Socceroo B Matches 1967

Socceroo B Matches for 1967

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


In 1967 the Scottish national side toured Australia for a series of three matches against the national team. There was much criticism of the Scottish squad after a number of their best players had elected to stay behind because of their clubs commitments in Europe. The squad thus comprised a number of players who had played for Scotland at under 23 level and would form the nucleus of their 1970 world cup campaign. Because of this reduced squad the Scottish FA did not recognise these matches as A internationals and so for the purposes of this archive they are recognised as B internationals.
Played : May 28 1967 Venue : Sydney Showground, Australia
Australia
Peter Fuzes, George Nuttall, Alan Marnoch, John Watkiss, Billy Cook, Pat Hughes, Alan Westwater, Ron Giles (John Giacometti), John Warren, Ray Baartz, Archie Blue
0 - 1 Scotland
Thomson, Callaghan, Colquhuon, Jim Townsend, Anderson, Fraser, Morgan, Hope, McCalliog, Alex Ferguson, Hood
Goal : Ferguson
Referee : W Hosie (South Australia)
Attendance : 34,792
Coach : Joe Venglos (Australia)
Squad listings


This was the second match of the three match series played in Adelaide. The Australians had not been outclassed in the first game and it was thought had a good chance to square the series in the second match.
Played : May 31 1967 Venue : Norwood Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Australia
Bill Rorke, Cliff van Blerk, Alan Marnoch, Billy Cook, Nigel Shepherd, Pat Hughes, Alan Westwater, Hammy McMeechan (inj, sub. Archie Blue), John Watkiss, Ray Baartz, Giacometti
Goal : Ray Baartz
1 - 2 Scotland
Cruickshank, Callaghan, Jim Townsend, Anderson, McGrory, Fraser, McLean, Hope, McCalliog, Alex Ferguson, Morgan.
Goals : Townsend 30, Morgan
Referee : D Maitland (Victoria)
Attendance : 12,500
Coach : Joe Venglos (Australia)
Squad listings


The third match of the series was played in Melbourne and saw Scotland take the series 3-0.
Played : June 3 1967 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Peter Fuzes (inj. sub Bill Rorke 65), Cliff van Blerk, Alan Marnoch, Billy Rice, Nigel Shepherd, Pat Hughes, John Warren, John Watkiss, Atti Abonyi, Alan Westwater, Bruce Morrow (John Giacometti)
0 - 2 Scotland
Cruickshank, Callaghan (Penman), Jim Townsend, Anderson, McGrory, Fraser (Tinney), McLean, Hope, McCalliog, Alex Ferguson, Morgan
Goals : Ferguson x2
Referee : Tony Boskovic (NSW)
Attendance : 22,000
Coach : Joe Venglos (Australia)
Squad listings


Following Australias participation in the Vietnam National Day Soccer Tournament the national team played a number of friendlies in South East Asia region. Following a match against the Indonesian national team the Australians played against a Jakarta XI. This match has been referred to by some statisticians as an A international saying that the Jakarta XI was in fact the Indonesian national side. Without substantial evidence for this, this match has been placed in the B archive.
Played November 19 1967 Venue : Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta XI
(Lineup incomplete) Judo Hadijanto, Liem Soei Liang, Bob Matthias, Komor
Goal : Komor 67
1 - 3 Australia
Ron Corry, Gary Wilkins, Stan Ackerley, Frank Micic, Manfred Scahefer, Ray Loyd, Billy Vojtek, Ray Richards, John Warren, Ray Baartz (Alan Westwater), Ted De Lyster
Goals : Vojtek 1, 78, own goal 8
Referee : Tony Boskovic
Coach : Joe Vlatsis (Australia)
Attendance : 35,000


Following Australias participation in the Vietnam National Day Soccer Tournament the national team played a number of friendlies in South East Asia against Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. After the match against Singapore the national side played a friendly game against a Combined Services XI.
Played November 1967 Venue : Singapore
Combined Services
(Lineup and Scorer unavailable)
1 - 8 Australia
Roger Romanowicz, Gary Wilkins, Stan Ackerley, Frank Micic, Manfred Schaefer (Dick van Alphen), Ray Lloyd, Billy Vojtek, Atti Abonyi, Ray Richards, Alan Westwater, Tommy McColl (Ted De Lyster)
Goals : Abonyi x2, Vojtek x2, Schaefer, Westwater, McColl, Richards
Attendance : 1,000
Coach : Joe Vlatsis (Australia)