Socceroo B Matches 1967

Socceroo B Matches for 1967

Written by Thomas Esamie and Greg Stock. Thanks to Kevin Christopher, John Punshon and Doug Butcher. 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: Sunday May 28 1967 Venue: Royal Agricultural Ground, Sydney, Australia
Australia
Peter Fuzes, George Nuttall, Alan Marnoch, John Watkiss, Billy Cook, Pat Hughes, Alan Westwater, Ron Giles (John Giacometti 46), John Warren, Ray Baartz, Archie Blue
0 - 1 Scotland
Harry Thomson, Willie Callaghan, Eddie Colquhuon, Jim Townsend, Alan Anderson, Doug Fraser, William Morgan, Bobby Hope, Jim McCalliog, Alex Ferguson, Harry Hood
Goal: Ferguson 31
Referee: Bill Hosie (Australia)
Attendance: 34,792
Coach: Joe Venglos (Australia)
Manager: Bobby Brown (Scotland)
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: Wednesday 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 (Archie Blue 16), John Watkiss, Ray Baartz, John Giacometti
Goal: Baartz
1 - 2 Scotland
Jim Cruickshank, Willie Callaghan, Jim Townsend, Alan Anderson, Jack McGrory, Doug Fraser, Tom McLean, Bobby Hope, Jim McCalliog, Alex Ferguson, William Morgan
Goals: Townsend 25, Morgan
Referee: D.Maitland (Australia)
Attendance: 12,500
Coach: Joe Venglos (Australia)
Manager: Bobby Brown (Scotland)
Squad listings


The third match of the series was played in Melbourne and saw Scotland take the series 3-0.
Played: Saturday June 3 1967 Venue: Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Peter Fuzes (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
Jim Cruickshank, Willie Callaghan (Andrew Penman), Jim Townsend, Alan Anderson, Jack McGrory, Doug Fraser (Hugh Tinney), Tom McLean, Bobby Hope, Jim McCalliog, Alex Ferguson, William Morgan
Goals: Ferguson 61, 82
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Linesmen: Roger Lamb & Harold Parsons (Australia)
Attendance: 22,138
Coach: Joe Venglos (Australia)
Manager: Bobby Brown (Scotland)
Squad listings


After the tournament in South Vietnam the Australian team went on a three country tour of South East Asia. The first of these was in Indonesia where the team played one match against an Indonesian Federation XI. This was a friendly match.
Played: Friday November 17 1967 Venue: Gelora Senayan Main Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian Federation Selected XI
Lineup Included; J.Etek
0 - 2 Australia
Roger Romanowicz, George Keith (Garry Wilkins), Stan Ackerley, Manfred Schaefer, Dick Van Alphen, Alan Westwater, Tommy McColl, Atti Abonyi, John Warren (c), Ray Baartz, Billy Vojtek (Ted De Lyster 70)
Goals: Baartz 37, Abonyi 43
Linesman: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance: 20,000
Coach: Joe Vlatsis (Australia)


Following the match against an Indonesian Federation Selection the Australians played against a Jakarta Select 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. There is no substantial evidence for this, thus the match has been placed in the B archive.
Played: Sunday November 19 1967 Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia
Djakarta Select XI
Judo Hadijanto, Liem Soei Liang, Bob Matthias, Komor (Lineup Incomplete)
Goal: Komor 67'
1 - 3 Australia
Ron Corry, Gary Wilkins, Stan Ackerley, Frank Micic, Manfred Scahefer, Ray Lloyd, Billy Vojtek, Ray Richards, John Warren (c), Ray Baartz (Alan Westwater), Ted De Lyster
Goals: Vojtek 1' 74' Warren 6'
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance: 35,000
Coach : Joe Vlatsis (Australia)


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 Thursday November 23 1967 Venue: Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Singapore Combined Services
Billy Tutten (Lineup Incomplete)
Goal: Tutten
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: Schaefer 10' Westwater 33' Vojtek 35' 56' Richards 49' McColl 6' Abonyi 78' 80'
Attendance: 1,000
Coach: Joe Vlatsis (Australia)