1945 Dockerty Cup Results

written by John Punshon
Sources: The Age, The Argus, Box Hill Recorder, The Sun, Sunshine Advocate

If anyone can provide additional information, please contact me.

Home Team v Away Team
Round One
Saturday, July 7, 1945
Hurlingham Park, Brighton East. Referee: A Dreyfus.
Goals: Parsons x 3, L Sierakowski x 2, Harry Pritchard x 2, W McMurray
8 - 0 6th AEC
Campbell Reserve, Coburg. Referee: C Rodger.
Goals: Jack Wallace x 2, Wilkinson, McDermott, Stewart
5 - 0 South Melbourne United
Walkover to Nobels.
RAAF Ascot Vale was unable to field a team because players had been posted other bases
w - o RAAF Ascot Vale
Preston Technical School, Preston. Referee: C McEwan.
Goals: Scorers not known
3 - 4 Box Hill
Goals: F Mountford x 3, E Abberton
Middle Park. Referee: T Anderson.
RAAF Laverton
Goals: Joyce x 2
2 - 3 HMS Beaconsfield
Goals: P Tanner x 2, J Howe
Byes: Prahran A, Prahran B & South Yarra
Round Two
Saturday, July 21, 1945
Surrey Park, Box Hill. Referee: C McEwan.
Box Hill
Goals: J Bailey, E Abberton
2 - 1 Prahran B
Goal: Elliott
Hurlingham Park, Brighton East. Referee: C Rodger.
Goals: Jack Marone x 2
2 - 4 South Yarra
Goals: Godby x 4
Campbell Reserve, Coburg. Referee: J Bell.
Goal: Jim Fairweather
1 - 0 Prahran A
Middle Park, Referee: R Harris.
Goals: Tom Scrafton x 2, Andy Kyle
3 - 0 HMS Beaconsfield
Saturday, August 18, 1945. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: J Bell.
Line-up included: Jim Fairweather, James, Mackie, Duke, Ruddock, Jack Wallace, Werther & Bird
Goals: Jim Fairweather x 2, James x 2, Mackie x 2, Duke
7 - 2 South Yarra
Line-up included: Godby, A Bradd, Gray, Rudd & Nicholson
Goals: Godby, A Bradd
The five week gap between the playing of the semi-finals was because of the unavailability of Olympic Park, the only enclosed ground suitable for the playing of the final stages of the Cup.
Saturday, September 22, 1945. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: J Bell.
Box Hill
Line-up included: Dodds, Jobson, F Mountford & E Abberton
Goals: F Mountford x 2
2 - 2 Nobels
Line-up included: Tom Sharp, Jock Lyons, A Harraden & George Weir
Goals: Jock Lyons, A Harraden
Note: 20 minutes of extra time was played in this match, even though this was outside the rules of the competition.
Semi-Final Replay
Saturday, September 29, 1945. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: C Armstrong.
Box Hill
Line-up included: Dodds, J Holborn, Jobson , F Mountford, Dowson, Don Hutchinson, Woodcock, J Bailey & W Tester
Goals: F Mountford x 2, Dowson x 2, Tony Hodge og
5 - 1 Nobels
Line-up included: Jock Lyons, Andy Kyle & Tony Hodge
Goal: Andy Kyle
1945 Dockerty Cup Final
Saturday, October 6, 1945. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 2,000. Referee: C Armstrong.
Selected team: Power; Higgins, Ruddock; Lester, Jack Wallace, Werther; Peters, Kellett, Wells, Mackie, Jim Fairweather.
Goals: Wells x 4, Kellett, Mackie
6 - 1 Box Hill
Selected team: Dodds; Woodcock, J Holborn; J Bailey, Jobson, Tester: F Mountford, Don Hutchinson, Thompson or Davis, Ernie Bergner, E Abberton.
Goal: Ernie Bergner