Socceroo 1958 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1958

Written by Jean-Michel Cazal, Andre Kruger, Thomas Esamie and Greg Stock. Thanks to Kevin Christopher (Studs Up editor) for the use of his personal material. For more details see credits


Australia embarked on a two match series against the old foe New Zealand. 1958 was only one year after the Australian Soccer Federation was formed while Australian soccer was undergoing a transitional period boosted by the large number of European migrants who had made Australia home. This was a friendly match.
Played : August 16 1958 Venue : Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand
Kenneth Hough, Douglas Lapwood, Jock Aird, Kenneth Armstrong (c), Theo Van den Broek, Patrick McFarlane, Thomas McCabe, Rodney Reid, William Hume, George Cuthill, Charles Steele Jr
Goals : Aird 30pk, Hume
2 - 3 Australia
T McCabe, O'Neill, Murdoch, P Adair, Joe Marston (c), Wemyss, Morrow, Frank Loughran, Gordon Nunn, Vella, Vogler
Goals : Loughran 14, Nunn 44, Adair 70
Referee : M Swain
Attendance : 7000
Selectors : J Shankie, R Speed, W Smith (NZ)


This match was the last of the New Zealand tour and was played in atrocious conditions with heavy rain in Auckland. The ground was slippery, players found it very difficult to keep their feet and a draw was a more fitting result to two equally resilient sides. This was a friendly match.
Played : August 23, 1958 Venue : Carlaw Park, Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
Kenneth Hough, Douglas Lapwood, Jock Aird, Kenneth Armstrong (c), Theo Van den Broek, Patrick McFarlane, Thomas McCabe, George McLaren, William Hume, Ron Kearns, Charles Steele Jr
Goals : Steele 11, 46
2 - 2 Australia
T McCabe, O'Neill, Murdoch, Rule, Joe Marston (c), Wemyss, Morrow, Frank Loughran, Gordon Nunn, Vella, Vogler
Goals : Aird 41og, Vogler
Referee : R Lund
Attendance : 8500
Selectors : J Shankie, R Speed, W Smith (NZ)