Socceroo 1925 B Matches

Socceroo B Internationals for 1925

Written by Greg Stock, John Punshon, Warren Barsley and Kevin Christopher.
Additional information from Ken Oates and Doug Butcher. For more details see credits.


An English FA side toured Australia in 1925. When the visiting English FA side arrived they played two "exhibition" matches against an Australian XI in Adelaide and Melbourne in preparation of the first "test".
Played: Saturday May 16 1925 Venue: Thebarton Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Australian XI
E.Pilgrim, Jack Mitchell, William Aiken, Harold Boys, James Gore (c), Len Norman J.Greaves, Les Honeysett, H.Denman, J.McQueen, Walter Gardiner
Goal: Gardiner pen
1 - 4 England F.A.
John Davison (c), Stanley Charlton, Cecil Poynton, William Caesar, James Hamilton, Leonard Graham, William Sage, Herbert Batten, Tom Whittaker, John Elkes, Charles Hannaford
Goals: Hannaford, Hamilton, Whittaker, Batten 90
Referee: G.A.Childs (Australia)
Linesmen: Robson & Day (Australia)
Attendance: 3,658
Coach: John Lewis (England F.A.)
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The second of two exhibition games played against an Australian XI.
Played: Saturday May 23 1925 Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
Australian XI
Jim Robison, Jack Mitchell, William Aiken, George Bristow, Ritchie, H.Morrison, Les Honeysett, George Raitt, Willia Maunder, John Orr, Roy McNaughton
0 - 5 England F.A.
Henry Hardy, Tom Whittaker, Cecil Poynton, James Hamilton, Charles Spencer, Leonard Graham, Charles Hannaford, Ernest Simms, James Walsh, Herbert Batten, Stanley Seymour
Goals: Batten pen, Simms (x2), Hannaford, Spencer
Referee: McLeod (Australia)
Coach: John Lewis (England F.A.)
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This was the first of a five match series played against the visiting English FA side. Since the English FA did not recognise this series as an official A tour these matches have been placed in our B matches archive. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday June 27 1925 Venue: Exhibition Ground, Brisbane, Australia
Australia
George Cartwright, Stan Bourke, Alf Edwards (c), Roy McNaughton, Jim McCroarey, Albert Murray, Sid Robinson, Frank Gallen, Les Brown, Gilbert Storey, Percy Lennard
Goal: Lennard 50
1 - 5 England
Harry Hardy, Stanley Charlton, Cecil Poynton, James Hamilton, Charles Spencer, Leonard Graham, Charles Hannaford, Ernest Simms (c), Herbert Batten, John Elkes, Stanley Seymour
Goals: HG Batten 6, 89, Simms 13, 30, 80
Referee: W.E.Donnellan (Australia)
Attendance: 30,000
Coach: John Lewis (England F.A.)
Manager: John Peebles (Australia)
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This match was the second of the five match series against the visiting English FA side. Lineups are the pre-match announced ones from the SYdney Morning Herald of the day of the match. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday July 4 1925 Venue: Royal Agricultural Showground, Sydney, Australia
Australia
George Cartwright, Frank Gallen, William Faulkner, Charlie O'Connor, Alf Edwards (c), Harry Spurway, Stan Bourke, Percy Lennard, Jack Smith, Harry Sheringham, Roy McNaughton
Goal: Smith
1 - 2 England F.A.
John Davison, Stanley Charlton, Charles Spencer, William Sage, James Hamilton, Leonard Graham, Ernest Simms (c), Herbert Batten, John Elkes, Charles Hannaford, Stanley Seymour
Goals: Simms, Elkes
Referee: W.A.Wright (Australia)
Linesmen: A.W.Bates & T.Crawford (Australia)
Attendance: 25,000
Coach: John Lewis (England F.A.)
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This was the third of a five match series played against the visiting English FA team. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday July 11 1925 Venue: Maitland Showground, West Maitland, Australia
Australia
George Cartwright, Frank Gallen, William Faulkner, Gilbert Storey, Alf Edwards, Harry Spurway, Stan Bourke, Percy Lennard, Judy Masters (c), Tom Thompson, Roy McNaughton
Goals: Lennard 44, Thompson 68
2 - 8 England F.A.
John Davidson, Joe Hannah, Stanley Charlton, James Hamilton, Charles Spencer (c), Leonard Graham, James Walsh, Ernest Simms, Herbert Batten, John Elkes, Charles Hannaford
Goals: Batten 1, 34, _, _, 79, Simms 33, _, Hannaford _
Referee: J.H.Sanderson (Australia)
Linesmen: Evans & Crawford (Australia)
Attendance: 10,000
Coach: John Lewis (England F.A.)
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This was the fourth match in a series of five matches against the visiting English FA side. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday July 18 1925 Venue: Royal Agricultural Showground, Sydney, Australia.
Australia
George Cartwright, Arch Harris, Sid Robinson, Harry Spurway, Arthur Lambert, Gilbert Storey, Percy Lennard, Tom Thompson, Roy McNaughton, Judy Masters (c), A.Burns
0 - 5 England F.A.
Harry Hardy, Joe Hannah, Stanley Charlton, James Hamilton, Charles Spencer (c), Leonard Graham, Ernest Simms, John Elkes, James Walsh, Herbert Batten, William Williams
Goals: Simms 10, _, Batten (x2), Elkes
Referee: W.A.Wright (Australia)
Linesmen: A.W. Bates & C.R.Brown (Australia)
Coach: John Lewis (England)
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This was the fifth and last match of the series against the visiting English FA side. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday July 25 1925 Venue: Fitzroy Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Jim Robison, Jack Mitchell, William Aiken, H.Morrison, Alf Edwards, Harry Spurway, A.Eccles, Albert Phillips, Judy Masters, Tom Thompson, Roy McNaughton
0 - 2 England F.A.
John Davidson, Joe Hannah, Stanley Charlton, William Caesar, Charles Spencer (c), Leonard Graham, James Walsh, Ernest Simms, Herbert Batten, John Elkes, Williams Williams
Goals: Charlton 25 pen, Batten
Referee: W.Palmer (Australia)
Linesmen: Crayshaw & Johnston (Australia)
Coach: John Lewis (England)
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