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 and Doug Butcher for his extensive research. For more details see credits
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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: Saturday May 3 1958 Venue: Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Jim McCabe, Alwyn Warren (Alec Fraser), Harry Murdoch, Bill Westerveld, Joe Marston (c), John Pettigrew, Bruce Morrow, Frank Loughran, Tom McWatters, Spencer Kitching, Brian Vogler
Goals: Loughran, Morrow
2 - 5 Blackpool (England)
George Farm, Tom Garrett, Jack Wright, Jimmy Kelly, Roy Gatrix, Hugh Kelly (c), Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Hagan, Ray Charnley, Malcolm Starkey, Bill Perry
Goals: Charnley 17' Perry 35' 70' Hagan, Starkey
Referee: Herbert Imlay (Australia)
Attendance: 24,000
Manager: Eric Hayward (Blackpool)


Played: Saturday 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 Loughran, Bruce Morrow, Spencer Kitching, Gordon Nunn
Goals: Nunn 5' 14'
2 - 8 Blackpool (England)
George Farm, Tom Garrett, Jack Wright, Jimmy Kelly, Roy Gatrix, Hugh Kelly (c), Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Hagan, Ray Charnley, Malcolm Starkey, Bill Perry
Goals: Charnley 25' 28' 52', Perry 35' -' Hagan, Starkey, Matthews 88'
Referee: Keith Urwin (Australia)
Attendance: 17,879
Manager: Eric Hayward (Blackpool)


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 Loughran, Bruce Morrow, Spencer Kitching, Brian Vogler
Goals: Marston 53'pen, Vogler
2 - 4 Blackpool (England)
George Farm, Tom Garrett, Jack Wright, Jimmy Kelly, Roy Gatrix, Hugh Kelly (c), Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Hagan, Ray Charnley, Malcolm Starkey, Bill Perry
Goals: Hagan 23' _' H.Kelly, Perry 83'
Attendance: 16,700
Manager: Eric Hayward (Blackpool)


Played: Saturday May 24 1958 Venue: Adelaide Oval, Australia
Australia
Jim McCabe, Kevin O'Neill, Fred Pagini, Norm Rule, Joe Marston (c), Don West, Brian Vogler, Bill McLean, Bruce Morrow, Spencer, Kitching, Doug Stewart
0 - 1 Blackpool (England)
George Farm, Tom Garrett, Jack Wright, Ewan Fenton, Roy Gatrix, Hugh Kelly (c), Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Hagan, Ray Charnley, Malcolm Starkey, Peter Hauser
Goal: Charnley 30'
Attendance: 18,000
Manager: Eric Hayward (Blackpool)


Played: Saturday May 31 1958 Venue: Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Joe Ruyters, Kevin O'Neill, Fred Pagini, Bob Wemyss, Joe Marston (c), Tony Bella, Frank Gmelch, Bruce Morrow, Alec Beattie, Frank Loughran, Gordon Nunn
0 - 7 Blackpool (England)
George Farm, Tom Garrett, Jack Wright, Jimmy Kelly, Roy Gatrix, Ewan Fenton, Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Hagan, Roy Charnley, Malcolm Starkey, Bill Perry
Goals: Hagan (x2), Starkey (x2), Matthews, Fenton, Wright
Attendance: 22,000
Manager: Eric Hayward (Blackpool)


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.
Played: Saturday August 2 1958 Venue: Blandford Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland Province (New Zealand)
Ken Hough (T.Gavan 52'), Douglas Lapwood, Jock Aird, W.Walsh, Theo van der Broek, Ken Armstrong (c), A.Barker, J.Wrathall, Bill Hume, J.Brown, Gary Eccles
Goals: Barker 25' Hume
2
- 1 Australia
Jim McCabe, Kevin O'Neill, Harry Murdoch, Bob Wemyss, Joe Marston (c), Ron Adair, Emmanuel Vella, Frank Loughran, Bruce Morrow, Spencer Kitching, Gordon Nunn
Goal: Loughran 5'
Referee: A.Furse (New Zealand)
Attendance: 4,500
Manager: Harold Barwick (Australia)


Played: Tuesday August 5 1958 Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington (New Zealand)
Peter Whiting, Brian Howell, Gordon McClelland, Jimmy Warrender, Brian Fletcher, Keith Gibson (c), F.Nicol, Rodney Reid, A.Schryvers, Ron Kearns, Thomas McCabe, W.Lisk
Goals: O'Neill Own Goal, Kearns
2 - 2 Australia
Jim McCabe, Kevin O'Neill, Ron Adair, Bob Wemyss, Joe Marston (c), Norm Rule, Emmanuel Vella, Frank Loughran, Bruce Morrow, Spencer Kitching, Brian Vogler
Goals: Morrow 8' Vella 61'
Referee: B.Dobson (New Zealand)
Linesmen: T.Ward & E.Lester (Australia)
Attendance: 4,000
Manager: Harold Barwick (Australia)


