Matildas 1995 Matches

Matildas Internationals for 1995

Written by Peter Georgaras, Steve Darby, Andre Kruger and Thomas Esamie .


This marked the year the Australian womens team would go to a World Cup. The bulk of the matches before that little campaign were warm up games but since the information I have is limited this will have to make do.
Played : January Venue : unknown
Australia
Wheeler, Pentecost, Gegenhuber, Forman, Salisbury, Tann, Bartlett, Murray, Hughes, Casagrande, Oakley
0 - 5 United States of America
(lineup unknown)
Goals : unknown
Referee : unknown
Attendance : guess what...unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (USA)


Played : January Venue : unknown
Australia
Wheeler, Oakley, Gegenhuber, Forman, Salisbury, Tann, Bartlett, Murray, Hughes, Casagrande, Watson
Goal : Hughes
1 - 4 United States of America
(lineup unknown)
Goals : unknown
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (USA)


Angela Iannotta and Kim Revell came on as substitutes to score their goals, sadly I have no data on who they cam on for nor when. Just incase you were wondering.
Played : March 17 Venue : unknown
Australia
C Nichols, Oakley, Lembryk, Forman, Salisbury, Tann, Bartlett, Murray, Dunne, Pentecost, Jansen
Goals : Oakley, Tann, Iannotta, Revell
4 - 0 New Zealand
(lineup unknown)
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (New Zealand)


Played : March 19 Venue : unknown
Australia
Lofthouse, Cooper, McMurtrie, Starr, Salisbury, Tann, Prouton, Murray, Hughes, Casagrande, Lembryk
Goals : Tann, Claydon
2 - 0 New Zealand
(lineup unknown)
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (New Zealand)


Australia were invited to participate in the Uberlandia International Trophy held in Brazil. One source, which I have used, states exact dates in May and the other simply that the games were in April.
Played : May 3 Venue : Uberlande, Brazil
Australia
Lofthouse, Watson, Gegenhuber, Oakley, Salisbury, Tann, Iannotta, Murray, Hughes, Claydon, Jansen
Goals : Watson x2, Salisbury, Iannotta, Hughes x2, Claydon
7 - 0 Argentina
lineup unknown
Referee :
Attendance :
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Argentina)


Played : May 5 Venue : Uberlande, Brazil
Brazil
(lineup unknown)
Goals : unknown
3 - 0 Australia
Wheeler, Cooper, Gegenhuber, Forman, Salisbury, Tann, Pentecost, Murray, Hughes, Watson, Lembryk
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Brazil)


Played : May 7 Venue : Uberlande, Brazil
Brazil
lineup unknown
Goals : unknown
2 - 3 Australia
Wheeler, Cooper, Gegenhuber, Oakley, Salisbury, Tann, McMurtrie, Murray, Hughes, Casagrande, Lembryk
Goals : Casagrande, Lembryk, Watson
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Brazil)


Australia then went north in search of games.
Played : May 11 Venue : Vancouver
Canada
(lineup unknown)
Goals : unknown
3 - 0 Australia
Wheeler, Cooper, Gegenhuber, Forman, Salisbury, Tann, Bartlett, Murray, Hughes, Casagrande, Lembryk
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Canada)


This game marked the Matildas 100th ever match.
Played : May 13 Venue : Vancouver
Canada
(lineup unknown)
0 - 3 Australia
C Nichols, Pentecost, Gegenhuber, Forman, Salisbury, Tann, Oakley, Murray, Hughes, Casagrande, Jansen
Goals : Forman, Salisbury, Iannotta
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Canada)


Played : May 17 Venue : Kilmarnock
Scotland
0 - 0 Australia
Wheeler, Cooper, Gegenhuber, Wainwright, Salisbury, Tann, McMurtrie, Watson, Hughes, Casagrande, Lembryk
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Scotland)


This was the final warm up game prior to the World Cup which more or less was the time the team were named the Matildas. Also by now the team knew they had drawn Denmark, China and the USA in their group. This warm up against the host country was a fair indicator of what was going to happen. This was a Friendly match.
Played : May 27 Venue : Helsingborg
Sweden
(lineup unknown)
Goals : unknown
5 - 0 Australia
C Nichols, Cooper, Gegenhuber, Forman, Salisbury, Tann, McMurtrie, Murray, Casagrande, Pentecost, Iannotta
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Sweden)


