1928 Australia Men's National Team Results
Researched by Doug Butcher, Kevin Christopher and David Hearder, written by Greg Stock

| 1927 | B-Internationals | Index | 1931

Friendly Matches | New South Wales | Makassar Bondselftal | HBS | Soerabaja Bondselftal | Excelsior | Go Ahead | Semarang Bondselftal | Hwa Nan Voetbal Bond | Bandoeng Bondselftal | UNI | Chinese & Malay XI | All Malaya XI | European XI | Duke Of Wellingtons Regiment | Bandoeng Bondselftal | Cheribon Bondselftal | MOT | Semarang Bondselftal | HBS | Excelsior | NIVB XI | Soerabaja Bondselftal | THOR | Makassar Bondselftal

Source: Page authors.

Friendly Matches

Saturday June 16 1928
Hobart Park, New Lambton, Newcastle, Australia
Referee: B.Lane (Australia)
Attendance: Not recorded
AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Tom Traynor (c), Sydney Hinton, Charlie O'Connor, Alec Cameron, Frank Coolahan, Joe Grieves, Les Cook, Harold Coates, Johnny Johnstone, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goal: Robertson 65
1 - 2 New South Wales
S.Treddenick, William Coolahan, Jim Driscoll, V.Turnbull, Arthur Lambert, Lawson Bailey, George Murphy, Joe Suddick, William Maunder, Jack O'Brien, Roy Doig
Coach: Not recorded
Goals: Suddick, Maunder
The Australian national team was invited to East Java for a two month tour against local club and representative sides. Before departing Australia by ship the team played a game against the New South Wales representative side.
The touring squad is listed here.
Match Day Programme

Monday July 2 1928
Makassar, Celebes (Sulawesi), Dutch East Indies
Referee: Not recorded
Attendance: 12,000
Makassar Bondselftal (MVB XI) (Dutch East Indies)
Henry Van Alphen, P.Amnnisuoa, A.Jordaan, V.Holtrup, Tan, P.Attaradjawani, Van Rhie, Th. Bhause, Ch. Baa, H.Platt, Nit De Boach
Coach: Not recorded
Goal: De Boach 15
1 - 2 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Tom Traynor (c), Arch Harris, Frank Coolahan, Angus Marshall, Sydney Hinton, Joe Grieves, Alec Cameron, Charles Deacon, Johnny Johnstone, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Deacon (x2)
Match played against the Makassar league team - Makassarsche Voetbal Bond (Makassar Football Association) XI.
Match Day Programme

Saturday July 7 1928
Soerabaja (Surabaya), Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Gobus (Dutch East Indies)
Attendance: Not recorded
H.B.S. (Dutch East Indies)
Hermanus, Emile de Raadt, Fruneau, Dorrins, Marten, Robben, Knufman, W Voll, G de Raadt, Uktolseja, Frederiks
Coach: Not recorded
Goals: G de Raadt, Not Known, Knufman pen
3 - 3 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Tom Traynor (c), Arch Harris, Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Frank Coolahan, Joe Grieves, Alec Cameron, Tom Thompson, Johnny Johnstone, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Thompson (x3 incl a pen)
Match played against Houdt Braef Stant (Club Team - SVB - Soerabajasche Voetbal Bond (Soerabaja Football Association)).

Sunday July 8 1928
Soerabaja (Surabaya), Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Van Der Kasteele (Dutch East Indies)
Attendance: Not recorded
Soerabaja Bondselftal (SVB XI) (Dutch East Indies)
Hermanus (HBS), Boyer (THOR), Emile de Raadt (HBS), Wasterval (Excelsior), Whitton (Excelsior), Reep (Excelsior), Klencke (THOR), Knufman (HBS), Looyen (Zeemacht), Sadjamin (Excelsior), Koemeniet (Excelsior)
Coach: Not recorded
Goal: Sadjamin
1 - 3 AUSTRALIA
Frank Coolahan, Harold Johnson, Tom Traynor (c), Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Sydney Hinton, Joe Grieves, Alec Cameron, Harold Coates, Tom Thompson, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Coates, Thompson, Cameron
Match played against Soerabaja League Team - SVB - Soerabajasche Voetbal Bond (Soerabaja Football Association).

