Socceroo 1976 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1976

Written by Greg Stock, Andre Kruger, Doug Butcher, Thomas Esamie and Jean-Michel Cazal. 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 side took on Yugoslavian club side Velez Mostar while they were on tour in Australia. This match was played in Sydney.
Played : February 8 1976 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Todd Clarke, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Jim Tansey, Agenor Muniz, Jim Rooney, Dave Harding, Ray Ilott (John Nyskohus 46), Peter Ollerton, Murray Barnes
Goals : Ollerton 56, Barnes 72
2 - 2 Velez Mostar (YUG)
Enver Maric, Mirzad Mulahasanovic, Durasovic, Dubovina (Milidrag Hodzic 58), Glavovac, Boro Primorac, Okuka, Marjan Kvesic, Vahid Halilhodzic (Omarovic 68), Dubravko Ledic, Vukoje
Goals : Kvesic 29, 38
Referee : Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance : 17,239
Coach : Brian Green (Australia), Svlejam Rebec (Velez Mostar)


English club side Tottenham Hotspur also visited Australia in 1976. They played one match against an Australian side in Sydney.
Played : May 16 1976 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Todd Clarke, Doug Utjesenovic, Jim Tansey, Col Bennett, George Harris, Dave Harding, Agenor Muniz, Jim Rooney (c), Murray Barnes (John Nyskohus 60), Peter Ollerton, Atti Abonyi
Goals : Harding, Nyskohus 89
2 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
Barry Daines, Terry Naylor, Mike Speed, John Pratt, William Young, Keith Osgood, Ralph Coates, Steve Perryman (c), Martin Chivers, Chris Jones, Jimmy Neighbour
Goals : Coates, Neighbour, Jones
Referee : Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance : 23,651
Coaches : Jim Shoulder (Australia), Terry Neill (Tottenham Hotspur)


Also in 1976 English club side Sunderland toured Australia playing two matches against Australian sides in Sydney and Melbourne.
Played May 19 1976 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Todd Clarke, Doug Utjesenovic, Jim Tansey, Col Bennett, George Harris, Dave Harding (Gary Byrne 46), Agenor Muniz, Jim Rooney, John Nyskohus, Mark Jankovics (Peter Ollerton 73), Atti Abonyi
Goals : Harding x2, Abonyi
3 - 4 Sunderland (ENG)
Jim Montgomery, Dick Malone, Bobby Moncur (c), Jeff Clarke, Joe Bolton, Gary Rowell, Ray Train, Bryan Robson, Bobby Kerr, Billy Hughes, Roy Greenwood
Goals : Robson x2, Rowell, Greenwood
Referee : Peter Rampley (Australia)
Attendance Coach : Jim Shoulder (Australia), Bob Stokoe (Sunderland)


Played : May 25 1976 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Allan Maher, Doug Utjesenovic, Jim Tansey, Col Bennett, George Harris, Jim Rooney (Gary Byrne 46), Agenor Muniz, Dave Harding, Atti Abonyi, Mark Jankovics, John Nyskohus (Murray Barnes 46)
0 - 0 Sunderland (ENG)
Jim Montgomery, Dick Malone, Jack Ashurst, Bobby Moncur, Joe Bolton, Mike Henderson (inj - Dennis Longhorn 25), Ray Train, Bryan Robson, Bobby Kerr, Billy Hughes (Holden 70), Roy Greenwood
Referee : Jim Dixon (Australia)
Attendance : 17,000
Coach : Jim Shoulder (Australia), Bob Stokoe (Sunderland)


Scottish club side Hearts of Midlothian also toured Australia and played a match against an Australian side in Sydney.
Played : June 2 1976 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australian XI
Allan Maher, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Ritchie Bell, George Harris, Dave Harding, Agenor Muniz, Jim Rooney, Murray Barnes, Peter Ollerton, Atti Abonyi
Goals : Muniz, Abonyi
2 - 1 Hearts of Midlothian (SCO)
Graham, Roy Kay, Sandy Burrell, Jim Jefferies, John Gallacher, Don Murray, Ralph Callachan (Jim Brown 80), Drew Busby (Bob Prentice 45), Willie Gibson, Cammy Fraser, Graham Shaw (Kenny Aird 45)
Goal : Aird 72
Referee : Tim Davies
Attendance : 4,043
Coaches : Jim Shoulder (Australia) John Hagart (Hearts)
Squad listings


