1981 National Soccer League Results
Researched by John Punshon and written by Greg Stock and Tony Persoglia

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Sources: Australian Soccer Weekly, Soccer Action, Soccer World.

Round One

Saturday February 14 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 2,138
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Jovan Djordjevic, Cliff Pointer, Steve Pollard, Mike Milovanovic, Stuart Selvage, Ricky Hormazabal, Brian O'Donnell, Craig Wallace (Peter Cuk 38), Branko Culina
Coach: Rale Rasic
Caution: Hormazabal
Goals: O'Donnell 28 pen, Hormazabal 62
2 - 2 Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Alan Niven, Col Bennett, Jim Hermiston, Steve Hogg (Mark McNaughton 77), Jim McLean (Paul Burns 72), Gerry Lindsay, John Ogden, Bobby Ferris, Ron Millman
Coach: Matt Carson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Hogg 45, Bennett 83

Sunday February 15 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Bob Kerr
Attendance: 2,200
Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Besir, Bugsy Nyskohus, Charlie Villani (Sergio Melta 39), Glen Dods, Gary Marocchi, John Nyskohus, David Mitchell, Brian Northcote
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Caution: B.Nyskohus
0 - 1 Sydney City
Tony Pezzano, Ian Souness, Gerry Gomez, Jim Cant, Ian Bruce, Ken Boden (Jim Patikas 74), John Spanos, Joe Watson, Murray Barnes, John Kosmina, Willie Murray (Hilton Silva 46)
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Caution: Gomez
Goal: Kosmina 49

Sunday February 15 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 4,025
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Col McAusland, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Alan Hughes, Zdenko Kafka, David Harding, Frank Leyden, Billy Pirie, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Kafka
Goals: Hughes 13, 89
2 - 2 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, Charlie Yankos, Pat Bannon (Bob Provan 46), John Yzendoorn (Ken Taylor 73), Jim Campbell, Jimmy Rooney, Theo Selemidis, Jamie Paton, Gary Cole, Andy Bozikas
Coach: Manny Poulakakis
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Cole 25 pen, Bozikas 86
Match Day Programme

Sunday February 15 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: 1,500
Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Steve Perry, David Ratcliffe, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson, John McVeigh (Barry Kelso 57)
Coach: George Potter
Caution: Gaffney
Goals: P.Wilkinson 17, Palinkas 39 pen
2 - 1 West Adelaide
David Miller, Peter Tymczyszyn, Tom Forde (Ian McGregor 46), Shraga Topaz, Gordon Haig, Vic Bozanic, Peter Boyle, Neil McGachey, Graham Norris, Lopez Manecas, Graham Honeyman
Coach: Billy Birch
Cautions: Nil; Red Card: Honeyman 64
Goal: Perry 41 Own Goal

Sunday February 15 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Jim Reeves
Attendance: 5,619
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Col Curran, Roy Drinkwater, Arno Bertogna, Steve Sumner (Craig Mason 78), Joe Senkalski, Ian Buckley, Graham Heys, Malcolm McClelland, David Jones
Coach: Alan Vest
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Buckley 9, McClelland 25, 31
3 - 0 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Chris Petrov, Jim Milne, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Slobodan Jovanovic, Zoran ilioski, Joe Picioane, Paul Simic, Dragan Vasic (Bruno Cozzella 46), Vlatko Belic, Jim Kondarios
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Kyriakouleas, Picioane

Sunday February 15 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Jim Fearn
Attendance: 4,000
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Gordon Flavell, Ljube Petrovski, John Higham, Steve Beech, Jeff Faulkner, George McMillan, Claude Lucchesi (John Little 69), Doug Brown (Con Stoikos 84), Robbie Cullen, Peter Ollerton
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Cautions: Nil
0 - 1 Canberra City
Richard Wilson, Mike O'Shea, Roy Stark, Terry Byrne, Robbie O'Shea, Duncan Cole, John O'Shea, Isaac Farrell (Johan Massa 46), Tony Brennan, Don MacLaren, Sebastian Giampaolo (Walter Valeri 69)
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: Nil
Goal: R.O'Shea 23

Sunday February 15 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 5,500
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Alan Davidson, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, Billy Rogers, George Campbell (George Christopoulos 64), Branko Buljevic, Alun Evans
Coach: John Margaritis
Caution: Rogers
Goal: Evans 39
1 - 0 Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Muir, Drago Tomasich, Gary Byrne, Peter Raskopoulos, Tony Henderson (Mark Jankovics 72), Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, Berti Mariani (Dennis Colusso 55)
Coach: Raul Blanco
Caution: Tomasich

Sunday February 15 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 5,904
Wollongong City
Jim Preston, John Fleming, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Tony Dickinson, Jim McBreen, Lee Adam, John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick, Brian Turner (Glen Fontana 70), Clive Campbell
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil
Goals: McBreen 35, Campbell 55, 62
3 - 1 Sydney Olympic
Gary Meier, Danny Moulis, Greg Ankudinoff, Ken Wilson, Derek Laing, Jim Ziras, Peter Katholos, Hussein Housseini, Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings, David Cork (Mike Cross 75)
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Moulis 79
Match Day Programme
 
Round Two

Sunday February 22 1981
Lions Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: 1,800
Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, Steve Hogg, Jim McLean (Mark McNaughton 71), Gerry Lindsay (Calvin Daunt 75), John Ogden, Ron Millman, Bobby Ferris
Coach: Matt Carson
Cautions: Nil
0 - 1 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Roy Drinkwater, Arno Bertogna, Col Curran, Steve Sumner, David Jones (Bob Mountford 31), Joe Senkalski, Graham Heys, Ian Buckley, Malcolm McClelland (Craig Mason 52)
Coach: Alan Vest
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Buckley 87

Sunday February 22 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Bob Mee
Attendance: 2,642
Canberra City
Richard Wilson, Mike O'Shea, Roy Stark, Robbie O'Shea, Duncan Cole, Johan Massa (Isaac Farrell 57), Terry Byrne, John O'Shea, Don MacLaren, Walter Valeri, Tony Brennan (Sebastian Giampaolo 70)
Coach: George Murray
Caution: Stark
0 - 0 Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bobby Russell, Bugsy Nyskohus, David Jones, Charlie Villani (Greg Buch 80), Gary Marocchi, John Perin, Brian Northcote, John Nyskohus (Luciano Signore 88), David Mitchell, Sergio Melta
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Villani, Melta
Match Day Programme

Sunday February 22 1981
Sydney Sports Ground, Moore Park, Sydney
Referee: Doug Rennie
Attendance: 1,500
Sydney City
Tony Pezzano, John Spanos, Ian Bruce, Jim Cant, Gerry Gomez, Ian Souness, Murray Barnes, Willie Murray (Agenor Muniz 54), John Kosmina, Joe Watson, Ken Boden (Hilton Silva 71)
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Boden 37 pen
1 - 1 Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Steve Perry, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Billy Wilkinson, Joe Palinkas (Kevin Caldwell 62), Paul Wilkinson, Barry Kelso
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Dunne, Caldwell
Goal: Caldwell 74 pen

Sunday February 22 1981
St. George Stadium, Rockdale, Sydney
Referee: Henry Witschge
Attendance: 4,813
Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Ian Rowden, Jim Ziras, Greg Ankudinoff (Andy Scott 66), David Cork, Hussein Housseini (Mike Cross 46), Peter Katholos, Derek Laing, Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Laing 38, Koussas 43
2 - 2 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Steve Blair, Alan Davidson, Billy Rogers, Jim Shirra, John Stevenson, George Christopoulos, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic (Duncan Cummings 76)
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Christopoulos 24, 61 pen

Sunday February 22 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Graham Neal
Attendance: 2,700
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Barry Reynolds (Gordon Haig 20), Peter Tymczyszyn, Shraga Topaz, Vic Bozanic, Neil McGachey, Peter Boyle, Ian McKie, Ian McGregor, Graham Norris, Lopez Manecas
Coach: Billy Birch
Cautions: Nil
Goals: McGregor 20, Boyle 80
2 - 0 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley (Tony Rasmussen 75), Steve Pollard (Craig Wallace 46), Cliff Pointer, Mike Milovanovic, Stuart Selvage, Jovan Djordjevic, Ricky Hormazabal, Branko Culina, Brian O'Donnell, Peter Cuk
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Hormazabal, Wallace

Sunday February 22 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 1,951
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Chris Petrov (Igor Hazabent 77), Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim Kondarios, Jim Milne, Vlatko Belic (Suleiman Curovic 58), Joe Picioane, Slobodan Jovanovic, Zoran Ilioski, Paul Simic, Dragan Vasic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Kondarios 15, Vasic 44
2 - 1 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Col McAusland, John Coyne, David Harding (Ian Gray 79), Zdenko Kafka, Alan Hughes, Billy Pirie, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Pullen
Goal: O'Connor 24

Sunday February 22 1981
Olympic Park No 2, Melbourne
Referee: David Yelland
Attendance: 5,200
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Charlie Yankos, John Yzendoorn, Pat Bannon, Arthur McMillan, Theo Selemidis, Jim Campbell (Ken Taylor 58), Jimmy Rooney, Gary Cole, Jamie Paton, Andy Bozikas
Coach: Manny Poulakakis
Cautions: Nil
0 - 3 Wollongong City
Jim Preston, John Fleming, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Tony Dickinson, Jim McBreen, Lee Adam, John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick, Clive Campbell, Brian Turner (Ken Morton 4 (Ray Mohring 73))
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil
Goals: McBreen 34, Morton 51, Dunleavy 72

Sunday February 22 1981
Marconi Oval, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Gary Power
Attendance: 4,500
Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Jim Muir, Ivo Prskalo, Drago Tomasich, Gary Byrne, Peter Raskopoulos (Dennis Colusso 46), Tony Henderson, Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, Mark Jankovics
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Muir, Prskalo; Red Card: Prskalo 86
Goal: Krncevic 66
1 - 0 Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Gordon Flavell, Ljube Petrovski, John Higham, Steve Beech, Jeff Faulkner, George McMillan, Claude Lucchesi, Doug Brown, Robbie Cullen, Peter Ollerton
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Cautions: Cullen, Petrovski
 
Round Three

Sunday March 1 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 2,300
Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bugsy Nyskohus, Bobby Russell, David Jones, Glen Dods (Greg Buch 64), John Perin, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, David Mitchell, Charlie Villani (Brian Northcote 58), John Nyskohus
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Nil; Red Card: Perin 23
0 - 1 Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Berti Mariani, Tony Henderson, Drago Tomasich, Peter Raskopoulos, Gary Byrne, Dennis Colusso, Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, Mark Jankovics
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Henderson, Byrne, Mariani
Goal: Jankovics 63

Sunday March 1 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Richard Lorenc
Attendance: 2,651
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Col McAusland, Zdenko Kafka, Frank Leyden (John Coyne 74), Ian Gray, Alan Hughes, Billy Pirie (Marshall Soper 64), Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Nil
0 - 0 Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Alan Niven, Col Bennett, Jim Hermiston, Steve Hogg, Jim McLean (Mark McNaughton 70), Steve Konstantinou, Gerry Lindsay, Bobby Ferris, Ron Millman
Coach: Matt Carson
Cautions: Niven, Millman
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 1 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Gary Power
Attendance: 2,000
Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Steve Perry, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Billy Wilkinson, Kevin Caldwell (Joe Palinkas 66), Paul Wilkinson, Barry Kelso
Coach: George Potter
Caution: Gaffney
0 - 0 Canberra City
Richard Wilson, Mike O'Shea, Terry Byrne, Roy Stark, Robbie O'Shea, Duncan Cole, Johan Massa, John O'Shea, Walter Valeri, Don MacLaren (Isaac Farrell 75), Tony Brennan (Sebastian Giampaolo 61)
Coach: George Murray
Caution: MacLaren

Sunday March 1 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 6,343
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Col Curran, Arno Bertogna, Roy Drinkwater, Craig Mason, Joe Senkalski, Ian Buckley, Graham Heys, Bob Mountford, Malcolm McClelland (David Jones 78)
Coach: Alan Vest
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Drinkwater 45
1 - 1 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Mike Milovanovic (Carlos Ortega 73), Cliff Pointer, Steve Pollard, Stuart Selvage, Jovan Djordjevic, Ricky Hormazabal, Branko Culina, Brian O'Donnell, Dean Milosevic
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Hormazabal, Djordjevic, Milovanovic, Pollard, Culina
Goal: Selvage 41
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 1 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Evan Venios
Attendance: 3,000
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, Ljube Petrovski, John Higham, Steve Beech, Jeff Faulkner (Gary Ward 69), Claude Lucchesi (John Little 85), Gordon Flavell, Doug Brown, Peter Ollerton, Robbie Cullen
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Caution: Ollerton
Goals: Cullen 22, Lucchesi 49, Brown 85
3 - 1 Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Greg Ankudinoff, Jim Ziras, Ian Rowden, Mike Cross, Peter Katholos, David Cork, Hussein Housseini (Danny Moulis 43 (Ken Wilson 53)), Derek Laing, Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Caution: Cross
Goal: Katholos 64

Sunday March 1 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Jack Johnston
Attendance: 12,500
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Billy Rogers, Alan Davidson, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, George Christopoulos, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Caution: Shirra
Goals: Buljevic 13, Xanthopoulos 83
2 - 1 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Charlie Yankos (Bob Provan 81), Pat Bannon, John Yzendoorn, Arthur McMillan, Theo Selemidis, Jim Campbell, Jimmy Rooney, Gary Cole, Jamie Paton, Andy Bozikas
Coach: Manny Poulakakis
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Paton 46

Sunday March 1 1981
St. George Stadium, Rockdale, Sydney
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 1,200
Sydney City
Tony Pezzano, Ian Souness, Ian Bruce, Jim Cant, Gerry Gomez, John Spanos, Joe Watson (Jim Patikas 79), Ken Boden (Hilton Silva 61), Agenor Muniz, Murray Barnes, John Kosmina
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Caution: Kosmina
Goal: Kosmina 39
1 - 0 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Peter Tymczyszyn, Neil McGachey, Shraga Topaz, Gordon Haig, Peter Boyle (Tim Brown 82), Vic Bozanic, Graham Norris, Ian McKie, Ian McGregor, Lopez Manecas
Coach: Billy Birch
Caution: Tymczyszyn

Sunday March 1 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 5,317
Wollongong City
Jim Preston, John Fleming, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Jock Morlando, Jim McBreen, John Lathan, Lee Adam, Peter Tredinnick, Clive Campbell, Brian Turner (Glen Fontana 72)
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Tredinnick 71, Dunleavy 85
2 - 1 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Zoran Ilioski, Jim Milne, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim Kondarios, Chris Petrov, Slobodan Jovanovic, Joe Picioane, Vlatko Belic (Igor Hazabent 46), Paul Simic, Dragan Vasic (Bruno Cozzella 61)
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Cozzella 78
Match Day Programme
 
Round Four

Saturday March 7 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Ken Allen
Attendance: 2,893
Canberra City
Richard Wilson, Mike O'Shea, Duncan Cole, John Moutsopoulos, John O'Shea, Roy Stark, Robbie O'Shea, Johan Massa (Isaac Farrell 62), Terry Byrne, Tony Brennan (Sebastian Giampaolo 78), Walter Valeri
Coach: George Murray
Caution: J.O'Shea
Goals: Valeri 10, 58
2 - 0 Sydney City
Tony Pezzano, Ian Bruce, Jim Cant, Steve O'Connor, Ian Souness, Joe Watson, Hilton Silva (Willie Murray 38), Murray Barnes, Agenor Muniz (Jim Patikas 62), Ken Boden, John Kosmina
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 8 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Ken Small
Attendance: 2,543
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Steve Pollard, Stuart Selvage, Ricky Hormazabal, Brian O'Donnell, Jovan Djordjevic, Dean Milosevic (Neil Pearson 66), Branko Culina
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Nil
0 - 1 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Col McAusland, John Coyne, Zdenko Kafka, Alan Hughes (Ian Gray 44), Frank Leyden, Marshall Soper, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Pullen
Goal: O'Connor 15
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 8 1981
Lions Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Jack Wood
Attendance: 1,970
Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, Steve Hogg, Gerry Lindsay, Jim McLean, Steve Konstantinou (Lyle Bryce 46), Ron Millman, Bobby Ferris (Mark McNaughton 79)
Coach: Matt Carson
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Ferris 44
1 - 1 Wollongong City
Jim Preston, John Fleming, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Jeff Ainsworth, Lee Adam, John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick, Jim McBreen, Clive Campbell, Brian Turner (Ken Morton 83)
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Adam 27 pen
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 8 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: David Yelland
Attendance: 5,890
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Zoran Ilioski, Chris Petrov, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim Kondarios, Igor Hazabent, Joe Picioane, Suleiman Curovic, Slobodan Jovanovic (Vlatko Belic 78), Paul Simic (Dragan Vasic 78), Bruno Cozzella
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Hazabent, Boland
Goal: Ilioski 11
1 - 2 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Alan Davidson, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, George Christopoulos, Duncan Cummings, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Shirra, Evans
Goals: Christopoulos 20, Evans 68

Sunday March 8 1981
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Dennis Voutsinas
Attendance: 8,000
Heidelberg United
Jack Reilly, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Pat Bannon, Jim Tansey (Bob Provan 46), Theo Selemidis (Jimmy Rooney 69), Jim Campbell, Ken Taylor, Andy Bozikas, Jamie Paton, Gary Cole
Coach: Manny Poulakakis
Caution: McMillan
Goals: Paton 71, 77
2 - 3 Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, Ljube Petrovski, John Higham, Steve Beech, Jeff Faulkner, Doug Brown, Claude Lucchesi, Peter Ollerton, Robbie Cullen, Gary Ward (George McMillan 76)
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Cautions: Nil; Red Card: Rainey
Goals: Ward 3, Ollerton 8, Brown 77

Sunday March 8 1981
Marconi Oval, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 3,420
Marconi
Alan Maher, Berti Mariani, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Muir, Drago Tomasich, Peter Raskopoulos (Dennis Colusso 64), Tony Henderson, Gary Byrne, Mark Jankovics, Eddie Krncevic, Peter Sharne
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Byrne 68
1 - 1 Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Steve Perry, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson, John McVeigh (Kevin Low 80)
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Ratcliffe, B.Wilkinson
Goal: McVeigh 25
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 8 1981
St. George Stadium, Rockdale, Sydney
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 4,254
Sydney Olympic
Gary Meier, Greg Ankudinoff, Ken Wilson, Ian Rowden, Mike Cross, Peter Katholos, Jim Ziras (Hussein Housseini 35), David Cork (Alex Jamieson 46), Derek Laing, Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Caution: Ankudinoff
Goals: Jennings 69, Koussas 75, Laing 89
3 - 1 Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bobby Russell, Bugsy Nyskohus, David Jones, Chris Miller (Luciano Signore 76), Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, John Nyskohus, Brian Northcote, David Mitchell, Charlie Villani
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Ankudinoff 27 Own Goal
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 8 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Bobby Kerr
Attendance: 3,800
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Gordon Haig, Peter Tymczyszyn, Shraga Topaz, Vic Bozanic, Neil McGachey, Peter Boyle (Graham Honeyman 77), Ian McKie, Graham Norris, Ian McGregor, Lopez Manecas (David Pillans 70)
Coach: Billy Birch
Cautions: Nil
0 - 1 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Arno Bertogna, Roy Drinkwater, Col Curran, Joe Senkalski, Ian Buckley, Bob Mountford, Craig Mason, David Kamasz (Paul Burrows), Malcolm McClelland
Coach: Alan Vest
Caution: Curran
Goal: Mason 70
 
