Socceroo 1965 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1965

Written by Thomas Esamie, Greg Stock and Jean-Michel Cazal. Thanks to Kevin Christopher, John Punshon and Doug Butcher. For more details see credits.


Australias first attempt to qualify for the World Cup finals was in 1965. Drawn to play against North Korea in a two legged series the winner was to take the 16th qualifying position in England the following year. The two match series was played in neutral Cambodia front of a large and vocal crowd. This was a World Cup qualifying match.
Played: Sunday November 21 1965 Venue: Stade Olympique, Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
North Korea
Ri Chan-Myung, Pak Ri-Sob, Shin Yong-Kyu, Kang Bong-Chil, Rim Jung-Sun, Im Song-Hwi, Han Bong-Jin, Pak Du-Ik, Pak Sung-Jin (c), Kang Byong-Un, Kim Song-II
Goals: Pak Du-Ik 15' Pak Sung-Jin 54' 80' Im Song-Hwi 58' Han Bong-Jin 65' 88'
6 - 1 Australia
John Roberts, Nigel Shepherd, Stany Ackerley, Pat Hughes, Billy Rice, Les Scheinflug (c), Geoff Sleight, John Anderson, Archie Blue, John Watkiss, David Todd
Goal: Scheinflug 70'pen
Referee: Patrick Nice (Malaysia)
Linesmen: Sun Luk Tat (Hong Kong) & Gregory Anthony de Silva (Singapore)
Attendance: 60,000
Coach: Myong Rye-Hyon (North Korea), Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia)


This match was the second of the two match World Cup qualifying series against North Korea for the 1966 World Cup. This was a World Cup qualifying match.
Played: Wednesday November 24 1965 Venue: Stade Olympique, Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
North Korea
Ri Chan-Myong, Pak Ri-Sob, Shin Yong-Kyu, Kang Bong-Chil, Rim Jung-Son, Im Song-Hwi, Han Bong-Jin, Kim Yong-Gil, Pak Sung-Jin (c), Kang Byong-Un, Kim Song-II
Goals: Kim Song-II 18' 75' Pak Sung-Jin 53'
3 - 1 Australia
Bill Rorke, Nigel Shepherd, Billy Cook, Pat Hughes, Billy Rice, John Watkiss, Roy Blitz, John Anderson, Steve Herczeg, Les Scheinflug, Jim Pearson
Goal: Scheinflug 15'
Referee: A.G.De Silva (Singapore)
Attendance : 55,000
Coaches: Myong Rye-Hyon (North Korea), Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia)


Whilst in Phnom-Penh the Australian side played against the Cambodian national team after their disasterous World Cup campaign. This was a friendly match.
Played: Friday November 26 1965 Venue: Stade Olympique, Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
Cambodia
Lim Sak, Tol Kim Chiv, YLeang, Yang Tramom (c), Var Sam (Huy Chamrong), Van Roeun (Pen Phat), Doeur Sokhom, Hun Savuth, Duong Duc, Neou Kandien (Chaet Bong), Kaem San
0 - 0 Australia
Bill Rorke, Nigel Shepherd, Stan Ackerley, Pat Hughes (c) (John Anderson), John Watkiss, John Warren, Roy Blitz (Archie Blue), Hammy McMeechan, Ian Johnston, Ron Giles, Dave Todd (Geoff Sleight)
Referee: Alng Kim Ean (Cambodia)
Attendance: 20,000
Coaches: Vladimir Mirka (Cambodia), Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia)


The Australian team travelled to Hong Kong where they played a match against the Hong Kong national team. This match was part of a small tournament named the Scandanavian Airlines System Cup that also included Swedish club side AIK Stockholm who incidentally won the series by beating Hong Kong 5-2. This was a friendly match.
Played: Monday November 29 1965 Venue: Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Mui Wing-Tat, Lok Tak-Hing, Lal Po-Chung, Lee Ping-Chung, Kung Wah-Kit, Leung Kam-Yung, Lee Kwok-Keung, Wallis, Peter McLaren, Ho Cheung-Yau, Chan Shek-Cheung
Goal: McLaren 22'
1 - 0 Australia
Bill Rorke, Nigel Shepherd, Billy Cook, Pat Hughes, Billy Rice, John Watkiss, Jim Pearson, John Anderson, Ian Johnston (Hammy McMeechan), John Warren, Dave Todd
Referee: Lee Ken-Chie (Hong Kong)
Attendance: 8,780
Coach: Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia)


This match was a friendly played against Malaysia on Australias tour of South East Asia. A return match was played the following day. This was a friendly match.
Played: Tuesday December 7 1965 Venue: Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Malaysia.
Malaysia
Teh Cheung-Lee, Yee Seng Choi (Abdullah Noordin), Foo Fook Chaun, Soo Toh Kim Poh, Mohamed Chandran (Hoo Woon Hung), Ibrahim Mydin, Balan, Richard Choe, Latiff Ibrahim, N.Thanabalan, Mazlan Hamid
0 - 1 Australia
Bill Rorke, Nigel Shepherd, Stan Ackerley, Pat Hughes, Billy Cook, John Watkiss, Roy Blitz (Hammy McMeechan), John Anderson (Ron Giles), Archie Blue, Jim Pearson, Dave Todd
Goal: Pearson 17'
Referee: Boswell (Malaysia)
Attendance: 1,250
Coaches: Otto Westpfal (Malaysia), Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia)


This was the second friendly match played against Malaysia on the tour of South East Asia. The match was hastily arranged after the first match when the Malaysian team management decided that they would like to "have another crack" at the Australian side following their one nil loss in the first match. The Australian team management sportingly agreed and the match was played only 24 hours after the previous match in Ipoh. This was a friendly match.
Played: Wednesday December 8 1965 Venue: Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Malaysia
Malaysia
Teh Cheung Lee, Soo Toh Kim Poh, Foo Fook Chaun, Abdullah Noordin, Richard Choe, Agus Salim (Yee Seng Choi), Teoh Peng Cooi, Mazlan Hamid (Ho Woon Hung), Ibrahim Mydin, N.Thanabalan (Tanagor), Latiff Ibrahim
0 - 3 Australia
Bill Rorke, Nigel Shepherd, Stan Ackerley, John Watkiss, Billy Cook, Les Scheinflug, Hammy McMeechan, John Warren, Archie Blue (Ian Johnston), Jim Pearson, Dave Todd
Goals: Todd 54' Johnston 65' Scheinflug 84'pen
Attendance: 300
Coaches: Otto Westpfal (Malaysia), Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia)