1978 National Soccer League Cup Results
Researched by John Punshon and Andrew Howe, written by Greg Stock

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Round One

Wednesday May 10 1978
Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan
Referee: nr
Attendance: nr
Canberra City
Lineup Included; Tony Henderson, Ivan Grujicic, Peter Marinello
Coach: John Warren
Goals: Henderson 51, 57, _, Grujicic _
4-0 West Woden Juventus (ACT)
Lineup Included; Gerald Sanfransesco, Colin Winslade, Ernie Johns, Vula Wate, George Campbell, Jack Doherty, Jimmy Harkins, Mike Tuilawa
Coach: Roy Thompson

Tuesday May 10 1978
Glenorchy, Tasmania
Referee: Ron Proctor
Attendance: 900
White Eagles (Tasmania)
Lineup Included; Michael Caban, Mark Oakes, Peter Linnell, M.Sikora, Eamonn Kelly, Tony Godfrey (Peter Wass 72)
Coach: John Grimsey
Cautions: Nil
0-2 Essendon Croatia (Victoria)
Miro Franic, Grant Smart, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ante Bilaver, Ken Murphy, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr, Tommy Cumming, Billy Vojtek (Carl Gilder 56), Branko Culina
Coach: John Gardiner
Goals: Sikora 56 Own Goal, Culina 61 pen

Wednesday May 17 1978
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: nr
Attendance: nr (double-header)
Fitzroy United
Peter Blasby, Arthur McMillan, Bob Provan, Jim O'Reilly, Jim Tansey, Jim Campbell, Ken Taylor, Mike Micevski (Theo Selemidis 62), Andy Bozikas, Gary Cole, Branko Buljevic (Nick Rakovalis 83)
Coach: John Margaritis
Goals: Bozikas 25, 44, 53, Campbell 71, 79, Cole 72
6-3 Slavia (Victoria)
Frank Neri, Frank Thompson, Glenn Westley, John Yzendoorn, Andy Miller, Jim Train, Chris Whiteside, Martin Turner, Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge (Daryl Gooch 88), Jim Williams
Coach: Harry Chalkitis
Goals: Miller 30, Paton 67, Train 90

Wednesday May 17 1978
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: nr
Attendance: nr (double-header)
George Cross (Victoria)
Gerry Rice, Alex McConville, Frank Mifsud, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron (Phil Cutajar 20), Jim Paparas, John Webb, Paul Murphy, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Robert Mirak
Coach: Billy Wilkinson
Goal: Cullen 2
1-0 Juventus (Victoria)
Hugh Graham, Uli Pfisterer, Steve Walker, Jim Symington, Serge Sabbadini, Claude Lucchesi, Bruno Sabidussi, Tony Curcio (John Lucchesi 75), Mick Watkins, Jim Armstrong, John Hotson
Coach: Juventus Committee (in the absence of Bobby McGuinness)


Wednesday May 17 1978
Garside Park, Granville, Sydney
Referee: nr
Attendance: 722
St. George
Martin Coe (Tim Patterson 46), George Harris, Michael Rendell, Neville Morgan, Brendan Grosse, John O'Shea, Phil O'Connor, Paul Jones, Carlos Mendez, Isadore Acosta (Watson 53 (Peter Hensman 60)), David Jirsa
Coach: Ilija Takac
Goals: J.O'Shea 35, Hensman 84
2-1 APIA (New South Wales)
David McQuire, Norrie Porter, Bob McGinn, Alex McMillan, Vince Jackson (Miller 83), Ken Lindsay, Billy Griffith (David Jack 53), John Doyle, Eric Carruthers, Horatio Ruiz, Terry Butler
Coach: Mike Johnson
Goal: Jack 77

Wednesday May 17 1978
Weston Park, Weston, Newcastle
Referee: Alf Rodway
Attendance: 1,500
Weston Bears (Northern New South Wales)
Robbie Lasance, Mick Davies, Roy Johnson, Tom Sneddon, Derek Thompson, John T Turnbull, King, Stoker, Steve Boyland, Charlie Harper, John J Turnbull
Coach: nr
Goal: JJ Turnbull 12
1-2 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Peter Willis, Col Curran, Bill Summerscales, Roy Drinkwater, Lloyd Hardes, John Sneddon (Mike Galpin 46), Craig Mason, Craig Johnston, Bob Mountford, Ken Boden
Coach: Alan Vest
Goals: Drinkwater 58, Summerscales 68

