Socceroo 1950 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1950

Written by Thomas Esamie, Alan Garside and Greg Stock. 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 : June 24 Venue : Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
South Africa
Ken Nadauld, B Mechanick, Gordon Frew, H Klonner, Harry Naish (c), Cliff Jacques, Ray Botha, Harold Paton, Johnny Claassens, Tony Holtz, Jackie Carr
Goals : Claasans 14, 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
Attendance : 20,000
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)
Half Time : 1-1


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 : July 1 Venue : Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
South Africa
Aubrey Tyrell, B Mechanick, Gordon Frew, H Klonner, Harry Naish (c), Cliff Jacques, Ray Botha, Harold Paton, Johnny Claassens, Tony Holtz, Jackie Carr
Goals : Claasens 33, 46
2 - 1 Australia
Norman Conquest, Cec Drummond, George Sanders, Harry Robertson, Cyrill Nichols, Kevin O'Neill, Bob Young, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Eric Hulme, Bob Lawrie (c)
Goal : Nunn 70pk
Attendance : 20,000
Coach : Tom Jack (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 : July 8 Venue : St George Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
South Africa
Aubrey Tyrell, B Mechanick, Gordon Frew, H Klonner, Harry Naish (c), R Dow, R 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 64, 70
Referee : A Finlay
Attendance : 8,000
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)
Half Time : 0-0


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 : July 22 Venue : Hartley Vale, Capetown, South Africa
South Africa
Aubrey Tyrell, Ernie Dowell, Gordon Frew, H Klonner, Harry Naish (c), W Bunton, Ray Botha, A Luck, Johnny Claassens, A 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
Attendance : 12,000
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)
Half Time : 0-0