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. 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 : Adelaide, Australia
Australia XI
(Lineup unavailable)
(Scorer unavailable)
1 - 4 England
(Lineup unavailable)
(Scorers unavailable)
Coach : John Lewis (England)
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The second of two exhibition games played against an Australian XI.
Played : Saturday May 23 1925 Venue : Melbourne, Australia
Australia XI
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 5 England
(Lineup unavailable)
(Goalscorers not available)
Coach : John Lewis (England)
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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
S Bourke, A Edwards, R McNaughton, J McCroarey, AE Murray, G Cartwright, S Robinson, Frank Gallen, L Brown, Gilbert Storey, Percy Lennard
Goal : P Lennard 50'
1 - 5 England
H Hardy, Stanley Charlton, Cecil Poynton, James Hamilton, Charles Spencer, Leonard Graham, Charles Hannaford, Ernest Simms, HG Batten, John Elkes, Stanley Seymour
Goals : HG Batten x2, Ernest Simms x3
Attendance : 30,000
Coach : John Lewis (England)
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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 : Sydney, Australia
Australia
G Cartwright, F Gallen, T Faulkner, C O'Connor, A Edwards, H Spurway, S Bourke, P Lennard, J Smith, HJ Sheringham, A McNaughton
Goal : (Scorer unavailable)
1 - 2 England
J Davison, S Charlton, C Poynton, W Sage, J Hamilton, L Graham, J Walsh, E Simms, HG Batten, J Elkes, C Hannaford
Goals : (Scorers unavailable)
Referee : WA Wright
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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, Australia
Australia
Cartwright, Gallen, Faulkner, Storey, Edwards, Spurway, Burke, Lennard, Masters, Thompson, McNaughton
Goals : Lenard, Thompson
2 - 8 England
Davidson, Hannah, Charlton, Hamilton, Spencer, Graham, Walsh, Simms, Batten, Elkes, Hannaford
Goals : Batten 2, ??, ??, ??, ??, Simms ??, ??, Hannaford
Half Time : 1-5
Referee : J Sanderson
Linesmen : Evans, Crawford
Attendance : est 10,000
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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, Harris, S Robinson, Harry Spurway, Arch Lambert, Gilbert Storey, Percy Lennard, Tom Thompson, R McNaughton, Judy Masters, A Burns
0 - 5 EnglandH Hardy, J Hannah, Stanley Charlton, James Hamilton, Charles Spencer, Leonard Graham, Ernest Simms, John Elkes, J Walsh, HG Batten, W Williams
Goals : (Goalscorers not available)
Referee : Mr W Wright
Linesmen : AW Bates, CR Brown
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 Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Jim Robison, Mitchell, Aiken, Morrison, A Edwards, Harry Spurway, Eccles, Phillips, Judy Masters, Tom Thompson, R.McNaughton
0 - 2 England
H Hardy, J Hannah, Stanley Charlton, William Caesar, Charles Spencer, Leonard Graham, J Walsh, Ernest Simms, HG Batten, John Elkes, W Williams
Goals : Stanley Charlton 25', Batten
Coach : John Lewis (England)
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