Socceroo 1950 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1950

Written by Thomas Esamie, Alan Garside and Greg Stock. With thanks to the research of Doug Butcher. For more details see credits

Australia embarked on a four match series against the Springboks in South Africa. Since their last meeting Australian soccer stocks had been boosted by a number of visiting Europeans who had passed on a lot of ideas and skill to their Australian comrades. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday June 24 1950 Venue: Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
South Africa
Ken Nadauld, Ben Mechanick, Gordon Frew, Hymie Klonner, Harry Naish (c), Cliff Jacques, Ray Botha, Harold Paton, John Claassens, Tony Holtz, Jackie Carr
Goals: Claasans 15' 82' Botha 69'
3 - 2 Australia
Norman Conquest, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, George Sanders, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Eric Hulme, Harry Robertson
Goals: Nunn 38' Hulme 80'
Referee: J.Edgar (South Africa)
Attendance: 20,000
Coaches: J.Barbour (South Africa), Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


This match was the second in a four match series played in South Africa . The Australian lineup was again proven to be inferior to the South Africans. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday July 1 1950 Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
South Africa
Aubrey Tyrell, Ben Mechanick, Gordon Frew, Hymie Klonner, Harry Naish (c), Cliff Jacques, Ray Botha, Harold Paton, John Claassens, Tony Holtz, Jackie Carr
Goals: Claasens 39' 48'
2 - 1 Australia
Norman Conquest, Cec Drummond, George Sanders, Harry Robertson, Cyril Nichols, Kevin O'Neill, Bob Young, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Eric Hulme, Bob Lawrie (c)
Goal: Nunn 70'pen
Referee: Rautenbach (South Africa)
Attendance: 20,000
Coaches: J.Barbour (South Africa), Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


This match was the third game in a four match series played in South Africa. The Australians fought back to win 2-1 with big burly centre-forward Frank Parsons the man of the match. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday July 8 1950 Venue: Crusader Ground, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
South Africa
Aubrey Tyrell, Ben Mechanick, Gordon Frew, Hymie Klonner, Harry Naish (c), Ross Dow, Ron Montgomery, Ray Botha, Johnny Claassens, Harold Paton, Jackie Carr
Goal: Claasens 54'
1 - 2 Australia
Norman Conquest, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, Eric Hulme, Gordon Nunn, Frank Parsons, Allan Johns, Harry Robertson
Goals : Parsons 66' 70'
Referee: A.S.Finlay (South Africa)
Attendance: 8,000
Coaches: J.Barbour (South Africa), Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: J.H.A.Phillpotts (South Africa), David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


This match was the fourth and final match of the series against South Africa. The Australians fought back from being 2-0 down in the series to finish up 2-2 with the Springboks. This was a friendly match.
Played: Saturday July 22 1950 Venue: Hartley Vale, Capetown, South Africa
South Africa
Aubrey Tyrell, Ernie Dowell, Gordon Frew, Hymie Klonner, Harry Naish (c), Wally Bunton, Ray Botha, Alfred Luck, John Claassens, Arthur Butler, Jackie Carr
0 - 2 Australia
Norman Conquest, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Bob Young, Tom Jack, Eric Hulme, Allan Johns, Frank Parsons, Kevin O'Neill, Gordon Nunn, Harry Robertson
Goals: Nunn 49' 71'
Referee: Stanley Krantz (South Africa)
Linesmen: H.Katzel & T.Javis (South Africa)
Attendance: 12,000
Coaches: J.Barbour (South Africa), Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)