Socceroo 1970 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1970

Written by Greg Stock, Andre Kruger and Thomas Esamie. Thanks to Kevin Christopher for the use of his personal material and to John Punshon for the cross-referencing. For more details see credits.


An Australian team participated in the Friendship Cup tournament in Vietnam in 1970. The purpose of these matches was mainly to boost the morale of a country ravaged by years of civil war.
Played : April 25 1970 Venue : Cong Hoa Stadium, Saigon, South Vietnam
Kowloon Bus Company
(Lineup unavailable)
Goals : Lo Shung Kung 64, Ng Yu Yan 74
2 - 6 Australia
Ron Corry (Jack Reilly), Dennis Yaager, Manfred Schaefer, Peter Wilson, John Perin, Jim Mackay, John Warren, Gary Manuel (Gary Quested), Adrian Alston, Danny McKinnon (Jim Armstrong), Bill Vojtek
Goals : Alston 29, 36, 38, McKinnon 23, 51, Armstrong 89
Referee : Tony Boskovic (AUS)
Coach : Joe Vlatsis (Australia)


Played : April 26 1970 Venue : Cong Hoa Stadium, Saigon, South Vietnam
South Vietnamese Army
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 1 Australia
Ron Corry, Dennis Yaager, Manfred Schaefer (Sandy Irvine), Peter Wilson, John Perin, John Warren, Jim Mackay, Gary Quested, Adrian Alston, Danny McKinnon, Bill Vojtek
Goal : Adrian Alston 42
Attendance : 35,000
Coach : Joe Vlatsis (Australia)


In October 1970 Australia embarked on a world tour to play much needed matches against a variety of opposition in Asia, Europe and South America. The purpose of the tour was to gain much needed experience ahead of the 1973 World Cup qualifiers. A new coach was installed - Rale Rasic and with him an assistant in Les Scheinflug and they assembled a new look Australian squad. Rasic had decided to leave some of the more experienced players in favour of youth so he could see just what they were capable of ahead of the 1973 World Cup qualifiers. The tour started with two matches against our pacific neighbours New Caledonia.
Played : October 23 1970 Venue : Stade de Magenta, Noumea, New Caledonia
New Caledonia
Clarque, Kecine, Bearune, Mendin, Quaremoin, Gerard Delmas, Tikoure (Hoko), Kopal, Bolo, Utine, Antoine Poithily
Goal : Poithily 5
1 - 3 Australia
Jack Reilly, Col Curran, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Dennis Yaager, John Warren, Ray Richards, Jim Mackay, George Blues (John Doyle), Adrian Alston (Mike Denton 10), Bill Vojtek
Goals : Warren 15, Richards 60, Vojtek 70
Referee : Andre Nakagawa
Linesmen : Roger Bataille (Other linesman unknown)
Attendance : 2,400
Coaches : Guy Elmour (New Caledonia), Rale Rasic (Australia)


Played : October 25 1970 Venue : Noumea, New Caledonia
New Caledonia
Richard Guerera, Kecine, Bearune, Mendin, Quaremoin (Pothin), Gerard Delmas (sent off), Tikoure, Kopal, Bolo, Utine, Antoine Poithily
0 - 1 Australia
Jack Reilly, John Roche, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Dennis Yaager, John Warren, Ray Richards, John Perin (John Doyle 46), George Blues, Mike Denton, Bill Vojtek
Goal : Doyle 70
Referee : Jean Bataille
Attendance : 2,290
Coaches : Guy Elmour (New Caledonia), Rale Rasic (Australia)