Round Five

Sunday March 15 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Graham Neal
Attendance: 3,576
Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Brian Northcote, Bugsy Nyskohus, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, David Mitchell (Peter Rankin 65), Charlie Villani, John Nyskohus
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Caution: Northcote
Goals: Villani 8, B.Nyskohus 78, J.Nyskohus 89 pen
3 - 1 Heidelberg United
Jack Reilly, Arthur McMillan, Pat Bannon, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Theo Selemidis, Ken Taylor, Jim Campbell, Jimmy Rooney, Andy Bozikas, Gary Cole (Tom Tasevski 68)
Coach: Manny Poulakakis
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Cole 11

Sunday March 15 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: 2,500
Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Steve Perry, David Ratcliffe, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson, Bobby Hamilton, Frank Pimblett, Larry Gaffney, Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson, John McVeigh (Kevin Low 76)
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Nil
Goals: P.Wilkinson 27, Palinkas 67, Hamilton 76
3 - 0 Sydney Olympic
Gary Meier, Jim Ziras (Greg Ankudinoff 66), Ian Rowden, Ken Wilson, Mike Cross, David Cork (Hussein Housseini 27), Alex Jamieson, Peter Katholos, Derek Laing, Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Nil

Sunday March 15 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Gary Power
Attendance: 3,170
Canberra City
Richard Wilson, Mike O'Shea, Roy Stark, Duncan Cole, John O'Shea, Robbie O'Shea, Terry Byrne, Johan Massa (Don MacLaren 59), Isaac Farrell, Tony Brennan, Walter Valeri
Coach: George Murray
Caution: Byrne
Goal: Farrell 66
1 - 2 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Peter Tymczyszyn, Neil McGachey, Vic Bozanic, Shraga Topaz, Zoran Maricic, Lopez Manecas, Peter Boyle, Graham Honeyman, Graham Norris, Tim Brown
Coach: Billy Birch
Caution: Boyle
Goals: Bozanic 10, Boyle 72
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 15 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 4,500
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Gordon Flavell, John Higham, Ljube Petrovski, Steve Beech, Claude Lucchesi, Jeff Faulkner, Doug Brown, Robbie Cullen, Gary Ward (George McMillan 57), Peter Ollerton
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Ollerton 42, 71, Cullen 61
3 - 0 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Igor Hazabent, Zoran Ilioski, Jim Kondarios, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Mike McIvor (Dragan Vasic 46), Slobodan Jovanovic, Joe Picioane, Bruno Cozzella, Steve Kakantonis, James McLaughlin
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Kyriakouleas, Picioane

Sunday March 15 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Jim Fearn
Attendance: 5,000
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Alan Davidson, Billy Rogers, John Stevenson (Bertie Lutton 71), Jim Shirra, Alun Evans, George Christopoulos (Duncan Cummings 9), Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Caution: Evans
Goal: Cummings 83
1 - 0 Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Col Bennett, Jim Hermiston, Alan Niven, Steve Hogg, Jim McLean (Mark MaNaughton 84), Gerry Lindsay, Ron Millman, Bobby Ferris, Steve Konstantinou (Calvin Daunt 76)
Coach: Matt Carson
Cautions: Lindsay, Bennett
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 15 1981
E.S.Marks Field, Sydney Athletic Field, Kensington, Sydney
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 3,458
Sydney City
Tony Pezzano, Ian Souness, Steve O'Connor, John Spanos, Ian Bruce, Willie Murray, Murray Barnes, Jim Patikas (Joe Watson 57), Agenor Muniz, John Kosmina, Ken Boden (Gerry Gomez 74)
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Boden 10, 11, 73, Gomez 85, 90
5 - 0 Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Drago Tomasich (Berti Mariani 46), Jim Muir, Ivo Prskalo, Tony Henderson, Gary Byrne, Peter Raskopoulos, Peter Sharne, Mark Jankovics, Eddie Krncevic (Dennis Colusso 55)
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Tomasich, Muir

Sunday March 15 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Richard Lorenc
Attendance: 5,637
Wollongong City
Jim Preston, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Lee Adam, Jim McBreen, John Fleming, John Lathan, Jeff Ainsworth, Clive Campbell, Brian Turner, Peter Tredinnick
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Lathan, Turner, McBreen
Goal: Fleming 41
1 - 1 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley (Tony Rasmussen 10), Cliff Pointer, Mike Milovanovic, Steve Pollard, Ricky Hormazabal, Jovan Djordjevic, Brian O'Donnell, Stuart Selvage, Craig Wallace (Dean Milosevic 62), Branko Culina
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Pollard, Pointer
Goal: Culina 86
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 15 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Bob Mee
Attendance: 4,281
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Col McAusland, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Frank Leyden, John Coyne, Zdenko Kafka, Marshall Soper, Sebastian Giampaolo, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Nil
Goals: O'Connor 75, Soper 84
2 - 1 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Arno Bertogna, Roy Drinkwater, Joe Senkalski, Col Curran, Craig Mason, Ian Buckley, David Kamasz, Bob Mountford, Malcolm McClelland
Coach: Alan Vest
Caution: Mason
Goal: Bertogna 38
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Round Six

Saturday March 28 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 2,451
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Brian O'Donnell, Carlos Ortega, Stuart Selvage, Jovan Djordjevic, Branko Culina, Craig Wallace (Peter Cuk 62), Paul Burrows (Dean Milosevic 72)
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Djordjevic
Goals: Culina 33, Cuk 65
2 - 2 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Arthur Xanthopoulos (Bertie Lutton 48), Steve Blair, Alan Davidson, Billy Rogers, Jim Shirra, John Stevenson, Alun Evans, George Christopoulos, Branko Buljevic (Duncan Cummings 46)
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Davidson, Lutton
Goals: Evans 9, Cummings 86
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 29 1981
Richlands Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Col Amos
Attendance: 1,830
Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Col Bennett, Jim Hermiston, Alan Niven, Steve Hogg, Gerry Lindsay, Jim McLean (Steve Konstantinou 53), Lyle Bryce, Ron Millman, Bobby Ferris
Coach: Matt Carson
Caution: Bennett
Goals: Hogg 10, Bryce 27
2 - 1 Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, John Higham, Ljube Petrovski (John Little 75), Steve Beech, Jeff Faulkner, Claude Lucchesi, Gordon Flavell, Robbie Cullen, Peter Ollerton, Doug Brown
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Cautions: Ollerton, Higham, Faulkner
Goal: Cullen 64

Sunday March 29 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Evan Venios
Attendance: 2,000
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim Milne, Jim Kondarios, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Igor Hazabent, Zoran Ilioski, Steve Kakantonis, Suleiman Curovic, Bruno Cozzella (Shaun Parton 46), James McLaughlin, Dragan Vasic (Paul Simic)
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Kyriakouleas, Parton
Goal: Cozzella 28
1 - 1 Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bugsy Nyskohus, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Sergio Melta, Gary Marocchi, Luciano Signore (Peter Rankin 39), Charlie Villani, John Nyskohus, David Mitchell
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Mitchell 59

Sunday March 29 1981
Olympic Park No 2, Melbourne
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 3,500
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan (George Itsou 83), Bob Provan, John Yzendoorn, Charlie Yankos, Theo Selemidis, Ken Taylor, Jimmy Rooney, Andy Bozikas, Gary Cole, Jim Campbell
Coach: Jimmy Rooney
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Bozikas 4, Yankos 59
2 - 0 Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Steve Perry, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Billy Wilkinson, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Larry Gaffney (Kevin Low 69), Paul Wilkinson, John McVeigh, Joe Palinkas (Kevin Caldwell 69)
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Nil

Sunday March 29 1981
Marconi Oval, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Ken Small
Attendance: 3,700
Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Tony Henderson, Jim Muir, Paul Degney, Gary Byrne, Hussein Housseini, Joe Picioane, Peter Sharne, Mark Jankovics (Dennis Colusso 79), Eddie Krncevic
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Nil
0 - 2 Canberra City
Richard Wilson, Mike O'Shea, Duncan Cole, John O'Shea, Roy Stark, Robbie O'Shea, Terry Byrne, Walter Valeri, Don MacLaren, Tony Brennan, Isaac Farrell
Coach: George Murray
Caution: R.O'Shea
Goals: Valeri 61, 86 pen
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 29 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Doug Rennie
Attendance: 7,567
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Arno Bertogna, Roy Drinkwater, Howard Tredinnick, Steve Sumner, Malcolm McClelland, Ian Buckley (David Kamasz 84), Graham Heys, Bob Mountford, David Jones (Joe Senkalski 72)
Coach: Alan Vest
Cautions: Bertogna, Mountford
Goal: Drinkwater 73
1 - 1 Wollongong City
Jim Preston, John Fleming, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Jeff Ainsworth, Jim McBreen, John Lathan, Lee Adam, Peter Tredinnick, Clive Campbell, Glen Fontana (Brian Turner 80)
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Adam, Ainsworth
Goal: Fontana 37
Match Day Programme

Sunday March 29 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Jim Reeves
Attendance: 4,728
Sydney Olympic
Gary Meier, Danny Moulis, Bill Palmer, Jim Ziras, Ian Rowden, Peter Katholos, Alex Jamieson (Tom Gavin 59), Peter Raskopoulos, Derek Laing, Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Moulis, Koussas
Goals: Raskopoulos 61, Gavin 62
2 - 2 Sydney City
Tony Pezzano, Ian Souness, Ian Bruce, Steve O'Connor, John Spanos, Murray Barnes, Joe Watson, Agenor Muniz, Jim Patikas, Ken Boden, John Kosmina
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Boden 19, Barnes 31

Sunday March 29 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 4,500
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Zoran Maricic, Peter Tymczyszyn, Shraga Topaz, Gordon Haig (Barry Reynolds 70), Neil McGachey, Peter Boyle, Graham Honeyman, David Pillans, Tim Brown, Graham Norris
Coach: Billy Birch
Caution: Maricic
Goal: Brown 19
1 - 2 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Col McAusland, John Coyne (David Watt 59), Zdenko Kafka, Frank Leyden, Phil O'Connor, Sebastian Giampaolo, Marshall Soper
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Wilson; Red Card: Skellern 75
Goals: Giampaolo 8, O'Connor 69
 
Round Seven

Sunday April 5 1981
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Jim Rossis
Attendance: 3,200
Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Gary Marocchi, Glen Dods, Sergio Melta, Brian Northcote (Charlie Villani 73), David Mitchell (Chris Miller 87), John Nyskohus
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Caution: Dods
Goals: Russell 4, Mitchell 8, Marocchi 17
3 - 2 Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Col Bennett, Jim Hermiston, Alan Niven, Steve Hogg, Jim McLean, Gerry Lindsay, Bobby Ferris (Steve Konstantinou 65), Ron Millman, Lyle Bryce (Johan Verweij 79)
Coach: Matt Carson
Caution: Ontong
Goals: Bryce 13, Hermiston 77

Sunday April 5 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Jack Wood
Attendance: 1,600
Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Steve Perry, David Ratcliffe, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Kevin Low, Paul Wilkinson, John McVeigh (Willie Conner 60)
Coach: George Potter
Caution: Ratcliffe
Goals: P.Wilkinson 71, Conner 80
2 - 0 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim Milne, Jim Kondarios, Zoran Ilioski, Igor Hazabent, Vlatko Belic, Chris Petrov, Steve Kakantonis, Dragan Vasic (Suleiman Curovic 78), James McLaughlin, Bruno Cozzella (Paul Simic 71)
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Nil

Sunday April 5 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 5,682
Canberra City
Richard Wilson, Mike O'Shea, Roy Stark, Duncan Cole, John O'Shea, Robbie O'Shea, Terry Byrne, Isaac Farrell (Johan Massa 65), Don MacLaren (Ian Gibson 46), Walter Valeri, Tony Brennan
Coach: George Murray
Caution: R.O'Shea
Goals: Brennan 64, Gibson 72
2 - 1 Sydney Olympic
Gary Meier, Danny Moulis, Bill Palmer, Peter Raskopoulos, Ian Rowden, Jim Ziras, Derek Laing, Roy Cotton, Mark Koussas (Clive Eaton 57), Peter Katholos, Graham Jennings
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Caution: Raskopoulos
Goal: Cotton 31
Match Day Programme

Sunday April 5 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: David Yelland
Attendance: 3,500
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Steve Beech, John Higham (George McMillan 72), Ljube Petrovski, Mike Rainey, Claude Lucchesi, Gordon Flavell, Jeff Faulkner (John Little 80), Peter Ollerton, Doug Brown, Robbie Cullen
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Cautions: Ollerton, Beech, Lucchesi; Red Card: Cullen 37
Goals: Ollerton 49, 65
2 - 3 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Brian O'Donnell, Branko Culina, Stuart Selvage, Carlos Ortega (Dean Milosevic 52), Jovan Djordjevic (Tony Rasmussen 57), Peter Cuk, Craig Wallace
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Wallace, Rasmussen, Milosevic
Goals: Cuk 22, Wallace 54, 74

Sunday April 5 1981
Marconi Oval, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Richard Lorenc
Attendance: 3,550
Marconi
Alan Maher, Paul Degney, Tony Henderson, Berti Mariani, Ivo Prskalo, Gary Byrne, Hussein Housseini, Dennis Colusso (Jim Muir 87), Eddie Krncevic, Peter Sharne, Mark Jankovics
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Sharne 78
1 - 0 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Peter Tymczyszyn, Con Kambas, Shraga Topaz, Zoran Maricic, Neil McGachey, Graham Honeyman, Vic Bozanic, Tim Brown, David Pillans, Graham Norris
Coach: Billy Birch
Cautions: Norris, Maricic, Kambas

Sunday April 5 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 6,888
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Bertie Lutton, Steve Blair, Alan Davidson, John Stevenson, Billy Rogers, Jim Shirra, Duncan Cummings, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Davidson 21 pen, Stevenson 66
2 - 0 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Arno Bertogna, Roy Drinkwater, Howard Tredinnick, Malcolm McClelland, Steve Sumner (Craig Mason 80), Ian Buckley (David Jones 80), Graham Heys, Joe Senkalski, Bob Mountford
Coach: Alan Vest
Caution: McClelland
Match Day Programme

Sunday April 5 1981
E.S.Marks Field, Sydney Athletic Field, Kensington, Sydney
Referee: Ken Small
Attendance: 2,611
Sydney City
Todd Clarke, John Spanos, Steve O'Connor, Ian Bruce, Joe Watson (Gerry Gomez 80), Murray Barnes, Ken Boden (Jim Cant 80), John Kosmina, Agenor Muniz, Jim Patikas, Ian Souness
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Boden 36
1 - 0 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, Jim Tansey, John Yzendoorn, Theo Selemidis, Jimmy Rooney, Jim Campbell, Andy Bozikas, Bob Provan, Ken Taylor, Gary Cole
Coach: Jimmy Rooney
Cautions: Nil

Sunday April 5 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Gary Power
Attendance: 6,087
Wollongong City
Jim Preston (Natch Vardareff 25), John Fleming, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Jeff Ainsworth, Jim McBreen, Lee Adam, John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick, Clive Campbell, Glen Fontana (Brian Turner 75)
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Tredinnick 30
1 - 1 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, John McKie, Peter Wilson, Mark Pullen, Col McAusland, Zdenko kafka, John Coyne, Frank Leyden, Sebastian Giampaolo, Marshall Soper (Tony Morsello 70), Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Kafka 5
Match Day Programme
 
Round Eight

Sunday April 12 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 4,382
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Col McAusland, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Alan Hughes, Sebastian Giampaolo, Zdenko Kafka, Phil O'Connor, Tony Morsello (Marshall Soper 77), Frank Leyden
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Pullen
Goal: O'Connor 56
1 - 1 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Alan Davidson, Bertie Lutton (George Christopoulos 65), Steve Blair, John Stevenson, Billy Rogers, Jim Shirra, Duncan Cummings, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Evans 75
Match Day Programme

Sunday April 12 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Doug Rennie
Attendance: 2,348
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Cliff Pointer, Mike Milovanovic, Brian O'Donnell, Stuart Selvage, Ricky Hormazabal, Branko Culina, Craig Wallace (Dean Milosevic 53), Paul Burrows, Peter Cuk
Coach: Rale Rasic
Caution: Burrows
Goal: Cuk 24
1 - 5 Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bobby Russell, John Perin, David Jones, Bugsy Nyskohus, Glen Dods, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, David Mitchell, John Nyskohus, Brian Northcote
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Jones, Perin; Red Card: Jones 68
Goals: Mitchell 4, 76, J.Nyskohus 30, Russell 60, Northcote 66

Sunday April 12 1981
Richlands Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Ken Allen
Attendance: 3,500
Brisbane Lions
Tony Scanlon, Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, Steve Hogg, Gerry Lindsay, Jim McLean (Mark McNaughton 67), Lyle Bryce (Bobby Ferris 17), Danny Wright, Ron Millman
Coach: Matt Carson
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Millman 26
1 - 0 Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Steve Perry, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Kevin Low (Barry Kelso 46), Paul Wilkinson, Willie Conner
Coach: George Potter
Caution: Ratcliffe

Sunday April 12 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Dennis Voutsinas
Attendance: 1,000
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim O'Reilly, Igor Hazabent, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim Kondarios, Jim Milne, Slobodan Jovanovic, Zoran Ilioski, Vlatko Belic (Chris Petrov 70), Steve Kakantonis (Suleiman Curovic 85), Bruno Cozzella
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Caution: O'Reilly, Hazabent, Belic, Kakantonis
Goal: Belic 67
1 - 0 Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Ian Souness, John Spanos, Steve O'Connor (Gerry Gomez 50), Ian Bruce, Jim Patikas, Agenor Muniz (Jim Cant 74), Murray Barnes, Joe Watson, Ken Boden, John Kosmina
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil

Sunday April 12 1981
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Evan Venios
Attendance: 3,192
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Jim Tansey, Theo Selemidis, Ken Taylor, Jimmy Rooney, Andy Bozikas (Joe McGrory 58), Gary Cole, Jim Campbell
Coach: Jimmy Rooney
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Taylor 58
1 - 1 Canberra City
Richard Wilson, Mike O'Shea, Isaac Farrell (Johan Massa 64), Duncan Cole, John O'Shea, Roy Stark, Robbie O'Shea, Terry Byrne, Walter Valeri, Don MacLaren, Ian Gibson
Coach: George Murray
Caution: Valeri
Goal: J.O'Shea 68

