ted Seares.
Goals: D Smith, Fitzgerald
1937 Dockerty Cup Final
Saturday, September 18, 1937. Olympic Park. Referee: T Lawrence.
Brighton
Harry Venn; Tom Calderwood, J Fraser; Jack Dracup, S Fraser, Hector Howie; Stan Humphrey, Dave Smith, A Fitzgerald, Bill Peters, Duncan McDougall (sent off).
Goals: Fitzgerald, S Fraser, Peters
3 - 1 Prahran
H Gray, W Smith (sent off), Bishton, J Smith, P McCluskey, Harris, T McCluskey (sent off), Anderson, Baxter, R Gray, Fyfe. Res: Bull, Howard, Craig, Harry Pritchard.
Goal: Baxter