Socceroo 1947 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1947

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

In 1947 Australia played a series of five matches against the visiting South African national side. Due to a shipping strike the Springboks had to stay in Australia five weeks longer than they had planned, so they played an additional six matches at the end of the tour. The series started in Sydney. This was an friendly match.
Played : Saturday May 10 1947 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Norman Conquest, Joe Marston, Cec Drummond, Dave Coote, Alec Heaney, Lex Gibb, Ted Drain, Jim Cunningham, Charlie Stewart, Reg Date, Ray Marshall
Goal : Date 4'
1 - 2 South Africa
Jimmy Pickerill, D McCreadie, Ernie Dowell, C Kurland, H Naish, D Forbes, Gordon Falconer, Horace Smethurst, Donald A Wilson, Basil Clack, Len Anley
Goals : Anley, Wilson pen
Referee : William McWilliams
Linesmen : W Chard, H McLeod
Coach N Gillespie (AUS), J Barbour (RSA)
Attendance : 40,000


This match was the second in a five match series played against the visiting South Africans . This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday May 24 1947 Venue : Brisbane Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Norman Conquest, Joe Marston, Cec Drummond, Dave Coote, Billy Wilson, Lex Gibb, Charlie Stewart, Alec Heaney, Reg Date, Ron Hughes, Max Wynn
Goals : Date (x2 incl a pen)
2 - 4 South Africa
Jimmy Pickerill, Ernie Dowell, D McCready, C Kurland, R Ferriman, D Forbes, Donald A Wilson, Gordon Falconer, Basil Clark, Horace Smethurst, Len Anley
Goals : Anley (x2), Smethurst, Wilson
Referee : T Boyd
Attendance : 15,000
Coaches : N Gillespie (AUS), J Barbour (RSA)


This match was the third game in a five match series played against the visiting South Africans. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday May 31 1947 Venue : Sydney Showground, Australia
Australia
Norman Conquest, Joe Marston, Cec Drummond, Lex Gibb, Billy Wilson, Alec Heaney, Jim Cunningham, Ron Hughes, Dick Kemp, Reg Date (c), Max Wynn
Goals : Cunningham 44', Reg Date (x2)
3 - 3 South Africa
Jimmy Pickerill, R Nicholson, Ernie Dowell, C Kurland, H Naish, D Forbes, Gordon Falconer, Horace Smethurst, Donald A Wilson, JA Classens, Len Anley
Goals : Classens 20', _', Smethurst
Referee : William McWilliams
Linesmen : Frank Chidgey, Harry Spowall
Attendance : 20,000
Coaches N Gillespie (AUS), J Barbour (RSA)


This match was the fourth game of the five match series against South Africa. Australia bounced back to leave the series at 2-1 to the visitors. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday June 7 1947 Venue : Newcastle Sportsground, Australia
Australia
Norman Conquest, Joe Marston, Cec Drummond, Lex Gibb, Alec Heaney (c), Bob Murray, Dick Kemp, Jim Cunningham, Reg Date, Ron Hughes, Max Wynn
Goals : Date (x3), Hughes, Cunningham
5 - 1 South Africa
Jimmy Pickerill, D McCreadie, Ernie Dowell, C Kurland, H Naish, D Forbes, Gordon Falconer, Horace Smethurst, Donald A Wilson, JA Classens, Len Anley
Goal : Wilson
Referee : Wiliam McWilliams
Linesmen : H Parker, M Brown
Attendance : 18,442


This match was the fifth and last match of the series against the visiting South Africans. The win by the Springboks left the series complete at 3-1 to the visitors. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday June 14 1947 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Norman Conquest, Cec Drummond, Joe Marston, Lex Gibb, Alec Heaney, Robert Murray, Reg Date, Jim Cunningham, Dick Kemp, Ron Hughes, Max Wynn
Goal : Cunningham
1 - 2 South Africa
Charlie Brink, R Nicholson, H Naish, L Kurland, E Dowell, D Forbes, Donald A Wilson, Gordon Falconer, Johnny Classens, Horace Smethurst, Len Anley
Goals : Anley x2
Referee : William McWilliams
Linesmen : H McLeod, W Chard
Manager : Tom Langridge (Australia)