Socceroo B Matches 1951

Socceroo B Matches for 1951

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

A representative trial game played ahead of the arrival of the England Football Association side.
Played: Wednesday May 9 1951 Venue: Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australian XI
Norman Conquest, Ralph Heath, Kevin O'Neill, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, Joe Wilson, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Frank Parsons, David Pitcairn
Goal: Lawrie, Johns, Nunn
3 - 4 New South Wales
Ron Lord, Cliff Almond, Doug Wendt, Bob Bignall (c), Bobby Madden, Eric Duff, Eric Hulme, George Russell, Reg Date, Alex Heaney, Ray Marshall
Goals: Heaney (x2), Russell
Referee: Jack McKenzie (Australia)
Manager: Sid Grant (New South Wales)
The second representative trial was played ten days later in a bid to select the final side for the first match against the England Football Association team.
Played: Saturday May 19 1951 Venue: Royal Agricultural Ground, Sydney, Australia
Australian XI
Norman Conquest, Eric Heath, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Alec Purdon, Eric Duff, Frank Sands, Phil Peters, Gordon Nunn, Malcolm Wild, Harry Robertson
Goals: Wild (x2), Peters (x2), Nunn
5 - 1 The Rest
Bill Mahoney, Len Stedman, Doug Wendt, Cec Callaghan, Tom Jack, Lex Gibb, Sam North, Colin Johnston, Doug Harvey, Max Walker, Tom Willoughby
Goals: Jack pen
Referee: H.McLeod (Australia)
Attendance: 42,150
Manager: J.Morris (The Rest)
This was the first of a five match series played against the visiting English Football Association touring side. This series saw a full strength Australian side take on a visiting English side but these matches are not recognised as full A internationals by the English FA.
Played: Saturday May 26 1951 Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Norman Conquest, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Eric Duff, Dick Kemp, George Russell, Frank Parsons, Malcolm Wild, Harry Robertson
Goal: Parsons 42'
1 - 4 England F.A.
Sam Bartram, Harry Bamford, Frank Lock, Joe Shaw, Reg Flewin (c), Leo Keiran, Gordon Hurst, Jack Sewell, Ike Clarke, Jim Hagan, Bobby Langton
Goals: Sewell 3' 15' Clarke 23' Hurst
Referee: Ron Wright (Australia)
Attendance: 46,104
Managers: Stan Jones (Australia), Frank Adams & Dave Wiseman (England)


The English side also played two games against Australian XI's.
Played: Monday June 11 1951 Venue: Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Australian XI
Ron Lord, Eric Heath, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Eric Duff, Joe Wilson, George Russell, Gordon Nunn, Alec Heaney, Ross MacKenzie
Goal: McKenzie 49'
1 - 6 England F.A.
Edward Burgin, Harry Bamford, John McCue, Joe Shaw, Reg Flewin (c), Leo Kieran, Gordon Hurst, Jack Sewell, Ike Clarke, William Smith, Bobby Langton
Goals: Clarke (x3), Sewell (x2), Smith
Referee: H.Gaskell (Australia)
Attendance: 29,000
Managers : Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)


This match was the second game against an Australian XI on England's Australian tour.
Played: Saturday June 23 1951 Venue: Adelaide Oval, Australia
Australian XI
Norman Conquest, Gordon Coombes, Cec Drummond (c), Mario Busidoni, Hedley Parkes, Kevin O'Neill, Jock Hodge, Eric Hulme, Gordon Nunn, Malcolm Wild, Ross MacKenzie
Goal: McKenzie
1 - 13 England F.A.
Edward Burgin, Harry Bamford, John McCue, Joe Shaw, Syd Owen, Leo Kieren, Frank Broome, Jack Sewell, Ike Clarke, Jim Hagan, Bobby Langton
Goals: Sewell (x4), Hagan (x3), Clarke (x3), Broome (x2), Langton
Referee: J.Harvey (Australia)
Attendance: 14,000
Managers: Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)


This match was the second of the five match series against the visiting Englishmen.
Played: Saturday June 30 1951 Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Norman Conquest, Hedley Parkes, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Eric Duff, Dick Kemp, Eric Hulme, Reg Date, Malcolm Wild, Ross MacKenzie
0 - 17 England F.A.
Sam Bartram, Harry Bamford, John McCue, Derek Parker, Reg Flewin (c), Joe Shaw, Gordon Hurst, Jack Sewell, Ike Clarke, Jim Hagan, Frank Broome
Goals: Sewell (x6), Clarke (x4), Hagan (x3), Broome (x3), Hurst
Referee: H.McLeod (Australia)
Attendance: 14,147
Managers: Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)


This was the third of the five match series played against the visiting Englishmen.
Played: Saturday July 7 1951 Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Ron Lord, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Bob Bignall, Eric Duff, Jock Hodge, Eric Hulme, Gordon Nunn, Jock McMahon, Harry Robertson
Goal : Robertson 29'
1 - 4 England F.A.
Sam Bartram, Harry Bamford, John McCue, Reg Flewin (c), Joe Shaw, Derek Parker, Gordon Hurst, Jack Sewell, Jim Hagan, Bobby Langton, Ike Clarke
Goals: Clarke 3' 4' Hagan 15' Langton
Referee: J.Perotte (Australia)
Attendance: 23,216
Managers: Harold Barwick (Australia), Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)


This was the fourth match in a series of five matches against the visiting English side.
Played: Saturday July 14 1951 Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Ron Lord, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Bob Bignall, Eric Duff, Kevin Lake, Eric Hulme, Frank Parsons, John McMahon, Harry Robertson
Goal: Hulme pen
1 - 6 England F.A.
Sam Bartram, Harry Bamford, Derek Parker, John McCue, Syd Owen (c), Joe Shaw, Gordon Hurst, Frank Broome (Harry Webster 34'), Jack Sewell, Ike Clarke, Bobby Langton
Goals: Sewell 29' Webster 39' _' 89' Clarke, Hurst 48'
Referee: Frank Chidgey (Australia)
Attendance 9,000
Managers: Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)


This was the fifth and last match in the series against the visiting English side.
Played: Saturday July 21 1951 Venue: Newcastle Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Ron Lord, Bob Bignall, Kevin O'Neill, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Lex Gibb, Sam North, Eric Hulme, Gordon Nunn, Alex Heaney, Harry Robertson
0 - 5 England F.A.
Edward Burgin, Harry Bamford, John McCue, Syd Owen, Reg Flewin (c), Joe Shaw, Gordon Hurst, Jack Sewell, Ike Clarke, Bill Smith, Bobby Langton
Goals: Clarke (x2), Sewell, Smith, Hurst
Referee: H.Parker (Australia)
Attendance: 7,165
Managers: Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)