Olyroos 1997 Matches

Olyroos Matches for 1997

Written by Greg Stock, Thomas Esamie, Nick Guoth and Tony Moran. For more details see credits.


The South African under 23 side made a tour of Eastern Australia in July 1997. This was a reciprical tour for the one Australia had made the previous year and gave the oppurtunity for both sides to have serious competition. The Australian side contained a lot of the Young Socceroos squad that played in the World youth championships in Malaysia under coach Les Scheinflug.
Played : July 12 1997 Venue : AIS Field, Canberra, Australia
Australia
Peter Zois, Buddy Farah (Simon Colosimo), Tansell Baser, Ivan Zelic, Vince Grella, Sebastian Sinozic, Brett Emerton, Bill Damianos, Carlos Gonzalez (Yane Talcevski), Andy Vargas, Kostas Salapasidis (Daniel Allsopp)
Goals : Emerton 33' Gonzalez 57'
2 - 0 South Africa
Wayne Roberts, Moshathebe (Michael Shata), Carnell, Mokoema, Booth, Collett, Lucky Mhlath, Greyling, Quinton Fortune (Gulwa), Glen Salmon (August), Hartley
Referee : Ben Williams (Australia)
Cautions : Brett Emerton, Andy Vargas (Australia) - Collett (South Africa)
Coaches : Raul Blanco (Australia), Mitch D'Avray (South Africa)


Played : July 19 1997 Venue : Brandon Park, Wollongong, Australia
Australia
Peter Zois, Simon Colosimo, Tansel Baser (Yane Talcevski 80'), Ivan Zelic (c), Vince Grella, Sebastian Sinozic, Brett Emerton, Bill Damianos, Carlos Gonzalez (Daniel Allsopp 46'), Andy Vargas (Michael Curcija 46'), Kosta Salapisidis
Goals : Salapasidis 34' Allsopp 72'
2 - 3 South Africa
Wayne Roberts, Michael Shata, Carnell, Mokoena, Booth, De Castro, Anton, Greyling, De Weber, Glen Salmon (Sehlalo 82'), Juniad Hartley (Gulwa 72'), Quinton Fortune
Goals : Salmon 10' De Weber 22' 53'
Referee : Con Diomis (Australia)
Attendance : 4,058
Coaches : Raul Blanco (Australia), Mitch D'Avray (South Africa)


Played : August 20 1997 Venue : AIS Field, Canberra, Australia
Australia
Brad Swancott, Tansel Baser, Ivan Zelic, Vincent Grella, Brett Emerton, Bill Damianos, Levent Osman, Yane Talcevski (John Cutillo 60), Michael Curcija, Daniel Allsopp, Dean Culina
Goals : Curcija 16, 25, Allsopp 33, Baser 60, Cutillo 70
5 - 1 Canberra Rockets
S Wilkinson (I Jeffreys 66), J Curtis, A Parragalli, T Francis, M Sermano, O Zamora (S Lyons 62), J Exposito (J Howarth 52), G Exposito (D Polywada 76), P Seminara, J Glass, M Kemp
Goal : Seminara 43
Referee : Ben Williams (Australia)
Cautions : Baser 58 (Australia)
Linesmen : G Martin, G Dunster


Played : late July 1997 Venue : Queensland, Australia
Australia
2 - 1 Mount Gravatt


Played : late July 1997 Venue : Queensland, Australia
Australia
Peter Zois, Levent Osman, Tansel Baser, Ivan Zelic, Sebastian Sinozic, Vincent Grella, Brett Emerton, Bill Damianos, Michael Curcija (Daniel Allsopp 55), Andy Vargas (Carlos Gonzales 65), Kostas Salapasidis
Goals : Emerton 70'
1 - 0 Queensland
Robbie Farrow, Steve Jackson, Nick Seeley, Gary Brattan, Damian Harris, Cameron Pearse, Brad Ditton, Warren Allen (Ricki Hill 25), Damian Waugh (Demetri Theochari 70), Andy Lees (sent off 35), Glenn Kolpak (Clayton Koch 80)
Referee : Mark Shield (Australia)
Linesmen : Bob Eedy, Jason Power
Crowd : ~1500
Coaches : Raul Blanco (Australia)