Sunday April 12 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Alf Rodway
Attendance: 4,278
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Howard Tredinnick, Roy Drinkwater (David Jones 80), Arno Bertogna, Steve Sumner, Malcolm McClelland, Ian Buckley, David Kamasz (Alfie Stamp 75), Joe Senkalski, Bob Mountford
Coach: Alan Vest
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Mountford 3, 75, Senkalski 51, Bertogna 64
4 - 0 Preston Makedonia
Gary Clayton, Mike Rainey, Steve Beech, John Higham, Ljube Petrovski, Jeff Faulkner, Gordon Flavell, Claude Lucchesi, George McMillan, Peter Ollerton, John Little (Con Stoikos 62)
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Cautions: McMillan, Flavell

Sunday April 12 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Graham Neal
Attendance: 3,100
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Zoran Maricic, Peter Tymczyszyn, Shraga Topaz, Vic Bozanic, Peter Boyle (Ian McKie 18), Graham Honeyman, Neil McGachey, Tim Brown, Graham Norris (Gordon Haig 46), Jim Wright
Coach: Billy Birch
Caution: Maricic
0 - 0 Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, Peter Willis (Ken Morton 69), Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Jeff Ainsworth, Jim McBreen, John Fleming, Peter Tredinnick, Lee Adam, Glen Fontana (Clive Campbell 46), John Lathan
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil

Sunday April 12 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 6,878
Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Ken Wilson, Bill Palmer, Jim Ziras, Peter Raskopoulos, Peter Katholos, Derek Laing, Roy Cotton, Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Caution: Ziras
Goals: Katholos 72, Cotton 79
2 - 0 Marconi
Alan Maher, Paul Degney, Tony Henderson, Ivo Prskalo, Berti Mariani, Dennis Colusso (Jim Muir 30), Gary Byrne, Hussein Housseini, Peter Sharne, Mark Jankovics, Eddie Krncevic
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Henderson, Muir, Housseini; Red Card: Housseini 81
 
Round Nine

Saturday April 18 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Des Miles
Attendance: 2,000
Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Steve Perry, David Ratcliffe, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson, Barry Kelso (Willie Conner 71)
Coach: George Potter
Caution: Dunne
Goals: Hamilton 43, 87
2 - 1 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Brian O'Donnell, Stuart Selvage, Ricky Hormazabal, Branko Culina, Jovan Djordjevic (Dean Milosevic 20), Paul Burrows, Craig Wallace (Tony Rasmussen 48)
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Culina 85

Sunday April 19 1981
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Bob Kerr
Attendance: 3,100
Adelaide City
Peter Marshall (Steve Peressin 15), Bobby Russell, John Perin, Chris Miller, Bugsy Nyskohus, Charlie Villani, Gary Marocchi, John Nyskohus, Sergio Melta, David Mitchell, Brian Northcote
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Caution: J.Nyskohus
Goals: J.Nyskohus 13, 63 pen, Villani 58, Russell 65
4 - 1 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Arno Bertogna, Roy Drinkwater, Howard Tredinnick, Malcolm McClelland, Craig Mason, Ian Buckley, David Kamasz (Graham Heys 75), Joe Senkalski, Bob Mountford (David Jones 15)
Coach: Alan Vest
Cautions: Reaney, McClelland
Goal: Kamasz 27

Sunday April 19 1981
Marconi Oval, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 2,500
Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Paul Degney, Steve Calderan, Tony Henderson, Berti Mariani, Gary Byrne, Joe Picioane, Mark Jankovics, Eddie Krncevic (Dennis Colusso 70), Peter Sharne
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Sharne 10, 38, Jankovics 90
3 - 1 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, Bob Provan, John Yzendoorn, Jim Tansey, Jimmy Rooney (Gary Cole 64), Ken Taylor (Liam Monagle 46), Jim Campbell, Theo Selemidis, Andy Bozikas, Joe McGrory
Coach: Jimmy Rooney
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Yzendoorn 60
Match Day Programme

Sunday April 19 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 3,500
Preston Makedonia
Gary Clayton, Mike Rainey, Ljube Petrovski, John Higham, Steve Beech, Gordon Flavell, Claude Lucchesi, Jeff Faulkner (Eric Lesbirel 81), Robbie Cullen, Peter Ollerton, Doug Brown
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Higham 11, Ollerton 30, Brown 53
3 - 1 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, David Watt, Peter Wilson, Col McAusland, Zdenko Kafka, Frank Leyden, Alan Hughes, Phil O'Connor, Tony Morsello, Sebastian Giampaolo
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Morsello
Goal: Giampaolo 19

Sunday April 19 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 7,000
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Alan Davidson, John Stevenson, Billy Rogers, Jim Shirra, Duncan Cummings (George Christopoulos 70), Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Caution: Shirra
Goal: Stevenson 72
1 - 0 Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, Peter Willis, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Jeff Ainsworth, Jim McBreen, Lee Adam, John Fleming, Peter Tredinnick, Glen Fontana, Jock Morlando (Ken Morton 73)
Coach: Ken Morton
Caution: de Graaf

Sunday April 19 1981
E.S.Marks Field, Sydney Athletic Field, Kensington, Sydney
Referee: Richard Lorenc
Attendance: 1,726
Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Ian Souness, Ian Bruce, Steve O'Connor, John Spanos, Jim Patikas, Agenor Muniz (Jim Cant 56), Murray Barnes, Joe Watson, John Kosmina, Gerry Gomez (Willie Murray 72)
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Souness 20
1 - 1 Brisbane Lions
Tony Scanlon, Paul Ontong, Alan Niven, Gerry Lindsay, Col Bennett, Jim Hermiston, Steve Hogg, Jim McLean, Bobby Ferris, Ron Millman, Danny Wright (Steve Konstantinou 57)
Coach: Matt Carson
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Millman 27

Sunday April 19 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 6,120
Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Jim Ziras, Ken Wilson, Bill Palmer, Peter Raskopoulos, Alex Jamieson (Peter Katholos 15), Derek Laing, Roy Cotton (Mike Cross 74), Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Raskopoulos 25, Cotton 30, Koussas 51
3 - 1 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Peter Tymczyszyn, Zoran Maricic (Gordon Haig 55), Con Kambas, Vic Bozanic, Graham Honeyman, Ian McKie, Shraga Topaz, Lopez Manecas (Jim Hughes 75), Tim Brown, Jim Wright
Coach: Billy Birch
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Tymczyszyn 35 pen

Monday April 20 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Bob Mee
Attendance: 6,190
Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Mike O'Shea, Terry Byrne, Roy Stark (Johan Massa 46), Harry Williams, John O'Shea, Isaac Farrell, Robbie O'Shea, Don MacLaren, Tony Brennan (Ian Purdie 67), Ian Gibson
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Brennan 1, Gibson 43, 66, 80, MacLaren 78
5 - 0 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim O'Reilly, Jim Milne, Kyri Kyriakouleas (James McLaughlin 34), Jim Kondarios, Chris Petrov, Vlatko Belic, Zoran Ilioski, Slobodan Jovanovic, Steve Kakantonis, Bruno Cozzella
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Nil
 
Round Ten

Sunday March 22 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Jim Fearn
Attendance: 2,000
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Zoran Ilioski, Jim Milne (Dragan Vasic 63), Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim O'Reilly, Igor Hazabent, Mike McIvor (Chris Petrov 46), Paul Simic, Suleiman Curovic, Steve Kakantonis, Bruno Cozzella
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Caution: Hazabent
Goal: Ilioski 71
1 - 2 Marconi
Alan Maher, Paul Degney, Tony Henderson, Jim Muir, Ivo Prskalo, Gary Byrne, Hussein Housseini, Dennis Colusso, Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, Mark Jankovics
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Sharne 62, Muir 80

Sunday March 22 1981
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: David Yelland
Attendance: 4,637
Heidelberg United
Jack Reilly, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Charlie Yankos, Theo Selemidis, Ken Taylor, Jimmy Rooney, Gary Cole, Jim Campbell, Andy Bozikas
Coach: Jimmy Rooney
Caution: McMillan
Goal: Campbell 22
1 - 0 Sydney Olympic
Gary Meier, Danny Moulis, Ian Rowden, Jim Ziras, Bill Palmer, Peter Katholos, Peter Raskopoulos, Alex Jamieson (Mike Cross 59), Derek Laing, Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Nil

Sunday April 26 1981
Richlands Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: 1,300
Brisbane Lions
Tony Scanlon (Nigel Lownds 62), Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, Gerry Lindsay, Steve Hogg, Jim McLean, Lyle Bryce (Steve Konstantinou 73), Ron Millman, Bobby Ferris
Coach: Matt Carson
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Millman 32
1 - 0 Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Mike O'Shea, Roy Stark, Terry Byrne, Harry Williams, John O'Shea, Robbie O'Shea (Ian Purdie 46), Isaac Farrell (Johan Massa 66), Don MacLaren, Tony Brennan, Ian Gibson
Coach: George Murray
Caution: Brennan

Sunday April 26 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 4,569
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando (Clint Gosling 54), Paul Reaney, Arno Bertogna, Roy Drinkwater, Howard Tredinnick, Craig Mason, Joe Senkalski, David Jones, David Kamasz (Graham Heys 70), Bob Mountford, Alfie Stamp
Coach: Alan Vest
Caution: Mountford
0 - 2 Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Kevin Caldwell, David Ratcliffe, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson, Barry Kelso (Willie Conner 81)
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Palinkas, Kelso
Goals: Ratcliffe 46, Kelso 54

Sunday April 26 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Doug Rennie
Attendance: 6,930
Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff (Jim Preston 55), Peter Willis, Chris Dunleavy, Lee Adam, Jeff Ainsworth, Jim McBreen, John Lathan, John Fleming, Peter Tredinnick, Jock Morlando (Billy de Graaf 55), Glen Fontana
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: de Graaf, Willis
Goals: Fleming 46, Fontana 49
2 - 2 Preston Makedonia
Gary Clayton, Mike Rainey, John Higham, Ljube Petrovski, Steve Beech, Gordon Flavell (John Little 65), Alan Whittle, Claude Lucchesi, Robbie Cullen, Peter Ollerton, Doug Brown (Jeff Faulkner 60)
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Caution: Beech; Red Card: Petrovski 80
Goals: Ollerton 7, Little 75

Wednesday May 6 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Jim Rossis
Attendance: 1,890
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Peter Tymczyszyn, Con Kambas, Shraga Topaz, Vic Bozanic, Peter Boyle, Ian McKie, Tom Forde, Jim Wright, Graham Honeyman (Lopez Manecas), David Pillans (Tim Brown)
Coach: Billy Birch
Caution: Boyle
0 - 2 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Alan Davidson, Billy Rogers, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, Alun Evans, George Christopoulos, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Bannon, Rogers
Goal: Christopoulos 49, 58

Wednesday June 3 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Jim Reeves
Attendance: 3,500
APIA Leichhardt
Bob Parks, Rod Skellern (Frank Casacchia 80), Peter Wilson, Mark Pullen, Col McAusland, Ian Gray, John Coyne, John Bradley, Phil O'Connor, Marshall Soper, Tony Morsello
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Wilson
Goals: Soper 65, 90, Bradley 80
3 - 0 Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Glen Dods (Chris Manou 17), Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, John Nyskohus, Charlie Villani, Brian Northcote
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Caution: Northcote

Wednesday July 15 1981
Marconi Oval, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Gary Power
Attendance: 1,200
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Tony Rasmussen, Jovan Djordjevic, Cliff Pointer, Stuart Selvage, Ricky Hormazabal, Brian Turner, Branislav Krstic, Brian O'Donnell, Paul Burrows
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Pointer, Rasmussen, Hormazabal
Goal: Krstic 21
1 - 0 Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, John Spanos, Steve O'Connor, Ian Bruce, Jim Patikas, Joe Watson, Murray Barnes, Ken Boden, Jim Cant (Gerry Gomez 78), Ian Souness
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Mullen, Watson, O'Connor, Barnes, Spanos
 
Round Eleven

Sunday May 3 1981
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 3,100
Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta (Chris Miller 81), Charlie Villani (Luciano Signore 60), David Mitchell, John Nyskohus, Brian Northcote
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Caution: Villani
Goal: Mitchell 34
1 - 2 Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, Peter Willis, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Jeff Ainsworth, John Fleming, John Lathan, Jim McBreen, Jock Morlando (Ken Morton 66), Peter Tredinnick, Glen Fontana
Coach: Ken Morton
Caution: McBreen
Goals: Fontana 44, McBreen 72

Sunday May 3 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Jack Wood
Attendance: 2,500
Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Kevin Caldwell, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney (Willie Conner 82), Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson, Barry Kelso
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Nil
0 - 0 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Peter Wilson, Mark Pullen (Col McAusland 5), Frank Casacchia, Alan Hughes, Ian Gray, Zdenko Kafka, Marshall Soper, Tony Morsello, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Nil

Sunday May 3 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Ken Allen
Attendance: 5,750
Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Mike O'Shea, Harry Williams, John O'Shea, Roy Stark (Johan Massa 46), Isaac Farrell (Robbie O'Shea 46), Terry Byrne, Ian Purdie, Don MacLaren, Tony Brennan, Ian Gibson
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: Nil
Goals: J.O'Shea 15, Byrne 50
2 - 2 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Stuart Selvage, Branko Culina, Dean Milosevic (Craig Wallace 62), Brian O'Donnell, Peter Cuk, Paul Burrows (Michael Quarmby 80), Tony Rasmussen
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Milovanovic, Cuk, Rasmussen
Goals: Burrows 18, 34

Sunday May 3 1981
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Dennis Voutsinas
Attendance: 3,200
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Liam Monagle (Bob Provan 59), Jim Tansey, Gary Cole, Jim Campbell, Jimmy Rooney, Theo Selemidis, Jamie Paton, Joe McGrory
Coach: Jimmy Rooney
Caution: Campbell
Goals: Tansey 28, Tymczyszyn 83 Own Goal
2 - 0 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Vic Bozanic, Peter Tymczyszyn, Shraga Topaz, Gordon Haig, Graham Norris (Lopez Manecas 69), Peter Boyle (Tom Forde 83), Graham Honeyman, Jim Wright, David Pillans, Tim Brown
Coach: Billy Birch
Cautions: Nil

Sunday May 3 1981
Marconi Stadium, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Ken Small
Attendance: 2,225
Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Ivo Prskalo, Berti Mariani, Paul Degney, Hussein Housseini (Tony Henderson 65), Joe Picioane, Gary Byrne, Mark Jankovics, Peter Sharne, Dennis Colusso (Stuart Johnston 46)
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Johnston 47, Sharne 75
2 - 1 Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, Gerry Lindsay, Steve Hogg, Jim McLean, Bobby Ferris, Ron Millman, Lyle Bryce (Steve Konstantinou 80)
Coach: Matt Carson
Caution: Lindsay
Goal: Hermiston 40
Match Day Programme

Sunday May 3 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 6,000
Preston Makedonia
Gary Clayton, Mike Rainey, John Higham, Gordon Flavell, Steve Beech, Jeff Faulkner (George McMillan 57), Alan Whittle, Claude Lucchesi, Doug Brown (John Little 82), Peter Ollerton, Robbie Cullen
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Caution: Ollerton
Goal: Little 89
1 - 1 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Steve Blair, Alan Davidson, George Christopoulos, Jim Shirra, John Stevenson, Branko Buljevic, Duncan Cummings (Billy Rogers 67), Alun Evans
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Buljevic 42

Sunday May 3 1981
E.S.Marks Field, Sydney Athletic Field, Kensington, Sydney
Referee: Henry Witschge
Attendance: 2,614
Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, John Spanos, Steve O'Connor, Ian Bruce, Joe Watson, Jim Patikas, Murray Barnes, Ian Souness, John Kosmina, Ken Boden
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Kosmina 1, 25, Barnes 39, 68
4 - 1 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Roy Drinkwater, Arno Bertogna, Howard Tredinnick, Graham Heys, Joe Senkalski, Malcolm McClelland, David Jones, Grant Storey, Bob Mountford
Coach: Alan Vest
Caution: Storey
Goal: Jones 72

Sunday May 3 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 5,675
Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Jim Ziras, Ian Rowden, Bill Palmer (Mike Cross 52), Derek Laing, Peter Raskopoulos, Peter Katholos, Graham Jennings, Roy Cotton, Mark Koussas (Tom Gavin 59)
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Nil
0 - 0 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland (Steve Potter 44), Jim Milne, Jim O'Reilly, Jim Kondarios, Igor Hazabent, Mike McIvor, Zoran Ilioski, Vlatko Belic, Slobodan Jovanovic, Steve Kakantonis, Bruno Cozzella
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Nil
 
Round Twelve

Sunday May 10 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Bob Mee
Attendance: 4,284
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Frank Casacchia, Peter Wilson, Alan Hughes, Col McAusland, Frank Zaccomer, Zdenko Kafka, Tony Morsello (Sebastian Giampaolo 69), Marshall Soper, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Kafka
0 - 1 Sydney City
Tony Pezzano, Kevin Mullen, Ian Bruce, Steve O'Connor, John Spanos, Murray Barnes, Joe Watson, Jim Patikas, Ian Souness, John Kosmina, Ken Boden
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Souness, Patikas
Goal: Souness 78
Match Day Programme

Sunday May 10 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 3,180
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Steve Pollard, Cliff Pointer, Stuart Selvage, Brian O'Donnell, Tony Rasmussen, Craig Wallace, Branko Culina, Dean Milosevic, Paul Burrows, Peter Cuk
Coach: Rale Rasic
Caution: Rasmussen
0 - 2 Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Paul Degney, Tony Henderson, Ivo Prskalo, Gary Byrne, Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, Berti Mariani, Joe Picioane (Steve Calderan 79), Mark Jankovics
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Byrne, Maher
Goals: Picioane 61, Sharne 88
Match Day Programme

Sunday May 10 1981
Richlands Stadium Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Des Miles
Attendance: 1,500
Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, Steve Hogg, Gerry Lindsay, Jim McLean (Tom McGregor 22), Lyle Bryce, Ron Millman, Bobby Ferris (Craig Low 79)
Coach: Matt Carson
Caution: Ontong; Red Card: Hogg 44
Goal: Millman 29
1 - 1 Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Ian Rowden, Jim Ziras, Bill Palmer, Peter Raskopoulos (Alex Jamieson 38), Ken Wilson, Peter Katholos, Graham Jennings, Mark Koussas, Roy Cotton
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Nil; Red Card: Katholos 47
Goal: Jennings 53

Sunday May 10 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 3,500
Footscray JUST
Steve Potter, Jim Milne, Jim Kondarios, Jim O'Reilly, Igor Hazabent, Zoran Ilioski, Steve Kakantonis, Slobodan Jovanovic, Vlatko Belic, Zdravko Lujic, Bruno Cozzella
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Belic
Goals: Belic 19, Jovanovic 62
2 - 2 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, Bob Provan, John Yzendoorn, Jim Tansey, Theo Selemidis, Jimmy Rooney (Ken Taylor 78), Jim Campbell, Liam Monagle, Gary Cole, Jamie Paton (Joe McGrory 51)
Coach: Jimmy Rooney
Cautions: Yzendoorn, Cole
Goals: Monagle 64, McGrory 82

Sunday May 10 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Jim Reeves
Attendance: 3,827
Newcastle KB United
Clint Gosling, Paul Reaney, Roy Drinkwater, Arno Bertogna, Howard Tredinnick, Malcolm McClelland, Joe Senkalski, Craig Mason (Alfie Stamp 78), Graham Heys (David Kamasz 84), Grant Storey, David Jones
Coach: Alan Vest
Caution: Drinkwater
0 - 1 Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Mike O'Shea, Terry Byrne, Robbie O'Shea, Harry Williams, Ian Gibson, John O'Shea (Don MacLaren 73), Johan Massa (Isaac Farrell 57), Walter Valeri, Tony Brennan, Ian Purdie
Coach: George Murray
Caution: Williams
Goal: Gibson 60

Sunday May 10 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 4,000
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Alan Davidson, John Stevenson, Billy Rogers, Jim Shirra, George Christopoulos, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
0 - 0 Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Charlie Villani, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, John Nyskohus, David Mitchell, Brian Northcote
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: J.Nyskohus, Northcote, Villani

Sunday May 10 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Bobby Kerr
Attendance: 2,200
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Zoran Maricic, Tom Forde, Vic Bozanic, Peter Boyle, Lopez Manecas, Con Kambas, Shraga Topaz, Jim Wright, Tim Brown, Graham Honeyman (Jim Hughes 78)
Coach: Billy Birch
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Topaz 18, Honeyman 27, Boyle 39, Manecas 64
4 - 0 Preston Makedonia
Gary Clayton, Mike Rainey, John Higham, Ljube Petrovski, Steve Beech (John Little 46), Claude Lucchesi, Alan Whittle, Gordon Flavell, Robbie Cullen, Peter Ollerton, George McMillan (Jeff Faulkner 66)
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Caution: McMillan

Sunday May 10 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 5,309
Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, Peter Willis, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Jeff Ainsworth, Jim McBreen, Paul Kay, Lee Adam, Peter Tredinnick, John Fleming, Glen Fontana (Ken Morton 63)
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Dunleavy
0 - 0 Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Steve Perry, David Ratcliffe, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson, Barry Kelso
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Nil
Match Day Programme
 
Round Thirteen

Sunday May 17 1981
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Graham Neal
Attendance: 2,200
Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, Charlie Villani, Greg Buch (Peter Rankin 46), David Mitchell, John Nyskohus
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Villani, B.Nyskohus
Goal: J.Nyskohus 26
1 - 0 Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, Peter Ollerton, John Higham, Steve Beech, Gordon Flavell (John Little 75), Doug Brown, Jeff Faulkner, Alan Whittle, Claude Lucchesi (Con Stolkos 80), Robbie Cullen
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Cautions: Faulkner, Rainey

Sunday May 17 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Evan Venios
Attendance: 4,676
Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, John Moutsopoulos, Mike O'Shea, Harry Williams, Terry Byrne, Isaac Farrell (Robbie O'Shea 64), John O'Shea, Ian Purdie, Ian Gibson, Tony Brennan (Don MacLaren 46), Walter Valeri
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: Nil
0 - 1 APIA Leichhardt
Bob Parks, Rod Skellern (Frank Casacchia 80), Col McAusland, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Alan Hughes, Frank Zaccomer, Billy Pirie (Marshall Soper 74), Zdenko Kafka, Phil O'Connor, Tony Morsello
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Hughes
Goal: Morsello 59

Sunday May 17 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Jim Fearn
Attendance: 2,000
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim Milne, Jim Kondarios, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Igor Hazabent, Vlatko Belic, Jim O'Reilly, Zoran Ilioski, Slobodan Jovanovic, Steve Kakantonis (Paul Simic 56), Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Belic 28
1 - 1 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Ian McKie, Tom Forde, Con Kambas, Vic Bozanic, Shraga Topaz (Gordon Haig 72), Peter Boyle, Tim Brown, Lopez Manecas (Jim Wright 64), Graham Norris, Graham Honeyman
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Forde 24

Sunday May 17 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Henry Witschge
Attendance: 5,200
Sydney Olympic
Gary Meier, Danny Moulis, Jim Ziras, Ian Rowden, Bill Palmer, Graham Jennings, Peter Raskopoulos, Ken Wilson, Derek Laing, Mark Koussas (Mike Cross 67), Roy Cotton (Alex Jamieson 52)
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Wilson 88 pen
1 - 0 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Stuart Selvage, Jovan Djordjevic, Branko Culina, Brian O'Donnell, Paul Burrows, Peter Cuk, Peter Jones (Craig Wallace 76)
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Nil

Sunday May 17 1981
Marconi Stadium, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Richard Lorenc
Attendance: 2,603
Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Tony Henderson, Jim Muir, Paul Degney, Steve Calderan, Gary Byrne, Hussein Housseini, Berti Mariani, Peter Sharne, Mark Jankovics
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Byrne 79
1 - 2 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Howard Tredinnick, Joe Senkalski, Roy Drinkwater, Steve Sumner, Bob Mountford, Graham Heys, Craig Mason, John Sneddon (David Jones 75), Mike Channon
Coach: Ray Baartz
Caution: Tredinnick
Goals: Mountford 16, Senkalski 80

Wednesday July 1 1981
St. George Stadium, Rockdale, Sydney
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 1,500
Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, John Spanos, Steve O'Connor, Ian Bruce, Joe Watson (Grant Lee 82), Jim Cant, Alex Robertson, Willie Murray (Jim Patikas 82), John Kosmina, Ken Boden
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Cant 68
1 - 0 Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, Peter Willis, Chris Dunleavy, Arno Bertogna, Jeff Ainsworth, Lee Adam, John Fleming (Clive Campbell 63), John Lathan, Billy de Graaf, Jim McBreen, Peter Tredinnick
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil

Wednesday August 12 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: 1,500
Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, Kevin Caldwell, Jimmy Dunne, Steve Perry, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton (David Vincenzino 83), Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson (Angelo Falco 70), Barry Kelso
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Kelso 20
1 - 1 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Bertie Lutton, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Socrates Nicolaides, Billy Rogers, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, Duncan Cummings, Alun Evans (George Campbell 40), Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Caution: Cummings
Goal: Xanthopoulos 84

Wednesday August 26 1981
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Jim Fearn
Attendance: 500
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, Bob Provan, John Yzendoorn, Charlie Yankos, Theo Selemidis, Ken Taylor, Jimmy Rooney, Gary Cole, Jamie Paton, Andy Bozikas
Coach: Len McKendry
Caution: Taylor
Goals: Taylor 25, Bozikas 44
2 - 2 Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Graham Wilson, Jim Hermiston, Paul Burns, Alan Niven, Steve Hogg, Jim McLean, Bobby Ferris, Paul Ontong (John Ogden 80), Billy Williamson, Craig Low (Calvin Daunt 64)
Coach: Joe Gilroy
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Williamson 9, Daunt 84
 
Round Fourteen

Sunday May 24 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 2,876
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Steve Pollard, Stuart Selvage, Branko Culina, Brian O'Donnell, Jovan Djordjevic, Paul Burrows, Peter Jones (Peter Cuk 75)
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Nil
Goals: O'Donnell 53 pen, Djordjevic 64, Burrows 68
3 - 1 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Liam Monagle, Jim Tansey, Jim Campbell (George Pavlidis 74), Jimmy Rooney, Charlie Yankos, Theo Selemidis, Joe McGrory, Gary Cole
Coach: Jimmy Rooney
Caution: Tansey
Goal: Rooney 14
Match Day Programme

Sunday May 24 1981
Richlands Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Jack Wood
Attendance: 3,000
Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, Jim McLean (John Ogden 72), Bobby Ferris, Mark McNaughton, Craig Low, Bob Latchford, Ron Millman (Johan Verweij 38)
Coach: Matt Carson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Latchford 24, 62, Millman 27, Low 32
4 - 0 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim Milne, Jim Kondarios, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim O'Reilly, Igor Hazabent, Slobodan Jovanovic, Vlatko Belic, Zoran Ilioski, Steve Kakantonis (Bruno Cozzella 46), Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Caution: Hazabent; Red Card: Belic 82

Sunday May 24 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Alf Rodway
Attendance: 5,545
Newcastle KB United
Clint Gosling, Paul Reaney, Roy Drinkwater, Arno Bertogna, Howard Tredinnick, Malcolm McClelland, Joe Senkalski, Craig Mason, Bob Mountford (Graham Heys 80), Grant Storey, David Jones
Coach: Alan Vest
Cautions: Jones, Reaney
Goal: Mountford 9
1 - 2 Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson (Gary Meier 84), Danny Moulis, Jim Ziras, Ian Rowden, Bill Palmer, Mike Cross, Peter Raskopoulos, Ken Wilson, Mark Koussas, Roy Cotton, Graham Jennings
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Nil
Goals: K.Wilson 45, Jennings 71

Sunday May 24 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 2,000
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, Peter Ollerton, John Higham, Steve Beech, Gordon Flavell, Claude Lucchesi, Doug Brown, George McMillan, Robbie Cullen, Alan Whittle
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Cullen 50
1 - 1 Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Michael Tripp, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson, Kevin Caldwell, Bobby Hamilton, Frank Pimblett, Larry Gaffney, Paul Wilkinson, Barry Kelso (John McVeigh 66), Joe Palinkas
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Hamilton 87

Sunday May 24 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Bobby Kerr
Attendance: 8,000
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos (Bertie Lutton 46), Alan Davidson, John Stevenson (Duncan Cummings 69), Jim Shirra, Billy Rogers, George Christopoulos, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Caution: Bannon
Goal: Evans 59
1 - 3 Sydney City
Tony Pezzano, Kevin Mullen (Jim Cant 67), Steve O'Connor, John Spanos, Ian Bruce, Joe Watson (Willie Murray 73), Jim Patikas, Ian Souness, Murray Barnes, John Kosmina, Ken Boden
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Caution: Barnes
Goals: Bruce 49, Boden 64, 86

Sunday May 24 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Jim Fearn
Attendance: 6,328
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Zoran Maricic (Gordon Haig 72), Tom Forde, Con Kambas, Ian McKie, Vic Bozanic, Peter Boyle, Tim Brown, Lopez Manecas (Jim Wright 39), Graham Norris, Graham Honeyman
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Cautions: Boyle, Forde, Bozanic
0 - 3 Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, Chris Manou, Brian Northcote, John Nyskohus, David Mitchell
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Caution: Melta
Goals: Marocchi 32, Russell 40, Northcote 71

Sunday May 24 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Richard Lorenc
Attendance: 3,015
Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, John Fleming, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Jeff Ainsworth, Paul Kay (Jock Morlando 75), Lee Adam, John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick, Glen Fontana, Jim McBreen
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil
0 - 1 Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Robbie O'Shea, Mike O'Shea, Terry Byrne, Harry Williams, Isaac Farrell (Johan Massa 65), John O'Shea, Ian Purdie (Walter Valeri 55), Ian Gibson, Tony Brennan, Don MacLaren
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Valeri 78

Wednesday September 9 1981
Leichhardt Oval, Rozelle, Sydney
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 4,248
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Col McAusland, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, John Bradley, Terry Butler, Zdenko Kafka, Alan Hughes, Marshall Soper (Tony Morsello 67), Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Soper
Goal: Soper 20
1 - 1 Marconi
Ron Corry, Drago Tomasich, Paul Degney, Ivo Prskalo, Berti Mariani, Gary Byrne, Eddie Krncevic, Stuart Johnston, Peter Sharne, Tony Henderson, Mark Jankovics
Coach: Luciano Nesti
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Mariani 75
 
Round Fifteen

Sunday May 31 1981
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 3,300
Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Sergio Melta (Glen Dods 60), Charlie Villani, Chris Manou, David Mitchell, John Nyskohus, Brian Northcote
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Mitchell 81
1 - 0 Brisbane City
Martin Coe, David Ratcliffe, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson, Bobby Hamilton, Kevin Caldwell, Frank Pimblett, Larry Gaffney, Barry Kelso (John McVeigh 68), Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: B.Wilkinson, Caldwell, Kelso

Sunday May 31 1981
Richlands Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Col Amos
Attendance: 2,500
Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, Mark McNaughton (John Ogden 80), Jim McLean, Bobby Ferris, Craig Low, Bob Latchford (Tom McGregor 77), Steve Hogg
Coach: Matt Carson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: McNaughton 39, Bennett 46, Latchford 69
3 - 1 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Ian McKie (Gordon Haig 69), Con Kambas, Tom Forde, Vic Bozanic, Peter Boyle, Tim Brown, Ian McGregor, George Koulianos (Steve Atsalas 69), Graham Norris, Graham Honeyman
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Caution: Bozanic
Goal: Bozanic 62

Sunday May 31 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Bob Mee
Attendance: 6,247
Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Mike O'Shea, Harry Williams, John O'Shea, Roy Stark, Terry Byrne, Ian Purdie (Duncan Cole 46), Ian Gibson, Don MacLaren, Walter Valeri (Isaac Farrell 78), Tony Brennan
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: Nil
Goals: MacLaren 24, Brennan 36
2 - 2 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Alan Davidson, Jim Shirra, Steve Blair, George Christopoulos (Bertie Lutton 72), John Stevenson, George Campbell, Alun Evans, Duncan Cummings, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Shirra, Bannon
Goals: Christopoulos 24 pen, Blair 70
Match Day Programme

Sunday May 31 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Jim Fearn
Attendance: 2,300
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim Milne, Jim Kondarios, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Igor Hazabent, Zoran Ilioski, Jim O'Reilly, Slobodan Jovanovic, Bruno Cozzella, Nebojsa Licanin (Steve Kakantonis 73), Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Caution: Kyriakouleas
Goals: Ilioski 53, Kakantonis 85
2 - 0 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley (Peter Cuk 73), Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Steve Pollard (Tony Rasmussen 46), Jovan Djordjevic, Stuart Selvage, Branko Culina, Brian O'Donnell, Peter Jones, Paul Burrows
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Pollard, Burrows, O'Donnell

Sunday May 31 1981
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Evan Venios
Attendance: 2,000
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, Bob Provan, John Yzendoorn, John Mihailidis, Gary Cole, Charlie Yankos (Jimmy Rooney 58), Jim Campbell, Theo Selemidis, Jamie Paton, Joe McGrory
Coach: Jimmy Rooney
Caution: Rooney
Goal: Campbell 42
1 - 2 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Roy Drinkwater (Steve Sumner 8), John Sneddon, Arno Bertogna, Joe Senkalski, Craig Mason, Graham Heys, David Jones, Grant Storey, Bob Mountford
Coach: Alan Vest
Cautions: Sneddon, Sumner
Goal: Storey 47, 82

Sunday May 31 1981
Marconi Stadium, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Henry Witschge
Attendance: 2,400
Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Tony Henderson, Ivo Prskalo, Paul Degney, Berti Mariani, Hussein Housseini, Joe Picioane (Stuart Johnston 67), Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, Mark Jankovics
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Henderson, Picioane
Goal: Krncevic 43
1 - 1 Wollongong City
Jim Preston, John Fleming, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Jeff Ainsworth, Jock Morlando, Lee Adam, John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick, Glen Fontana (Paul Kay 79), Clive Campbell
Coach: Ken Morton
Caution: Adam
Goal: Adam 21
Match Day Programme

Sunday May 31 1981
E.S.Marks Field, Sydney Athletic Field, Kensington, Sydney
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 1,492
Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, John Spanos, Steve O'Connor, Ian Bruce, Jim Patikas (Jim Cant 70), Ian Souness, Murray Barnes, Joe Watson, John Kosmina, Ken Boden
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Souness 18 pen, Watson 57
2 - 0 Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, Peter Ollerton, John Higham, Ljube Petrovski, Jeff Faulkner, Alan Whittle, Gordon Flavell, Robbie Cullen (Claude Lucchesi 74), George McMillan, Doug Brown
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Cautions: Nil

Sunday May 31 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Gary Power
Attendance: 5,378
Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Jim Ziras, Ian Rowden, Bill Palmer, Peter Raskopoulos, Ken Wilson, Peter Katholos, Roy Cotton (Derek Laing 70), Mark Koussas (Andy Scott 52), Graham Jennings
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Nil
Goal: P.Wilson 79 Own Goal
1 - 3 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Frank Casacchia, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Alan Hughes, Col McAusland, Zdenko Kafka, Frank Zaccomer, Marshall Soper (Billy Pirie 62), Tony Morsello, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Kafka
Goals: Kafka 32, Morsello 59, Pirie 90
 
Round Sixteen

Sunday June 7 1981
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Jim Rossis
Attendance: 3,289
Adelaide City
Peter Marshall, Bugsy Nyskohus, David Jones, John Perin, Bobby Russell, Chris Manou (Gary Marocchi 55), Glen Dods, Charlie Villani, Brian Northcote (Sergio Melta 78), John Nyskohus, David Mitchell
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Caution: Northcote
Goal: Jones 89
1 - 0 Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Mike O'Shea, Terry Byrne, Roy Stark, Robbie O'Shea, Don MacLaren (Isaac Farrell 36), Duncan Cole, Ian Purdie, John O'Shea, Tony Brennan, Ian Gibson
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: Purdie, Cole, MacLaren, Brennan, J.O'Shea

Sunday June 7 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Alf Rodway
Attendance: 3,482
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Col McAusland, Alan Hughes (John Coyne 35), Zdenko Kafka, Frank Zaccomer, Phil O'Connor, Billy Pirie (Marshall Soper 70), Tony Morsello
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Pullen, Skellern
Goals: Wilson 84, Soper 86
2 - 0 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim Milne, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim Kondarios, Igor Hazabent, Zoran Ilioski, Nebojsa Licanin, Jim O'Reilly, Slobodan Jovanovic, Steve Kakantonis, Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Caution: Hazabent, Lujic; Red Card: Hazabent 83
Match Day Programme

Sunday June 7 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Ken Small
Attendance: 2,786
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Tony Rasmussen, Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Stuart Selvage, Jovan Djordjevic, Ricky Hormazabal, Peter Jones, Brian O'Donnell, Paul Burrows
Coach: Rale Rasic
Caution: Djordjevic
Goals: Burrows 11, Djordjevic 73, Jones 80, Pointer 89
4 - 0 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Vic Bozanic, Zoran Maricic, Tom Forde, Jim Wright (Steve Atsalas 71), Vic Bozanic, Peter Boyle, Tim Brown, Graham Norris (George Koulianos 46), Graham Honeyman, Ian McGregor
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Cautions: McGregor, Forde
Match Day Programme

