1969 Socceroo B Matches 1969

Socceroo B Matches for 1969

Written by Greg Stock with thanks to the research of Doug Butcher.
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An Australian side played a Northern New South Wales representative team as a match to assist in selection of the team for the forthcoming series against Greece and the subsequent World Cup qualifiers.
Played: Tuesday June 3 1969 Venue: Macquarie Field, Speers Point, Australia
Northern New South Wales
Ken Gabriel, Roy Johnson, Willie Gallagher, Horst Schneider, Col Curran, Jim Wood (Mervyn Black), Tom Snedden, Charlie Govan, Peter Irving (Wayne Brough), Ray Lloyd, David Ahrens
Goals: Irving 34' Ahrens 80'
2 - 2 Australia
Jim Fraser (Ron Corry), David Zeman, Stan Ackerley, Manfred Schaefer (Ian Johnson), Alan Marnoch, John Watkiss, Joe Alagich, Atti Abonyi, John Warren, Gary Manuel, Vic Reynolds (Danny Walsh)
Goals: Manuel, Johnson 70'
Referee: Peter Rampley (Australia)
Coach: Joe Vlasits (Australia)


Another training match took place later in the month in Sydney against a local representative XI.
Played: Wednesday June 25 1969 Venue: E.S.Marks Field, Kensington, Sydney, Australia
Sydney XI
Jim Fraser (Angelo Demopoulos 46'), Ivan Nacinovic (Sent Off), Chris Crowe, Mike Bellis, Mike Denton (Lineup Incomplete)
Goal: Denton 72'
1 - 2 Australia
Ron Corry, Billy Rice, Danny Walsh, John Warren (c), Joe Alagich, Atti Abonyi, Ray Baartz, Billy Vojtek (Lineup Incomplete)
Goals: Warren 9' Alagich 44'
Referee: Peter Rampley (Australia)
Attendance: 3,087
Coach: Joe Vlasits (Australia)


A third match against a local representative XI took place in Sydney in early September.
Played: Wednesday September 3 1969 Venue: E.S.Marks Field, Kensington, Sydney, Australia
New South Wales Federation XI
Gary King, Larry Armytage, George McCulloch (Lineup Incomplete)
Goal: McCulloch
1 - 1 Australia
Billy Vojtek (Lineup Incomplete)
Goal: Vojtek
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance: 800
Coach: Joe Vlasits (Australia)
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A fourth training match took place in mid September in Sydney against a local representative XI.
Played: Wednesday September 17 1969 Venue: E.S.Marks Field, Kensington, Sydney, Australia
New South Wales Federation XI
Alan Griffiths, George McCulloch (Lineup Incomplete)
Goals: Griffiths, McCulloch
2 - 0 Australia
Max Tolson (Lineup Incomplete)
Attendance: 200
Coach: Joe Vlasits (Australia)