Socceroo 1972 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1972

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.


The Scottish club side Dundee toured Australia and played one match against an Australian side in Adelaide.
Played : May 17 1972 Venue : Adelaide, Australia
Australia
Roger Romanowicz, George Harris, Peter Wilson, John Watkiss, Bobby Hogg, Jim Rooney, Jim Mackay, Ray Baartz, Atti Abonyi, Adrian Alston, Bill Vojtek
Goal : Alston 27
1 - 2 Dundee (SCO)
Mike Hewitt, Bobby Wilson, Dave Johnston, Bob Robinson, Ian Phillip, Doug Houston, Jimmy Wilson, Gray (John Duncan 68'), Gordon Wallace, Jocky Scott, Ian Scott
Goals : Jimmy Wilson 3' Jocky 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 : June 11 1972 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Jack Reilly, George Harris, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Bobby Hogg (Bugsy Nyskohus 55), Ray Richards, Jim Mackay, Jim Rooney, Ray Baartz, Adrian Alston (Bill Vojtek 55), Atti Abonyi
Goal : Atti Abonyi 84
1 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (ENG)
Phil Parkes, Bernard Shaw, Derek Parkin, Daniel Hegan, Frank Munro (Gerard Taylor 2nd ), 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 (Wolves)


PlayedJune 12 1972 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
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 (ENG)
Phillip 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 : John McAlle 7' Hugh Curran 73'
Referee : Tony Boskovic
Attendance : 16,134
Coaches : Rale Rasic (Australia), Sammy Chung (Wolves)


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 : June 17 1972 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Ron Corry (Jack Reilly), George Harris, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Bobby Hogg, Ray Richards, Jim Rooney, Jim Mackay, Ray Baartz, Adrian Alston, Atti Abonyi (Billy Rogers)
Goals : Rooney 35, Baartz 65
2 - 2 FC Santos (BRA)
Cejas, Orlando Pereira, Vicente de Paulo, Filho, Ze Carlos (inj sub Torido 80), Leao, Nene, Jader Goncalves, Alcindo de Freitas, Pele, Edu
Goals : Pereira 32, Edu 60
Attendance : 28,755
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)


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 : October 14 1972 Venue : Saigon, South Vietnam
South Vietnam Under 23s
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), 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 : 15,000
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)