Socceroo B Matches 1965

Socceroo B Matches for 1965

Written and Researched by Thomas Esamie, Greg Stock, Kevin Christopher and John Punshon. For more details see credits

During 1965 the Russian club side Torpedo of Moscow came to Australia and played a match in Perth against an Australian XI side. This match was the first of a seven game tour of Australia by Moscow Torpedo who played the remaining six games against a number of state and representative sides.
Played : February 25 1965 Venue : WACA, Perth, Australia
Australian XI
Lou Ivanoff, Mita Stojanovic, Cliff Van Blerk, Neil Morson, Theo Paap, John Simpson, Hammy McMeechan, Jim Reid, Jim Malloy, John Ireson, Tommy Stankovic
0 - 2 Torpedo (USSR)
Anzor Kavazashvili, Vyacheslav Andreyuk, Aleksndr Mushkovets, Vladimir Sarayov, Vladimir Brednev, Vladimir Mischeriakov, Vyacheslav Solovyev, Aleksandr Lenev, Vladimir Shcherbakov, Boris Batanov, Oleg Sergeyev.
Goals : Solovyev, Sergeyev
Referee : E Bude (Western Australia)
Attendance : 12,000
Coaches: Eddie McGeough (Australia) and Viktor Marienko (Torpedo)
Manager : Bob McShane (Australia)

In 1965 the famous English club Chelsea toured Australia and played eleven matches in Australia. As part of the tour they played two games against the Australian National Team, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne. It is interesting to note that a young Terry Venables was a part of the Chelsea touring team (but did not play for these two matches) and later went onto coach the Australian side in their unsuccessful 1998 World Cup campaign.
Played : May 22 1965 Venue : Sydney Showgrounds, Australia
John Roberts, Nigel Shepherd, George Nuttall, Pat Hughes, Billy Rice, Les Scheinflug, Roy Blitz, John Watkiss, Archie Blue, John Anderson, Jim Pearson
Goals : Blitz 30' Watkiss 76'
2 - 2 Chelsea (ENG)
John Barron, Marvin Hinton, Ron Harris, John Boyle, John Mortimore, Frank Upton, Joe Fascione, Barry Bridges, Peter Osgood, Jimmy McCalliog, Peter Houseman.
Goals : Osgood 9' Upton 84'
Referee : Harold Parsons (Australia)
Attendance : 20,665
Coaches : Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia) and Tommy Docherty (Chelsea)

Played : May 30 1965 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
John Roberts, Nigel Shepherd, George Nuttall, Pat Hughes, Billy Cook, Les Scheinflug, Roy Blitz, John Anderson, John Watkiss, Eric Pattison (Don Hodgson), Jim Pearson.
Goal : Watkiss
1 - 1 Chelsea (ENG)
John Barron, Ken Shellito (John Mortimore), Ron Harris, John Boyle, Marvin Hinton, Frank Upton, Barry Bridges, George Graham, Peter Osgood, Jimmy McCalliog (Joe Fascione), Peter Houseman.
Goal : Bridges
Referee : G.Lamb
Attendance : 12,000
Coaches : Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia) and Tommy Docherty

Following Australias unsuccessful World Cup qualifiers in Cambodia the national side toured South East Asia playing matches against Cambodia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia. During this tour the side played a friendly match against club side IAK-Stockholm as part of a small tournament in Hong Kong.
Played December 1 1965 Venue : Hong Kong
IAK-Stockholm (SWE)
(Lineup incomplete) Hult, Soderborg, Antert, Westerburg, Petterson, Holmberg, Grip, Ohlsson, Carlsson, Bengtsson
Goals : (scorers unknown)
2 - 1 Australia
John Roberts, Nigel Shepherd, Stan Ackerley, Pat Hughes, Billy Cook, John Watkiss, Roy Blitz, John Anderson, Archie Blue, Les Scheinflug, Jim Pearson
Goal : Anderson
Coach : Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia)