Socceroo 1977 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1977

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. Amendments to Partizan games by Misha Miladinovich. For more details see credits.


The famous Yugoslavian club Red Star Belgrade made a tour of Australia in Januray and February of 1977. The side played three games against the Australian national side. The first game was played in Sydney.
Played : January 30 1977 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Todd Clarke, George Harris, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Harry Williams, Gary Byrne, Jim Rooney (Dave Harding 65), Agenor Muniz, John Kosmina, Peter Ollerton, Atti Abonyi
Goal : Abonyi 70
1 - 3 Red Star Belgrade (YUG)
Aleksandar Stojanovic (Bosko Kajganic 60), Nikola Jovanovic, Branko Radovic, Vladislav Bogicevic, Mile Novkovic, Dusan Nikolic, Slavoljub Muslin, Petar Baralic (Zlatko Krmpotic 85), Dusan Lukic, Dusan Savic (Milan Calasan 70), Srboljub Stamenkovic (Milan Babic 87)
Goals : Bogicevic 29, 52, Savic 34
Referee : Tony Boskovic
Attendance : 16,228
Coaches : Jim Shoulder (Australia), Gojko Zec (Red Star Belgrade)


The second match was played again in Sydney.
Played : February 2 1977 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Todd Clarke, George Harris, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Harry WIlliams, Gary Byrne, Agenor Muniz (Dave Harding 72), Jim Rooney, John Kosmina, Peter Ollerton, Atti Abonyi
Goal : Harding 89
1 - 3 Red Star Belgrade (YUG)
Bosko Kajganic (Aleksandar Stojanovic 46), Nikola Jovanovic, Milan Babic, Slavoljub Muslin, Branko Radovic, Vladislav Bogicevic, Dusan Lukic (Danilo Mandic 86), Dusan Nikolic (Dusko Adjer 83), Dusan Savic (Zlatko Krmpotic 86), Petar Baralic, Srboljub Stamenkovic (Milan Calasan 46)
Goals : Jovanovic 37, Calasan 70, 72
Referee : Tim Davies
Attendance : 8,252
Coaches : Jim Shoulder (Australia), Gojko Zec (Red Star Belgrade)


The third match of the tour was played in Melbourne.
Played February 5 1977 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Todd Clarke, George Harris, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Harry Williams, Gary Byrne, Atti Abonyi, Agenor Muniz (Gary Marocchi 67), Jim Rooney (John Nyskohus 67), John Kosmina, Peter Ollerton
Goal : Kosmina 57
1 - 3 Red Star Belgrade (YUG)
Bosko Kajganic, Nikola Jovanovic, Slavoljub Muslin, Branko Radovic, Milan Babic, Vladislav Bogicevic, Petar Baralic, Dusan Nikolic, Dusan Lukic, Dusan Savic, Srboljub Stamenkovic (Zlatko Krmpotic 81)
Goals : Jovanovic 30, Bogicevic 49, Lukic 87
Referee : Jim Dixon
Attendance : 14,200
Coaches : Jim Shoulder (Australia), Gojko Zec (Red Star Belgrade)


The English club side Middlesborough toured Australia and played one match against the Australian side in Sydney.
Played : June 5 1977 Venue : Sydney Sportsground, Australia
Australia
Terry Eaton, George Harris, Col Bennett, Peter Wilson, Jim Tansey, Dave Harding (Peter Stone 70), Gary Byrne, Jim Rooney, John Kosmina, Peter Ollerton, Atti Abonyi (John Nyskohus 70)
0 - 5 Middlesbrough (ENG)
Pat Cuff, John Craggs, Ian Bailey, Graeme Souness, Stuart Boam (c), Alan Ramage, Tony McAndrew, David Mills, John Hickton (Alf Wood 73'), Willie Maddren, David Armstrong (Walsh 73)
Goals : McAndrew 10, Hickton 30, 70, Souness 52, Maddren 88
Coaches : Jim Shoulder (Australia), Jim Greenhaigh (Middlesbrough)
Squad listings


An English "All Star" side played one match against the Australian side. Named after captain and English great Bobby Charlton the match was played in Melbourne.
Played : June 12 1977 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Allan Maher, George Harris, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Jim Tansey, Murray Barnes, Dave Harding, Jim Rooney (Gary Marocchi), John Kosmina, Peter Ollerton, John Nyskohus
Goals : Barnes, Harding pk
2 - 1 Bobby Charlton's All Stars
Stepney, Lawler, Dunne, Smith, Jack Charlton (Coates), J Hurst, Callaghan, Alan Ball, Bobby Charlton, Kidd, Lorrimer
Goal : Alan Ball
Referee : David Yelland (Australia)
Coach : Jim Shoulder (Australia)


A tournament containing Australia and three club sides from overseas occurred in June 1977. The tournament was called "World of Soccer" and the clubs competing were Arsenal (England), Glasgow Celtic (Scotland) and Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia). Australias first opponent was Arsenal in Sydney.
Played : July 20 1977 Venue : Sydney Sportsground, Australia
Australia
Allan Maher, George Harris, Col Bennett, Peter Wilson, Harry Williams, Jim Rooney, Dave Harding, Murray Barnes (Peter Stone 76), John Nyskohus (Peter Sharne 72), Peter Ollerton, John Kosmina
Goals : Kosmina 22, Harding 61, Ollerton 70
3
- 1 Arsenal (ENG)
Rimmer, Rice, Nelson, Powling (Mathews 12 (O'Leary 50)), Young, Brady, Hudson, MacDonald, Stapleton, Armstrong, Rice
Goal : Armstrong 51
Coach : Jim Shoulder (Australia)


Australias second game was against the Scottish club Celtic from Glasgow.
Played July 26 1977 Venue : Sydney, Australia
Australia
Allan Maher, George Harris, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Harry Williams, Gary Byrne, Jim Rooney (Peter Stone 73), Murray Barnes, Atti Abonyi, Peter Ollerton, John Kosmina
Goals : Barnes, Ollerton
2 - 3 Celtic (SCO)
Latchford, McGrain (Kay 86), Burns, Stanton, McDonald, Aitken, Wilson, Conn, Glavin, Edvaldsson, Doyle
Goals : Edvaldsson 3, 30
Referee : Richard Lorenc (Australia)
Coach : Jim Shoulder (Australia)


The third game was between Australia and Red Star Belgrade in Melbourne.
Played : July 28 1977 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Jack Reilly, George Harris, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Harry Williams, Dave Harding, Murray Barnes, Jim Rooney, John Kosmina, Peter Ollerton (Peter Sharne 72), John Nyskohus
Goals : Kosmina 27, Harding 61
2 - 3 Red Star Belgrade (YUG)
Alexsander Stojanovic, Nikola Jovanovic, Zoran Jelikic, Slavoljub Muslin, Mile Novkovic (Milos Sestic 46), Dusan Nikolic, Vladislav Bogicevic, Sead Susic (Bosko Lukic 84), Vladimir Petrovic, Zoran Filipovic, Dusan Savic
Goals : Savic 42, Sestic 66, Filipovic 71
Referee : Stewart Mellings
Attendance : 10,100
Coaches : Jim Shoulder (Australia), Gojko Zec (Red Star Belgrade)