Socceroo 1938 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1938

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

Australia played a series of five A internationals against a visiting Indian side. Although a little unorthodox in their tactics the Indian tour proved a financial hit and was a highly competitive series. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday September 3 1938 Venue : Royal Agricultural Showground, Sydney, Australia
Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Alf Henwood, Jack Evans, Bill Coolahan (c), Jock Parkes, Jimmy Osborne, Roy Crowhurst, Jim Wilkinson, Alf Quill, Jack Hughes, Max Wynn
Goals : Quill (x2), Hughes (x2) Wilkinson
5 - 3 India
K Dutt, Jumma Khan, C Robello, A Nandi, B Sem, A Pram Lal, Noor Mohammed, A Rahim, R Leemsder, K Prosad, K Bhattacharjee
Goals : Rahim, Lumsden, Bhattacharjee
Attendance : 16,144
Manager : P Gupta (India)


This match was the second in a five match series played in Australia against India. This game saw India recognised as a competitive team as they were unlucky a number of times as they hit the woodwork. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday September 10 1938 Venue : Exhibition Ground, Brisbane, Australia
Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Lex Gibb, Jack Evans, E.Petie, Jock Parkes, Jimmy Osborne, Roy Crowhurst, C.Brittain, Redvis Kitching, Jack Hughes, Tom Parry
Goals : Hughes (x2), Kitching, Brittain
4 - 4 India
(Lineup incomplete) K Dutt, K Prosad, A Rahim, B Sen, Lumsden, K Bhattacharjee, Noor Mohammed
Goals : Rahim, Mohammad (x2), Lumsden
Attendance : 18,000
Manager : P Gupta (India)


This match was the third game in a five match series played in Australia. The victory by India made the series all square at 1-1. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday September 17 1938 Venue : Newcastle Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Alf Henwood, Jack Evans, Bill Coolahan (c), Jock Parkes, Lex Gibb, Roy Crowhurst, Jim Wilkinson, C.Brittain, Jack Hughes, Harold Whitelaw
Goal : Hughes
1 - 4 India
(Lineup incomplete) K Dutt, K Prosad, A Rahim, Noor Mohammed, Lumsden, Bhattacharjce, P Gupta, C Rubello
Goals : Rahim (x2), Lumsden (x2 incl a 46'pen), K Bhattacharjee
Attendance : approx 9,000
Manager : P Gupta (India)


This match was the fourth in a series of five matches. The win to Australia left the series still in their favour at 2-1. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday September 24 1938 Venue : Royal Agricultural Showground, Sydney, Australia
Australia
Jimmy McNabb, Aub Mascord, Jack Evans, Ray Bryant, Jock Parkes, Jimmy Osborne, Roy Crowhurst, Jim Wilkinson, Alf Quill, Jack Hughes, Max Wynn
Goals : Hughes (x2), Wilkinson (x2), Bryant
5 - 4 India
(Lineup incomplete) K Dutt, Lumsden, K Prosad, A Nandi, Noor Mohammed, A Pram Lal, B Sen, Jumma Khan
Goals : Prosad, Lumsden x3 incl pk
Attendance : approx 12,000
Manager : P Gupta (India)


This match was to be the last in a series of five matches. With Australia went into the match still 2-1 up and increased the series win to 3-1 although this result does not accurately reflect the competitiveness of the series. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday October 1 1938 Venue : Melbourne Showground, Australia
Australia
Bill Morgan, Jack Evans, A.Mackey, I.Evans, A.Roth, Bill Coolahan, Jim Wilkinson, Jack Hughes, Frank McIvor, A.White, Alec Forrest
Goals : Hughes (x2), Coolahan
3 - 1 India
(Lineup incomplete) C Rubello, Mukerjee, Choudbury, A Rahim, A Pram Lal, Lumsden
Goal : Lumsden 51'
Manager : P Gupta (India)