Socceroo B Matches 1958

Socceroo B Matches for 1958

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

The famous English club Blackpool toured Australia in May and June of 1958. The touring party included the great Stanley Mathews who entertained the Australian crowds with his tremendous touch and ability to read a game. Big crowds greeted the team wherever they went and the tour was considered one of the most popular in the history of Australian soccer to date.
Played : May 3 1958 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Jim McCabe, Al Warren (Alec Fraser), Harry Murdoch, Bill Westerveld, Joe Marston (c), Jim Pettigrew, Bruce Morrow, Frank Loughran, Tom McWatters, Spencer Kitching, Brian Vogler
Goals : Loughran, Morrow
2 - 5 Blackpool (ENG)
George Farm, Tom Garrett, Jack Wright, Jimmy Kelly, Roy Gatrix, Hugh Kelly (c), Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Hagan, Roy Charnley, M Starkey, Bill Perry
Goals : Charnley 17' Perry 35' 70' Hagan, Starkey
Attendance : 24,000


Played : May 10 1958 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Jim McCabe, Kevin O'Neill, Harry Murdoch, Norm Rule, Joe Marston (c), Bede Greenfield, Bill McLean, Frank Louchran, Bruce Morrow, Spencer Kitching, Gordon Nunn
Goals : Nunn 5' 14'
2 - 8 Blackpool (ENG)
George Farm, Tom Garrett, Jack Wright, Jimmy Kelly, Roy Gatrix, Hugh Kelly (c), Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Hagan, Roy Charnley, M Starkey, Bill Perry
Goals : Charnley 25' 28' 52', Perry 35' -' Hagan, Starkey, Matthews 88'
Attendance : 18,000


Played May 17 1958 Venue : Brisbane Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Brian Topfer, Kevin O'Neill, Harry Murdoch, Norm Rule, Joe Marston (c), Bede Greenfield, Cliff Almond, Frank Louchran, Bruce Morrow, Spencer Kitching, Gordon Nunn
Goals : Marston, Vogler
2 - 4 Blackpool (ENG)
(Probable lineup) George Farm (GK), Tom Garrett, Jack Wright, Jimmy Kelly, Roy Gatrix, Hugh Kelly (c), Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Hagan, Roy Charnley, M Starkey, Bill Perry
Goals : Hagan x2, Kelly, Perry
Attendance : 18,000


Played : May 24 1958 Venue : Adelaide Oval, Australia
Australia
Jim McCabe, Kevin O'Neill, Fred Pagini, Norm Rule, Joe Marston (c), D West, Brian Vogler, Bill McLean, Bruce Morrow, Spencer, Kitching, D Stewart
0 - 1 Blackpool (ENG)
(Probable lineup) George Farm (GK), Tom Garrett, Jack Wright, Jimmy Kelly, Roy Gatrix, Hugh Kelly (c), Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Hagan, Roy Charnley, M Starkey, Bill Perry
Goal : scorer unavailable


Played : May 31 1958 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Joe Ruyters, Kevin O'Neill, Fred Pagini, Bob Wemyss, Joe Marston (c), T Bella, F Gmelch, Bruce Morrow, Alec Beattie, Frank Loughran, Gordon Nunn
0 - 7 Blackpool (ENG)
(Probable lineup) George Farm (GK), Tom Garrett, Jack Wright, Jimmy Kelly, Roy Gatrix, Hugh Kelly (c) (Ewan Fenton?), Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Hagan, Roy Charnley, M Starkey, Bill Perry
Goals: Hagan x2, Starkey x2, Matthews, Fenton
Attendance : 30000
Halftime : 0-1


Australia embarked on a ten match tour of New Zealand in August 1958. The Australians played two tests against New Zealand (see A archive) and the remainder of games against local representative and club sides. A list of those matches follows.
Played : August 2 1958 Venue : Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland Province (NZ)
(Lineup incomplete) Hume, Barker
Goals : Barker, Hume
2
- 1 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Jim McCabe (GK), Joe Marston (c), Kevin O'Neill, Frank Loughran, Lapwood
Goal : Lapwood


Played August 5 1958 Venue : Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington (NZ)
(Lineup unavailable)
2 - 2 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Bruce Morrow, L Vella
Goals : Morrow, Vella
Attendance : 4,000


Played : August 6 1958 Venue : Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson Combined (NZ)
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 6 Australia
(Lineup unavailable)


Played : August 9 1958 Venue : Dunedin, New Zealand
South Island (NZ)
(Lineup incomplete) B.Davidson (GK)
0 - 3 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) L Vella, Bruce Morrow
Goals : Vella 12' Morrow x2


Played : August 12 1958 Venue : Canterbury, New Zealand
South Canterbury Combined (NZ)
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 10 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Joe Marston (c), R Wemyss, Gordon Nunn, Bruce Vogler, Bruce Morrow, S Kitching, Frank Loughran
Goals : Nunn x4, Vogler x3, Morrow, Kitching, Loughran


Played : August 13 1958 Venue : Canterbury, New Zealand
Canterbury Province (NZ)
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 8 Australia
(Lineup unavailable)


Played : August 20 1958 Venue : Taranaki, New Zealand
Taranaki Combined (NZ)
(Lineup unavailable)
1 - 8 Australia
(Lineup unavailable)


Played : August 21 1958 Venue : Hamilton, New Zealand
Waikato (NZ)
(Lineup unavailable)
2 - 5 Australia
(Lineup unavailable)