Wednesday July 11 1928
Soerabaja (Surabaya), Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Not recorded
Attendance: Not recorded
Excelsior (Dutch East Indies)
Hertel, Theo Jahn, Berkholst, Wasterval, Whitton, Reep, Jahn snr, Tremio, Sadjimin, Cuno, Koemeniet
Coach: Not recorded
Goal: Cuno
1 - 4 AUSTRALIA
Frank Coolahan, Tom Traynor (c), Arch Harris, Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Sydney Hinton, Harold Coates, Alec Cameron, Tom Thompson, Johnny Johnstone, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Thompson, Coates, Robertson, Johnstone
Match played against club team - SVB - Soerabajasche Voetbal Bond [Soerabaja Football Association].

Saturday July 14 1928
Semarang, Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Not recorded
Attendance: Not recorded
Go Ahead (Dutch East Indies)
Daerden, Galstaun (c), Elzinga, De La Croix, Altmann, O Bloem, Jorissen, O Bloem, Wille, Heiman, Turpijn
Coach: Not recorded
Goals: Wille 29, 55, Jorissen 44
3 - 5 AUSTRALIA
Frank Coolahan, Harold Johnson, Tom Traynor (c), Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Arch Harris, Harold Coates, Les Cook, Charles Deacon, Johnny Johnstone (Alec Cameron), Tom Thompson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Goalscorers Not Known
Match played against club team - VSO - Voetbalbond Semarang en Omstreken [Football Association of Semarang and Environs].

Sunday July 15 1928
Semarang, Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Not recorded
Attendance: Not recorded
Semarang Bondselftal (VSO XI) (Dutch East Indies)
Claassen, Galstaun, W De Jong, Elzinga, Risamena, J De Jong, Rapp, Bloem, Tan Kiem Ing, Elternich, Tutpljn
Coach: Not recorded
0 - 3 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Arch Harris, Tom Traynor (c), Sydney Hinton, Angus Marshall, Charlie O'Connor, Harold Coates, Alec Cameron, Tom Thompson, Johnny Johnstone, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Hinton, Marshall, Thompson
Match played against Semarang League Team - VSO - Voetbalbond Semarang en Omstreken [Football Association of Semarang and Environs].

Wednesday July 18 1928
Semarang, Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Not recorded
Attendance: Not recorded
Hwa Nan Voetbal Bond XI (Dutch East Indies)
Ong Tjeng Soey, Oey Oen Hoa, Oey Kian Soen, Liem Chiao Pek, Liem Bian Bo, Kwa Soen Tjay, Hok Siang, Liem See Han, Ong Ang Soen, Liauw Kie Foeng, Tn Yauw Siong
Coach: Not recorded
Goal: Goalscorer Not Known
1 - 6 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Harold Johnson, Arch Harris, Frank Coolahan, Charlie O'Connor, Charles Deacon, Joe Grieves, Alec Cameron, Harold Coates, Johnny Johnstone, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Robertson (x2), Johnstone, Coates, Grieves, Own Goal
Match played against HNVB Team - Hwa Nan Voetbal Bond [Chinese Football Association in the Netherlands Indies].

Saturday July 21 1928
Bandoeng (Bandung), Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: De Wilde (Dutch East Indies)
Attendance: Not recorded
Bandoeng Bondselftal (BVB XI) (Dutch East Indies)
Ong Tjeng Soey, Zuidema, Goldman jr, Boogh (c), Amrien, Rodrigues, Hagenaar, Giesel, Lippelt snr, Gooyers, Bochem
Coach: Not recorded
Goals: Bocham (x2 pens), Lippelt snr
3 - 4 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Tom Traynor (c), Arch Harris, Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Frank Coolahan, Joe Grieves, Alec Cameron, Tom Thompson, Johnny Johnstone, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Thompson (x3), Robertson
Match played against Bandoeng League Team BVB - Bandoengsche Voetbal Bond [Bandoeng Football Association].

