Socceroo 1948 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1948

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

The 1948 Australian tour to New Zealand was a four match tour and only served notice to the New Zealanders of how much Australian soccer held dominance. The Australian sporting press was largely disinterested in this series which resulted in poor coverage in the Australian press. This was an friendly match.
Played : Saturday August 14 1948 Venue : Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand
Robert King, Patrick Harris, Raymond Hodgson, David McKissock, Victor Smith, Howard Hutchinson (c), John Sharp, Brian Sergent, Gordon Smith, John Kidd, Roger Smith
0 - 6 Australia
Ken Hough, Joe Marston, Cec Drummond (c), Bob Lawrie, Bill Wilson, Lex Gibb, Jock Hodge, Jim Cunningham, Frank Parsons, Ron Hughes, Allan Johns
Goals : Parsons (x3), Hughes (x2), Cunningham
Referee : V Wheeler
Coach : T Dick (NZ)


This match was the second in a four match series played against New Zealand. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday August 28 1948 Venue : Lancaster Park, Christchurch, New Zealand
New Zealand
Robert King, Peter Hall, Raymond Hodgson, David McKissock, Victor Smith, Philip Traynor, Lankford Smith, Thomas Methven, Gordon Smith, Peter O'Malley, Douglas Ottley
0 - 7 Australia
Ken Hough, Joe Marston, Cec Drummond (c), Bob Lawrie, Bill Wilson, Angus Drennan, Jock Hodge, Jim Cunningham, Frank Parsons, Ron Hughes, Allan Johns
Goals : Parsons (x3), Hughes (x2), Cunningham, Johns
Referee : T Gottermeyer
Coach : T Dick (NZ)


This match was the third game in a four match series played against New Zealand. This was an friendly match.
Played : Saturday September 4 1948 Venue : Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand
Alexander Laing, Peter Hall, Raymond Hodgson, David McKissock, Victor Smith, Rex Boyes, Lankford Smith, Thomas Methven, Desmond Warman, Robert Wilson, Douglas Ottley
0 - 4 Australia
Ken Hough, Joe Marston, Cec Drummond (c), Bob Lawrie, Alan Duncan, Angus Drennan, Jock Hodge, Jim Cunningham, Gordon Nunn, Ron Hughes, Allan Johns
Goals : Johns (x2), Hughes, Lawrie
Referee : J Sanderson
Coach : T Dick (NZ)


This match was the final game in the series against New Zealand. The only positive to come out of the match for the home side was their only goal scored against an Australian side that had racked up twenty five in only four matches. This was a friendly match.
Played : Saturday September 11 1948 Venue : Blandford Park, Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
Robert King, Patrick Harris, Raymond Hodgson, Rex Boyes, Philip Traynor, Howard Hutchinson (c), Peter Hall, Thomas Methven, Desmond Warman, David McKissock, Reginald Singer (Arthur Masters)
Goal : Masters
1 - 8 Australia
Ken Hough, Joe Marston, Cec Drummond (c), Bob Lawrie, Bill Wilson, Angus Drennan, Jock Hodge, Jim Cunningham, Frank Parsons, Ron Hughes, Allan Johns
Goals : Parsons (x6), Cunningham, Hughes
Referee : C Edwards
Coach : T Dick (NZ)