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 Bill 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, C Shenton, Peter Doyle, William Dane, Jock Cumberford, Bill Maunder, Dave Ward, Tom Thompson
Goal : Maunder 45
Attendance : Approx 10000
Referee : M Thornley
Coach : B Salmon (NZ)


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, C Shenton, J Bratten, Bill Maunder, Jock Cumberford, George Brown, Dave Ward
Goal : Bratten 25
Attendance : 12000
Referee : RS Lithgow
Coach : B Salmon (NZ)


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, Cook 10, Dacre
3 - 1 Australia
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, Dave Cumberford, Peter Doyle, Alex Gibb, C Shenton, William Dane, Bill Maunder, Jock Cumberford, George Brown, Tom Thompson
Goal : Brown
Attendance : 15000
Referee : R Dawson
Coach : B Salmon (NZ)