Sunday July 22 1928
Bandoeng (Bandung), Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Villevoye (Dutch East Indies)
Attendance: Not recorded
UNI (Dutch East Indies)
Van Bladel, Goldman jr, Zuidema, Altenburg, Amrein, Van Der Putten, Hagenaar, Giesel (c), Goyers, Goldman snr, Bochem (Welfers)
Coach: Not recorded
0 - 2 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Harold Johnson, Tom Traynor (c), Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Sydney Hinton, Joe Grieves, Johnny Johnstone, Harold Coates, Tom Thompson, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Johnstone, Thompson
Match played against Uitspanning na Inspanning - (Club team BVB - Bandoengsche Voetbal Bond [Bandoeng Football Association]).

Saturday July 28 1928
Anson Road Stadium, Singapore
Referee: Sgt Tibbenham (Singapore)
Attendance: 7,000
Chinese & Malay XI (Singapore)
Melan, Omar, Yeow Soon, Kemat, Boon Lay, A Rahim, Kwang Hung, Mat Norr, Yong Liang, Dolfattah, Mun Fun
Coach: Not recorded
Goals: Dolfattah 3, _, Mat Norr, Yong Liang
4 - 2 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Tom Traynor (c), Arch Harris, Frank Coolahan, Angus Marshall, Sydney Hinton, Les Cook, Alec Cameron, Johnny Johnstone, Tom Thompson, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Thompson 8, _
The touring Australians hopped across to Singapore for four matches. It's hard to say if the first match was a Singapore representative XI or not; local reports have it as a 'Best XI' from the Singapore Chinese Football Association and the (Singapore) Malaya Football Association. The spectators were so excited in victory, a stadium wall collapsed.

Sunday July 29 1928
Anson Road Stadium, Singapore
Referee: F.M.Still (Singapore)
Attendance: Not recorded
All Malaya XI
Walker (Selangor), Chiang Siang (Selangor), Yeow Soon (Singapore), Kemat (Singapore), C De Silva (Selangor), Craik (Singapore), Harris (Singapore), Farwell (Singapore), Roy Smith (Singapore), Yong Liang (Singapore), Welsh (Selangor)
Coach: Not recorded
0 - 1 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Tom Traynor (c), Harold Johnson, Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Frank Coolahan, Harold Coates, Alec Cameron, Johnny Johnstone, Tom Thompson, Charles Deacon
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goal: Thompson
The second match was played against a select XI of Malays from Singapore and Selangor. This may have been a select XI of the (Singapore) Malaya Football Association, who also fielded a Club team in the local Singapore league.

Wednesday August 1 1928
Anson Road Stadium, Singapore
Referee: Sgt R Bennett (Duke Of Wellingtons Regiment)
Attendance: Not recorded
European XI
Clayton, Brummitt, Hall, Craik, Reade, Lee, Harris, Hawthorne, Roy Smith, Osborne, Bashford
Coach: Not recorded
0 - 6 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Harold Johnson, Arch Harris (c), Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Frank Coolahan, Joe Grieves, Alec Cameron, Johnny Johnstone, Tom Thompson, Charles Deacon
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Thompson (x3), Cameron, Johnstone, Deacon
The third match was a game against a scratch Singapore XI of ex-patriate europeans.

Thursday August 2 1928
Anson Road Stadium, Singapore
Referee: Tan Lee Wan (Singapore)
Attendance: Not recorded
Duke Of Wellington's Regiment (2nd Battalion)
Pte. Cogan, Pte. W Hall, Srgt. Butterworth (c), Pte. J Hall, Pte. Connor, Pte. Bamford, Pte. Errington, L-Cpl. Hawthorne, Srgt. Bennett, Pte. Osborne, Pte. Sansom
Coach: Not recorded
Goals: Sansom, W Hall 68 pen
2 - 2 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Harold Johnson, Tom Traynor (c), Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Frank Coolahan, Joe Grieves, Alec Cameron, Johnny Johnstone, Tom Thompson, Charles Deacon
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Thompson (x2)
The fourth match was played against the reigning Singapore League Champions and Cup holders for 3 years running (1926-1928).

