Socceroo 1955 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1955

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


This was the first match in the five match series. The Australian side proved so disappointing that part of the 5,600 crowd started leaving just after half-time. This was a friendly match.
Played : September 3 1955 Venue : Brisbane Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Bill Henderson, Tom Jack, Alec Duncan, Bob Bignell, Joe Marston, Cliff Sander, Gordon Nunn, Frank Loughran, Spencer Kitching, Jack Lennard, Clem Higgins
0 - 3 South Africa
Albert Uytenbogaardt, Gordon Frew (c), Maurice Jacobson, Ken Ziesing, Roulf Oelofse, Cliff Jacques, Danny Le Roux, Harold Paton, Peter Hughes, Ian Palmer, Les Fourie
Goals : Palmer 2, Paton, Hughes 88
Referee : Bill Malcolm
Attendance : 5640
Coaches : Harry Brophy (Australia), JE Kennedy (SA)
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This match was the second in a five match series played against South Africa. The Australian lineup held firm for over 80 minutes before two late goals to South Africa put the match beyond reach. This was a friendly match.
Played : September 10 1955 Venue : Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Bill Henderson, Cliff Almond (John McCarthy 2), Kevin O'Neill, Bob Bignall, Tom Jack (c), Cliff Sander, Sid Thomas, Frank Loughran, Spencer Kitching, Keith Learmonth, Ralph Piercy
0 - 2 South Africa
Albert Uytenbogaardt, Gordon Frew (c), Maurice Jacobson, Ken Ziesing, Roulf Oelofse, Cliff Jacques, Danny Le Roux, Harold Paton, Peter Hughes, Ian Palmer, Les Fourie
Goals : Palmer 84, Hughes 86
Attendance : 3000
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This match was the third game in a five match series played against the visiting Springboks. The match was a complete disaster for the home side with South Africa achieving a record score against an Australian national side. This was a friendly match.
Played : September 17 1955 Venue : Kensington Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Australia
Ron Lord, Cliff Almond, Bill Wilson, Ron Adair, Joe Marston, Kevin O'Neill, Sid Thomas, Frank Loughran, Albert De Paoli, Bill Murphy, Ralph Piercy
0 - 8 South Africa
(Probable lineup) Albert Uytenbogaardt, Gordon Frew (c), Maurice Jacobson, Ken Ziesing, Roulf Oelofse, Cliff Jacques, Danny Le Roux, Harold Paton, Peter Hughes, Mal Rufus, Ian Palmer
Goals : Rufus x2, Hughes x2, Paton x2, Jacques, Palmer
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This match was the fourth in a series of five matches against South Africa. The Springboks showed all their class to defeat a lacklustre Australian outfit. This was a friendly match.
Played : September 24 1955 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Ron Lord, Cliff Almond, Doug Wendt, Bob Bignall, Bill Wilson, Cliff Sander, Ron Burns, Phil Peters, Mildo Mueller, Ted Drain, Kevin O'Neill
0 - 6 South Africa
Albert Uytenbogaardt, J Hastie, Maurice Jacobson, Ken Ziesing, Gordon Frew (c), Cliff Jacques, Danny Le Roux, Harold Paton, Peter Hughes, Ian Palmer (Mal Rufus 40), Les Fourie
Goals : Hughes x2, Paton, Palmer, La Roux, Wilson og
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This match was the last in a series of five matches. Australia scored their only goal for the series but were again no match for the Springboks. Australian soccer was now in the doldrums having managed to score only one goal to the Springboks twenty three in a home series of five matches. This was a friendly match.
Played : October 1 1955 Venue : Newcastle Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Bill Henderson, Cliff Almond, Kevin O'Neill, John Pettigrew, Cecil Warren, Cliff Sander, Charlie Stewart, Bill Paddocks, Alan Garside, Ken Vairy, Ray Marshall
Goal : Vairy 39
1 - 4 South Africa
Albert Uytenbogaardt, Gordon Frew (c), Maurice Jacobson, Ken Ziesing, Roulf Oelofse, Cliff Jacques, Danny Le Roux, Harold Paton, Peter Hughes, Brian Peterson, Les Fourie
Goals : Hughes x3, Le Roux
Referee : G Muir (Australia)
Linesmen : Harry Lonsdale, K Urwin
Attendance : 2907
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