1977 National Soccer League Cup Results
Researched by John Punshon and Andrew Howe, written by Greg Stock

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Sources: Soccer Action, Soccer World.

Round One

Tuesday September 20 1977
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Referee: nr
Attendance: 8,656
West Adelaide won on penalties 4-2
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Steve Amos, Barry Reynolds, Neil McGachey, Lucky Vagianos, John Batchelor, John Kosmina, David Jones, Nick Pantelis (George Koulianos 77), Peter Boyle, Ian McGregor (John Krytikos 51)
Coach: Billy Birch
Cautions: Nil
Goals: McGregor 24, Kosmina 60
2
(4)
-2
(2)
Adelaide City
Roger Romanowicz (Peter Marshall 75), Ron Fraser, Fred Yung, Zoran Matic, Bugsy Nyskohus, John Perin, Agenor Muniz, John Deans, Gary Marocchi, John Nyskohus (David Leane 46), Brian Northcote
Coach: Edmund Kreft
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Boyle 70 Own Goal, Northcote 84

Tuesday September 20 1977
Marconi Oval, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Tim Davies (Ray Sandell)
Attendance: 2,237 (double-header)
Western Suburbs
Wally Lachowicz, Col Curran, Peter Wilson, Bob Noble, Steve Perry, Peter Stone, David Harding, Warren Turnbull, Graham Norris, Clive Eaton, Alan Ainslie
Coach: Michael Laing
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Turnbull 31, 78
2-1 Sydney Olympic
Gary Meier, Bill Palmer, Dave McIntosh, Richard Bell, Paul Luckett, Mike Cross, Joe Senkalski, Peter Raskopoulos (Ken Wilson 32), Chris Thamnidis (Lazaros Paraskevas 55), Alex Jamieson, Ray Botham
Coach: Kaz Kulak
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Jamieson 86

Tuesday September 20 1977
Marconi Oval, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Richard Lorenc
Attendance: 2,237 (double-header)
Marconi
Alan Maher, Stuart Robertson, John Russell, Ivo Prskalo, Paul Degney, Ray Richards, Gary Byrne, Jimmy Rooney, Ernie Campbell, Berti Mariani, Peter Sharne
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Degney, Richards
Goal: Prskalo 25
1-0 Eastern Suburbs Hakoah
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, Eddie Thomson, Alex Robertson, Henry Mowbray, John Stevenson, Murray Barnes, Steve O'Connor, Joe Watson (Bobby McGuinness 69), Terry Smith, Hilton Silva
Coach: Gerry Chaldi
Cautions: Barnes, Robertson

Wednesday September 21 1977
Perry Park, Brisbane
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 4,000
Brisbane City
Osvaldo Borzi, Ian Rathmell, Tom McLeod, Peter Tokesi, Jim Hermiston, Roberto Echeverria, Willie Conner, Frank Pimblett, Larry Gaffney, Ian Johnston, Kevin Caldwell (John Coyne 80)
Coach: Nereo Saftich
Caution: Rathmell
Goals: Echeverria 3, Caldwell 49, 68
3-2 Brisbane Lions
Phil Dando, Ian Park, George Potter, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, Tom Murray, Eddie Spearritt, Iain Fagan (Willie Henderson 70), John Neale, Phil Laszlo, Geoff Morris
Coach: Les Scheinflug
Caution: Park
Goals: Spearritt 17, Neale 75

Wednesday September 21 1977
Manuka Oval, Manuka, Canberra
Referee: Dennis McDermott
Attendance: 1,000
Canberra City
Ron Tilsed, Danny Moulis, Tony Henderson, Michael Black, Steve Hogg, Ivan Grujicic, Keni Kawaleva (John Brown 41), Jim Cant, Alan Bourke, Adrian Alston, Vic Fernandez
Coach: John Warren
Cautions: Cant, Henderson, Alston
Goals: Alston 2, Bourke 81
2-1 St. George
Martin Coe, Robbie O'Shea, Doug Utjesenovic, Brendan Grosse, Harry Williams, Carlos Mendez, Rudi Gnavi, Willie Hamilton, Peter Hensman (Mark Jankovics 70), Neville Morgan, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Ilija Takac
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Jankovics 91+

Thursday September 22 1977
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 4,000 (double-header)
Fitzroy United
Peter Blasby, Arthur McMillan, Jim O'Reilly, Bob Provan, Jim Tansey, Jim Campbell, Ken Taylor, Pat Bannon, Andy Bozikas, Gary Cole, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Campbell, Buljevic
Goal: Cole 61
1-0 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Alan Parrott, Jim Kriaris, Jim Kondarios, Andy Kazi, Mirko Rujevic, Joe Picioane (Zoran Ilioski 46), Mendo Ristovski (Frank Micic 67), Joe Palinkas, Dragan Vasic, John Nicolaides
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Nil

Thursday September 22 1977
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 4,000 (double-header)
Mooroolbark
Lou Ivanoff, Ian Williamson, Alan Pongho, Nick Lowe, Peter Vaughan, Geoff Ontong, Dave Rigby, Pat Lowrey, Paul Ontong (Brian Thom 85), Gordon McGregor, Barry Fairbrother
Coach: Brian Edgely
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Lowrey 44