Played: Thursday August 7 1958 Venue: Trafalgar Park, Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson Combined (New Zealand)
W.Neilson, P.Perkins, L.Hurd, G.Newell, K.Dempster, E.Fox, F.Nicol, Alan Smith, J.Donovan, R.Stewart, O.Bajema
0 - 6 Australia
William Firkins, Jack Mather, Ron Adair, Norm Rule, Joe Marston (c), Bob Wemyss, Emmanuel Vella, Bruce Morrow, Gordon Nunn, Frank Loughran, Brian Vogler
Goals: Marston pen, Vella 48' Morrow _' 88' Loughran 54' Nunn 75'
Referee: R.H.Royce (New Zealand)
Attendance: 1,500
Manager: Harold Barwick (Australia)


Played: Saturday August 9 1958 Venue: Carisbrook Park, Dunedin, New Zealand
South Island (New Zealand)
B.Davidson, G.Cullen, A.Young, R.Durant, A.Laffey, Patrick McFarlane, W.Berry, George McLaren, Edward Charlton, George Cuthill, Charles Steele
0 - 3 Australia
Jim McCabe, Kevin O'Neill, Harry Murdoch, Ron Adair, Joe Marston (c), Bob Wemyss, Bruce Morrow, Frank Loughran, Gordon Nunn, Spencer Kitching, Emmanuel Vella
Goals: Vella 14' Morrow (x2)
Referee: E.Mason (New Zealand)
Linesmen: S.N.McGregor & A.Williams (New Zealand)
Attendance: 5,000
Manager: J.Welsh (South Island), Harold Barwick (Australia)


Played: Tuesday August 12 1958 Venue: Caledonian Ground, Timaru, New Zealand
South Canterbury Combined (New Zealand)
L.Johnson, G.Cullen, W.Nyholt, K.Foxcroft (c), J.Smithey, S.Newman, E.Husband, N.Keeman, R.Townend, George Cuthill, W.Berry
0 - 10 Australia
William Firkins, Kevin O'Neill, Jack Mather, Ron Adair, Joe Marston (c), Bob Wemyss, Bruce Morrow, Spencer Kitching, Gordon Nunn, Bruce Vogler, Frank Loughran
Goals: Nunn (x4), Vogler (x3), Loughran, Morrow, Kitching
Referee: A.Williams (New Zealand)
Manager: Harold Barwick (Australia)


Played: Wednesday August 13 1958 Venue: English Park, Christchurch, New Zealand
Canterbury Province (New Zealand)
G.Richards, A.Juner, W.Charlton, R.Durant, A.Laffey, W.Rodger, Charles Steel, M.Keenan (Rennell 46'), Edward Charlton, George McLean, D.Worthington
0 - 8 Australia
Jim McCabe, Kevin O'Neill, Harry Murdoch, Norm Rule, Joe Marston (c), Bob Wemyss, Bruce Morrow, Ron Adair, Gordon Nunn, Emmanuel Vella, Brian Vogler
Goals: Nunn (x3), Marston (x2 incl a pen), Vogler (x2), Morrow
Referee: I.Bilcliff (New Zealand)
Manager: Harold Barwick (Australia)


Played: Tuesday August 19 1958 Venue: Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Taranaki Combined (New Zealand)
B.Vennik, J.Half, W.Pye, D.Evans, I.McMillan, J.Hurn, G.Nicholson, W.Beech, R.Griffin, G.Bellchambers, E.Meuli
Goal: Griffin 13'
1 - 8 Australia
William Firkins, Harry Murdoch, Kevin O'Neill, Bob Wemyss, Jack Mather, Norm Rule, Emmanuel Vella, Spencer Kitching, Gordon Nunn, Frank Loughran, Bruce Morrow
Goals: Loughran (x3 incl a pen), Kitching 44' Nunn 49' Morrow _' 88'
Referee: A.V.Cooper (New Zealand)
Attendance: 7,000
Manager: Harold Barwick (Australia)


Played: Thursday August 21 1958 Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand
Waikato (New Zealand)
M.Saunders, P.Moir, F.Poelman, D.Emmott, T.Henderson, R.McLean, T.Hobbs, J.Wrathall, Bill Hume, A.Leong (c), J.Raart
Goals: Hume, Raart
2 - 5 Australia
Jim McCabe, Kevin O'Neill, Harry Murdoch, Ron Adair, Joe Marston (c), Norm Rule, Bruce Morrow, Emmanuel Vella, Gordon Nunn (Bob Wemyss (Spencer Kitching 46'), Frank Loughran, Brian Vogler
Goals: Nunn 30' Kitching (x2), Morrow, O'Neill
Referee: W.Austin (New Zealand)
Linesmen: B.Robertson & E.S.Davies (New Zealand)(
Attendance: 1,500
Manager: Harold Barwick (Australia)