The Italian club Bologna toured Australia in 1976 playing two matches against an Australian side. These matches were played in Adelaide and Sydney.
Played : June 9 1976 Venue : Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia
Australia
Allan Maher, George Harris, Peter Wilson, Richie Bell, Jim Tansey, Dave Harding, Gary Byrne, Henry Kolecki, John Nyskohus (Atti Abonyi), Peter Ollerton, John Kosmina
Goals : Bell, Harding, Abonyi
3
- 0 Bologna (ITA)
Amos Adani, Giorgio Valmassoi, Correnti, Tazio Roversi, Franco Cresci, Franco Nanni, Carlos Travisanello (Oriano Grop), Lionello Massimelli, Ennio Mastalli (Biancardi), Clerici, Bertuzzo
Referee : Don Campbell (Australia)
Attendance : 11,000
Coaches : Jim Shoulder (Australia), Cesarino Cervellati (Bologna)


Played June 13 1976 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Allan Maher, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Richie Bell, Harry Williams, Dave Harding (Jim Rooney), Agenor Muniz, Gary Byrne, Murray Barnes, Mark Jankovics, Peter Stone
0 - 0 Bologna (ITA)
Franco Mancini (Amus Adani 26), Giorgio Valmassoi, Franco Cresci, Correnti, Tazio Roversi, Franco Nanni, Ennio Mastalli, Paolo Biancardi, Sergio Clerici, Lionello Massimelli, Oriano Grop
Referee : Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance : 18,256
Coaches : Jim Shoulder (Australia), Cesarino Cervellati (Bologna)


A team from the Italian Army toured Australia in 1976 and played one match against an Australian side in Sydney.
Played : June 30 1976 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Allan Maher, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Richie Bell, Harry Williams, Dave Harding, Agenor Muniz, Gary Byrne, John Kosmina, Peter Ollerton, Atti Abonyi
Goal : Ollerton
1 - 3 Italian Army
Franco Tancredi, Sergio Zuccheri, Giacomo Chinellato, Patrizio Sala, Fontolan, Graziano Bini, Bruno Conti (Domencio Maggiora 65), Adelmo Paris, Roberto Pruzzo, D'Amico, Caludio Desolati
Goals : D'Amico, Roberto Pruzzo, Caludio Desolati
Referee : Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance : 3,823
Coaches : Jimmy Shoulder (Australia)


Australia embarked on an overseas tour of Asia and Europe under new coach Jim Shoulder. The side played a number of full international friendlies (see A archive) and club sides. A full list of the club and representative sides played follows.
Australias first assignment in China was against a Chinese selection, there is much conjecture as to whether this match was against the full Chinese international side. Due to this conjecture this match appears in the B archive until further proof comes to light.
Played : October 27 1976 Venue : Beijing Workers Stadium, Beijing, China
Chinese Selection
(Lineup incomplete) Shen Hsiang-Fu, Li Wei Miao, Li Wei Shsiao, Shen Shing Fu, Liu Li Fu
Goals : Li Wei Miao, Li Wei Shsiao, She Shing Fu, Liu Li Fiu
4 - 5 Australia
Todd Clarke, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Richie Bell, Jim Tansey, Dave Harding (Gary Marocchi 46), Agenor Muniz (Jim Rooney 46), Gary Byrne, John Nyskohus, John Kosmina, Atti Abonyi
Goals : Abonyi 14, x1, Kosmina x2, Bell
Attendance : 80,000
Coach : Jimmy Shoulder (Australia)


Australia played a second game in China against a Chinese International side. As per the previous game there is much conjecture as to whether or not this game was a full A international and because of this the match appears in the B archive.
Played : October 29 1976 Venue : Yui Siu Stadium, Canton, China
China
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 2 Australia
Todd Clarke, George Harris (Doug Utjesenovic 87), Peter Wilson (c), Col Bennett, Harry Williams, Gary Byrne, Gary Marocchi, Jim Rooney (John Nyskohus 78), Atti Abonyi (Dave Harding 62), Peter Ollerton, John Kosmina
Goals : Ollerton x2
Attendance : 35,000
Coach : Jimmy Shoulder (Australia)