Wednesday May 24 1978
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: nr
Attendance: nr
Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bugsy Nyskohus, John Besir (Brian Northcote), Frank Lister, Fred Yung, John Perin, Pat McCluskey, Gary Marocchi, Graham Fyfe, John Kosmina, John Nyskohus
Coach: Les Scheinflug
Goals: J.Nyskohus 22, B.Nyskohus 49, Fyfe 53, Kosmina 66, Marocchi 82
5-0 Noarlunga United (South Australia)
Lineup Included; Ian Young, John Foy, Brian Cartwright, Harry Ottoway, White, Glen Whapplington
Coach: Alan Whittle

Wednesday May 24 1978
Lake Monger Velodrome, Leederville, Perth
Referee: nr
Attendance: nr
Ascot (Western Australia)
Lienup Included; Ian Emslie, Johnston, M.Saunt
Coach: D.Buckley
Goal: Jones 31 Own Goal
1-4 West Adelaide
Lineup Included; Barry Reynolds, David Jones, Peter Boyle, Ian McGregor, Graham Honeyman, Graham Norris
Coach: Jim Adam
Goals: Honeyman 30, 86, McGregor 55, Norris 85

Wednesday May 24 1978
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: nr
Attendance: nr
Beogard Woodville (South Australia)
Lineup Included; John Kamleitner, Peter Jankovic, Zoran Maricic, Wally Bojczuk
Coach: Uros Zivkovic
Goals: Jankovic 6, Kamleitner 11
2-1 Eastern Districts Azzuri (South Australia)
Lineup Included; Ross Russo, Aggie Simeone, Tim Adler, Chris Manolev, Paul Iannace
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Goal: Russo 86

Wednesday May 24 1978
Perry Park, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Referee: nr
Attendance: nr
Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Leon Wilson, Col Bennett, Jim Hermiston, George Potter, John Neale, Eddie Spearritt (Steve Amos 35), Alan Hughes, Paul Laszlo (Paul Ontong 55), Barry Fairbrother, Geoff Morris
Coach: Gyula Vincze
Goals: Laszlo (x2), Spearritt, Fairbrother, Morris, Amos, Ontong
7-0 Annerley (Queensland)
John Ferguson, David Grundy, Gary Lovell, Stan Dunlop, Pat Blackall, Neil Lovell, Mal Oakes, Glen Burden, Tom Gray, Brian Lampitt, John Reid
Coach: Perry Dunlop


Wednesday May 24 1978
Garside Park, Granville, Sydney
Referee: nr
Attendance: 1,000 (double-header)
Sydney Olympic
Herc Karakostas, Dave McIntosh, Billy Palmer, Paul Luckett, Richard Bell, Bill Stravopodis, Derek Laing, Alex Jamieson, Billy Pirie, Joe Senkalski (Don Allan), Mike Cross
Coach: George Gibson
Goals: Laing 45, D.Allan 68
2-0 Auburn (New South Wales)
Paul Griffin, Ron Cornett, Chris McGlynn, Terry Bartram, Kevin Dobson, John McDonald, Derek Sidey (Bruno Vidaic 75), Willie Hamilton, Mike Stevenson (Gary Fairclough 80), Alan Piggott, Andy Tracey
Coach: Joe Marston


Wednesday May 24 1978
Garside Park, Granville, Sydney
Referee: nr
Attendance: nr
Western Suburbs
Wally Lachowicz, Rod Skellern, Warren Turnbull, Ian Rowden, Barry Campbell, David Harding, Peter Stone, Rob Drewes, Andy Scott, Clive Eaton, John Vernon
Coach: Michael Laing
Goals: Eaton 20, Stone 32
2-0 Sutherland (New South Wales)
Phil Craggs, Keith Schumann, Peter Wykes, John Watkiss, Vic Dal Forno, Steve Meades, Peter Beggs, Paul Smith, Craig Hall, Jim Basterfield, Peter Hall
Coach: John Watkiss


Wednesday May 31 1978
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: nr
Attendance: 3,000
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Andy Kazi, Jim Kondarios, Zoran Ilioski, Zdravko Lujic, Mirko Rujevic, Joe Picioane, John Nicolaides, Joe Palinkas, Dragan Vasic (John Martin 46), Mendo Ristovski
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Goal: Ristovski
1-2 South Melbourne
John Hansen, Mike Pye, Stuart Baxter, Kris Kalifatidis, Margaritis Hagegmanouil, Bertie Lutton, Sammy Wright, George Christopoulos, Duncan Cummings (Bobby McGuinness 85), Billy Rogers, George Campbell
Coach: David MacLaren
Goals: Rogers 27, Lutton 57

