Socceroo 1936 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1936

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

It took another three years for Australia to play its next international match, this time a tour to New Zealand. The Australian media scarcely took an interest in this series and the reporting of this series in the papers of the day bordered on the farcical. This was a friendly match.
Played : July 4 1936 Venue : Logan Park, Dunedin, New Zealand
New Zealand
Donald McRae, Stanley Cawtheray, Raymond Speed, William Chapman, Mervin Gordon (c), James Cowe, Frederick Craggs, John Hatchard, Andrew Leslie, Thomas Farnan, John Skinner
Goal : Skinner
1 - 7 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Jimmy Osborne, Ray Bryant, Jim Harden, Vic Sharp, Jim Wilkinson, Alec Cameron, George Smith, Billy Price, Alec Forrest
Goals : Price (x2), Cameron, Smith (x4)
Referee : W Smith
NZ Selectors : F Sanders, J Tinkler & J Cawtheray


This match was the second in a three match series played in New Zealand. This game saw Australia defeat New Zealand and take an unbeatable lead in the series 2-0. The Australian team set a new goalscoring record that would not be broken until 1981 against the Fijians in Melbourne. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday July 11 1936 Venue : Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand
Alfred Smith, Stanley Cawtheray, Sydney Haines, Joseph Todd, Alexander Sutherland, Archibald McQuarrie, Charles Mackie, Robert Innes (c), Ossie Cleal, William Ives, John Skinner
0 - 10 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Jim Osborne, ay Bryant, Jim Harden, Vic Sharp, Jim Wilkinson, Alec Cameron, Goerge Smith, Billy Price, J.Donaldson
Goals : G Smith (x5), W Price (x2), Cameron (x2), Donaldson
Referee : G Jackson
NZ Selectors : F Sanders, J Tinkler & J Cawtheray


This match was the third game in a three match series. The victory by Australia made the series a 3-0 whitewash on a water-logged ground in Auckland. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday July 18 1936 Venue : Blandford Park, Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
Alfred Smith, Reginald Haggett, Raymond Speed, Sydney Haines, Joseph Todd, George Wright, Harold Chapman (c), Leslie Wood, John Jepson, Ernest Bridge, William Ives, Murray Kay
Goal : Haggett
1 - 4 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Alec Forrest, Ray Bryant, Jim Harden, Jimmy Osborne, Jim Wilkinson, Alec Cameron, George Smith, Billy Price, J.Donaldson
Goals : Cameron (x2), Price (x2)
Referee : A Firth
NZ Selectors : F Sanders, J Tinkler & J Cawtheray