1961 State League Cup Results

written by John Punshon
Sources: The Age, The Sporting Globe, The Sun


The State League Cup was a post-season knockout competition between the top four teams

Home Team v Away Team
Semi-Finals
Saturday, September 30, 1961. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Roger Lamb.
Hakoah
Line-up included: John Alexander & Terry Hartley (sent off)
0 - 3 George Cross
Line-up included: Fred Falzon, Vince Muscat (sent off), Paul Zammit (sent off), Don Hodgson, Bill Copeland & Horst Zielinski
Goals: Hodgson, Copeland, Zielinski
Saturday, October 14, 1961. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Emil Hecht.
Wilhelmina
Line-up included: Rudi Van Altena, Erasmus, Dick Van Alphen, Mike De Bruyckere, Tony Noy, Frank Stoffels, Stobbe & Bons
Goals: Erasmus, De Bruyckere
2 - 1 Polonia
Line-up included: Henry Gronowski, Wujo Maruszkiewicz, Jackie Dudon, Robert Gronowksi, Ziggy Gross, Mike Jurecki & Roch Dronia
Goal: Jurecki
1961 State League Cup Final
Saturday, October 21, 1961. Olympic Park No. 2, Melbourne. Referee: Geoff Harrison.
George Cross
Norm Hobson, Eddie Sacco, Paul Nelson, Pat McKenna, B Basic, Tony Vella, Lolly Vella, Joe Falzon, Don Hodgson, Horst Zielinski, Bill Copeland.
Goal: L Vella
1 - 3 Wilhelmina
Rudi Van Altena, Stobbe, Cor Mathyssen, Hans Petersen, Dick Van Alphen, Vluegels, Erasmus, Tony Noy, Frank Stoffels, Van der Linde, Bons.
Goals: Noy, Bons, Stoffels