Sunday June 7 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Bob Mee
Attendance: 2,500
Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Kevin Caldwell, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson, John McVeigh
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Gaffney 65, P.Wilkinson 77
2 - 0 Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, Steve O'Connor, John Spanos, Ian Bruce, Jim Patikas (Jim Cant 46), Murray Barnes, Ian Souness (Willie Murray 78), Joe Watson, Ken Boden, John Kosmina
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil

Sunday June 7 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 6,060
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Craig Mason, John Sneddon, Howard Tredinnick, Mike Channon, Joe Senkalski, Steve Sumner, Graham Heys, Bob Mountford, Grant Storey
Coach: Ray Baartz
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Channon 62
1 - 1 Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Col Bennett, Jim Hermiston, Alan Niven, Bobby Ferris, Jim McLean (John Ogden 56), Steve Hogg, Craig Low, Calvin Daunt, Mark McNaughton
Coach: Matt Carson
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Hermiston 83 pen

Sunday June 7 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Jack Johnston
Attendance: nr
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, Ron McIvor, George McMillan, Ljube Petrovski, Jeff Faulkner, Gordon Flavell (Doug Brown 54), Claude Lucchesi, Robbie Cullen, Peter Ollerton, Alan Whittle
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Caution: McMillan
0 - 0 Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Berti Mariani, Ivo Prskalo, Paul Degney, Hussein Housseini, Gary Byrne, Mark Jankovics, Peter Sharne (Dennis Colusso 80), Stuart Johnston, Eddie Krncevic (Jim Muir 76)
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Nil

Sunday June 7 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 12,000
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Billy Rogers, Alan Davidson, Duncan Cummings, John Stevenson, George Christopoulos, George Campbell (Branko Buljevic 63), Steve Wooddin, Alun Evans
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Evans 23
1 - 1 Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Jim Ziras, Ian Rowden, Bill Palmer, Derek Laing, Peter Raskopoulos, Peter Katholos, Graham Jennings, Ken Wilson, Mark Koussas (Andy Scott 60)
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Raskopoulos 28

Sunday June 7 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Doug Rennie (Barry Wilkinson 80)
Attendance: 4,371
Wollongong City
Jim Preston, John Fleming, Chris Dunleavy, Arno Bertogna, Jeff Ainsworth, Jim McBreen, Lee Adam, John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick, Clive Campbell, Glen Fontana (Billy de Graaf 63)
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Lathan 20, Adam 87, McBreen 88
3 - 4 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Charlie Yankos, Theo Selemidis, Jim Campbell, Jimmy Rooney, Gary Cole, Jamie Paton, Joe McGrory
Coach: Jimmy Rooney
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Cole 29, 73, Paton 51, McGrory 65
 
Round Seventeen

Sunday June 14 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Richard Lorenc
Attendance: 3,348
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Tony Rasmussen, Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Stuart Selvage, Jovan Djordjevic, Ricky Hormazabal (Brian Turner 46), Peter Jones, Brian O'Donnell, Paul Burrows
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Burrows, Pointer
Goal: Jones 81
1 - 2 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Howard Tredinnick, John Sneddon, Craig Mason, Roy Drinkwater, Steve Sumner, Bob Mountford, David Jones, Graham Heys, Joe Senkalski
Coach: Ray Baartz
Caution: Sneddon
Goals: Heys 13, Tredinnick 36

Sunday June 14 1981
Richlands Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Jim Reeves
Attendance: 2,000
Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Steve Hogg, Jim McLean, Bobby Ferris, John Ogden, Craig Low, Calvin Daunt, Mark McNaughton
Coach: Matt Carson
Caution: Coyne
0 - 0 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Col McAusland, Peter Wilson, Mark Pullen (Ian McKie 46), Alan Hughes, John Coyne, Zdenko Kafka, John Bradley, Marshall Soper (Billy Pirie 73), Tony Morsello, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Nil

Sunday June 14 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Ken Allen
Attendance: 2,891
Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Mike O'Shea, Duncan Cole (Isaac Farrell 46), Roy Stark, John O'Shea, Robbie O'Shea, Terry Byrne, Ian Purdie, Don MacLaren, Tony Brennan (Walter Valeri 75), Ian Gibson
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: Nil
Goals: MacLaren 41, Brennan 56, Purdie 87
3 - 0 Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Kevin Caldwell, David Ratcliffe, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson (Barry Kelso 61), Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson, John McVeigh
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Caldwell, Kelso

Sunday June 14 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Bobby Kerr
Attendance: 2,000
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim Milne, Jim Kondarios, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Zoran Ilioski, Slobodan Jovanovic, Nebojsa Licanin, Vlatko Belic, Zdravko Lujic, Johan Verweij, Bruno Cozzella (Steve Kakantonis 82)
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Verweij 78
1 - 1 Wollongong City
Jim Preston, Jeff Ainsworth, Arno Bertogna, Chris Dunleavy, Peter Willis, John Fleming, Lee Adam, John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick, Jim McBreen, Clive Campbell
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Adam 87 pen
Match Day Programme

Sunday June 14 1981
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 3,241
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Jim Tansey, Theo Selemidis, Charlie Yankos, Jim Campbell, Jimmy Rooney (Liam Monagle 81), Jamie Paton, Gary Cole
Coach: Len McKendry
Cautions: Campbell, Provan
0 - 0 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Billy Rogers, Alan Davidson, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, George Campbell, Alun Evans, Steve Wooddin, Branko Buljevic (Duncan Cummings 72)
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil

Sunday June 14 1981
Marconi Stadium, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 3,241
Marconi
Alan Maher, Paul Degney, Tony Henderson, Berti Mariani, Ivo Prskalo, Gary Byrne, Joe Picioane (Stuart Johnston 72), Hussein Housseini, Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, Mark Jankovics
Coach: Raul Blanco
Caution: Henderson
Goal: Jankovics 50
1 - 4 Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin (Chris Miller 55), Bugsy Nyskohus, Gary Marocchi, Charlie Villani, Chris Manou, Brian Northcote (Sergio Melta 68), John Nyskohus, David Mitchell
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Mitchell 1, Villani 20, Marocchi 39, Northcote 45
Match Day Programme

Sunday June 14 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 6,150
Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Andy Scott, Jim Ziras (Roy Cotton 58), Ian Rowden, Peter Raskopoulos, Peter Katholos, Derek Laing, Ken Wilson, Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Koussas 33, Jennings 38
2 - 1 Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, George McMillan, Ljube Petrovski (John Higham 73), Jeff Faulkner (John Little 50), Gordon Flavell, Doug Brown, Danny McCluskey, Claude Lucchesi, Peter Ollerton, Alan Whittle
Coach: Brian Edgeley
Cautions: Lucchesi, McMillan, Brown; Red Card: Brown 86
Goal: Whittle 70

Sunday June 14 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 2,900
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Zoran Maricic, Tom Forde, Shraga Topaz, Vic Bozanic, Tim Brown, Graham Honeyman, Ian McGregor, Lopez Manecas, Aldo Lorenzoni, George Koulianos (Ian McKie 80)
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Topaz 35
1 - 2 Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, Steve O'Connor, John Spanos, Ian Bruce, Murray Barnes, Ian Souness (Alex Robertson 78), Joe Watson, Gerry Gomez (Jim Cant 64), Ken Boden, Willie Murray
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Caution: Mullen
Goals: Souness 27, 69
 
Round Eighteen

Sunday June 21 1981
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Graham Neal
Attendance: 3,500
Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Charlie Villani, Sergio Melta, Gary Marocchi, David Mitchell, Justin Fashanu, John Nyskohus
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Caution: Jones
Goals: Melta 20, Mitchell 36, Fashanu 62
3 - 1 Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Andy Scott, Ken Wilson, Ian Rowden, Danny Moulis, Peter Raskopoulos, Peter Katholos, Derek Laing, Mark Koussas (Bill Palmer 63), Roy Cotton, Graham Jennings
Coach: Doug Collins
Cautions: Moulis, Scott, Raskopoulos, K.Wilson, Cotton
Goal: K.Wilson 53 pen

Sunday June 21 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Jim Reeves
Attendance: 4,096
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, John Coyne, Peter Wilson, Alan Hughes, Col McAusland, Ian Gray (Sebastian Giampaolo 78), Terry Butler, John Bradley, Tony Morsello, Marshall Soper, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Butler, Giampaolo
Goals: Bradley 13, Hughes 25, O'Connor 35
3 - 2 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Brian O'Donnell (Branko Culina 33), Stuart Selvage, Ricky Hormazabal, Brian Turner, Jovan Djordjevic, Peter Jones, Tony Rasmussen
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Milovanovic, James; Red Card: Milavanovic 45
Goals: Djordjevic 43, Turner 56 pen

Sunday June 21 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Alf Rodway
Attendance: 2,500
Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Kevin Caldwell, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Billy Wilkinson, Frank Pimblett, Larry Gaffney, David Vincenzino (Willie Conner 68), Joe Palinkas (Dominic Confessore 80), Paul Wilkinson, John McVeigh
Coach: George Potter
Caution: P.Wilkinson
Goals: Vincenzino 52, P.Wilkinson 62, Gaffney 69, Caldwell 71 pen
4 - 0 Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Tony Henderson, Jim Muir, Paul Degney (Eddie Krncevic 55), Gary Byrne, Steve Calderan, Hussein Housseini, Peter Sharne, Mark Jankovics, Berti Mariani
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Maher, Krncevic

Sunday June 21 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Doug Rennie
Attendance: 5,875
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Howard Tredinnick, Roy Drinkwater, Craig Mason, Steve Sumner, Joe Senkalski, Mike Channon, Graham Heys, Bob Mountford (Grant Storey 82), David Jones
Coach: Ray Baartz
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Channon 13, Mountford 29, Senkalski 72, 78
4 - 2 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Ian McKie, Tom Forde, Con Kambas, Ian McGregor, Tim Brown, Shraga Topaz, Graham Honeyman, Vic Smythe, Peter Kowalski (Aldo Lorenzoni 87), Lopez Manecas
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Caution: Topaz
Goals: Manecas 63, 78

Sunday June 21 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 5,000
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, Ljube Petrovski, George McMillan, Steve Beech, Gordon Flavell, John Little (Con Stoikos 81), Jeff Faulkner, Robbie Cullen, Peter Ollerton, Alan Whittle
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Cautions: Ollerton, Petrovski
0 - 2 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Jim Tansey, Theo Selemidis, Jim Campbell, Charlie Yankos, Jimmy Rooney, Gary Cole, Jamie Paton
Coach: Len McKendry
Caution: Campbell
Goals: Paton 60, Cole 70

Sunday June 21 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Jim Fearn
Attendance: 4,500
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Alan Davidson, John Stevenson, George Christopoulos, Billy Rogers, Steve Wooddin, Alun Evans, George Campbell
Coach: John Margaritis
Caution: Bannon
Goals: Wooddin 30, Christopoulos 40 pen
2 - 1 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim Milne, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim Kondarios, Zoran Ilioski, Vlatko Belic, Nebojsa Licanin, Slobodan Jovanovic, Bruno Cozzella, Johan Verweij, Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Caution: Kondarios
Goal: Verweij 90

Sunday June 21 1981
E.S.Marks Field, Sydney Athletic Field, Kensington, Sydney
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 2,414
Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, John Spanos, Steve O'Connor, Ian Bruce, Jim Patikas (Jim Cant 75), Ian Souness, Murray Barnes, Joe Watson, John Kosmina (Alex Robertson 76), Ken Boden
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: O'Connor 54, Boden 57, Kosmina 61
3 - 2 Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Mike O'Shea, Roy Stark, Terry Byrne, Robbie O'Shea, Ian Purdie, Duncan Cole (Isaac Farrell 19), John O'Shea, Don MacLaren (Walter Valeri 64), Ian Gibson, Tony Brennan
Coach: George Murray
Caution: Brennan
Goals: J.O'Shea 18, Mullen 30 Own Goal
Match Day Programme

Sunday June 21 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Gary Power
Attendance: 3,748
Wollongong City
Jim Preston, Peter Willis, Chris Dunleavy, Arno Bertogna, Jeff Ainsworth, John Fleming, Lee Adam, John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick, Clive Campbell, Jim McBreen
Coach: Ken Morton
Caution: Willis
Goals: McBreen 62
1 - 1 Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Col Bennett, Jim Hermiston, Steve Hogg, John Ogden (Bob Latchford 68), Jim McLean, Bobby Ferris, Craig Low, Calvin Daunt, Mark McNaughton
Coach: Matt Carson
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Low 40
 
Round Nineteen

Sunday June 28 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Jim Reeves
Attendance: 2,965
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Jovan Djordjevic, Cliff Pointer, Tony Rasmussen, Peter Cuk, Brian O'Donnell (Peter Jones 46), Ricky Hormazabal, Stuart Selvage, Branko Culina, Paul Burrows, Brian Turner
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Rasmussen, Jones
0 - 1 Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, Peter Willis, Arno Bertogna, Billy de Graaf, Chris Dunleavy, Jim McBreen, Lee Adam, Jeff Ainsworth, Peter Tredinnick, John Lathan, Ken Morton (Clive Campbell 46)
Coach: Ken Morton
Caution: Adam
Goal: Tredinnick 76
Match Day Programme

Sunday June 28 1981
Richlands Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: 3,000
Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, Steve Hogg, Bobby Ferris, Mark McNaughton (Graham Wilson 78), Craig Low, Bob Latchford, Calvin Daunt
Coach: Matt Carson
Caution: Bennett
Goals: Daunt 23, Latchford 61
2 - 0 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Billy Rogers, Alan Davidson, Jim Shirra, John Stevenson (Duncan Cummings 72), George Christopoulos, Steve Wooddin, Alun Evans, George Campbell
Coach: John Margaritis
Caution: Wooddin
Match Day Programme

Sunday June 28 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 5,000
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim Milne, Jim O'Reilly, Jim Kondarios, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Zoran Ilioski, Nebojsa Licanin (Igor Hazabent 50), Steve Kakantonis, Bruno Cozzella, Johan Verweij, Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Kyriakouleas, Licanin; Red Card: Kyriakouleas 48
Goals: Ilioski 10, Milne 87
2 - 1 Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey (Jeff Faulkner 61), Danny McCluskey, George McMillan, Steve Beech, Isaac Farrell, Gordon Flavell, Peter Boyle, Robbie Cullen, Peter Ollerton, Alan Whittle
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Cullen 73

Sunday June 28 1981
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Bob Mee
Attendance: 4,000
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Jim Tansey (Liam Monagle 65), Theo Selemidis, Charlie Yankos (Andy Bozikas 54), Jim Campbell, Jimmy Rooney, Gary Cole, Jamie Paton
Coach: Len McKendry
Caution: Yzendoorn
Goal: Cole 51
1 - 2 Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Charlie Villani, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, John Nyskohus, Justin Fashanu, Brian Northcote
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Caution: Fashanu; Red Card: Fashanu 58
Goals: Northcote 10, J.Nyskohus 49 pen

Sunday June 28 1981
Marconi Stadium, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Barry Harwood
Attendance: 6,165
Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Paul Degney, Tony Henderson, Mark Jankovics, Gary Byrne, Peter Sharne, Hussein Housseini, Eddie Krncevic, Berti Mariani, Stuart Johnston
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Henderson, Byrne
Goal: Jankovics 58
1 - 0 Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, John Spanos, Steve O'Connor, Ian Bruce, Jim Cant, Joe Watson, Murray Barnes (Alex Robertson 69), Ken Boden, John Kosmina, Ian Souness
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Souness, Kosmina; Red Card: Souness 62
Match Day Programme

Sunday June 28 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Evan Venios
Attendance: 6,850
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Howard Tredinnick, Craig Mason, Roy Drinkwater, Steve Sumner, Joe Senkalski, Mike Channon (David Kamasz 80), Graham Heys, Bob Mountford (Grant Storey 57), David Jones
Coach: Ray Baartz
Caution: Tredinnick
Goals: Channon 10, Sumner 15, Mountford 23, Heys 83
4 - 1 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, John Bradley, Col McAusland, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Alan Hughes, Marshall Soper, John Coyne (Ian Gray 45), Terry Butler, Zdenko Kafka, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Soper 70

Sunday June 28 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 5,346
Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Jim Ziras, Ian Rowden, Bill Palmer, Mike Cross (Roy Cotton 46), Peter Katholos, Derek Laing, Ken Wilson, Andy Scott, Graham Jennings
Coach: Doug Collins
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Rowden 77
1 - 1 Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Kevin Caldwell, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, John McVeigh, Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson, David Vincenzino (Steve Perry 80)
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Nil
Goal: P.Wilkinson 32

Sunday June 28 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 3,600
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Ian McGregor, Con Kambas, Tom Forde, Vic Bozanic, Tim Brown, Graham Honeyman, Shraga Topaz, Vic Smythe (Aldo Lorenzoni 77), Lopez Manecas, Peter Kowalski
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Manecas 66
1 - 1 Canberra City
Richard Wilson, John Moutsopoulos, Terry Byrne, Robbie O'Shea, Mike O'Shea, Don MacLaren, Duncan Cole, John O'Shea, Ian Gibson, Ian Purdie (Walter Valeri 72), Tony Brennan
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: Nil
Goal: MacLaren 29
 
Round Twenty

Sunday July 5 1981
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 3,300
Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Sergio Melta, Charlie Villani, Gary Marocchi, Brian Northcote (Peter Rankin 73), David Mitchell, John Nyskohus
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Caution: Northcote
Goal: J.Nyskohus 59
1 - 3 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Igor Hazabent, Jim Kondarios, Jim O'Reilly, Steve Kakantonis, Vlatko Belic, Slobodan Jovanovic, Zoran Ilioski, Zdravko Lujic, Johan Verweij, Bruno Cozzella
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Jovanovic, O'Reilly
Goals: Ilioski 15, Cozzella 82, 84

Sunday July 5 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 3,872
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Col McAusland, Peter Wilson, Mark Pullen, Ian Gray, John Bradley, Zdenko Kafka (Tony Morsello 54), Terry Butler, Alan Hughes, Marshall Soper, Phil O'Connor
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Soper 69
1 - 0 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Ian McGregor, Tom Forde, Con Kambas, Vic Bozanic, Shraga Topaz, Tim Brown (Zoran Maricic 57), Graham Honeyman, Vic Smythe, Peter Kowalski (Aldo Lorenzoni 78), Lopez Manecas
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Cautions: Smythe, Forde
Match Day Programme

