1966 Ampol Cup Results

written by John Punshon
Sources: The Age, Il Globo, Neos Kosmos, The Sporting Globe, The Sun

Home Team v Away Team
Group A
Saturday, January 22, 1966. Olympic Park.
Footscray JUST
Line-up included: Marko Fode, Cec Dixon, John Mratinovic & Tom Stankovic.
0 - 2 South Melbourne Hellas
Line-up included: John Margaritis, Jim Pyrgolios, Ernie Ackerley & Koutseheras.
Goals: Pyrgolios, Koutseheras
Saturday, January 29, 1966. Olympic Park. Att: 5,600 (dh).
Juventus
John King, Alan Gentry, Di Valentino, Pat Della Rocca, George Scott, Terry Hartley, Dino De Marchi (Vagnozzi), Terry Lockhurst, Frank Barbazza, John Bell, Dario Epifano.
Goal: Bell
1 - 2 Hakoah
Line-up included: Doug Rogers, Bill Rowley & Robertson.
Goals: Rogers, Rowley
Saturday, February 5, 1966. Olympic Park. Referee: Lou Stafrace.
South Melbourne Hellas
Line-up included: Sam Kagioglou, Con Solopotias, Jim Mantarakis, Andre Roussis, Jim Pyrgolios & Ernie Ackerley.
Goal: Ackerley
1 - 3 Hakoah
Line-up included: Hugh Murney, Hughes, Jim O'Neill & Ian Monan.
Goals: Monan x 3
Saturday, February 12, 1966. Olympic Park.
Hakoah
Line-up included: Hughes, Jim O'Neill & Ian Monan.
Goal: Hughes
1 - 3 Footscray JUST
Line-up included: Heinz Wenzl, Stubbe, Keith Van der Poel, Cec Dixon, Billy Rice, Frank Micic, Lolly Vella, Ambrose Morgan, John Backovic & Tommy Raymond.
Goals: Morgan x 2, Backovic
Saturday, February 12, 1966. Olympic Park.
South Melbourne Hellas
Panayotis Tsitsos, Con Solopotias, Not known, John Margaritis, Andre Roussis, John Anderson, Jim Pyrgolios, Leo Damianakos, Boulis Kamboropoulos, Ernie Ackerley, Sergio Fernandez.
Goals: Anderson, Damianakos
2 - 0 Juventus
Line-up included: John King.
Saturday, February 26, 1966. Olympic Park.
Footscray JUST
Heinz Wenzl, Stubbe, Keith Van der Poel, Cec Dixon, Billy Rice, Frank Micic, Lolly Vella, Cedo Cirkovic, Ambrose Morgan, Tom Stankovic, Tommy Raymond.
Goals: Stankovic, Morgan
2 - 1 Juventus
John King (Dieter Voigt 46'), Alan Gentry, Terry Hartley, Pat Della Rocca, George Scott, Di Valentino, Vagnozzi, Terry Lockhurst, Frank Barbazza, John Bell (Favero), Dino De Marchi.
Goal: De Marchi
Group B
Saturday, January 22, 1966. Olympic Park.
George Cross
Line-up included: Tommy McPherson, Archie Campbell, Don Hodgson, Bobby Mayle, Barry Horsfall & Dante Moyano.
Goal: Horsfall
1 - 2 Polonia
Line-up included: Eugene Snopkowski, Vic Janczyk, Kaz Kowalec, Steve Katolik & Mike Olinowski.
Goals: Kowalec, Katolik
Saturday, January 29, 1966. Olympic Park. Att: 5,600 (dh).
Croatia
Line-up included: Norm Hobson, Jimmy Mackay, Hammy McMeechan, Ian Currie, Billy Vojtek & Joe Keenan.
Goals: Currie, Vojtek
2 - 0 Slavia Port Melbourne
Line-up included: John Young.
Saturday, February 5, 1966. Olympic Park.
George Cross
Line-up included: Falconer Ireland, Archie Campbell, Don Hodgson, Bobby Mayle, Barry Horsfall & Bill Kerklaan.
Goals: Campbell x 2
2 - 0 Slavia Port Melbourne
Line-up included: Ray Barotajs.
Saturday, February 19, 1966. Olympic Park.
Polonia
Line-up included: Czes Plaskota & Kaz Kowalec.
Goals: Plaskota, Kowalec
2 - 1 Slavia Port Melbourne
Line-up included: John Young & Bill Savage.
Goal: Savage
Saturday, February 19, 1966. Olympic Park. Referee: Dave Maitland.
George Cross
Line-up included: Eddie Azzopardi, Falconer Ireland & Don Hodgson.
0 - 1 Croatia
Line-up included: Norm Hobson, Duncan McKay, Tibor Becsi, Brian Adlam, Jimmy Mackay, Hammy McMeechan, Ian Currie, Billy Vojtek & Joe Keenan.
Goal: Vojtek
Saturday, February 26, 1966. Olympic Park.
Croatia
Line-up included: Brian Adlam, Ian Currie & Billy Vojtek.
Goals: Vojtek, Currie, Adlam
3 - 1 Polonia
Line-up included: Bert Gajda.
Goal: Gajda
Semi-Finals
Saturday, March 5, 1966. Olympic Park. Att: 10,000.
South Melbourne Hellas
Line-up included: Panayotis Tsitsos, John Bedford, John Anderson, Jim Pyrgolios, Leo Damianakos, Boulis Kamboropoulos & Ernie Ackerley.
Goals: Anderson, Pyrgolios, Ackerley
After extra time
3 - 2 Polonia
Line-up included: Eugene Snopkowski, Jerzy Blank, Eddie Marmur, Vic Janczyk, Hildebrand, Bert Gajda, Mike Mroczkowski, Czes Plaskota & Kaz Kowalec.
Goals: Mroczkowski, Janczyk
After extra time
Saturday, March 12, 1966. Olympic Park. Referee: Geoff Harrison.
Croatia
Line-up included: Norm Hobson, Brian Adlam, Jimmy Mackay, Hammy McMeechan & Ian Currie.
0 - 2 Footscray JUST
Line-up included: Heinz Wenzl, Keith Van der Poel, Cec Dixon, Billy Rice, Frank Micic, John Barkovic & Ambrose Morgan.
Goals: Backovic, Morgan
Ampol Cup Final 1966
Saturday, March 19, 1966. Olympic Park. March 19, 1966.
South Melbourne Hellas
Line-up included: Jim Pyrgolios & Ernie Ackerley.
Goals: Ackerley x 2
2 - 3 Footscray JUST
Line-up included: Heinz Wenzl, Billy Rice, Frank Micic, Ambrose Morgan & Lolly Vella.
Goals: Morgan x 2, Micic