Socceroo B Matches 1936

Socceroo B Matches for 1936

Written by Greg Stock and David Hearder. Thanks to Barry Smith and Doug Butcher. For more details see credits

To assist selectors in compiling a touring side to visit New Zealand two matches were played over three days.Selectors made five half time substitutions to the Australian team.
Played: Saturday May 2 1936 Venue: Arlington Recreation Ground, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, Australia
New South Wales
Alan Ward, William Johnson (Jack Horsey), Jock Parkes, Ray Bryant, James Harden, Jimmy Osborne, Roy Crowhurst, Harold Evernden, George Smith (c), Jack Hughes, Frank Barry
Goals: Evernden (x3), Hughes (x2), , Smith, Crowhurst, Osborne pen
10 - 2 Australia
William Morgan, Jack Evans (Frank Duggan 46'), Alfred Mackey (Victor Sharp 46'), R.Morton, Ian Davidson (c) (Dinny Love 46'), T.S.Harrison. Reg Sanders, Alfred White, Alex Forrest, G.Combe (W.Nelson 46'), R.Roberts (James Donaldson 46')
Goals: Combe, Nelson
Referee: A.Willetts (Australia)
Linesmen: D.McLaren & H.S.Greagg (Australia)
Attendance: 3,400
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)


The second match was played in Newcastle. Jack Hughes and G.Combe swapped teams at half time.
Played: Monday May 4 1936 Venue: Hobart Park, New Lambton, Newcastle, Australia
The Rest
Norman Conquest, Tom Harris, Frank Duggan, Victor Sharp, Charles James, Jimmy Osborne, W.Nelson, Alec Cameron, Jimmy Williams, G.Combe (Jack Hughes 46'), James Donaldson
Goals: Cameron (x2)
2 - 5 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Alf Henwood, Alfred Mackey, William Coolahan, Dinny Love, T.S.Harrison, James Wilkinson, Alfred White, Alex Forrest, Jack Hughes (G.Combe 46'), R.Roberts
Goals: Harris Own Goal, Combe, Hughes, Forrest, White
Referee: Wal Tromans (Australia)
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)


Before heading off on a tour of New Zealand the Australian side played a Sydney Metropolis representative side
Played: Saturday June 13 1936 Venue: Lidcombe Oval, Sydney, Australia
Sydney Metropolis
Alan Ward, William Johnson, W.Collins, J.Morris, Ian Davidson (c), George Chiswick, Roy Crowhurst, R.Morton, Alf Quill, Jack Hughes, Frank Barry
Goals: Davidson, Crowhurst, Morton, Quill, Hughes (x2 incl a pen)
6 - 4 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Alfred Mackey, William Coolahan, James Harden, Jimmy Osborne, James Wilkinson, Alec Cameron, Ray Bryant, William Price, James Donaldson; Sub: George Smith
Goals: Cameron, Price, Donaldson, Smith
Referee: Danny Quinn (Australia)
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)


Played: Saturday June 20 1936 Venue: Blandford Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland (New Zealand)
Alfred Smith, Reginald Haggett, Raymond Speed, Watson, George Wright, William Chapman, Robert Innes, Harry Spencer, John Jepson, Fyvie, Murray Kay
Goals: Scorers Not Known
2 - 5 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Jimmy Osborne, Ray Bryant, James Harden, Victor Sharp, James Wilkinson, Alec Cameron, George Smith, William Price, James Donaldson
Goals: Cameron (x2), Smith (x2), Donaldson
Referee: A.Kyle (New Zealand)
Linesmen: A.E.Parkinson & E.F.Miller (New Zealand)
Attendance: 4,000
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)
sources :
Auckland Star 19 June 1936 p13, 22 June 1936 p11
Evening Post 22 June 1936, p16


Played: Tuesday June 23 1936 Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington (New Zealand)
H.Parton, W.Miles, S.Haines, J.Todd, E.Jeffery, C.Simon, L.Heath, C.Webster, A.Leslie, A.Longbottom, I.Gendall
Goal: Gendall
1 - 9 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Jimmy Osborne, Ray Bryant, Dinny Love, James Harden, James Wilkinson, Alec Cameron, George Smith, William Price, Alex Forrest
Goals: Forrest 6' Price (x3), Smith (x2), Harden (x2), Wilkinson
Referee: J.Graham (New Zealand)
Linesmen: N.D.Brian & J.Duncan (New Zealand)
Attendance: 8,000
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)
sources :
Evening Post 22 June 1936 p11, 24 June 1936 p17
Auckland Star 24 June 1936, p14


