Socceroo 1923 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1923

Written by Thomas Esamie, John Punshon, Jean-Michel Cazal, Kevin Christopher and Greg Stock. For more details see credits

This was the first tour by an international side and the first full A international match played in Australia. The New Zealand national team toured Australia playing three matches against the Australian national side plus a number of other games against local representative teams. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday June 9 1923 Venue : Brisbane Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
George Cartwright, Alec Gibb (c), Bill Maunder, Percy Lennard, Tom Thompson, W Mitchell, Cliff Gedge, J White, Mosie Burton, Sid Robinson, James Love
Goals : Lennard 7, Maunder 90
2 - 1 New Zealand
Reg Craxton, Rewi Braithwaite, Robert McAuley, Neil McArthur, Joe Kissock, William Brownlee, Robert Innes, Ces Dacre, Charles Ballard, George Campbell (c), Harold Balk
Goal : Dacre 57
Attendance : 7000
Referee : A Jackson
Coach : B Salmon (NZ)


This match was the second in a three match series played in Australia against New Zealand. This game saw the Australians defeated for the first time on home soil in an A international. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday June 16 1923 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
George Cartwright, Sid Robinson, Cliff Gedge, Johny Peebles, J White, Alec Gibb (c), W Mitchell, Percy Lennard, Bill Maunder, Jack Gilmour, Tom Thompson
Goal : Lennard, Gilmour
2 - 3 New Zealand
Reg Craxton, Rewi Braithwaite, Robert McAuley, William Thomas, Joe Kissock, William Brownlee, Robert Innes, Ces Dacre, Charles Ballard, George Campbell (c), Harold Balk
Goals : Campbell x3
Referee : W A Wright
Attendance : 12000
Coach : B Salmon (NZ)


This match was the third and final game in a three match series played in Australia. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday June 30 1923 Venue : Newcastle Showground, Australia
Australia
Rob Austin, E Owen, Cliff Gedge, Peter Doyle, Gilbert Storey, Alec Gibb (c), W Mitchell, Percy Lennard, Bill Maunder, James 'Judy' Masters, Tom Thompson
Goal : Maunder
1 - 4 New Zealand
Reg Craxton, Rewi Braithwaite, Robert McAuley, William Thomas, Joseph Kissock, John Dryden, Robert Innes, Ces Dacre, Charles Ballard, George Campbell (c), Harold Balk
Goals : Campbell 46, 51, _, _
Referee : L B Tamlyn
Attendance : 14000
Coach : B Salmon (NZ)