Socceroo 1974 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1974

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 Hungarian club side Ferencvaros visited Australia in 1974 and played two matches against the Australian side. As this was the World Cup finals year for Australia, coach Rale Rasic used these matches in Adelaide and Sydney to prepare his players.
Played : February 6 1974 Venue : Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia
Australia
Jim Fraser (Jim Milisavljevic), Doug Utjenesovic, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer (Adrian Alston), Col Curran, Ray Richards, Jim Mackay, Jim Rooney (John Warren), Ray Baartz, Atti Abonyi, Branko Buljevic
Goal : Eipel 29og
1 - 2 Ferencvaros (HUN)
Istvan Geczi, Gyoso Martos, Viczko (Ferenc Eipel 19), Peter Vepi, Istvan Juhasz, Laszlo Balint, Istvan Szoke, Laszlo Branikovits, Janus Mate, Lajos Ku, Istvan Magyar
Goals : Janos Mate 3, 83
Referee : Don Campbell (Australia)
Attendance : 12,454
Coaches : Rale Rasic (Australia), Jeno Dalnoki (Ferencvaros)


Played : February 10 1974 Venue : Sydney, Australia
Australia
Jim Fraser (Jim Milisavljevic), Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Col Curran, Ray Richards (Atti Abonyi 57), John Warren (Jim Mackay), Ray Baartz, Jim Rooney, Ernie Campbell (Max Tolson 70), Adrian Alston (Branko Buljevic)
0 - 0 Ferencvaros (HUN)
Istvan Geczki, Gyoso Martos, Mucha, Peter Vepi, Istvan Juhasz, Laszlo Balint, Istvan Szoke, Laszlo Branikovits, Janus Mate, Lajos Ku, Istvan Magyar (Ferenc Eipel)
Referee : Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance : 13,945
Coaches : Rale Rasic (Australia) Jeno Dalnoki (Ferencvaros)
Match Report by Lou Gautier
Match Report by Keith Gilmour


An Auckland XI side visited Australia for a tour and played one match against the Australian national side. This match provided Australian coach Rale Rasic an oppurtunity to play an additional match as preparation for the World Cup finals in Germany.
Played March 20 1974 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Jack Reilly (Jim Milisavljevic), Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Col Curran, Jim Rooney, Jim MAckay (Ray Pocock), Dave Harding, Jim Mackay, Ray Baartz, Atti Abonyi, Peter Ollerton, Atti Abonyi
0 - 0 Auckland XI
Praven Jeram, Tony Sibley, Brian Armstrong, Brian Turner, John Houghton, Nigel Ashurst (John Legg), Vivian Hope-Eadst (Dave Taylor), Dennis Tindall, Bill De Graaf, Earl Thomas (Adrian Elrick), Ron Armstrong
Referee : Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance : 2,557
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia) Jim Armstrong (Auckland XI)


Australia left for the World Cup finals and played a number of internationals and club sides as warm up matches. Australia played friendly internationals against Indonesia and Israel (see A archive) as well as three club sides in Europe. These matches are listed below.
Played : June 4 1974 Venue : Zurich, Switzerland
St. Gallen (SUI)
(Lineup incomplete) Karl Hutter, Petter Guggi, Rolf Blatter
Goal : Blatter 82
1 - 4 Australia
Alan Maher, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, John Watkiss, Harry Williams, Ray Richards, Jim Mackay, Jim Rooney, John Warren, Atti Abonyi, Ernie Campbell
Goals : Alston 69, 77, 78, Guggi 66og
Attendance : 4,000
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)


Played : June 6 1974 Venue : Brugg Stadium, Berne, Switzerland
Young Boys (SUI)
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 2 Australia
Jack Reilly (Jim Milisavljevic), Doug Utjenesovic, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Harry Williams, Ray Richards, Jim Rooney, Jim Mackay, John Warren (Ernie Campbell), Adrian Alston (Peter Ollerton), Branko Buljevic (Atti Abonyi)
Goals : Richards, Abonyi
Attendance : 4,000
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)


Played : June 8 1974 Venue : Neuchatel Stadium, Brugg, Switzerland
Neuchatel Xamax (SUI)
(Lineup unavailable)
0
- 1 Australia
Jack Reilly, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Col Curran, Ray Richards, Jim Rooney, Jim Mackay, John Warren (Ernie Campbell), Adrian Alston, Branko Buljevic (Atti Abonyi)
Goal : Richards 62
Attendance : 3,400
Coach : Rale Rasic (Australia)