Socceroo 1954 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1954

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

Australia played host to a three match series against their old foes New Zealand. The score in the first match surprised everyone when a determined Kiwi outfit outplayed the Australians and took the match 2-1. This was a friendly match.
Played : August 14 1954 Venue : Melbourne Showgrounds, Australia
Australia
David Bone, Jack Mather, Lou Hearne, Ron Adair, Tom Jack (c), L Suchanek, Frank Sands, Harry Rice, Gordon Nunn, Malcolm Wild, Harry Robertson
Goal : Robertson 75
1 - 2 New Zealand
Bert Hiddlestone, Tim Cooper, William Westerweld, Dennis Charlton, James Hunter (c), Philip Traynor, Charles Steele Jr, Reginald King (Frederick Benge), Alan Preston, Kenneth Olley, Gordon Barker
Goals : King 5, Steele 7
Referee : G Gatt
Coach : Harry Brophy (Aus), Jim Kershaw (NZ)


This match was the second in a three match series played against New Zealand . The Australian lineup was proven to be far superior to the visiting "All Whites" and they reversed the hiccup in Melbourne 4-1. Charlie Stewart (NSW) was man of the match. This was a friendly match.
Played : August 28 1954 Venue : Brisbane Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Bill Henderson, Tom Jack, Kevin O'Neill (c), Bob Bignall, Lou Hearne, Cliff Sander, Charlie Stewart, Jack Lennard, Gordon Nunn, Malcolm Wild, Harry Robertson
Goals : Robertson 20, Stewart x2, Lennard
4 - 1 New Zealand
Bert Hiddlestone, Tim Cooper, Bill Westerveld, Dennis Charlton, James Hunter (c), Philip Traynor, Charles Steele Jr, Frederick Benge, Allan Smith, Kenneth Olley, Alan Preston
Goal : Smith
Referee : V Robertson
Attendance : 7000
Coach : Harry Brophy (Aus), Jim Kershaw (NZ)


This match was the third game and final match in the series against New Zealand. The Australians again proved to be too strong and took the series 2-1. This was a friendly match.
Played : September 4 1954 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Bill Henderson, Tom Jack, Kevin O'Neill, Bob Bignall, Lou Hearne, Cliff Sander, Charlie Stewart, Jack Lennard, Gordon Nunn, Bill Murphy, Harry Robertson
Goals : Murphy, Nunn x2, Stewart
4 - 1 New Zealand
Bert Hiddlestone, Tim Cooper, Bill Westerveld, Keith Gibson, Jim Hunter (c), Phil Traynor, Charles Steele Jr, Fred Benge, Ken Olley, Dennis Charlton, Allan Smith (Alan Preston)
Goal : Steele
Referee : Dick Thorpe
Attendance : 5,798
Coach : Harry Brophy (Aus), Jim Kershaw (NZ)