Played: Saturday June 27 1936 Venue: English Park, Christchurch, New Zealand
Canterbury (New Zealand)
Adam (Lineup incomplete)
Goal: Adam
1 - 7 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Alex Forrest, Ray Bryant, James Harden, Victor Sharp, James Wilkinson, Alec Cameron, George Smith, William Price, James Donaldson
Goals: Smith (x2), Evans, Wilkinson, Cameron, Price, Donaldson
Referee: H.Weatherhead (New Zealand)
Attendance: 4,000
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)
sources :
SMH 29 June 1936 p13


Played: Wednesday July 1 1936 Venue: Logan Park, Dunedin, New Zealand
Otago (New Zealand)
Holden, Duncan, John Skinner, Alexander Sutherland (Lineup incomplete)
Goals: Duncan, Skinner
2 - 5 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Alex Forrest, Dinny Love, Alec Cameron, James Osborne, James Wilkinson, Alfred White, George Smith, William Price, James Donaldson
White (x2), Smith (x2), Price
Attendance: 2,000
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)
sources :
Evening Post 2 July 1936 p20
Auckland Star 2 July 1936 p23


Played: Wednesday July 8 1936 Venue: Rugby Park, Greymouth, New Zealand
Westland (New Zealand)
Timlin, Anderson, Cowie (Lineup incomplete)
0 - 9 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Victor Sharp, Ray Bryant, Dinny Love, James Harden, James Wilkinson, Alfred White, George Smith, William Price, James Donaldson
Goals: Price (x3), Smith (x3), White, Wilkinson, Bryant
Referee: S.Hewison (New Zealand)
Attendance: 2,000
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)
sources :
Auckland Star 9 July 1936 p22


Played: Wednesday July 15 1936 Venue: Showgrounds, Hawera, New Zealand
Taranaki (New Zealand)
Plant, Crawford, Henderson, Parkinson, Starling, Jackson, Collingwood, Henderson, Beckett, Bowen, Hill
Goals: Collingwood, Beckett, Starling pen
3 - 8 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Alfred Mackey, Ray Bryant, Dinny Love, James Harden, James Wilkinson, Alec Cameron, George Smith, Alfred White, Alex Forrest
Goals: Cameron (x3), Wilkinson (x2), Forrest (x2), Bryant pen
Referee: S.Stewart (New Zealand)
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)
sources :
Auckland Star 16 July p22


Played: Wednesday July 22 1936 Venue: Rugby Park, Hamilton, New Zealand
South Auckland (New Zealand)
Schonan, McCallum, Clark, Jenkins, Don Crabb, Beaumont, A.Donaldson, Stewart, McLean, Clarkson, Not Known
Goal: Donaldson
1 - 13 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Alfred Mackey, Dinny Love, James Harden, Jimmy Osborne, James Wilkinson, Alec Cameron, George Smith, Alfred White, Alex Forrest
Goals: Smith (x5), White (x3), Forrest (x2), Cameron (x2), Clark Own Goal
Referee: F.Marsh (New Zealand)
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)
sources :
Auckland Star 23 July 1936 p24


Played: Wednesday July 25 1936 Venue: Cook's Garden, Wanganui, New Zealand
Wanganui (New Zealand)
Whiting, Charles Mackie (Lineup incomplete)
Goal: Mackie
1 - 9 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Alex Forrest, Ray Bryant, Dinny Love, Jimmy Osborne, James Wilkinson, Alec Cameron, George Smith, Alfred White, James Donaldson
Goals: Smith (x5), White, Cameron, Osborne pen, McNabb pen
Referee: G.Langslow (New Zealand)
Attendance: 2,000
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)
sources :
Auckland Star 27 July 1936 p14


Played: Wednesday July 29 1936 Venue: Memorial Park, Masterton, New Zealand
Wairarapa (New Zealand)
Lineup Not Known
2 - 13 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Alfred Mackey, Alex Forrest, Ray Bryant, Dinny Love, James Harden, James Wilkinson, Alec Cameron, George Smith, Alfred White, James Donaldson
Goals: Smith (x7), Cameron (x4), White (x2)
Referee: N.Heyes (New Zealand)
Linesmen: J.Watson & J.W.Lewis (New Zealand)
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)
sources :
Auckland Star 30 July 1936 p24


To celebrate the return of the Australian side from an unbeaten tour of New Zealand, a match was played against a representative Sydney Metropolis team.
Played: Saturday August 8 1936 Venue: Arlington Recreation Ground, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, Australia
Sydney Metropolis
Alan Ward, William Johnson, W.Collins, J.Morris, George Kear, George Chiswick, Roy Crowhurst, R.Morton, Alf Quill, Jack Hughes, Jack Horsey
Goals: Crowhurst, Hughes
2 - 4 Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Alex Forrest, Ray Bryant, James Harden, James Wilkinson, Jimmy Osborne, Alec Cameron, George Smith, William Price, James Donaldson
Goals: Smith (x2), Price (x2)
Manager: Syd Storey (Australia)