Tuesday August 7 1928
Bandoeng (Bandung), Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Villevoye (Dutch East Indies)
Attendance: Not recorded
Bandoeng Bondselftal (BVB XI) (Dutch East Indies)
Tjeng Soey, Zuidema, Goldman jr, Boogh (c), Amrein, Rodrigues, Hagenaar, Giesel, Lippelt snr, Gooyers, Bochem
Coach: Not recorded
Goal: Giesel
1 - 3 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Tom Traynor (c), Arch Harris, Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Sydney Hinton, Harold Coates, Alec Cameron, Johnny Johnstone, Tom Thompson, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Cameron 7, Robertson 9, _
Match played against (Bandoeng League Team - BVB - Bandoengsche Voetbal Bond [Bandoeng Football Association]).

Wednesday August 8 1928
Cheribon (Cirebon), Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Coldenhof (Dutch East Indies)
Attendance: Not recorded
Cheribon Bondselftal (CVB XI) (Dutch East Indies)
Lineup Not Known
Coach: Not recorded
0 - 4 AUSTRALIA
Lineup Not Known
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Goalscorers Not Known
Match played against (Cheribon League Team - CVB - Cheribonsche Voetbal Bond [Cheribon Football Association]).

Saturday August 11 1928
Semarang, Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Not recorded
Attendance: Not recorded
M.O.T. (Dutch East Indies)
Claassen, W De Jong, J De Jong, Poot, Risamena, Lammerding, Rapp, Kessing, Soen, Alwi, Borlee
Coach: Not recorded
Goals: Goalscorers Not Known
2 - 2 AUSTRALIA
Lineup Not Known
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Goalscorers Not Known
Match played against (Club team VSO - Voetbalbond Semarang en Omstreken [Football Association of Semarang and Environs]).

Sunday August 12 1928
Semarang, Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Metz (Dutch East Indies)
Attendance: Not recorded
Semarang Bondselftal (VSO XI) (Dutch East Indies)
Claassen, W De Jong, Elzinga, Lammerding, Risamena, J De Jong, Rapp, Bloem, Willem, Hijman, Erkelens
Coach: Not recorded
Goal: Bloem
1 - 4 AUSTRALIA
Lineup Included; Arch Harris, Charlie O'Connor, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Goalscorers Not Known
Match played against (Semarang League Team - VSO - Voetbalbond Semarang en Omstreken [Football Association of Semarang and Environs]).

Wednesday August 15 1928
Soerabaja (Surabaya), Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Weggeman (Dutch East Indies)
Attendance: Not recorded
H.B.S. (Dutch East Indies)
Hermanus, Emile De Raadt, Fruneau, Hayer, Marten (c), Robben, W Voll, Knufman, Gerrit De Raadt, Claassen, Priester
Coach: Not recorded
0 - 0 AUSTRALIA
Arch Harris, Tom Traynor (c), Sydney Hinton, Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Frank Coolahan, Joe Grieves, Alec Cameron, Tom Thompson, Johnny Johnstone, Charles Deacon
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Match played against Houdt Braef Stant - (Club team - SVB - Soerabajasche Voetbal Bond [Soerabaja Football Association]).

Saturday August 18 1928
Soerabaja (Surabaya), Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Cortenbach (Dutch East Indies)
Attendance: Not recorded
Excelsior (Dutch East Indies)
Hertel, Waterval, Tremio, Theo Jahn, Friedhelm Jahn, Reep, Koemeniet, Zweerts, Whitton, Sadjamin, Cuno
Coach: Not recorded
Goal: Tremio
1 - 3 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Harold Johnson, Tom Traynor (c), Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Frank Coolahan, Les Cook, Alec Cameron, Harold Coates, Tom Thompson, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Cameron (x2), Coates
Match played against (Club team - SVB - Soerabajasche Voetbal Bond [Soerabaja Football Association]).

