Socceroo B Matches 1965

Socceroo B Matches for 1965

Written and Researched by Thomas Esamie, Greg Stock, Kevin Christopher and John Punshon.
Thanks to Doug Butcher. 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: Thursday February 25 1965 Venue: W.A.C.A. Ground Perth, Australia
Australian XI
Lou Ivanoff, Mita Stojanovic, Cliff Van Blerk, Neil Morson, Theo Paap, Roy Simpson (c), Hammy McMeechan, Rodney Reid, Jim Malloy, Mike Ireson, Tommy Stankovic
0 - 2 FK Torpedo Moscow (USSR)
Anzor Kavazashvili, Vyacheslav Andreyuk, Aleksndr Mushkovets, Vladimir Sarayov, Vladimir Brednev, Vladimir Mescheryakov, Vyacheslav Solovyev, Aleksandr Lenev, Vladimir Shcherbakov, Boris Batanov, Oleg Sergeyev.
Goals: Solovyev 37' Sergeyev 69'
Referee: E.Bude (Western Australia)
Attendance: 12,000
Coaches: Eddie McGeough (Australia), Viktor Marienko (Torpedo Moscow)
Manager: Charlie Sweeney (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: Saturday May 22 1965 Venue: Royal Agricultural Ground, Sydney, Australia
John Roberts, Nigel Shepherd, George Nuttall, Pat Hughes, Billy Rice, Les Scheinflug (c), Roy Blitz, John Watkiss, Archie Blue, John Anderson, Jim Pearson
Goals: Blitz 30, Watkiss 76
2 - 2 Chelsea (England)
John Barron, Marvin Hinton, Ron Harris, John Boyle, John Mortimore (c), Frank Upton, Joe Fascione, Barry Bridges, Peter Osgood, Jimmy McCalliog, Peter Houseman.
Goals: Osgood 9, Upton 84
Referee: Harold Parsons (Australia)
Attendance: 20,637
Coaches: Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia)
Manager: Tommy Docherty (Chelsea)

Played: Sunday May 30 1965 Venue: Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
John Roberts, Nigel Shepherd, George Nuttall, Pat Hughes, Billy Cook, Les Scheinflug (c), Roy Blitz, John Anderson, John Watkiss, Eric Pattison (Don Hodgson), Jim Pearson.
Goal: Watkiss
1 - 1 Chelsea (England)
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 (Australia)
Attendance: 12,000
Coaches: Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia)
Manager: Tommy Docherty (Chelsea)

The Australian World Cup squad went to Cairns for a two week training camp to prepare for their World Cup qualifiers in Cambodia. A couple of training matches were organised against local opposition. Sadly information on these matches is scant.
Played: Sunday October 24 1965 Venue: Parramatta Park, Cairns, Australia
Far North Queensland XI
Van Dress, Di Marco (Lineup Incomplete)
0 - 17 Australia
Lineup Included; Pat Hughes, Les Scheinflug (John Warren), Geoff Sleight, John Anderson, Steve Herczeg, John Watkiss, Jim Pearson
Goals: Herczeg (x6), Watkiss (x4), Blue (x3), Warren (x2), Anderson, Sleight
Attendance: 1,500
Coach: Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia)

The Australian World Cup squad' second training match was played in Ingham against a local club side. The temperature at kickoff was almost 100 degrees in the old scale providing the ideal preperation for a World Cup qualifier in Cambodia. The Herbert River Express newspaper of November 2nd contained a page two story on the match.
Played: Sunday October 31 1965 Venue: Ingham Showground, Ingham, Australia
Herbert River-Roma
L.Rodriguez, J.Voormeulen, P.Noble, B.Jones, G.Baggiere, V.Della Rocca, T.Gonella, S.Pittolo, L.Cantante, E.Zannata, F.Checcin; Subs: L.Vevasori, S.Menegon
0 - 12 Australia
Lineup Included; Stan Ackerley, Billy Rice, Geoff Sleight, John Anderson, Hammy McMeechan, Steve Herczeg, Archie Blue, John Watkiss
Goals: McMeechan (x4), Herczeg (x2), Blue (x2), Watkiss, Anderson, Ackerley, Sleight
Attendance: 4,250
Coach: Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia)

This was the second match played in Hong Kong during the Australian tour of South East Asia, but this match was played against a Hong Kong XI. This match earnt front page coverage in Australian newspapers following a riot which broke out at the end of the match after a very spiteful and brusing encounter between the two teams. The Australian players left the field by police escort but were pelted with stones and bottles while several of the rioters were arrested. No Australian player was injured. This was, nevertheless, a friendly match.
Played: Friday December 3 1965 Venue: Government Stadium, Hong Kong Stadium
Hong Kong F.A. XI
Cheung Kin-Sze (Kwok Tak Sin 10'), Law Pak, Kwok Kam-Hung, Chan Fai-Hung, Tsek Kwok-Keung, Wong Man-Wai, Wong Chi-Keung, Cheung Chi-Doy, Cheung Chi-Wai, Yiu Cheuk-Yin, Mok Chun-Wah
Goal: Cheung Chi-Wai 50 pen
1 - 3 Australia
Bill Rorke, Nigel Shepherd, Stan Ackerley, Pat Hughes, Billy Cook (sent off 68), John Watkiss, Roy Blitz, Jim Pearson, Archie Blue, John Warren (Steve Herczeg), Dave Todd
Goals: Blue 5, 7, 58
Referee: Fred Pratlett (Hong Kong)
Attendance: 13,800
Coaches: Lai Chiu-Wing (Hong Kong F.A.), Tiko Jelisavcic (Australia)