Wednesday May 31 1978
Perry Park, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: nr
Southside Eagles (Queensland)
John Bennett, John Cochrane, Alan Marszalek, Ken Gordon, Alan Sinclair, Gerry Lindsay, Tom Kenny, Brad Ahearn, Jim McCabe (Frank Marinec), Tony Brennan, Ron Millman
Coach: Matt Carson
Goal: Millman 37
1-2 Eastern Suburbs Hakoah
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, Eddie Thomson, Steve O'Connor, Henry Mowbray, John Stevenson, Murray Barnes, Ian Souness, Joe Watson, Mark Trenter (Terry Smith), Hilton Silva
Coach: Gerry Chaldi
Goals: Thomson 50, Watson 83

Wednesday June 14 1978
Perry Park, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Referee: Jack Wood
Attendance: nr
Brisbane City
Bob Barlow, Savro Iozelli, Peter Tokesi, Steve Perry, Brian Kibbey, Frank Pimblett, Roberto Echeverria (Ian Johnston 75), John Coyne, Willie Conner, Alan Marley, Kevin Caldwell (Barry Kelso 77)
Coach: Dennis Ford
Goal: Coyne 16
1-0 St. George Souths (Queensland)
Ross Kelly, Neil Docherty, Brian Barnes, Tony Edwards, Mike Makrillis, Colin Knott, Billy Fagan, Iain Fagan, Steve Constantinou, Glen Berry, Paul Mylonas (Gary Capell)
Coach: nr
Cautions: Nil; Red Card: B.Fagan 13

Wednesday June 21 1978
Marconi Oval, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 4,175
Sydney Croatia won on penalties 4-3
Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Mike Berry, John Russell, Ivo Prskalo, Ray Richards, Jimmy Rooney, Roberto Vieri, Gary Byrne, Berti Mariani, Richie Williams (Stuart Selvage 46)
Coach: Rale Rasic

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Sydney Croatia (New South Wales)
Steve Watson, Bobby Russell, Bruno Cagalj, Peter Mullen, Greg Smith, John Russell, Kevin Coleman, Wally Savor, Atti Abonyi, Marijan Kovacic, Maurice Sullivan (Frank Leydon 84)
Coach: Atti Abonyi

Round Two

Wednesday July 19 1978
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Graham Neal
Attendance: 6,856
Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bugsy Nyskohus, Frank Lister, John Besir, Fred Yung, John Perin, Agenor Muniz, Gary Marocchi (Robert Marwe), John Nyskohus, John Deans, Brian Northcote
Coach: Les Scheinflug
Goal: Marwe 76
1-0 West Adelaide
Lineup Included; Barry Reynolds, David Jones, Con Kambas, Peter Tymczyszyn, Neil McGachey, Vic Bozanic, Graham Honeyman (Alex Zervas), George Koulianos, Ian McGregor (John Batchelor)
Coach: Jim Adam


Wednesday July 19 1978
Perry Park, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: nr
Brisbane City won 5-4 on penalties
Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, Ian Rathmell, Peter Tokesi, Steve Perry, John Lavelle, David Ratcliffe, Larry Gaffney, John Coyne (Brian Kibbey 89), Kevin Caldwell, Barry Kelso, Ian Johnston (Alan Marley 87)
Coach: Dennis Ford
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Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Leon Wilson (Paul Laszlo 98), Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, George Potter, Eddie Spearritt (John Ogden 120), Steve Amos, John Neale, Alan Hughes, Geoff Morris
Coach: Gyula Vincze

Wednesday July 19 1978
Wentworth Park, Glebe, Sydney
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 1,023 (double-header)
Eastern Suburbs Hakoah
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, Eddie Thomson, Steve O'Connor (Mark Trenter 52), Henry Mowbray, John Stevenson, Joe Watson, Ian Souness, Ernie Campbell (Terry Smith 66), Murray Barnes, Hilton Silva
Coach: Gerry Chaldi
Goals: Souness 17, Barnes 21, Smith 68, 73
4-0 Sydney Olympic
Gary Meier, Billy Palmer, Ken Wilson, Stuart Markland, Paul Luckett, Mike Cross, Derek Laing (Chris Thamnidis 59), Alex Jamieson, Don Allan, Joe Senkalski (Ray Botham 46), Alan Ainslie
Coach: Joe Marston

