Socceroo 1922 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1922

Written by Thomas Esamie, John Punshon, Jean-Michel Cazal and Greg Stock.
Thanks to the late great Kevin Christopher for the use of his material. See credits for more info.


This was the the first ever series of matches played by an Australian National Team. The three game series formed part of a fourteen game tour of New Zealand between May and July 1922. In this first 'test' match, Australia' first ever international goal was scored by William Maunder in the first half. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday June 17 1922 Venue: Carisbrooke Park, Dunedin, New Zealand
New Zealand
Reg Craxton, Rewi Braithwaite, Robert McAuley, William Brownlee, Jock Corbett, Dan Jones, Walter Brundell, William Knott, Edward Cook, George Campbell (c), Charles Ballard
Goals: Cook 20, _, Knott
3 - 1 Australia
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, Dave Cumberford, Alex Gibb, Clarence Shenton, Peter Doyle, William Dane, Jock Cumberford, William Maunder, Dave Ward, Tom Thompson
Goal: Maunder 45
Attendance: Approx 10,000
Referee: M.Thornley (New Zealand)
Linesmen: Smith & Fogarty (New Zealand)
Coach: B.Salmon (New Zealand)
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)


This match was the second in a three match series played in New Zealand. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday June 24 1922 Venue: Athletic Park, Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand
Reg Craxton, Rewi Braithwaite, Robert McAuley, William Brownlee, Jock Corbett, Dan Jones, Walter Brundell, William Anton, Edward Cook, George Campbell (c), Charles Ballard
Goal: Cook 10
1 - 1 Australia
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, Dave Cumberford, Peter Doyle, Alex Gibb, Clarence Shenton, Wilfred Bratton, William Maunder, Jock Cumberford, George Brown, Dave Ward
Goal: Bratton 25
Attendance : 12,000
Referee: R.S.Lithgow (New Zealand)
Linesmen: Aers & Trevethic (New Zealand)
Coach: B.Salmon (New Zealand)
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)


This match was the third and final game in a three match series played in New Zealand. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday July 8 1922 Venue: Domain (now Carlaw Park), Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
Reg Craxton, Rewi Braithwaite, Robert McAuley, Neil McArthur, Jock Corbett, Dan Jones, Len Barwell, Ces Dacre, Edward Cook, George Campbell (c), Charles Ballard
Goals : Ballard 5, Cook 10, Dacre
3 - 1 Australia
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, Dave Cumberford, Peter Doyle, Alex Gibb, Clarence Shenton, William Dane, William Maunder, Jock Cumberford, George Brown, Tom Thompson
Goal: Brown
Referee: L.C.H.Dawson (New Zealand)
Attendance: 15,000
Coach: B.Salmon (New Zealand)
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)