Socceroo 1972 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1972

Written by Thomas Esamie & Greg Stock with research from Doug Butcher, Kevin Christopher & John Punshon.
For more details see credits.

The Scottish club side Dundee toured Australia and played one match against an Australian XI side in Adelaide.
Played: Wednesday May 17 1972 Venue: Adelaide, Australia
Australian XI
Roger Romanowicz, George Harris, Peter Wilson, John Watkiss, Bobby Hogg, Jim Rooney, Jim Mackay, Ray Baartz, Atti Abonyi, Adrian Alston, Billy Vojtek
Goal: Alston 27
1 - 2 Dundee (Scotland)
Mike Hewitt, Bobby Wilson, Dave Johnston, Bobby Robinson, Ian Phillip, Doug Houston, Jimmy Wilson, Billy Gray (John Duncan 68), Gordon Wallace, Jocky Scott, Ian Scott
Goals: Wilson 3, J.Scott 18
Referee: Don Campbell (Australia)
Attendance: 6,000
Coach: Rale Rasic (Australia) & David White (Dundee)
Squad listings

The English club side Wolverhampton Wanderers also came to Australia in 1972. They played two matches against the Australian national side in Melbourne and Sydney.
Played: Sunday June 11 1972 Venue: Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Jack Reilly, George Harris, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Bobby Hogg (Bugsy Nyskohus 55), Ray Richards, Jim Mackay, Jim Rooney, Ray Baartz, Adrian Alston (Billy Vojtek 55), Atti Abonyi
Goal: Abonyi 84
1 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (England)
Phil Parkes, Bernard Shaw, Derek Parkin, Daniel Hegan, Frank Munro (Gerard Taylor 46), John McAlle, Jim McCalliog, Alan Sunderland, Hugh Curran, Derek Dougan, Stephen Daley (David Wagstaffe 70)
Referee: Roger Lamb (Australia)
Attendance: 10,269
Coaches: Rale Rasic (Australia) & Sammy Chung (Wolverhampton)

The second game of the series was played 24 hours later in Sydney on the Monday of the Queens Birthday long weekend.
PlayedMonday June 12 1972 Venue: Sydney Sports Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Ron Corry, George Harris, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Bugsy Nyskohus, Ray Richards, Jim Rooney, Ray Baartz, Billy Rogers, Adrian Alston, Terry Butler
Goals: Baartz 1, 36
2 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (England)
Phil Parkes, Gerard Taylor, Derek Parkin, Daniel Hegan, Francis Munro, John McAlle, Jim McCalliog, Alan Sunderland (Kenneth Hibbitt 46), Hugh Curran (sent off 80), Derek Dougan (Peter Easthoe 73), David Wagstaffe
Goals: McAlle 7, Curran 73
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance: 18,885
Coaches: Rale Rasic (Australia) & Sammy Chung (Wolverhampton)

Brazilian club side FC Santos also made a tour of Australia in 1972. Featuring all-time legend Pele they played one match against the Australian national side in Sydney.
Played: Saturday June 17 1972 Venue: Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Ron Corry (Jack Reilly 46), George Harris, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Bobby Hogg, Ray Richards, Jim Rooney, Jim Mackay, Ray Baartz, Adrian Alston, Atti Abonyi (Billy Rogers 46)
Goals: Rooney 35, Baartz 65
2 - 2 FC Santos (Brazil)
Agustin Cejas, Orlando Lele Pereira, Vicente de Paulo, Alivo De Souza Filho, Jose Carlos Perriera Ze Carlos (Luiz Paes Leme Torullo 72), Roberto Oliveira, Belarmino De Almeida Junior Nene, Jader Da Silva Goncalves, Martha De Freitas Alcindo, Eidson Arantes de Nascimento Pele, Jonas Eduardo Americo Edu
Goals: Pereira 32, Edu 60
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance: 31,755
Coaches: Rale Rasic (Australia) & Jair Rosa Pinto (Santos)

During Australias tour of South East Asia in October 1972, they played a friendly match against the South Vietnam under-23 side. The game ended in controversial circumstances where fans invaded the pitch upset at the hard physical play of the Australians. The Australians were pelted with bottles and rocks before Soldiers restored order and allowed the team to leave the field. This match was played as a warm-up to the game against the South Vietnam national side but after the controversy this match was under a cloud.
Played: Saturday October 14 1972 Venue: Saigon, South Vietnam
Saigon Under 23 All Stars XI
Thai, Cau, He, Tam, Him, Chien, Dong, Tan, Sinh (Tule 51), Phu, Him (Coa Dai)
0 - 2 Australia
Ron Corry, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Bobby Hogg, John McDonald (Adrian Alston 46), Max Tolson (Ray Richards 54), John Warren (Jim Rooney 64), Atti Abonyi, Ray Baartz, Branko Buljevic
Goals: Buljevic 63, 86
Referee: Le Ngoc (South Vietnam)
Attendance: 13,000
Coach: Rale Rasic (Australia)