Wednesday July 19 1978
Wentworth Park, Glebe, Sydney
Referee: Henry Witschge
Attendance: 1,023 (double-header)
Western Suburbs
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Peter Wilson, Warren Turnbull, Ian Rowden, David Harding, Peter Stone, Brian O'Donnell, John Vernon (Andy Scott 62), Clive Eaton, Alan Fisher (Mark Samuels 80)
Coach: Michael Laing
Goal: Eaton 4
1-0 St. George
Martin Coe, George Harris, Brendan Grosse, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Terry, Ralph Coates, Robbie O'Shea (Paul Jones 62), John O'Shea, Peter Hensman, Neville Morgan, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Joe Vlasits


Wednesday July 26 1978
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Dennis Stanley
Attendance: 1,500
Beogard Woodville (South Australia)
George Flecknor (Joe Neubauer 46), B.Jankovic, Ugo Sale, Chris Harwood, Peter Kleut, Wickstein, Peter Jankovic, Wally Bojczuk, Adrian Santrac, Zoran Maricic (Steve Tsenidis), Geza Farkas
Coach: Uros Zivkovic

0-5 Essendon Croatia (Victoria)
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ante Bilaver, Branko Culina, Ken Murphy (Zeljko Lesan), Alan Kerr, Tommy Cumming, Carl Gilder, Billy Vojtek (Brian Davidson)
Coach: Billy McArthur
Goals: Culina 45, 52, 63, Gilder 69, Davidson 79

Wednesday August 2 1978
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 8,000 (double-header)
Fitzroy United
Jim Marner, Arthur McMillan, Bob Provan, Jim O'Reilly, Jim Tansey, Pat Bannon, Ken Taylor, Jim Campbell, Theo Selemidis (Mike Micevski 94), Gary Cole, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Selemidis, McMillan
Goals: Buljevic 88, Taylor 110
2-1 South Melbourne
Jack Reilly, Mike Pye, Stuart Baxter, Frank Munro, Margaritis Hagegmanouil, Bertie Lutton, Sammy Wright (Billy Rogers 46), George Christopoulos, George Campbell, Alun Evans, Duncan Cummings
Coach: David MacLaren
Caution: Evans
Goal: Cummings 89

Wednesday August 2 1978
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 8,000 (double-header)
George Cross (Victoria)
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Norm Maitland (Laurie Bilusic 79), John Webb, Derek Barron, Billy Wilkinson, Tony Castiello, Robert Mirak, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Jim Paparas
Coach: Johnny Sanchez
Goals: Paparas 26, Reed 65
2-3 Canberra City
Ron Tilsed, Danny Moulis, Tony Henderson, Steve Hogg, Mike Milovanovic, Brian Stoddart, John Davies, Jim Cant, Ian Heywood, Terry Byrne, Ivan Grujicic
Coach: John Warren
Goals: Davies 42, Byrne 62, Grujicic 70

Wednesday August 2 1978
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Bill Jones
Attendance: 3,544
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Peter Willis, Col Curran, Bill Summerscales, Roy Drinkwater, Craig Mason, John Sneddon, Mike Galpin, Neil Endacott, Ken Boden, Peter Tredinnick
Coach: Alan Vest
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Galpin 38, Boden 51 pen


2-0 Sydney Croatia (New South Wales)
Steve Watson, Bobby Russell, Bruno Cagalj, Peter Mullen, Greg Smith, John Russell (Ian Stone 69), Kevin Coleman, Wally Savor, Atti Abonyi, Marijan Kovacic, Maurice Sullivan
Coach: Atti Abonyi
Caution: Savor
Quarter-Finals

Sunday September 3 1978
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Jack Wood
Attendance: 6,417
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Peter Willis, Col Curran, Bill Summerscales, Roy Drinkwater, Craig Mason, John Sneddon, Mike Galpin, Neil Endacott (Lloyd Hardes 25), Ken Boden, Peter Tredinnick
Coach: Alan Vest
Goal: Tredinnick 86
1-0 Western Suburbs
Terry Eaton, Rod Skellern, Warren Turnbull, Ian Rowden, Peter Wilson, David Harding, Peter Stone, Brian O'Donnell, Andy Scott, Clive Eaton, John Vernon
Coach: Michael Laing


