Socceroo 1971 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1971

Written by Thomas Esamie and Greg Stock. 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 English Football Assciation team toured Australia and played two matches against the Australian national side in Sydney and Melbourne. Rale Rasic used these matches as an oppurtunity to view his playing talent before the three match series against Israel later in the year.
Played : June 13 1971 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Jack Reilly, George Keith, Peter Wilson, John Watkiss, Col Curran, Jim Rooney, Ray Richards, Ray Baartz, George Blues, Adrian Alston, Atti Abonyi (Eric Norman)
0 - 1 English FA
Peter Grummit, Peter Hindley, Alan Stephenson, Keith Eddy, Peter Wall, Mike Keen, Mike Mills, Norman Piper, Chris Chilton, Dave Watson, Chris Garland (George McVitie 82)
Goal : Watson 52
Referee : Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance : 16,775
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)
Squad listings
Match Report by Paul Dean


Played : June 20 1971 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Jack Reilly, George Keith, Peter Wilson, John Watkiss, Col Curran, Jim Rooney, Ray Richards, Ray Baartz, George Blues (Max Tolson), Adrian Alston, Atti Abonyi
0 - 1 English FA
Peter Grummit, Peter Hindley, Alex Stephenson, Keith Eddy, Peter Wall, Mike Keen, Mike Mills, Norman Piper, Chris Chilton, Dave Watson, Chris Garland
Goal : Watson 31
Referee : Geoff Harrison (AUS)
Attendance : 12,216
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)
Squad listings