Now that Australia got stuffed 5-0 is a matter of record. However there seems to be some disagreement as to who got sent off. The World Cup records suggest Michelle Watson, but the Australian records (and witnesses at the match) say Sonia Gegenhuber got the boot. I'm hoping the Australians know their players better than the World Cup officials. The other group match ended 3-3. This was a World Cup match.
Played : June 6 Venue : V�steras, Sweden
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Alison Forman, Anissa Tann-Darby, Sonia Gegenhuber (sent off 45), Sarah Cooper, Michelle Watson, Cheryl Salisbury (Angela Iannotta 57), Julie Murray, Jane Oakley, Lisa Casagrande (Lizzie Claydon 79), Sunni Hughes (Kim Lembryk 57)
0 - 5 Denmark
Dorthe Larsen, Katrine Pederson (Axelsen 78), Kamma Flaeng, Lene Terp, Rikke Holm, Anne Nielsen, Annette Laursen (Bonde 65), Brigit Christensen, Helle Jensen, Gitte Krogh, Lene Madsen (Hansen 63)
Goals : Krogh 12, 48, Nilsen 25, Jensen 37, Hansen 86
Referee : Bente Skogvang (NOR)
Linesmen : AH Osman J Mohammed (SDN), Tour Mamadou (MLI)
Attendance : 1500
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Denmark)


Australia managed something here that the Socceroos have never managed. Score in a World Cup Finals match. In the other game the USA beat Denmark 2-0. This was a World Cup match.
Played : June 8 Venue : V�steras, Sweden
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Jane Oakley, Cheryl Salisbury (Lizzie Claydon 77), Alison Forman, Sarah Cooper, Kim Lembryk (Lisa Casagrande 62), Anissa Tann-Darby, Julie Murray (Denie Pentecost 81), Michelle Watson, Sunni Hughes, Angela Iannotta
Goals : Iannotta 25, Hughes 89
2 - 4 China
Honglian Zhong, Liping Wang, Yunjie Fan, Yang Zhou, Huilin Xie, Yufeng Chen (Wen 69), Ailing Liu, Lihong Zhao, Guihong Shi, Wan Sun, Quingxia Shui (Wei 27)
Goals : Zhou 23, Shi 54, 78, Liu 93
Referee : Maria Edilene Siqueira (BRA)
Linesmen : Mamadou Tourt (MLI), Mohammed AH Osman (SDN)
Attendance : 1500
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (China)


The adventure ended for the Aussies with another loss to the USA. One of these days...., oh and China beat Denmark 3-1. The Australian goal was scored by Lisa Casagrande though I have seen sources which list a Foudy own goal. This was a World Cup match.
Played : June 10 Venue : Helsingborg, Sweden
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Sarah Cooper, Alison Forman, Anissa Tann-Darby, Sonia Gegenhuber, Jane Oakley (Sacha Wainwright 82), Julie Murray, Cheryl Salisbury, Angela Iannota, Sunni Hughes, Lisa Casagrande (Lizzie Claydon 68)
Goals : Casagrande 66
1 - 4 United States of America
Saskia Webber, Linda Hamilton, Carla Overbeck, Thori Staples, Holly Manthei (Gabarra 46), Joy Fawcett, Christine Lilly, Tisha Venturini, Tiffeny Milbrett (Keller 78), Mariel Hamm, Amanda Cromwell (Michelle Foudy 61)
Goals : Casagrande 54, Fawcett 72, Overbeck 92, Keller 94
Referee : Pirom Un-Prasert (THA)
Linesmen : Corinne Langrange (FRA), Jeon Young Hyun (KOR)
Attendance : 1105
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (USA)


Well you have to hand it to these girls, they certainly got about. After the disappointing World Cup, though could the draw have been any tougher?, they travelled to the USA to participate in the US Cup.
Played : July 29 Venue : USA
Australia
C Nichols, Starr, Gegenhuber, Forman, Wainwright, Tann, Lembryk, Murray, Claydon, Casagrande, Pentecost
0 - 2 Norway
(lineup unknown)
Goals : unknown
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Norway)


Played : August 3 Venue : USA
Australia
C Nichols, McMurtrie, Gegenhuber, Forman, Wainwright, Tann, Lembryk, Murray, Starr, Casagrande, Watson
Goals : Iannotta x2
2 - 4 United States of America
(lineup unknown)
Goals : unknown
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (USA)


This was a Friendly match.
Played : August 5 Venue : USA
Australia
C Nichols, Lembryk, Gegenhuber, Forman, Wainwright, Tann, Alagich, Murray, Claydon, Casagrande, Watson
Goals : Tann, Casagrande, Pentecost
3 - 2 Taiwan
(lineup unknown)
Goals : unknown
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Taiwan)