Sunday September 24 1978
Perry Park, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 1,500
Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, Ian Rathmell, David Ratcliffe, Steve Perry, John Lavelle, Frank Pimblett, Brian Kibbey, John Coyne (Roberto Echeverria 77), Kevin Caldwell (Mark Brusasco 77), Larry Gaffney, Barry Kelso
Coach: Barrie Truman
Goals: Caldwell 48 pen, Kelso 82, _
3-0 Eastern Suburbs Hakoah
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen (Alan Kershaw 77), Steve O'Connor (Bobby Smith 89), Eddie Thomson, Mark Trenter, Murray Barnes, John Stevenson, Ernie Campbell, Joe Watson, Terry Smith, Hilton Silva
Coach: Gerry Chaldi


Sunday September 24 1978
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 2,600
Canberra City won 5-4 on penalties
Canberra City
Ron Tilsed, Luis Salgado, John Brown, Roy Stark (Ivan Grujicic 56), Keni Kawaleva, Jim Cant, Tony Henderson, John Davies, Ian Heywood, Brian Stoddart, Terry Byrne
Coach: John Warren
Goal: Cant 45
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Fitzroy United
Jim Marner, Arthur McMillan, Jim O'Reilly, Bob Provan, Jim Tansey, Theo Selemidis, Ken Taylor (Charlie Yankos 75), Mike Micevski (Andy Bozikas 46), Jim Campbell, Gary Cole, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Goal: Cole 30
Match Day Programme

Sunday September 24 1978
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Richard Lorenc
Attendance: 5,000
Essendon Croatia (Victoria)
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Alan Kerr, Ken Murphy, Howard Andrews, Tommy Cumming (Brian Davidson 46), Eddie Krncevic, Billy Vojtek
Coach: Billy McArthur


0-1 Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bugsy Nyskohus, John Besir, Frank Lister, Sergio Melta, Agenor Muniz, John Perin, Gary Marocchi, John Deans (Robert Marwe 53), John Nyskohus, Brian Northcote
Coach: Les Scheinflug
Goal: J.Nyskohus 83
Semi-Finals

Sunday October 1 1978
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 2,651
Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bugsy Nyskohus, John Besir, Frank Lister, Sergio Melta, John Perin, Zoran Matic, Robert Marwe, Agenor Muniz, John Nyskohus, Brian Northcote
Coach: Edmund Kreft
Cautions: Northcote, Perin
Goals: Marwe 8, Muniz 52, 89
3-1 Canberra City
Ron Tilsed, Keni Kawaleva, Tony Henderson, Roy Stark, Luis Selgado, John Davies, Jim Cant, Brian Stoddart, Ian Heywood (John Brown), Terry Byrne, Ivan Grujicic
Coach: John Warren
Caution: Stoddart
Goal: Stoddart 4

Sunday October 1 1978
Perry Park, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Referee: Henry Witschge
Attendance: 3,000
Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, Ian Rathmell, David Ratcliffe, Steve Perry, John Lavelle, Frank Pimblett, John Coyne (Mark Brusasco 115), Brian Kibbey (Roberto Echeverria 75), Larry Gaffney, Barry Kelso, Kevin Caldwell
Coach: Barrie Truman
Cautions: Nil; Red Card: Echeverria
Goals: Caldwell 105 pen, Kelso 119


2-0 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Peter Willis, Bill Summerscales, Roy Drinkwater, Col Curran, John Sneddon (Craig Mason 91), Bill Amey, Mike Galpin, Neil Endacott, Ken Boden, Peter Tredinnick
Coach: Alan Vest
Cautions: Nil; Red Card: Amey
1978 National Soccer League Cup Final

Sunday October 8 1978
Perry Park, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 4,900
Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, Ian Rathmell, David Ratcliffe, Steve Perry, John Lavelle, Frank Pimblett, Brian Kibbey, John Coyne, Kevin Caldwell (Mark Brusasco 60), Barry Kelso, Larry Gaffney
Coach: Barrie Truman
Caution: Lavelle
Goals: Kelso 28, Pimblett 77
2-1 Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bugsy Nyskohus, John Besir (John Deans 80), Frank Lister, Sergio Melta, John Perin, Agenor Muniz, Zoran Matic, Gary Marocchi, Robert Marwe, John Nyskohus
Coach: Les Scheinflug
Caution: Lister
Goal: Matic 31
Match Day Programme

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