Australia played West German club side Hamburger SV in Hamburg.
Played : 6 November 1976 Venue : Sportplatz am Rothenbaum, Hamburg, West Germany
SV Hamburg (GER)
Vladimir Kovacic, Spincke, Peter Nogly, Kaltz, Ripp, Kraskiewitz (Björnmose 74), Beth (Felix Magath 46), Hans Buffy Ettmayer, Sperlich (Bliemeister 46), Dahms, Mackensen
Goals : Ettmayer 11, Nogly 47
2 - 1 Australia
Todd Clarke, Doug Utjesenovic, Jim Tansey, Richie Bell (Col Bennett 22), George Harris (Harry Williams 54), Gary Byrne, Dave Harding (John Kosmina), Agenor Muniz, Gary Marocchi (Jim Rooney 62), Murray Barnes , John Nyskohus (John Kosmina 62)
Goal : Williams 80
Referee : Lutz (Bremen)
Attendance : 3500
Coach : Jimmy Shoulder (Australia)


Australia played a second friendly match against a club side. This time it was PSV Eindhoven in Eindhoven.
Played : 9 November 1976 Venue : Eindhoven, The Netherlands
PSV Eindhoven (NET)
(Lineup incomplete) Willie van der Kerkhof, Paul Postuma, Ralf Edstrom
Goals : Edstrom, Postuma
2 - 1 Australia
Todd Clarke, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Harry Williams, Gary Byrne, Jim Rooney, Agenor Muniz (John Nyskohus 46), Atti Abonyi, Peter Ollerton, John Kosmina
Goal : Kosmina 50
Attendance : 7000
Coach : Jimmy Shoulder (Australia)


Australia then played another West German club side in the form of KSV Baunatal.
Played : 10 November 1976 Venue : Auestadion, Baunatal, West Germany
KSV Baunatal (GER)
(Lineup incomplete) Georg Patzer
Goal : Patzer
1 - 1 Australia
Todd Clarke, Doug Utjesenovic, Col Bennett, Jim Tansey, Harry Williams, Gary Byrne, Gary Marocchi, Agenor Muniz, Dave Harding, Murray Barnes, John Nyskohus
Goal : Nyskohus 50
Attendance : 4000
Coach : Jimmy Shoulder (Australia), Peter Velhorn (KSV Baunatal)


Australia completed their World tour in England. Australia played two friendlies against club sides, the first against Sunderland in Sunderland.
Played : 15 November 1976 Venue : Roker Park Sunderland, England
Sunderland (ENG)
Barry Siddall, Mike Henderson, Joe Bolton, Thomas Gigg, Jeff Clarke, Jack Ashurst, Bobby Kerr, Gary Rowell, Alan Brown, Roy Greenwood, Roy Fugegon
Goals : Rowell 47, Greenwood 70
2 - 0 Australia
Todd Clarke, Doug Utjesenovic (Jim Tansey 58), Peter Wilson, Harry Williams, Col Bennett, Gary Byrne, Jim Rooney, John Nyskohus (Agenor Muniz 58), Attila Abonyi (Dave Harding 58), John Kosmina, Peter Ollerton
Referee : P Partridge
Attendance : 4745
Coaches : Jim Shoulder (Australia), Bob Stokoe (Sunderland)


The second club friendly in England was against Birmingham City in Birmingham. This completed the matches on the Socceroos world tour of 1976.
Played : 16 November 1976 Venue : St Andrew's Stadium, Birmingham, England
Played : Birmingham City (ENG)
Dave Latchford, Garry Pendrey, Ricky Sbragia, Tony Want, Archie Styles, Kevan Broadhurst, Terry Hibbitt, Trevor Francis, Joe Gallagher, John Connolly, Gary Jones
Goals : Francis 26, 53, Gallagher 19, 60
4 - 1 Australia
Todd Clarke, Jim Tansey, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Harry Williams (Gary Marocchi 46), Gary Byrne, Jim Rooney, Agenor Muniz (John Nyskohus 63), Dave Harding (Atti Abonyi 63), Peter Ollerton, Murray Barnes
Goal : Abonyi 74
Referee : unknwon
Attendance : 9000
Coaches : Jim Shoulder (Australia), Willie Bell (Birmingham City)