Socceroo 1947 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1947

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

Claude Brink, Ron Nicholson, Ernie Dowell, Steve van Rensberg, Harry Naish, Tollie Pretorius, Johnnie Claassens, Horace Smethurst, Basil Clack, Sid O'Linn, Len Anley
Goals : Clack 25, Anley ??, Claassens ??
During the 1947 tour of Australia the South Africans played two matches against an Australian XI as "warm-up" matches.
Played : April 26 Venue : Norwood Oval, Adelaide
Australia XI
Harry Ashworth, Joe Marston, B Walker, Dave Coote, A Dunstan, A Herd, A Castle, Eric Glasson, Reg Date, Jim Cunningham, R Bracegirdle
Goals : Castle 15, Date ??
2 - 3 South Africa
Attendance : 9,000
Manager : J Barbour (South Africa)


Played : April 30 Venue : Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia XI
Harry Ashworth, Joe Marston, Dave Coote, D Bingham, A Dunstan, J Wallace, Eric Glasson, A White, Reg Date, Jim Cunningham, P Cranswick
Goals : Date 20, ??pk, Cunningham ??, ??
4 - 5 South Africa
Claude Brink, HD McCreadie, Ron Nicholson, Tollie Pretorius, Harry Naish, D Forbes, Gordon Falconer, Basil Clack, John Classens, Horace Smethurst (c), Donald A Wilson
Goals : Claassens 5, 28, Clack 30, ??, Wilson 80
Attendance : 6,000
Manager : J Barbour (South Africa)