Next stop was South East Asia where Australia played the club side Jardine Sports Club in Hong Kong.
Played : October 28 1970 Venue : Jardine Sporting Complex, Hong Kong
Jardine Sports Club
Chow Chee Keung, Wong Chun Lit, Lok Tak Fair, Kung Wah Kit, Cheung Yun Yue, Ip Fuk Kwong, Chan Hung Ping, Cheng Kwok Kun, Cheng Chi Doy, Cheung Yiu Kwok, Lo Hung Hoi.
0 - 3 Australia
Jack Reilly, John Roche (Harry Williams), Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Dennis Yaager, Jim Mackay, John Warren, George Blues, Mike Denton, Adrian Alston (Ray Richards 30), Bill Vojtek
Goals : Vojtek 18, 61, Blues 81
Referee : Lee Kan Chee
Attendance : 17,000
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)


Onto Macao where Australia played the national side. This match was not recognised as an A international and so appears in this archive.
Played : October 30 1970 Venue : Macao
Macao
(Lineup unavailable)
0
- 9 Australia
Jack Reilly (Roger Romanowicz), Dennis Yaager (Sandy Irvine), Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Harry Williams, John Warren, Ray Richards (John Doyle), Jim Mackay (John Perin), George Blues (David Keddie), Mike Denton, Bill Vojtek.
Goals : Denton x3, Warren x2, Keddie x2, Blues, Irvine
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)


The next for the Socceroos was the Middle East and Iran. The organisation of this part of the tour was in shambles when it was revealed that no match against the Iran national side had been organised. A frantic 24 hours ensued when it was finally arranged and the sides played on November 4 in Tehran. This match can be found in the A archive. Before the game the Socceroos played a local club, an Air Force side Oghab Eagles in Tehran.
Played (Date not known) November 1970 Venue : Tehran, Iran
Oghab Tehran
Malechi, Mirhadi, Solkonan, Rahimi, Mostafa Arab, Nayerlou, Hamid Aminikhah, Fariborz Esmaili, Goodarzi, Gholam Vafakhah, Akbar Eftekhari (Javid Jahangiri)
0 - 0 Australia
Jack Reilly, John Roche, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Dennis Yaager, John Warren, Ray Richards, Jim Mackay, Bill Vojtek, Mike Denton, Adrian Alston (John Doyle 55)
Referee : Jafar Namdar (Iran)
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)


Australia embarked on a world tour of South East Asia, Europe and South America during November and December 1970. Under new coach Rale Rasic and assistant Les Scheinflug the touring squad contained a number of new faces with a few of the experianced heads left behind. The tour was to provide the squad with some much needed international experiance in preperation for the next lot of World Cup qualifiers in 1973. The tour started badly when the squad reached Tehran to find that no match had been scheduled against the Iranian national team. Though some sources claim the match eventually went ahead local (Iranian) sources suggest this match was actually against Persepolis Tehran. For now this match is listed here.
Played : November 4 1970 Venue : Tehran, Iran
Persepolis Tehran
Hadi Tavousi, Ebrahim Ashtiani, Akbar Mohammadi (Reza Vatankhah), Jafar Kashani, Mehrab Shahrokhi, Fereydoun Moini, Asghar Adibi (Nasser Salimi), Ali Parvin, Hossein Kalani, Homayoon Behzadi, Nazem Ganjapour (Daryoosh Mostafavi)
Goals : Ali Parvin 16pk
1 - 2 Australia
Jack Reilly, John Roche, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Dennis Yaager (Col Curran), Ray Richards, Jim Mackay, John Warren, George Blues (Adrian Alston), Mike Denton, Bill Vojtek
Goals : Richards 8, Alston 48
Referee : Davoud Nasiri (Iran)
Coach : Rale Rasic (AUS), Igor Netto (IRA)
Attendance : 22,000


After Australias match against the Iranian national side they played a further friendly match against a Tehran XI. Most of the players in the home side were from club side Pas.
Played : November 6 1970 Venue : Tehran, Iran
Tehran XI
(Lineup incomplete) Parviz Mirzhassan, Mahmoud Yavari
Goals : Yavari 20, 61pk, Mirzhassan 60
3 - 3 Australia
Jack Reilly, John Roche, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Dennis Yaager, John Warren, Ray Richards, John Doyle (George Blues), Adrian Alston, Mike Denton, Bill Vojtek
Goals : Denton 40, 71, Doyle 26
Referee : Arhad Barzani (Iran)
Attendance : 17,000
Coach : Rale Rasic (AUS), Igor Netto (Tehran XI)