Sunday July 5 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: 2,000
Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Kevin Caldwell, David Ratcliffe, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson, David Vincenzino (Steve Perry 80), Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson, John McVeigh
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Dunne, McVeigh
Goal: P.Wilkinson 77
1 - 2 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, Bob Provan, John Yzendoorn, John Mihailidis, Jimmy Rooney, Theo Selemidis, Jim Campbell, Jamie Paton, Gary Cole, Charlie Yankos (Andy Bozikas 75)
Coach: Len McKendry
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Yzendoorn 79, Campbell 90

Sunday July 5 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Bob Mee
Attendance: 4,160
Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Mike O'Shea, John Moutsopoulos, Terry Byrne, John O'Shea, Duncan Cole, Robbie O'Shea, Ian Purdie, Ian Gibson (Johan Massa 77), Tony Brennan (Walter Valeri 62), Don MacLaren
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: M.O'Shea, MacLaren
0 - 0 Marconi
Alan Maher, Paul Degney, Peter Brogan, Tony Henderson, Gary Byrne, Hussein Housseini, Stuart Johnston, Peter Sharne, Berti Mariani, Eddie Krncevic, Mark Jankovics (Ian Hunter 46)
Coach: Raul Blanco
Caution: Housseini

Sunday July 5 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourney
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 3,000
Preston Makedonia
Richard Wilson, Mike Rainey, George McMillan, Ljube Petrovski, Steve Beech, Isaac Farrell, Peter Boyle, Alan Whittle (Claude Lucchesi 57), Robbie Cullen, Peter Ollerton, Doug Brown
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Caution: Brown
Goal: Ollerton 88
1 - 1 Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Col Bennett, Jim Hermiston, Alan Niven, Jim McLean, Steve Hogg, Bobby Ferris, Craig Low, Calvin Daunt, Mark McNaughton
Coach: Joe Gilroy
Caution: Daunt
Goal: Ferris 77

Sunday July 5 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Dennis Yelland
Attendance: 4,000
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Steve Blair, Alan Davidson, Billy Rogers, John Stevenson, George Christopoulos, Steve Wooddin, Alun Evans, George Campbell (Branko Buljevic 58)
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Evans, Rogers
Goals: Hormazabal 62 Own Goal, Bannon 70
2 - 1 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Stuart Selvage, Tony Rasmussen, Cliff Pointer, Mike Milovanovic, Jovan Djordjevic, Ricky Hormazabal, Brian O'Donnell, Brian Turner, Paul Burrows (Robert Wheatley 69), Peter Jones
Coach: Rale Rasic
Caution: Jones
Goal: Jones 79

Sunday July 5 1981
E.S.Marks Field, Sydney Athletic Field, Kensington, Sydney
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 6,892
Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, John Spanos, Steve O'Connor, Ian Bruce, Joe Watson (Alex Robertson 76), Murray Barnes, Jim Cant, Ian Souness, John Kosmina, Jim Patikas
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Cant 14, Souness 21, Barnes 31, 39, 64
5 - 4 Sydney Olympic
Gary Meier, Danny Moulis, Ken Wilson, Ian Rowden, Bill Palmer, Peter Katholos, Peter Raskopoulos, Derek Laing, Andy Scott, Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Doug Collins
Caution: Moulis
Goals: Koussas 36, 89, Raskopoulos 66, Jennings 71
Match Day Programme

Sunday July 5 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Ken Small
Attendance: 2,100
Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, John Fleming, Arno Bertogna, Billy de Graaf, Lee Adam, Jeff Ainsworth, Chris Dunleavy, Peter Tredinnick, Clive Campbell, Glen Fontana, John Lathan
Coach: Ken Morton
Caution: Fontana
0 - 0 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, John Sneddon, Roy Drinkwater, Howard Tredinnick, Joe Senkalski, Steve Sumner, Craig Mason, Graham Heys, Bob Mountford, David Jones
Coach: Ray Baartz
Caution: Drinkwater
 
Round Twenty-One

Sunday July 12 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 4,222
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Col McAusland, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Alan Hughes, Zdenko Kafka, Terry Butler (John Bradley 60), Ian Gray, Marshall Soper, Tony Morsello, Phil O'Connor (John McKie 81)
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Butler 14
1 - 0 Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, Chris Dunleavy, Jeff Ainsworth, Arno Bertogna, Lee Adam, John Fleming, Billy De Graaf, John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick, Glen Fontana, Clive Campbell
Coach: Ken Morton
Caution: Fleming

Sunday July 12 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Doug Rennie
Attendance: 3,067
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Stuart Selvage, Mike Milovanovic (Robert Wheatley 46), Cliff Pointer, Tony Rasmussen, Ricky Hormazabal (Peter Jones 76), Brian O'Donnell, Jovan Djordjevic, Branislav Krstic, Paul Burrows, Brian Turner
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Nil
0 - 0 Preston Makedonia
Richard Wilson, Mike Rainey, Ljube Petrovski, George McMillan, Steve Beech, Claude Lucchesi, Peter Boyle, Isaac Farrell, Alan Whittle, Doug Brown, Peter Ollerton
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Caution: Beech; Red Card: Ollerton 70

Sunday July 12 1981
Richlands Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Col Amos
Attendance: 2,500
Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, Steve Hogg, Bobby Ferris, Jim McLean, Craig Low, Calvin Daunt, Billy Williamson
Coach: Joe Gilroy
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Ferris 57, Williamson 83
2 - 1 Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski (Steve Peressin 65), Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, Charlie Villani (Chris Manou 54), John Nyskohus, David Mitchell, Justin Fashanu
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Russell, Jones, Melta; Red Card: Perin 75
Goal: Melta 52

Sunday July 12 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 1,800
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Steve Kakantonis, Jim Kondarios, Jim O'Reilly, Igor Hazabent, Slobodan Jovanovic, Zoran Ilioski, Vlatko Belic (Jim Milne 65), Bruno Cozzella, Johan Verweij, Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Caution: Kakantonis
Goal: Verweij 12
1 - 0 Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Steve Perry, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Billy Wilkinson, Bobby Hamilton, David Vincenzino, Frank Pimblett, Willie Conner (Joe Palinkas 78), Larry Gaffney, John McVeigh
Coach: George Potter
Caution: Hamilton; Red Card: Pimblett 59

Sunday July 12 1981
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Jack Johnston
Attendance: 4,500
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, John Mihailidis, Theo Selemidis (Andy Bozikas 60), Charlie Yankos, Jim Campbell, Jimmy Rooney, Gary Cole, Jamie Paton
Coach: Len McKendry
Cautions: Nil
0 - 1 Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen (Alex Robertson 72), John Spanos, Steve O'Connor, Ian Bruce, Jim Cant, Ian Souness, Murray Barnes, Joe Watson, Jim Patikas, Ken Boden
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Souness, Spanos
Goal: Barnes 75

Sunday July 12 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Alf Rodway
Attendance: 6,099
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Howard Tredinnick, Craig Mason, Roy Drinkwater, Steve Sumner, Joe Senkalski, David Jones, Graham Heys (Alfie Stamp 59), Bob Mountford, Grant Storey
Coach: Ray Baartz
Caution: Mountford
0 - 0 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Alan Davidson, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, George Campbell, Alun Evans, Steve Wooddin, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Caution: Shirra
Match Day Programme

Sunday July 12 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Richard Lorenc
Attendance: 6,150
Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Jim Ziras (Bill Palmer 19 (Roy Cotton 69)), Ian Rowden, Ken Wilson, Peter Raskopoulos, Peter Katholos, Derek Laing, Andy Scott, Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Doug Collins
Cautions: Nil
0 - 2 Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, John Moutsopoulos, Mike O'Shea, Terry Byrne, Harry Williams (Johan Massa 74), Duncan Cole, John O'Shea, Robbie O'Shea, Ian Gibson, Tony Brennan, Ian Purdie
Coach: George Murray
Caution: Byrne
Goals: Purdie 31, Gibson 68

Sunday July 12 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Graham Neal
Attendance: 3,562
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Zoran Maricic, Con Kambas, Tom Forde, Vic Bozanic, Ian McGregor, Graham Honeyman, Shraga Topaz, Vic Smythe, Aldo Lorenzoni, Lopez Manecas
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Caution: Topaz
Goals: Lorenzoni 52, 73
2 - 0 Marconi
Ron Corry, Peter Brogan, Tony Henderson, Berti Mariani, Paul Degney, Hussein Housseini (Peter Sharne 55), Gary Byrne, Stuart Johnston, Ian Hunter, Mark Jankovics, Eddie Krncevic
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Byrne, Brogan
 
Round Twenty-Two

Sunday July 19 1981
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Bob Kerr
Attendance: 3,700
Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski, Bobby Russell, Chris Miller (Brian Northcote 70), David Jones, Bugsy Nyskohus, Charlie Villani, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, John Nyskohus, David Mitchell, Justin Fashanu
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Nil
0 - 0 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Jovan Djordjevic, Cliff Pointer, Tony Rasmussen, Ricky Hormazabal, Stuart Selvage, Brian Turner (Peter Jones 46), Brian O'Donnell, Branislav Krstic, Paul Burrows
Coach: Rale Rasic
Caution: Hormazabal

Sunday July 19 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 5,000
Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, Steve Perry, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, John McVeigh, Bobby Hamilton, Willie Conner, Paul Wilkinson, Barry Kelso (Joe Palinkas 82)
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Nil
Goal: P.Wilkinson 62
1 - 0 Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds (Tony Scanlon 46), Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, Bobby Ferris, Steve Hogg, Jim McLean, Craig Low, Calvin Daunt (Graham Wilson 75), Billy Williamson
Coach: Joe Gilroy
Caution: Hermiston

Sunday July 19 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 4,060
Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Mike O'Shea, Harry Williams, Duncan Cole, John O'Shea, Terry Byrne (Johan Massa 77), John Moutsopoulos, Ian Gibson (Walter Valeri 64), Don MacLaren, Tony Brennan, Ian Purdie
Coach: George Murray
Caution: Byrne
Goal: Purdie 17
1 - 5 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Theo Selemidis, Charlie Yankos, Jimmy Rooney, Jim Campbell, Bob Provan, Jamie Paton, Gary Cole, Tom Tasevski
Coach: Len McKendry
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Cole 47, 60, Paton 75, 90, Tasevski 90

Sunday July 19 1981
Marconi Stadium, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Gary Power
Attendance: 7,319
Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Paul Degney, Tony Henderson, Mark Jankovics, Gary Byrne, Peter Sharne, Stuart Johnston (Joe Picioane 84), Eddie Krncevic, Berti Mariani, Ian Hunter (Hussein Housseini 52)
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Johnston 29, Jankovics 56
2 - 1 Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Andy Scott, Peter Raskopoulos, Ian Rowden, Ken Wilson, Derek Laing (Alex Jamieson 85), Tom Gavin (Chris Townson 74), Roy Cotton, Peter Katholos, Graham Jennings
Coach: Doug Collins
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Katholos 84
Match Day Programme

Sunday July 19 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Jim Fearn
Attendance: 3,000
Preston Makedonia
Richard Wilson, Mike Rainey, George McMillan, Ljube Petrovski, Steve Beech, Isaac Farrell, Peter Boyle, Gordon Flavell, Alan Whittle, Claude Lucchesi, Doug Brown
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Caution: McMillan
Goals: Lucchesi 45, Brown 49, Flavell 72
3 - 1 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Col Curran, Roy Drinkwater, Craig Mason, Howard Tredinnick, Joe Senkalski, Steve Sumner, David Jones, Graham Heys (Alfie Stamp 72), Bob Mountford, David Kamasz
Coach: Ray Baartz
Cautions: Heys, Senkalski
Goal: Heys 11

Sunday July 19 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 6,000
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Alan Davidson, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra (George Campbell 73), Billy Rogers, Steve Wooddin, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Davidson, Evans
Goals: Wooddin 29, Evans 30, 41, 65
4 - 1 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Col McAusland, Peter Wilson, Alan Hughes, Mark Pullen, Frank Zaccomer, Ian Gray, John Bradley, Terry Butler, Phil O'Connor (Tony Morsello 46), Marshall Soper
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Butler, Soper
Goal: Butler 73

Sunday July 19 1981
E.S.Marks Field, Sydney Athletic Field, Kensington, Sydney
Referee: Ken Allen
Attendance: 3,427
Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Ian Bruce, Steve O'Connor, Alex Robertson, Jim Cant, John Spanos (Gerry Gomez 85), Murray Barnes, Jim Patikas, Joe Watson (Grant Lee 81), Ken Boden, Willie Murray
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Watson 10, Boden 69, Barnes 81
3 - 0 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Steve Kakantonis, Jim O'Reilly, Jim Kondarios, Igor Hazabent, Slobodan Jovanovic, Zoran Ilioski, Vlatko Belic, Johan Verweij (Kyri Kyriakouleas 63), Bruno Cozzella, Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Caution: Kakantonis
Match Day Programme

Sunday July 19 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Henry Witschge
Attendance: 4,364
Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, John Fleming, Arno Bertogna, Billy de Graaf, Jeff Ainsworth, Lee Adam, Chris Dunleavy, Peter Tredinnick, Clive Campbell, Glen Fontana (Paul Kay 80), John Lathan
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Campbell 49, Fontana 60
2 - 1 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Zoran Maricic, Con Kambas, Tom Forde, Vic Bozanic, Ian McGregor, Graham Honeyman, Tim Brown, Lopez Manecas, Aldo Lorenzoni (Robert Marwe 69), Vic Smythe
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Cautions: Maricic, McGregor
Goal: Smythe 53
 
Round Twenty-Three

Sunday July 26 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Jim Reeves
Attendance: 4,111
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Col McAusland, Peter Wilson, Alan Hughes, Frank Cassachia (John Bradley 70), Zdenko Kafka, Ian Gray, Terry Butler, Phil O'Connor, Marshall Soper, Tony Morsello
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Butler, Hughes
Goal: Soper 75
1 - 1 Preston Makedonia
Richard Wilson, Mike Rainey, Ljube Petrovski, George McMillan, Steve Beech, Peter Boyle, Isaac Farrell, Gordon Flavell, Claude Lucchesi, Doug Brown, Alan Whittle
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Lucchesi 40

Sunday July 26 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 3,144
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Tony Rasmussen, Cliff Pointer, Jovan Djordjevic, Stuart Selvage, Branko Culina, Brian O'Donnell, Brian Turner, Peter Jones (Peter Cuk 68), Paul Burrows, Branislav Krstic
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Burrows, Jones
Goal: O'Donnell 44 pen
1 - 2 Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, Steve Perry, David Ratcliffe, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett (Willie Conner 61), John McVeigh, Bobby Hamilton, Barry Kelso (Kevin Caldwell 85), Paul Wilkinson
Cautions: B.Wilkinson, Kelso, Perry; Red Card: Dunne 69
Coach: George Potter
Goals: Kelso 33, Conner 79

Sunday July 26 1981
Richlands Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Alf Rodway
Attendance: 2,500
Brisbane Lions
Tony Scanlon, Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Graham Wilson, Bobby Ferris, Jim McLean, Steve Hogg, Craig Low, Calvin Daunt (John Ogden 66), Billy Williamson
Coach: Joe Gilroy
Caution: McLean
Goals: Hermiston 45 pen, Williamson 46, Bennett 67, Low 73
4 - 3 Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Jim Cant, Steve O'Connor, Alex Robertson, Ian Bruce, John Spanos (Gerry Gomez 82), Jim Patikas, Willie Murray, Joe Watson, Ken Boden, John Kosmina
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Boden, O'Connor
Goals: Kosmina 4, 58, Spanos 10

Sunday July 26 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Evan Venios
Attendance: 2,300
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim O'Reilly, Jim Milne, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim Kondarios, Igor Hazabent, Zoran Ilioski, Slobodan Jovanovic, Bruno Cozzella, Johan Verweij, Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Caution: Hazabent
Goals: Ilioski 39 pen, Kondarios 59, Cozzella 71
3 - 1 Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, John Moutsopoulos, Mike O'Shea, John O'Shea, Harry Williams, Don MacLaren, Robbie O'Shea, Duncan Cole, Ian Purdie (Johan Massa 46), Ian Gibson, Walter Valeri
Coach: George Murray
Caution: Moutsopoulos
Goal: R.O'Shea 84

Sunday July 26 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: 4,787
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Neil Endacott, Roy Drinkwater, Craig Mason, Howard Tredinnick, Joe Senkalski, Steve Sumner, Ian Buckley (David Kamasz 50), Graham Heys, Bob Mountford, David Jones
Coach: Ray Baartz
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Drinkwater 66, Heys 87
2 - 2 Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski, Bobby Russell, Bugsy Nyskohus, David Jones, Sergio Melta, Charlie Villani, Gary Marocchi, Chris Manou (Peter Rankin 83), Justin Fashanu (Chris Miller 79), Brian Northcote, John Nyskohus
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Fashanu 5, Melta 21

Sunday July 26 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Doug Rennie
Attendance: 4,723
Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, John Fleming, Arno Bertogna, Billy de Graaf, Jeff Ainsworth, Lee Adam, Chris Dunleavy, Peter Tredinnick, Clive Campbell (Jim McBreen 87), Glen Fontana, John Lathan
Coach: Ken Morton
Caution: Fleming
Goal1: de Graaf 8
1 - 1 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Bertie Lutton, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Socrates Nicolaides, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, George Campbell, Duncan Cummings, Steve Wooddin, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Cummings 40

Wednesday August 19 1981
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 3,000
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Charlie Yankos, Theo Selemidis, Ken Taylor, Jimmy Rooney (Tom Tasevski 84), Andy Bozikas, Jamie Paton, Gary Cole
Coach: Len McKendry
Cautions: Cole, Taylor
Goal: Yzendoorn 39
1 - 1 Marconi
Ron Corry, Drago Tomasich, Peter Brogan, Berti Mariani, Steve Calderan, Paul Degney, Eddie Krncevic, Tony Henderson (Attilio Carbone 67), Gary Byrne, Peter Sharne, Mark Jankovics
Coach: Luciano Nesti
Cautions: Mariani, Henderson
Goal: Krncevic 81

Wednesday August 19 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Jim Rossis
Attendance: 1,500
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Tom Forde, Shraga Topaz, Vic Bozanic, Tim Brown, Jim Wright, Colin Gregson (Ian McKie 46), Peter Kowalski, Graham Honeyman, Lopez Manecas, Ian McGregor
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Cautions: Nil
0 - 1 Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Mike Cross, Peter Raskopoulos, Jim Ziras, Ken Wilson, Alex Jamieson, Tom Gavin (George Akoutas 87), Peter Katholos, Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Doug Collins
Caution: Koussas
Goal: Koussas 1
 
Round Twenty-Four

Sunday August 2 1981
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 3,100
Adelaide City
Steve Peressin, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Sergio Melta, Gary Marocchi, Brian Northcote (Charlie Villani 80), Justin Fashanu, David Mitchell, John Nyskohus
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Perin, J.Nyskohus
0 - 0 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Col McAusland, Alan Hughes, Terry Butler, Zdenko Kafka, Sebastian Giampaolo, Ian Gray, Phil O'Connor (Tony Morsello 25)
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Pullen, Hughes, Wilson

