Socceroo 'B' 1954 Matches

Socceroo 'B' Matches for 1954

Written by Alan Garside and Greg Stock. Thanks to Doug Butcher for his research. For more details see credits.

An Australian XI played the visiting New Zealanders as a warm up to the Test series.
Played: Saturday August 7 1954 Venue: Kensington Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Australian XI
Ron Lord, Jack Mather, Guido Pittoni, Ron Adair, Tom Jack (c), Les Suchanek, Charlie Stewart, Franco Franchi, Anatollus Kitas, Adrian Harnsen, Charlie Takacs
Goal: Cooper 17 Own Goal
1 - 3 New Zealand
Bert Hiddlestone, Tim Cooper, William Westerveld, Dennis Charlton, James Hunter (c), Phillip Traynor, Reginald King, Allan Smith, Alan Preston, Ken Olley, Gordon Barker
Goals: King 46, 60, 89
Referee: J.Harvey (Australia)
Manager: Jim Kershaw (New Zealand)