1896–97 Hongkong Challenge Shield

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1896–97 Hong Kong Challenge Shield
Country Hong Kong
Champions H.M.S. Centurion
Runners-up Kowloon

1896–97 Hong Kong Challenge Shield is the inaugural season of Hong Kong Challenge Shield, the now existing oldest football tournament in Asia.

Fixtures and results[edit]

First round[edit]

The draw of first round was made on 4 December 1896.[1]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Date & time Venue Referee Notes
H Company, 14th Regiment 1–1 D Company, 14th Regiment 1896-12-29 16:00 Happy Valley P. G. Davies (R.A.) [2][3]
Hongkong Colts 1–1 35th Company, S.D., R.A. 1897-01-06 16:00 Happy Valley [4][5]
Hongkong Football Club 3–0 12th Company, R.A. 1897-01-09 16:00 Happy Valley J. Henderson [6][7]
Hongkong Colts 1–0 35th Company, S.D., R.A. 1897-01-15 16:15 Happy Valley D. Wood Rematch
The match was scheduled playing on 11 January 1897, but later was postponed due to bad state of the ground.[7][8][9]
H.M.S. Narcissus Kowloon
B Company, 14th Regiment Officers, 14th Regiment

Second round[edit]

The draw of second round was made on 11 January 1897.[10]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Date & time Venue Referee Notes
H.M.S. Centurion 1–1 Hongkong Football Club 1897-01-21 16:30 Happy Valley J. W. L. Oliver [11][12]
Hongkong Colts 0–2 Royal Engineers 1897-02-13 16:15 Happy Valley A. E. M. Head (R.A.) [13][14]
B Company, W.Y.R. 1–2 Kowloon 1897-02-27 16:00 Happy Valley A. E. M. Head (R.A.) [15][16]
A Company, W.Y.R. D Company, W.Y.R.

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw of semi-finals was made on 1 March 1897.[17]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Date & time Venue Referee Notes
A Company, W.Y.R. 0–3 Kowloon 1897-03-06 16:00 Happy Valley J. W. L. Oliver [18][19]
H.M.S. Centurion 4–1 Royal Engineers 1897-03-13 16:00 Happy Valley P. G. Davies (R.A.) [20][21]

Final[edit]

The match was scheduled playing on 20 March 1897, but later was postponed to 23 March 1897.[22]

Kowloon 1 – 2 H.M.S. Centurion
[23]
Happy Valley
Referee: P. G. Davies (Royal Artillery)[24]
GK Moore
DF Robinson
DF Gambion
MF Egan
MF Wilson
MF Henderson (c)
FW Symington
FW Gow
FW MacSwayed
FW Sutherland
FW Simpson
GK Greenwood (R.M.A.)
DF W. Chambers (A.B.) (c)
DF H. Stirland (A.B.)
MF W. Street (A.B.)
MF S. Hardy (A.B.)
MF D. Allan (leading seaman)
FW F. Richards (R.M.A.)
FW Steel
FW J. Dalton (A.B.)
FW P. Buchanan (A.B.)
FW A. Mayes (A.B.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The China Mail, 1896-12-05, page 3
  2. ^ The China Mail, 1896-12-28, page 3
  3. ^ The China Mail, 1896-12-30, page 3
  4. ^ The China Mail, 1897-01-05, page 2
  5. ^ The China Mail, 1897-01-07, page 3
  6. ^ The China Mail, 1897-01-08, page 2
  7. ^ a b The China Mail, 1897-01-11, page 2
  8. ^ The China Mail, 1897-01-09, page 3
  9. ^ The China Mail, 1897-01-14, page 2
  10. ^ The China Mail, 1897-01-12, page 3
  11. ^ The China Mail, 1897-01-20, page 2
  12. ^ The China Mail, 1897-01-22, page 2
  13. ^ The China Mail, 1897-02-12, page 2
  14. ^ The China Mail, 1897-02-13, page 3
  15. ^ The China Mail, 1897-02-26, page 3
  16. ^ The China Mail, 1897-02-27, page 2
  17. ^ The China Mail, 1897-03-02, page 3
  18. ^ The China Mail, 1897-03-05, page 3
  19. ^ The China Mail, 1897-03-06, page 2
  20. ^ The China Mail, 1897-03-12, page 2
  21. ^ The China Mail, 1897-03-13, page 3
  22. ^ The China Mail, 1897-03-20, page 3
  23. ^ The China Mail, 1897-03-23, page 3
  24. ^ The China Mail, 1897-03-22, page 2

The China Mail in 1897 may be read through Hong Kong Public Libraries - MultiMedia Information System on the Internet.