Socceroo B Matches 1955

Socceroo B Matches for 1955

Written by Thomas Esamie and Greg Stock. Thanks to Kevin Christopher for the use of his personal material. For more details see credits

In 1955 the Australian side played against Rapid Vienna from Austria, a visiting club side. The Rapid touring squad contained the great Gerhard Hanappi. The two sides played five matches against Australia with Rapid winning four of the five. The last match was played in Sydney and was a result for the home side.The only match result listed is this last match in Sydney. Other results are currently unavailable.
Played : July 9 1955 Venue : Sydney Sportsground, Australia
Australia
Bill Henderson, Cliff Almond, Kevin O'Neill, Bob Bignall, Tom Jack (c), Cliff Sander, Sid Thomas, Tom Rowles, Keith Learmonth, Malcolm Wild, Harry Robertson
Goals : Robertson, ??
2 - 6 Rapid Vienna (AUT)
Walter Zeman, Paul Halla, Karl Honig, Gerhard Hanappi, Karl Giesser, Robert Kaffka, Robert Korner, Johann Riegler, Robert Dienst, Bruno Mehsarosch, Alfred Korner (c)
Goals : scorers unknown
Referee : Ron Wright
Half Time : 1-3


Played : July 16 1955 Venue : Newcastle Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Bill Henderson, Cliff Almond, Kevin O'Neill, Bob Bignall, Tom Jack (c), Cliff Sander, Sid Thomas, Spencer Kitching, Keith Learmonth, Ray Neal, Malcolm Wild
1 - 5
Rapid Vienna (AUT)
(Probable lineup) Walter Zeman, Paul Halla, Karl Honig, Gerhard Hanappi, Karl Giesser, Robert Kaffka, Robert Korner, Johann Riegler, Robert Dienst, Bruno Mehsarosch, Alfred Korner (c)
Attendance : 25000
Half Time : 1-2


Played : July 16 1955 Venue : Melbourne Showground, Australia
Australian XI
Peter Blunt, Len Stedman, Whittingham, Bill Williams, M Luchessi, Bill Harburn, Frank Loughran, Jim Moore, Peter Vidovic, Bez, G Plateo
Goals : Loughran 4',?', Vidovic
3 - 5
South China
Lau King Chung, Szeto Yiu, Lau Yee, Luk Tai Hay, Ko Po Keung, Chan Chi Kong, Chu Wing Wah, Ho Cheung Yau, Lee Yuk Tak, Wau Chun Yau, Mok Chun Wah
Goals : Ho Cheung Yau 8' (Other scorers unknown)
Attendance : 8000
Half Time : 2-4


Played : July 23 1955 Venue : Brisbane Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Ron Lord, Cliff Almond, Kevin O'Neill, Bob Bignall, Joe Marston (c), Cliff Sander, Spencer Kitching, Gordon Nunn, Bruce Young, Ted Drain, Ray Neal
Goals : Neal x2, Nunn pk
3 - 5
Rapid Vienna (AUT)
Walter Zeman, Paul Halla, Karl Honig, Gerhard Hanappi, Karl Giesser, Robert Kaffka, Robert Korner, Bruno Mehsarosch, Robert Dienst, Alfred Korner (c), Josef Bertalan
Goals : Dienst x2, R Korner, Halla, Mehsarosch
Referee : Bill Malcolm
Attendance : 15000
Half Time : 1-3


Played : July 29 1955 Venue : Norwood Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Australian XI
Bill Henderson, Jack Mather, V Caimpi, M Luchessi, Tom Jack (c), Bill Harburn, N Ragno, H Urbaniak, Bruce Young, A Bidovir, B Piercy
Goals : Urbaniak, Caimpi, Young
3 - 5
South China
(Possible lineup) Lau King Chung, Szeto Yiu, Lau Yee, Luk Tai Hay, Ko Po Keung, Chan Chi Kong, Chu Wing Wah, Ho Cheung Yau, Lee Yuk Tak, Yiu Cheuk Yin, Mok Chun Wah
Goals : Lee Yuk Tak x2, Mok Chun Wah, Yiu Cheuk Yin, Ho Cheung Yau
Attendance : 6000
Half Time : 2-2