Sunday August 2 1981
Ballymore Stadium, Herston, Brisbane
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 5,000
Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, Kevin Caldwell, David Ratcliffe, Steve Perry, Billy Wilkinson, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Larry Gaffney, Willie Conner (Joe Palinkas 30), Paul Wilkinson, John McVeigh
Coach: George Potter
Caution: Caldwell
Goal: Hamilton 70
1 - 1 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Roy Drinkwater, Craig Mason, Howard Tredinnick, Joe Senkalski, Steve Sumner, David Jones, Graham Heys, Bob Mountford, David Kamasz
Coach: Ray Baartz
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Sumner 59

Sunday August 2 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Bob Mee
Attendance: 1,603
Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Mike O'Shea, John Moutsopoulos, John O'Shea, Duncan Cole, Robbie O'Shea, Johan Massa, Ian Gibson, Walter Valeri, Tony Brennan, Don MacLaren
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Valeri 60, R.O'Shea 72
2 - 3 Brisbane Lions
Tony Scanlon, Paul Ontong, Alan Niven, Col Bennett, Jim Hermiston, Steve Hogg, Jim McLean (John Ogden 72), Craig Low, Billy Williamson, Calvin Daunt, Bobby Ferris
Coach: Joe Gilroy
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Williamson 1, 80, Bennett 48

Sunday August 2 1981
Marconi Stadium, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Richard Lorenc
Attendance: 3,450
Marconi
Alan Maher, Paul Degney, Berti Mariani, Tony Henderson (Drago Tomasich 65), Peter Brogan, Gary Byrne, Mark Jankovics, Stuart Johnston (Joe Picioane 65), Ian Hunter, Eddie Krncevic, Peter Sharne
Coach: Raul Blanco
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Jankovics 79
1 - 3 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim O'Reilly, Jim Kondarios, Jim Milne, Zoran Ilioski, Slobodan Jovanovic, Steve Kakantonis, Bruno Cozzella (Vlatko Belic 88), Johan Verweij, Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Caution: Kakantonis
Goals: Verweij 7, Cozzella 47, Lujic 84

Sunday August 2 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 3,000
Preston Makedonia
Richard Wilson, Mike Rainey, Ljube Petrovski, George McMillan, Steve Beech, Gordon Flavell (Robbie Cullen 78), Isaac Farrell, Peter Boyle (Peter Ollerton 78), Claude Lucchesi, Alan Whittle, Doug Brown
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Lucchesi 11,23, Whittle 59, Brown 75, Fontana 80 Own Goal, Cullen 89
6 - 0 Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, John Fleming, Chris Dunleavy, Arno Bertogna, Jeff Ainsworth, Paul Kay (Billy de Graaf 71), Jim McBreen, Lee Adam, Peter Tredinnick, Glen Fontana, John Lathan
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil

Sunday August 2 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Dennis Voutsinas
Attendance: 4,000
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Bertie Lutton, Duncan Cummings, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, Steve Wooddin, Branko Buljevic, Alun Evans
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Blair 3, Evans 18, 26, 61, Stevenson 46
5 - 0 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Zoran Maricic, Con Kambas, Robert Marwe, Vic Bozanic, Ian McGregor, Graham Honeyman, Tim Brown, Lopez Manecas, Aldo Lorenzoni (Colin Gregson 65), Vic Smythe (Ian McKie 65)
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Cautions: Nil

Sunday August 2 1981
E.S.Marks Field, Sydney Athletic Field, Kensington, Sydney
Referee: Ken Small
Attendance: 1,452
Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Jim Cant, Steve O'Connor, Alex Robertson, John Spanos, Jim Patikas (Ken Boden 61), Murray Barnes, Ian Souness, Joe Watson, John Kosmina, Willie Murray
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Caution: Kosmina
Goal: Souness 47
1 - 1 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Stuart Selvage, Cliff Pointer, Jovan Djordjevic, Tony Rasmussen, Ricky Hormazabal, Brian O'Donnell, Peter Cuk (Robert Wheatley 60), Peter Jones, Paul Burrows, Branislav Krstic
Coach: Rale Rasic
Caution: James
Goal: Jones 61

Sunday August 2 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Col Amos
Attendance: 5,600
Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Jim Ziras, Ian Rowden, Andy Scott, Peter Raskopoulos (Alex Jamieson 79), Peter Katholos, Mike Cross, Mark Koussas, Ken Wilson, Graham Jennings (Jim Redfern 68)
Coach: Doug Collins
Caution: Raskopoulos
Goals: K.Wilson 10, 47 pen
2 - 1 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Charlie Yankos, Theo Selemidis, Jim Campbell, Jimmy Rooney, Tom Tasevski (Andy Bozikas 56), Jamie Paton, Gary Cole
Coach: Len McKendry
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Campbell 68
 
Round Twenty-Five

Sunday August 9 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Gary Power
Attendance: 4,301
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Mark Pullen, Ian Gray, Col McAusland, John Coyne, Terry Butler, Zdenko Kafka, Tony Morsello, Marshall Soper, Sebastian Giampaolo
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Coyne, Morsello
Goals: Soper 15, Kafka 37
2 - 2 Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, David Vincenzino, David Ratcliffe, Steve Perry, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, John McVeigh (Willie Conner 14), Paul Wilkinson, Barry Kelso
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Kelso, P.Wilkinson, Ratcliffe
Goals: Hamilton 58, Gaffney 84

Sunday August 9 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 2,740
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Jovan Djordjevic, Cliff Pointer, Tony Rasmussen, Stuart Selvage, Ricky Hormazabal, Brian O'Donnell, Branislav Krstic, Paul Burrows, Peter Jones
Coach: Rale Rasic
Caution: Rasmussen
0 - 2 Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, John Moutsopoulos, Mike O'Shea, Johan Massa, Robbie O'Shea, John O'Shea, Don MacLaren (Ian Stone 67), Duncan Cole, Tony Brennan, Walter Valeri, Ian Gibson
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: MacLaren, J.O'Shea, Gibson, M.O'Shea
Goals: Cole 17, Valeri 19
Match Day Programme

Sunday August 9 1981
Richlands Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: 2,000
Brisbane Lions
Tony Scanlon, Paul Ontong, Col Bennett, Jim Hermiston, Alan Niven, Bobby Ferris, John Ogden, Graham Wilson, Craig Low, Calvin Daunt, Billy Williamson
Coach: Joe Gilroy
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Ferris 28, Williamson 48
2 - 0 Marconi
Ron Corry, Peter Brogan (Drago Tomasich 46), Tony Henderson, Berti Mariani, Paul Degney, Gary Byrne, Hussein Housseini, Eddie Krncevic, Peter Sharne, Mark Jankovics, Ian Hunter (Joe Picioane 54)
Coach: Raul Blanco
Caution: Jankovics

Sunday August 9 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: David Yelland
Attendance: 1,300
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Jim Milne, Jim O'Reilly, Jim Kondarios, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Zoran Ilioski, Slobodan Jovanovic, Steve Kakantonis, Bruno Cozzella (Vlatko Belic 46 (Igor Hazabent 82), Johan Verweij, Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Kondarios 60
1 - 1 Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Jim Ziras (Tom Gavin 75), Ken Wilson, Ian Rowden, Andy Scott, Peter Raskopoulos (Alex Jamieson 80), Peter Katholos, Mike Cross, Graham Jennings, Jim Redfern
Coach: Doug Collins
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Redfern 79

Sunday August 9 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Bob Mee
Attendance: 5,232
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Craig Mason, Roy Drinkwater, Howard Tredinnick, Joe Senkalski, Steve Sumner, David Jones, Graham Heys, Bob Mountford, David Kamasz
Coach: Ray Baartz
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Senkalski 34
1 - 2 Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Jim Cant, John Spanos, Steve O'Connor, Alex Robertson, Murray Barnes, Ian Souness, Willie Murray (Kevin Mullen 64), Joe Watson, Ken Boden, John Kosmina
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Kosmina 49, Watson 84

Sunday August 9 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Jim Fearn
Attendance: 11,759
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Alan Davidson, Duncan Cummings, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, Branko Buljevic, Steve Wooddin, Alun Evans (Billy Rogers 74)
Coach: John Margaritis
Caution: Evans
Goals: Evans 49, Shirra 71
2 - 0 Preston Makedonia
Richard Wilson, Mike Rainey, George McMillan, Ljube Petrovski, Steve Beech, Isaac Farrell, Peter Boyle, Gordon Flavell (Peter Ollerton 73), Alan Whittle (Robbie Cullen 46), Doug Brown, Claude Lucchesi
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Cautions: Beech, Brown, Ollerton

Sunday August 9 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 3,500
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Zoran Maricic, Tom Forde, Con Kambas, Vic Bozanic, Tim Brown (Colin Gregson 68), Robert Marwe, Graham Honeyman, Aldo Lorenzoni (Peter Kowalski 52), Ian McGregor, Vic Smythe
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Caution: Bozanic
0 - 5 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Charlie Yankos, Theo Selemidis, Jim Campbell, Jimmy Rooney, Gary Cole, Jamie Paton, Andy Bozikas
Coach: Len McKendry
Caution: Rooney
Goals: Cole 47, 61, 74, Campbell 77, 84

Sunday August 9 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 3,879
Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, John Fleming, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Jeff Ainsworth, Jim McBreen, Lee Adam, Peter Tredinnick, John Lathan, Arno Bertogna, Glen Fontana (Clive Campbell 66)
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Fontana, Lathan
Goals: Bertogna 3, Fleming 10, McBreen 44, Lathan 48
4 - 1 Adelaide City
Steve Peressin (Jack Przybylski 46), Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Charlie Villani, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, John Nyskohus, David Mitchell, Brian Northcote
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Caution: Marocchi
Goal: Northcote 65
 
Round Twenty-Six

Sunday May 17 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: 4,800
Brisbane City
Martin Coe, Kevin Caldwell, David Ratcliffe, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton (Willie Conner 67), Joe Palinkas, Paul Wilkinson, Barry Kelso
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Cadwell, Ratcliffe, Palinkas
Goal: P.Wilkinson 17
1 - 0 Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, Peter Willis (Ken Morton 61), Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf, Jock Morlando, Lee Adam, Glen Fontana, John Fleming, Jim McBreen, Paul Kay (John Lathan 32), Peter Tredinnick
Coach: Ken Morton
Caution: Kay
Match Day Programme

Sunday August 16 1981
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 5,100
Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski, Bobby Russell, Bugsy Nyskohus, John Perin, David Jones, Sergio Melta, Gary Marocchi, Charlie Villani, Brian Northcote, John Nyskohus, David Mitchell
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Melta, Northcote
Goals: Northcote 61, Perin 80 pen
2 - 0 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Alan Davidson, Bertie Lutton (George Campbell 40), Steve Blair, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Billy Rogers, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, Duncan Cummings, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil

Sunday August 16 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Ken Allen
Attendance: 2,100
Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Mike O'Shea, John Moutsopoulos, Terry Byrne, John O'Shea, Robbie O'Shea, Ian Stone (Johan Massa 48), Ian Gibson, Walter Valeri, Tony Brennan (Ian Purdie 65), Don MacLaren
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Byrne 14, Brennan 32, Valeri 78, Purdie 86
4 - 1 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Howard Tredinnick, Roy Drinkwater, Craig Mason, Joe Senkalski, David Jones, Ian Buckley (Alfie Stamp 50), Bob Mountford, David Kamasz, Graham Heys
Coach: Ray Baartz
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Jones 8

Sunday August 16 1981
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Graham Neal
Attendance: 4,000
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, Bob Provan, John Yzendoorn, Charlie Yankos, Jimmy Rooney, Theo Selemidis, Jim Campbell, Jamie Paton, Gary Cole, Andy Bozikas
Coach: Len McKendry
Cautions: Paton, Selemidis
Goals: Paton 84, Cole 88
2 - 0 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Igor Hazabent, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim Kondarios, Jim O'Reilly, Jim Milne (Bruno Cozzella 65), Slobodan Jovanovic, Zoran Ilioski, Steve Kakantonis, Johan Verweij, Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Nil

Sunday August 16 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 2,500
Preston Makedonia
Gary Clayton, Mike Rainey, Peter Ollerton, George McMillan, Steve Beech, Isaac Farrell, Peter Boyle, Gordon Flavell (Robbie Cullen 78), Alan Whittle (John Little 67), Claude Lucchesi, Doug Brown
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Cautions: Rainey, Boyle
Goals: Brown 83, Lucchesi 84
2 - 0 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Zoran Maricic, Con Kambas, Tom Forde, Ian McKie, Jim Wright, Robert Marwe (Tim Brown 46), Graham Honeyman, Ian McGregor, Peter Kowalski (Aldo Lorenzoni 84), Vic Smythe
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Cautions: Maricic, McGregor, Honeyman

Sunday August 16 1981
E.S.Marks Field, Sydney Athletic Field, Kensington, Sydney
Referee: Jim Reeves
Attendance: 4,216
Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, Steve O'Connor, Alex Robertson, John Spanos, Ian Souness, Murray Barnes, Joe Watson, Jim Patikas, Ken Boden, John Kosmina
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Souness, Mullen
Goals: Kosmina 16, Boden 81, Watson 90
3 - 0 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Peter Wilson, Mark Pullen, Col McAusland, John Coyne, Zdenko Kafka (Billy Pirie 46), Terry Butler, Tony Morsello, Marshall Soper, Sebastian Giampaolo
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Skellern, Wilson

Sunday August 16 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Gary Power
Attendance: 5,728
Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Ken Wilson, Ian Rowden, Jim Ziras, Peter Raskopoulos, Peter Katholos (Alex Jamieson 88), Jim Redfern (Tom Gavin 79), Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings, Andy Scott
Coach: Doug Collins
Caution: Ziras
Goals: Koussas 46, Redfern 47, Raskopoulos 87
3 - 1 Brisbane Lions
Tony Scanlon, Paul Ontong, Jim Hermiston, Col Bennett, Alan Niven, John Ogden (Jim McLean 47), Steve Hogg, Bobby Ferris, Calvin Daunt (Graham Wilson 50), Billy Williamson, Craig Low
Coach: Joe Gilroy
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Williamson 55

Sunday August 16 1981
Marconi Stadium, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Doug Rennie
Attendance: 2,100
Marconi
Ron Corry, Peter Brogan, Tony Henderson, Berti Mariani, Paul Degney, Gary Byrne, Hussein Housseini, Mark Jankovics, Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, Ian Hunter
Coach: Luciano Nesti
Cautions: Nil
0 - 1 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Tony Rasmussen, Cliff Pointer, Mike Milovanovic, Stuart Selvage, Brian O'Donnell, Ricky Hormazabal, Branko Culina, Brian Turner (Peter Jones 46), Branislav Krstic, Paul Burrows
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Nil
Goal: O'Donnell 69
 
Round Twenty-Seven

Sunday August 23 1981
Lambert Park, Leicchardt
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 3,614
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Paul Carter, Peter Wilson, Mark Pullen (David Watt 80), Col McAusland, Terry Butler, Zdenko Kafka, John Bradley, Marshall Soper (John McKie 70), Sebastian Giampaolo, Tony Morsello
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Wilson
Goals: Morsello 25, Giampaolo 31, Bradley 41, Soper 60
4 - 0 Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, John Moutsopoulos, Mike O'Shea, Robbie O'Shea, Terry Byrne, John O'Shea, Duncan Cole, Ian Gibson (Ian Stone 46), Tony Brennan (Don MacLaren 76), Ian Purdie, Walter Valeri
Coach: George Murray
Cautions: Brennan, Stone
Match Day Programme

Sunday August 23 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Bob Mee
Attendance: 4,462
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Jovan Djordjevic, Stuart Selvage, Mike Milovanovic (Peter Cuk 46), Cliff Pointer, Robert Wheatley, Branislav Krstic, Ricky Hormazabal, Brian O'Donnell, Peter Jones, Paul Burrows
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Hormazabal, Krstic, Wheatley
Goal: Djordjevic 90
1 - 4 Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Jim Ziras (Ian Rowden 79), Ken Wilson, Andy Scott, Peter Raskopoulos, Peter Katholos, Jim Redfern, Tom Gavin (Mike Cross 83), Mark Koussas, Graham Jennings
Coach: Doug Collins
Caution: Ziras
Goals: Koussas 27, 38, Redfern 43, Gavin 62

Sunday August 23 1981
Richlands Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Col Amos
Attendance: 1,500
Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Graham Wilson, Jim Hermiston, Paul Burns, Alan Niven, Steve Hogg (John Ogden 75), Bobby Ferris, Jim McLean, Calvin Daunt, Billy Williamson, Craig Low
Coach: Joe Gilroy
Cautions: Nil
0 - 0 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, Bob Provan, John Yzendoorn, Don MacLeod, Theo Selemidis, Tom Tasevski, Jimmy Rooney, Gary Cole, Jamie Paton, Andy Bozikas
Coach: Len McKendry
Cautions: Nil

Sunday August 23 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 5,027
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Roy Drinkwater, Craig Mason, Neil Endacott, Joe Senkalski, Steve Sumner, David Jones, Graham Heys, Bob Mountford (Malcolm McClelland 58), David Kamasz
Coach: Ray Baartz
Caution: Nil
Goals: Mountford 26, Sumner 59
2 - 0 Marconi
Ron Corry, Peter Brogan, Berti Mariani, Drago Tomasich, Paul Degney, Joe Picioane (Hussein Housseini 35), Gary Byrne, Attilio Carbone (Ian Hunter 60), Peter Sharne, Mark Jankovics, Eddie Krncevic
Coach: Luciano Nesti
Cautions: Nil

Sunday August 23 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Evan Venios
Attendance: 3,500
Preston Makedonia
Richard Wilson, George McMillan, Ljube Petrovski, Steve Beech, Gordon Flavell (Ron McIvor 68), Alan Whittle, Peter Ollerton (John Little 71), Isaac Farrell, Robbie Cullen, Claude Lucchesi, Doug Brown
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Cautions: Lucchesi, Brown
Goals: Ollerton 15 pen, Lucchesi 42, Brown 73
3 - 0 Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski, Bugsy Nyskohus, David Jones, John Perin, Bobby Russell, Gary Marocchi, Chris Manou (Glen Dods 46), Luciano Signore (Greg Buch 71), Brian Northcote, David Mitchell, John Nyskohus
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Nil

Sunday August 23 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 7,000
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Steve Blair, Socrates Nicolaides, John Stevenson, Billy Rogers, Alan Davidson (Bertie Lutton 17), Duncan Cummings, Steve Wooddin, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
0 - 2 Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, David Vincenzino, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Billy Wilkinson, Willie Conner, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Larry Gaffney, Barry Kelso, Paul Wilkinson
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Vincenzino, Gaffney
Goals: Conner 39, P.Wilkinson 54