1-0 South Melbourne
Jack Reilly, Mike Pye, Malcolm Manley, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Kris Kalifatidis, Billy Rogers, Ian Gibson, John Daperis (Reno Lia 58), Duncan Cummings, Peter Ollerton, Chris Kent
Coach: Con Xanthopoulos
Cautions: Nil

Quarter-Finals

West Adelaide - Bye

Sunday October 2 1977
Perry Park, Brisbane
Referee: David Yelland
Attendance: 4,000
Brisbane City won 5-4 on penalties
Brisbane City
Osvaldo Borzi, Ian Rathmell, Peter Tokesi, Jim Hermiston, Tom McLeod, Roberto Echeverria, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Kevin Caldwell (John Coyne 75), Ian Johnston, Willie Conner
Coach: Nereo Saftich
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Johnston 5
1
(5)
-1
(4)
Western Suburbs
Terry Eaton, Col Curran, Bob Noble, Peter Wilson, Steve Perry, David Harding, Peter Stone, Warren Turnbull, Alan Fisher (Lloyd Hardes 60), Graham Norris, Alan Ainslie
Coach: Michael Laing
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Harding 55

Sunday October 2 1977
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Barry Wilkinson
Attendance: 2,000
Fitzroy United
Peter Blasby, Arthur McMillan, Jim O'Reilly, Bob Provan, Jim Tansey, Ken Taylor, Pat Bannon (Joe Tront 65), Jim Campbell, Andy Bozikas, Gary Cole, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Buljevic 15, 77, Cole 50
3-0 Mooroolbark
Lou Ivanoff, Ian Williamson, Nick Lowe, Alan Pongho, Geoff Ontong, Max Irvan (Brian Thom 54), Dave Rigby, Pat Lowrey (Paul O'Reilly 73), Paul Ontong, Barry Fairbrother, Gordon McGregor
Coach: Brian Edgely
Cautions: Lowe, P.Ontong

Monday October 3 1977
Sydney Sports Ground, Moore Park, Sydney
Referee: Bill Jones
Attendance: 1,190
Marconi
Alan Maher, Stuart Robertson (Barry Jones 80), John Russell, Paul Degney, Ivo Prskalo, Ray Richards, Gary Byrne, Jimmy Rooney, Ernie Campbell, Berti Mariani (Richard Williams 72), Peter Sharne
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Mariani 25, Rooney 44, Sharne 58, Byrne 75, Campbell 87


5-1 Canberra City
Ron Tilsed, Danny Moulis, John Brown, Tony Henderson, Nick Boskov (Brian Stoddart 46), Jim Cant, Ivan Grujicic, Steve Hogg, Vic Fernandez, Adrian Alston, Alan Bourke (Michael Black 72)
Coach: John Warren
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Henderson 41
Semi-Finals

Wednesday October 5 1977
Perry Park, Brisbane
Referee: nr
Attendance: 5,000
After Extra Time
Brisbane City
Osvaldo Borzi, Ian Rathmell, Tom McLeod, Peter Tokesi, Jim Hermiston, Roberto Echeverria (Brian Kibbey), Frank Pimblett, Larry Gaffney, Kevin Caldwell, Ian Johnston (John Coyne), Willie Conner
Coach: Nereo Saftich
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Johnston 93, Pimblett 102, Kibbey 118
3-0 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Barry Reynolds, Lucky Vagianos, David Jones, David Pillans, Neil McGachey, Steve Amos, Peter Boyle, Nick Pantelis, John Kosmina, Ian McGregor
Coach: Billy Birch
Cautions: Nil

Thursday October 6 1977
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: nr
Attendance: 5,000
Fitzroy United
Peter Blasby, Arthur McMillan, Bob Provan, Jim Tansey, Jim O'Reilly, Pat Bannon, Ken Taylor, Jim Campbell, Andy Bozikas, Gary Cole, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Buljevic 10, Cole 62


2-3 Marconi
Alan Maher, Stuart Robertson, John Russell, Paul Degney, Ivo Prskalo, Jimmy Rooney, Ray Richards, Gary Byrne, Berti Mariani, Peter Sharne, Ernie Campbell
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Mariani 26, Campbell 61, Sharne 88
1977 National Soccer League Cup Final

Sunday October 9 1977
Perry Park, Brisbane
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 7,000
Brisbane City won 5-3 on penalties
Brisbane City
Osvaldo Borzi, Ian Rathmell, Jim Hermiston, Peter Tokesi, Tom McLeod, Frank Pimblett, Roberto Echeverria (Brian Kibbey 105), Larry Gaffney, Kevin Caldwell (John Coyne 95), Ian Johnston, Willie Conner
Coach: Nereo Saftich
Cautions: Caldwell, Johnston, Tokesi
Goal: Tokesi 60


1
(5)
-1
(3)
Marconi
Alan Maher, Barry Jones, Pauyl Degney, Ivo Prskalo, John Russell, Ray Richards, Gary Byrne, Jimmy Rooney (Stuart Selvage 65), Berti Mariani, Ernie Campbell, Peter Sharne
Coach: Rale Rasic
Caution: Campbell; Red Card: Russell 77
Goal: Sharne 40


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