Sunday August 19 1928
Soerabaja (Surabaya), Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Van Der Kasteele (Dutch East Indies)
Attendance: Not recorded
NIVB XI (Dutch East Indies)
Claassen (Semarang), Emile De Raadt (Soerabaja), W.De Jong jr (Semarang), Westerval (Soerabaja), Risamena (Semarang), J.De Jong snr (Semarang), Hagenaar (Bandoeng), Meyers (Soerbaja), Kho Biauw Liang (Malang), Rehatta (Batavia), Mailahollo (Batavia)
Coach: Not recorded
Goals: Rehatta 30, Kho Biauw Liang 95
2 - 1 AUSTRALIA
Arch Harris, Tom Traynor (c), Sydney Hinton, Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Frank Coolahan, Joe Grieves, Alec Cameron, Tom Thompson, Johnny Johnstone, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goal: Cameron
Match played against (Dutch East Indies Representative Team - NIVB - Nederlandsch Indische Voetbal Bond [Netherlands Indies Football Association]). Many sources have this listed as a Java XI. In fact, this is one of the first representative matches of the Dutch East Indies national team against another official national team, NIVB having been a national association member of FIFA since 1924. This match was one of five additional matches in Soerabaja arranged after the promotors had failed to agree terms with the Batavia city federation (VBO) on the three planned matches in Batavia. 2x5 minutes extra time were played after the score at full time was 1-1

Tuesday August 22 1928
Soerabaja (Surabaya), Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Van Der Kasteele (Dutch East Indies)
Attendance: Not recorded
Soerabaja Bondselftal (SVB XI) (Dutch East Indies)
Hermanus, Emile De Raadt, Nyssen, Wasterval (Robben 30), Whitton, Reep, Jahn snr, P Keasberry, Tremio, Sadjamin, Koemeniet
Coach: Not recorded
Goal: Sadjimin
1 - 5 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Harold Johnson, Tom Traynor (c), Arch Harris, Charlie O'Connor, Frank Coolahan, Harold Coates, Alec Cameron, Charles Deacon, Johnny Johnstone (Sydney Hinton), Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Cameron (x2), Coates
Match played against (Club team - SVB - Soerabajasche Voetbal Bond [Soerabaja Football Association]).

Wednesday August 23 1928
Thor-Veid Sorabaja (Surabaya), Java, Dutch East Indies
Referee: Helmig (Dutch East Indies)
Attendance: Not recorded
T.H.O.R. (Dutch East Indies)
Alexander, Greve, Nyssen, Boyer, Van Der Kasteele, B Keasberry, Klencke, Weskin, Meyers, Marschner, Feuerberg
Coach: Not recorded
0 - 3 AUSTRALIA
Frank Smith, Arch Harris, Sydney Hinton, Charlie O'Connor, Angus Marshall, Frank Coolahan, Joe Grieves, Les Cook, Tom Thompson, Charles Deacon, Harold Robertson
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Cook _, _pen, Thompson
Match played against Tot Heil Onzer Ribbenkast - (Club team - SVB - Soerabajasche Voetbal Bond [Soerabaja Football Association]).

Friday August 25 1928
Makassar Celebes (Sulawesi), Dutch East Indies
Referee: Not recorded
Attendance: Not recorded
Makassar Bondselftal (MVB XI) (Dutch East Indies)
Lineup Not Known
Coach: Not recorded
0 - 4 AUSTRALIA
Lineup Not Known
Manager: Ern Lukeman
Goals: Goalscorers Not Known
Match played against (Makassar League Team - Makassarsche Voetbal Bond [Makassar Football Association] XI).
 

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