Sunday August 23 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Bob Kerr
Attendance: 2,500
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Zoran Maricic, Vic Smythe, Tom Forde, Shraga Topaz, Vic Bozanic, Ian McKie (Tim Brown 61), Bill Stefanopoulos, Peter Kowalski (Aldo Lorenzoni 58), Graham Honeyman, Ian McGregor
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Honeyman 30, Topaz 64, Lorenzoni 80
3 - 2 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Igor Hazabent, Jim Milne, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim Kondarios, Slobodan Jovanovic, Johan Verweij, Zoran Ilioski, Bruno Cozzella, Steve Kakantonis, Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Verweij 29, Lujic 63

Sunday August 23 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Tim Daviess
Attendance: 3,974
Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, John Fleming, Chris Dunleavy, Billy de Graaf (Ray Mohring 85), Jeff Ainsworth, Jim McBreen, Lee Adam, John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick, Arno Bertogna, Glen Fontana (Clive Campbell 63)
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Nil
0 - 5 Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Ian Souness, Steve O'Connor, John Spanos (Gerry Gomez 82), Jim Cant, Jim Patikas, Ken Boden, Murray Barnes, Joe Watson (Grant Lee 72), John Kosmina, Willie Murray
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Boden 5, Kosmina 57, Souness 65, 83, Barnes 88
 
Round Twenty-Eight

Sunday August 30 1981
Olympic Sports Field, Kensington, Adelaide
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 3,000
Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski, Bugsy Nyskohus, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, Glen Dods, Luciano Signore (Peter Rankin 76), John Nyskohus, Brian Northcote
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Nil
Goals: J.Nyskohus 14, Melta 19
2 - 1 West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Ian McGregor, Zoran Maricic, Shraga Topaz, Tom Forde, Graham Honeyman, Tim Brown, Lopez Manecas, Jim Wright, Vic Smythe, Peter Kowalski (Aldo Lorenzoni 46)
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Caution: Maricic; Red Card: Topaz 71
Goal: Smythe 50

Sunday August 30 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Col Amos
Attendance: 2,500
Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, David Vincenzino (Steve Perry 46), Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Billy Wilkinson, Frank Pimblett, Larry Gaffney, Bobby Hamilton, Willie Conner, Paul Wilkinson, Barry Kelso
Coach: George Potter
Caution: Gaffney
Goal: Hamilton 83
1 - 2 Preston Makedonia
Richard Wilson, Mike Rainey, Ljube Petrovski, George McMillan, Steve Beech, Peter Boyle (Ron McIvor 64), Peter Ollerton, Alan Whittle, Isaac Farrell, Claude Lucchesi (Gordon Flavell 75), Robbie Cullen
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Caution: Farrell
Goals: Lucchesi 3, Ollerton 37

Sunday August 30 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Bob Mee
Attendance: 2,500
Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, John O'Shea, John Moutsopoulos, Mike O'Shea, Johan Massa, Terry Byrne, Duncan Cole, Robbie O'Shea, Don MacLaren, Walter Valeri (Ian Gibson 59), Ian Purdie
Coach: George Murray
Caution: Massa
Goals: Valeri 6 pen, Gibson 82
2 - 0 Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, Peter Willis, Chris Dunleavy, Jeff Ainsworth, Lee Adam, Glen Fontana, John Fleming, Arno Bertogna (Jock Morlando 32 (Clive Campbell 66)), John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick, Jim McBreen
Coach: Ken Morton
Caution: Tredinnick
Match Day Programme

Sunday August 30 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 2,500
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Igor Hazabent, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim Kondarios, Jim O'Reilly, Steve Kakantonis, Slobodan Jovanovic, Jim Milne, Johan Verweij, Bruno Cozzella, Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Kakantonis, Hazabent
Goals: Cozzella 37, Lujic 50
2 - 0 Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong (Craig Low 31), Jim Hermiston, Paul Burns, Alan Niven, Steve Hogg, Graham Wilson, Jim McLean, Bobby Ferris, Billy Williamson, Calvin Daunt
Coach: Joe Gilroy
Cautions: Nil

Sunday August 30 1981
Olympic Park, Melbourne
Referee: Barry Harwood
Attendance: 2,000
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Charlie Yankos, Theo Selemidis, Ken Taylor, Jimmy Rooney (Jim Campbell 68), Gary Cole, Jamie Paton, Andy Bozikas
Coach: Len McKendry
Caution: Yzendoorn
Goals: Yankos 13, Selemidis 17, Cole 82
3 - 1 Blacktown City
Barry Hoare, Tony Rasmussen, Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Stuart Selvage, Branko Culina (Peter Cuk 46), Ricky Hormazabal, Branislav Krstic, Brian O'Donnell, Peter Jones, Paul Burrows
Coach: Rale Rasic
Caution: Rasmussen
Goal: Rasmussen 79

Sunday August 30 1981
Marconi Stadium, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Tim Davies
Attendance: 5,325
Marconi
Alan Maher, Peter Brogan, Berti Mariani, Ivo Prskalo, Paul Degney, Drago Tomasich, Gary Byrne, Mark Jankovics, Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, Ian Hunter (Stuart Johnston 35)
Coach: Luciano Nesti
Cautions: Nil
0 - 2 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Paul Carter, Peter Wilson, Col McAusland, John Bradley, Terry Butler, Zdenko Kafka (John Coyne 72), Tony Morsello, Marshall Soper (Ian Gray 85), Sebastian Giampaolo
Coach: Willie Wallace
Cautions: Soper, Butler, Kafka
Goals: Soper 23, 74
Match Day Programme

Sunday August 30 1981
E.S.Marks Field, Sydney Athletic Field, Kensington, Sydney
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: 4,217
Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, Steve O'Connor, Alex Robertson, Jim Cant, John Spanos, Ian Souness, Murray Barnes, Joe Watson, John Kosmina, Ken Boden
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Caution: Barnes
Goal: Souness 66
1 - 1 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Bertie Lutton, Billy Rogers, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, Branko Buljevic, Steve Wooddin, Alun Evans, George Campbell (Duncan Cummings 75)
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Lutton, Evans
Goal: Wooddin 46
Match Day Programme

Sunday August 30 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 5,155
Sydney Olympic
Gary Meier, Danny Moulis, Jim Ziras, Ken Wilson, Andy Scott, Mike Cross, Peter Katholos, Jim Redfern, Tom Gavin, Derek Laing, Graham Jennings
Coach: Doug Collins
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Wilson 80
1 - 1 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Roy Drinkwater, Craig Mason, Neil Endacott, Malcolm McClelland, Joe Senkalski, David Jones, David Kamasz, Bob Mountford (Graham Heys 61), Alfie Stamp
Coach: Ray Baartz
Cautions: Senkalski, Kamasz
Goal: Stamp 87
 
Round Twenty-Nine

Sunday September 6 1981
Lambert Park, Leichhardt, Sydney
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 7,821
APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Peter Wilson, Alan Hughes, Marshall Soper (Tony Morsello 71), Sebastian Giampaolo, Zdenko Kafka, Phil O'Connor, Terry Butler, Paul Carter, John Bradley
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Hughes
Goals: O'Connor 17, Giampaolo 69
2 - 2 Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, Danny Moulis, Andy Scott, Ken Wilson, Jim Ziras, Mike Cross (Alex Jamieson 72), Peter Katholos, Derek Laing, Graham Jennings, Jim Redfern, Tom Gavin (Chris Townson 80)
Coach: Doug Collins
Caution: Moulis
Goals: Cross 3, Katholos 84

Sunday September 6 1981
Gabbie Stadium, Seven Hills, Sydney
Referee: Jim Reeves
Attendance: 2,040
Blacktown City
Bruce James, Tony Rasmussen, Cliff Pointer, Jovan Djordjevic (Peter Cuk 21), Mike Milovanovic, Stuart Selvage, Ricky Hormazabal, Brian O'Donnell, Branislav Krstic, Brian Turner (Branko Culina 53), Paul Burrows
Coach: Rale Rasic
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Krstic 90
1 - 1 Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim Kondarios, Jim O'Reilly, Igor Hazabent, Jim Milne, Slobodan Jovanovic, Steve Kakantonis, Bruno Cozzella (Vlatko Belic 87), Johan Verweij, Zdravko Lujic (Suleiman Curovic 23)
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Cautions: Jovanovic, Milne
Goal: Boland 27 pen
Match Day Programme

Sunday September 6 1981
Spencer Park, Newmarket, Brisbane
Referee: Jim Fearn
Attendance: 2,000
Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, Steve Perry (Kevin Caldwell 73), David Ratcliffe, Jimmy Dunne, Billy Wilkinson, Frank Pimblett, David Vincenzino, Bobby Hamilton, Willie Conner, Paul Wilkinson, Barry Kelso
Coach: George Potter
Caution: Ratcliffe
Goals: Jones 42 Own Goal, Kelso 63, P.Wilkinson 69
3 - 1 Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski, Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Glen Dods (Greg Buch 77), Gary Marocchi, Luciano Signore, John Nyskohus, Brian Northcote (Peter Rankin 46), Sergio Melta
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Perin, Marocchi
Goal: Jones 26

Sunday September 6 1981
International Sports Centre, Newcastle
Referee: Dave Nugent
Attendance: 4,531
Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Paul Reaney, Roy Drinkwater, Craig Mason, Col Curran, Joe Senkalski, Malcolm McClelland, David Jones (Alfie Stamp 54), Graham Heys, Bob Mountford, David Kamasz (Ian Buckley 54)
Coach: Ray Baartz
Cautions: Kamasz, Mountford
Goal: Stamp 75
1 - 2 Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Charlie Yankos, Theo Selemidis, Ken Taylor, Jimmy Rooney, Andy Bozikas (Jim Campbell 66), Jamie Paton (Don MacLeod 78), Gary Cole
Coach: Len McKendry
Caution: Yankos
Goals: Cole 20, 52

Sunday September 6 1981
B.T.Connor Reserve, Reservoir, Melbourne
Referee: Jack Johnston
Attendance: 6,000
Preston Makedonia
Richard Wilson, Mike Rainey, George McMillan, Ljube Petrovski, Steve Beech, Ron McIvor (Gordon Flavell 61), Peter Boyle, Isaac Farrell, Robbie Cullen, Claude Lucchesi, Doug Brown (Peter Ollerton 71)
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Cautions: Boyle, Wilson
0 - 2 Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen (Willie Murray 88), Alex Robertson, Steve O'Connor, Jim Cant, Ian Souness (Ian Bruce 85), John Spanos, Murray Barnes, Joe Watson, John Kosmina, Ken Boden
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Caution: Mullen
Goals: Barnes 27, Kosmina 57

Sunday September 6 1981
Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park, Melbourne
Referee: Evan Venios
Attendance: 4,000
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Bertie Lutton, Billy Rogers, John Stevenson, Jim Shirra, Duncan Cummings, Steve Wooddin, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Evans 55 pen
1 - 0 Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, John Moutsopoulos, Terry Byrne, Mike O'Shea, Duncan Cole, Robbie O'Shea, John O'Shea, Ian Gibson, Ian Purdie (Walter Valeri 64), Don MacLaren, Tony Brennan
Coach: George Murray
Caution: Moutsopoulos

Sunday September 6 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 1,500
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Jim Vahavolios (Steve Baker 46), Ian McKie, Tom Forde, Zoran Maricic, Tim Brown, Vic Smythe, Bill Stefanopoulos, Peter Kowalski (Jim Wright 63), Aldo Lorenzoni, Ian McGregor
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Caution: McKie
Goal: Stefanopoulos 85
1 - 3 Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Graham Wilson, Jim Hermiston, Paul Burns, Alan Niven, Jim McLean (John Ogden 63), Bobby Ferris (Mark McNaughton 83), Steve Hogg, Craig Low, Calvin Daunt, Billy Williamson
Coach: Joe Gilroy
Cautions: Daunt, Williamson
Goals: Williamson 34, 70, Low 59

Sunday September 6 1981
Wollongong Showground, Wollongong
Referee: Tony Boskovic
Attendance: 5,819
Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, Peter Willis, Chris Dunleavy, Lee Adam, Jeff Ainsworth, Jim McBreen, John Fleming, Peter Tredinnick, John Lathan, Clive Campbell, Arno Bertogna
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Adam, Dunleavy
Goals: McBreen 60, Tredinnick 74, Lathan 79, 89
4 - 0 Marconi
Alan Maher, Drago Tomasich, Tony Henderson, Ivo Prskalo, Paul Degney, Attilio Carbone (Dennis Morson 70), Joe Picioane (Stuart Johnston 63), Gary Byrne, Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, Mark Jankovics
Coach: Luciano Nesti
Caution: Jankovics
 
Round Thirty

Sunday September 13 1981
Richlands Stadium, Richlands, Brisbane
Referee: Col Amos
Attendance: 1,000
Brisbane Lions
Nigel Lownds, Paul Ontong, Alan Niven, Paul Burns, Graham Wilson, Jim McLean, Bobby Ferris, Steve Hogg, Craig Low (John Ogden 65), Calvin Daunt, Billy Williamson
Coach: Joe Gilroy
Cautions: Nil
0 - 1 Blacktown City
Bruce James, Robert Wheatley, Mike Milovanovic, Cliff Pointer, Tony Rasmussen, Brian O'Donnell, Stuart Selvage, Branislav Krstic, Ricky Hormazabal, Brian Turner, Paul Burrows
Coach: Rale Rasic
Caution: Burrows
Goal: Turner 30

Sunday September 13 1981
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Jim Fearn
Attendance: 3,142
Canberra City
Steve Hoszowski, Duncan Cole, Terry Byrne, Mike O'Shea, John Moutsopoulos (Johan Massa 39), Don MacLaren (Walter Valeri 58), John O'Shea, Robbie O'Shea, Ian Gibson, Ian Purdie, Tony Brennan
Coach: George Murray
Caution: Purdie
Goal: Gibson 10
1 - 0 Preston Makedonia
Richard Wilson, Steve Beech, Mike Rainey, Ljube Petrovski, Peter Ollerton (Ron McIvor 46), Peter Boyle, George McMillan, Alan Whittle (Claude Lucchesi 46), Isaac Farrell, Robbie Cullen, Doug Brown
Coach: Peter Ollerton
Cautions: Brown, Boyle

Sunday September 13 1981
Schintler Reserve, Footscray, Melbourne
Referee: Stewart Mellings
Attendance: 2,800
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Jim Kondarios, Jim O'Reilly, Igor Hazabent, Slobodan Jovanovic, Jim Milne, Steve Kakantonis, Bruno Cozzella (Zoran Ilioski 72), Johan Verweij, Zdravko Lujic
Coach: Cedo Cirkovic
Caution: Kyriakouleas
0 - 1 Newcastle KB United
Phil Dando, Col Curran, Roy Drinkwater, Craig Mason, Howard Tredinnick, Ian Buckley (Clint Gosling 81), Joe Senkalski, David Jones, Graham Heys, Malcolm McClelland, Alfie Stamp (David Kamasz 46)
Coach: Ray Baartz
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Heys 50

Sunday September 13 1981
Olympic Park No 2, Melbourne
Referee: Chris Bambridge
Attendance: 2,000
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Charlie Yankos, Theo Selemidis, Ken Taylor, Jimmy Rooney, Andy Bozikas, Gary Cole, Jim Campbell
Coach: Len McKendry
Caution: Olver
Goal: Cole 16
1 - 0 APIA Leichhardt
Greg Woodhouse, Rod Skellern, Mark Pullen, Peter Wilson, Ian Gray, Terry Butler, John Coyne, John Bradley, Phil O'Connor, Alan Hughes, Tony Morsello
Coach: Willie Wallace
Caution: Skellern

Sunday September 13 1981
Marconi Stadium, Bossley Park, Sydney
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 2,745
Marconi
Alan Maher, Paul Degney, Tony Henderson, Ivo Prskalo, Gary Byrne, Peter Sharne (Ian Hunter 46), Berti Mariani, Stuart Johnston, Drago Tomasich, Eddie Krncevic, Mark Jankovics
Coach: Luciano Nesti
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Krncevic 50
1 - 1 South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Steve Blair, Bertie Lutton, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Billy Rogers, John Stevenson, Steve Wooddin, Jim Shirra, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic
Coach: John Margaritis
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Buljevic 42
Match Day Programme

Sunday September 13 1981
E.S.Marks Field, Sydney Athletic Field, Kensington, Sydney
Referee: Peter Rampley
Attendance: 2,106
Sydney City
Todd Clarke, Kevin Mullen, Alex Robertson, Steve O'Connor, Jim Cant, John Spanos (Grant Lee 70), Murray Barnes, Ian Souness (Jim Patikas 76), Joe Watson, John Kosmina, Ken Boden
Coach: Eddie Thomson
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Souness 1, 7 pen, Barnes 17, Mullen 50, Patikas 87
5 - 3 Adelaide City
Jack Przybylski (Steve Peressin 60), Bobby Russell, David Jones, John Perin, Bugsy Nyskohus, Glen Dods, Gary Marocchi, Sergio Melta, Luciano Signore (Peter Rankin 75), David Mitchell, John Nyskohus
Coach: Bob D'Ottavi
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Melta 4, Mitchell 6, Jones 56 pen

Sunday September 13 1981
Pratten Park, Ashfield, Sydney
Referee: Richard Lorenc
Attendance: 4,500
Sydney Olympic
Peter Wilson, George Akoutas, Andy Scott, Peter Raskopoulos, Jim Ziras, Ken Wilson, Jim Redfern, Chris Townson (Derek Laing 46), Mark Koussas, Peter Katholos, Graham Jennings
Coach: Doug Collins
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Ziras 70 pen, Raskopoulos 84
2 - 1 Wollongong City
Natch Vardareff, Peter Willis, Arno Bertogna, Chris Dunleavy, Jeff Ainsworth, Lee Adam, Jim McBreen, John Fleming, Clive Campbell, John Lathan, Peter Tredinnick
Coach: Ken Morton
Cautions: Willis, McBreen, Tredinnick
Goal: Campbell 18
Match Day Programme

Sunday September 13 1981
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Referee: Jim Rossis
Attendance: 1,500
West Adelaide
Martyn Crook, Zoran Maricic, Tom Forde, Shraga Topaz, Ian McKie, Graham Honeyman, Ian McGregor, Jim Wright, Vic Smythe, Bill Stefanopoulos (Peter Kowalski 46), Aldo Lorenzoni
Coach: Peter Jaksa
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Forde 76
1 - 1 Brisbane City
Kim Wishart, Kevin Caldwell, Jimmy Dunne, David Ratcliffe, Billy Wilkinson, Larry Gaffney, Frank Pimblett, Bobby Hamilton, Barry Kelso, Paul Wilkinson, Willie Conner
Coach: George Potter
Cautions: Hamilton, Caldwell
Goal: P.Wilkinson 26
 

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