Played : July 30 1955 Venue : Melbourne Showground, Australia
Australia
Ron Lord, Cliff Almond, Kevin O'Neill, Bob Bignall, Joe Marston (c), Cliff Sander, Sid Thomas, Ted Drain, Bill Hodgson, Keith Learmonth, Ray Neal
Goal : Hodgson
1 - 4
Rapid Vienna (AUT)
(Probable lineup) Walter Zeman, Robert Kaffka, Paul Halla, Karl Honig, Gerhard Hanappi, Karl Giesser, Robert Korner, Josef Bertalan, Robert Dienst, Bruno Mehsarosch, Alfred Korner (c)
Goals: R Korner 8', O'Neill og, Bertalan, Dienst
Referee : Hutchinson
Attendance : 14000
Half Time : 0-1


Played : August 6 1955 Venue : Brisbane Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Ron Lord, Bob Bignall, Kevin O'Neill, Bill Williams, Joe Marston (c), Cliff Sander, Cliff Almond, Frank Loughran, Gordon Nunn, Keith Learmonth, Ray Neal
Reserves : Don Leo, Nobby Clarke, Spencer Kitching
0 - 5
South China
Lau King Chung, Lau Chi Ping, Szeto Yiu, Luk Tai Hay, Ko Po Keung, Tong Sheung, Szeto Man, Ho Cheung Yau, Lee Yuk Tak, Yiu Cheuk Yin, Mok Chun Wah
Goals : Mok Chun Wah x2, Szeto Man, Yiu Cheuk Yin, O'Neill og
Coach : Harry Brophy (Australia)
Half Time : 0-5


Played : August 13 1955 Venue : Adelaide, Australia
Australian XI
Goals : Johns 35, ?
2 - 8 Rapid Vienna (AUT)
Goals : Dienst x4, Hanappi x3, Neuhold


Played : August 13 1955 Venue : Sydney Sportsground, Australia
Australia
Bill Henderson, Cliff Almond, Bill Wilson, Bob Bignall, Tom Jack (c), Doug Wendt, Sid Thomas, Frank Louchran, Albert de Paoli, Bill Murphy, Clem Higgins
Reserves : Len Stedman, Bill Williams, Ray Neal
Goals : Murphy 1', ?', Thomas x2, Higgins, Almond pk
6 - 1
South China
Lau King Chung, Lau Chi Ping, Szeto Yiu, Luk Tai Hay, Lee Chun Fat, Chan Chi Kong, Chu Wing Wah, Ho Cheung Yau, Chu Wing Keung, Yiu Cheuk Yin, Mok Chun Wah
Goal: Yiu Cheuk Yin
Referee : Jim Vickery
Coach : Tom Tennant (Australia)
Crowd : 7000
Half Time : 3-1


Played : August 17 1955 Venue : Sydney Sportsground, Australia
Australia
Bill Henderson, Cliff Almond, Bill Wilson, Bob Bignall, Joe Marston (c), Tom Jack, Sid Thomas, Frank Louchran, Albert de Paoli, Bill Murphy, Clem Higgins
Goals : Murphy, de Paoli, Louchran
3 - 2 Rapid Vienna (AUT)
(Probable lineup) Walter Zeman, Robert Kaffka, Paul Halla, Karl Honig, Gerhard Hanappi, Karl Giesser, Robert Korner, Josef Bertalan, Robert Dienst, Bruno Mehsarosch, Alfred Korner (c)
Goals: A Korner x2
Referee : Sid Thorpe


Played : August 21 1955 Venue : Crystal Palace, Wallsend, Australia
Australia
(Probable lineup)Bill Henderson, Bob Bignall, Cliff Almond, Bill Wilson, Joe Marston (c), Doug Wendt (Bill Williams 80'), Sid Thomas, Frank Loughran, Albert de Paoli, Bill Murphy, Clem Higgins
0 - 1
South China
(Probable lineup) Lau King Chung, Lau Chi Ping, Szeto Yiu, Luk Tai Hay, Ko Po Keung, Chan Chi Kong, Chu Wing Wah, Ho Cheung Yau, Lee Yuk Tak, Yiu Cheuk Yin, Mok Chun Wah
Goal: Lee Yuk Tak 11'
Coach : Tom Tennant (Australia)
Crowd : 8100