Socceroo B Matches 1937

Socceroo B Matches for 1937

Written by Greg Stock with thanks to Doug Butcher. For more details see credits

An England "amateur" side toured Australia after a six year negotiating period to get them here. The 'A' was thought impossible to bring to Australia so an English Amateur Team toured in their place. There is some conjecture as to whether these matches were A or B internationals but since the English FA don't recognise it as internationals we have placed them in the "other matches" archive. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday July 10 1937 Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
William Morgan, Jack Evans, Jock Parkes, Ray Bryant, William Coolahan, Tom Harris, Roy Crowhurst, Jack Hughes, George Smith, Billy Price, Harold Whitelaw
Goals: Hughes 1' 6' Price 30' Smith 39' _'
5 - 4 England Amateurs
Albert Woolcock, Tony Strasser, Horry Robbins, Jim Lewis snr, Bernard Joy, Thomas Leak, Edward Collins, Stan Eastham, Roy Matthews, Lionel Thornton, Lester Finch
Goals : Matthews (x2), Eastman (x2 incl a pen)
Referee: H.Reay (Australia)
Attendance : 37,295
Managers: W.Beaney (Australia) & Charles Wreford-Brown (England)


This match was the second in a three match series played against an England amateur side. This game saw Australia defeated 0-4 and see England avenge their first defeat by one of their "dominion". This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday July 17 1937 Venue: Exhibition Ground, Brisbane, Australia
Australia
William Morgan, Jack Evans, Tom Harris, Ray Bryant, William Coolahan (c), Jock Parkes, Roy Crowhurst, Jack Hughes, George Smith, William Price, Tom Parry
0 - 4 England Amateurs
Albert Woolcock, Tony Strasser, Horry Robins, Thomas Leek, Bernard Joy, John Sutcliffe, William Parr, Jim Lewis snr, Roy Mathews, Stan Eastham, Lester Finch
Goals: Matthews (x2), Eastham, Finch
Attendance : 25,000
Manager: Charles Wreford-Brown (England)


This match was the third game in a three match series. The victory by Australia made the series a 2-1 win to the home side. This was a friendly match.
Played: Tuesday July 20 1937 Venue: Newcastle Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Jim McDougall, William Coolahan, Ian Davidson, Bert Murray, James Wilkinson, Jack Hughes, George Smith (c), Billy Price, Aub Teece
Goals: Smith (x3), Hughes 46'
4 - 3 England Amateurs
Albert Woolcock, Tony Strasser, Horry Robbins, Jim Lewis snr, Thomas Leek (c), John Sutcliffe, Edward Collins, Stan Eastham, Roy Matthews, Fred Riley, Freddie Davies
Goals: Mathews (x2), Riley
Referee: G.Saunders (Australia)Attendance: 15,000
Managers: Sid Grant (Australia) & Charles Wreford-Brown (England)


At the end of the three games against the Australian National side, the England Amateur side played a match against an Australian XI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Played: Saturday July 24 1937 Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
Australian XI
G.Sheppard, Jack Evans, Alfred Mackey, William Coolahan, P.McCluskey, Jock Parkes, James Wilkinson, Ian Anderson, George Smith (c), Jack Hughes, J.Fyfe
Goals: Smith 22' Hughes, Anderson
3 - 4 England Amateurs
Albert Woodcock, Tony Strasser, William Pickering, Jim Lewis snr, Thomas Leek, Horry Robbins, William Parr, Stan Eastham, Roy Matthews, Lionel Thornton, Fred Riley
Goals: Thornton 51' 80' Matthews, Eastham pen
Attendance: 11,000
Manager: Charles Wreford-Brown (England)