After their match against the Israeli national side, the Socceroos played a friendly match against Israeli club side Hapoel.
Played : November 11 1970 Venue : Mount Carmel Stadium, Haifa, Israel
Hapoel (ISR)
Shoham, Goldberg, Wallach, Atzmon, Damti, Zalka, Piker, Englander, Gidin (Ben Ahrami), Jaboukovsky, Baliti
Goal : Katzmon 90pk
1 - 2 Australia
Roger Romanowicz, Sandy Irvine, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Col Curran (Harry Williams), John Warren, Ray Richards, John Perin, George Blues, David Keddie, Adrian Alston
Goals : Richards 10, Keddie 40
Referee : Avram Klein (Israel)
Attendance : 7,000
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)


After their match against the Greek national side the Socceroos played the Greece B team in a friendly at Kavala.
Played : 19 November 1970 Venue : Kavala Stadium, Kavala, Greece
Greece B
(Lineup incomplete) Poupakis (GK), Eleftheriadis, Intzoglou (Maharides 46), Kavas, Asimakopoulos, Lavarides, Filakouris, Sarafis, Davroulis, Aslanidis (Siokis 67)
Goal : Davourlis 57
1 - 1 Australia
Jack Reilly, John Roche, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Col Curran, Ray Richards, John Warren, Jim Mackay, George Blues (Bill Vojtek 72), Adrian Alston, Mike Denton
Goal : Alston 43
Referee : George Katsoros (Greece)
Attendance : 12,000
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)


Australias World tour continued with a visit to England and a match against English club Luton Town.
Played : November 23 1970 Venue : Kenilworth Road, Luton, England
Luton Town (ENG)
Starling, John Ryan, Bannister, David Court, Nicholl, Slough, Jimmy Ryan, Givens, Malcolm MacDonald, Mike Keen, Busby Subs - Goodeve, Delgardo, Collins
Goal : MacDonald
1 - 2 Australia
Jack Reilly, John Roche, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Col Curran, John Warren, Ray Richards, Jim Mackay, Mike Denton, Adrian Alston, George Blues
Goals : Denton 35, Alston 80
Referee : DS Bone
Attendance : 6,416
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)


Australia also played a friendly match against the Manchester City reserves team in Manchester.
Played : November 25 Venue : Maine Road, Manchester, England
Manchester City Reserves (ENG)
Ronnie Healy, David Connor, Ray Hatton, Willie Donachie, Derek Jeffries, Colin Barrett, Steve Carter, Paul Smith, Ian Bowyer, Freddie HIll, Mike Brennan
Goals : Paul Smith 5, Mike Brennan
2 - 0 Australia
Jack Reilly, John Roche, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Col Curran, Jim Mackay, Ray Richards (John Perin), John Warren, Adrian Alston, Mike Denton (Bill Vojtek 46), George Blues
Attendance : 7500
Coach : Joe Mercer (Manchester City), Rale Rasic (Australia)


Australia then went onto Dublin where they played an Irish representative side in Dublin.
Played : November 27 1970 Venue : Dublin, Ireland
League of Ireland
Thomas, Bryn, Finuccine, Brennan, Dunning, McGeough, O'Mahony (Keran), Minnock, Alf Hale, Lawlor, Mathews (Richardson)
Goal : Alf Hale 29
1 - 0 Australia
Jack Reilly, Dennis Yaager, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Harry Williams (Sandy Irvine 81), Ray Richards, Jim Mackay, John Warren, George Blues, Adrian Alston (John Doyle 74), Mike Denton
Referee : D Byrne
Attendance 7,500
Coach : Rale Rasic (AUS), Liam Touhy (LoI)