1968 Ampol Cup Results

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

Home Team v Away Team
Group A
Friday, January 12, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Melbourne
Line-up included: Henry Surma, Colin Myers, Peter Kurta, Bill Deszofy & Atti Abonyi.
0 - 2 Croatia
Line-up included: Albert Glaser & Billy Vojtek.
Goals: Glaser 55, Vojtek 65
Friday, January 19, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Port Melbourne Slavia
Line-up included: Willi Schroif, Tommy Randles, Jock Goodwin & Ian Reid.
Goals: Reid x 2, Goodwin
3 - 1 Footscray JUST
Line-up included: Andy Kazi & Milo Adamovic.
Goal: Kazi
Friday, January 26, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Roger Lamb.
Croatia
Line-up included: Jimmy Mackay, Albert Glaser & Billy Vojtek.
Goal: Glaser 22
1 - 1 Footscray JUST
Line-up included: Andy Kazi & Milo Adamovic.
Goal: Kazi 56
Friday, February 2, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Max Alexandrou.
Melbourne
Line-up included: Alistair Scott, Bob Connolly, Peter Kurta, Ray Pocock (Frank Stoffels 46) & Atti Abonyi.
0 - 2 Port Melbourne Slavia
Line-up included: Willi Schroif, Billy Cook, Kerr, Mike Jurecki. Alan Reed, Tommy Randles, Jock Goodwin, Bill Savage & Graham Rainey.
Goals: Savage 15, Rainey 25
Friday, February 9, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Lou Stafrace.
Footscray JUST
Line-up included: Billy Rice, Tony Hughes, Gakovic, Andy Kazi & Milo Adamovic.
Goal: Kazi
1 - 1 Melbourne
Line-up included: Henry Surma, Alistair Scott, Bob Connolly, Colin Myers & Frank Stoffels.
Goal: Myers
Saturday, February 17, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Greenwood.
Croatia
Line-up included: Mike Kovacek, Billy McArthur, Jimmy Mackay, Albert Glaser & Hammy McMeechan.
Goal: Glaser
1 - 0 Port Melbourne Slavia
Line-up included: Willi Schroif, Mike Jurecki, Alan Reed, Tad Kraus & Ian Reid.
Qualified for the Semi-Finals: Croatia & Port Melbourne Slavia
Group B
Friday, January 12, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Juventus
Dieter Voigt, Brian Healy, Morris Bonafieni, Jimmy Millar, Pat Della Rocca, David Closs, Jimmy Molloy, Eric Norman, Dino De Marchi, Tommy McColl, Dario Epifano.
Goal: De Marchi
1 - 4 Hakoah
Line-up included: Mike O'Hara, Hugh Murney, Keith Fry, Jim Armstrong & Alex Purdie.
Goals: Armstrong x 3, Purdie
Friday, January 19, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Bob Armstrong.
South Melbourne Hellas
Line-up included: Heinz Wenzl, Frank Micic (sent off 80), Mike Mandalis, Ulysses Kokkinos,. Boulis Kambouropoulos & Ernie Ackerley.
Goal: Ackerley 40
1 - 1 George Cross
Line-up included: Dockerty, Johnny Sanchez (sent off 80) & Archie Campbell.
Goal: Campbell 13
Friday, January 26, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Radulovic.
George Cross
0 - 1 Juventus
Ian McDonald, Brian Healy, Morris Bonafieni, Mario Corti, Pat Della Rocca, David Closs, Eric Norman, Jimmy Millar, Ian Currie, Tommy McColl, Dario Epifano (Dino De Marchi).
Goal: McColl 81
Friday, February 2, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Lou Bakens,
South Melbourne Hellas
Line-up included: Heinz Wenzl, David Kelly, Jim Mantarakis, Frank Micic, Andre Roussis, Laki Litopoulos, Jim Pyrgolios, Mike Mandalis, Ulysses Kokkinos, Ermie Ackerley, Leo Damianakos.
Goal: Damianakos 20
1 - 1 Hakoah
Line-up included: George Keith.
Goal: Keith 2
Friday, February 9, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
George Cross
Line-up included: Tom Ferguson, Tommy Robertson, Archie Campbell, Johnny Sanchez, McIvor, Willie Armour & Joe Keenan.
Goal: Keenan 55
1 - 1 Hakoah
Line-up included: Hans Petersen, Keith Fry, Dsvid Baker , J O'Neill & John Anderson.
Goal: Anderson 50pk
Saturday, February 17, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Lou Stafrace.
Juventus
Ian McDonald, Brian Healy, Alan Gentry, Mario Corti, Jimmy Millar, Morris Bonafieni, Jimmy Molloy, Tommy McColl, Ian Currie, Eric Norman, Dario Epifano.
Goal: Molloy 40
1 - 0 South Melbourne Hellas
Heinz Wenzl, David Kelly, David High, Frank Micic, Andre Roussis, John Bedford, Jim Pyrgolios, Mike Mandalis, Arthur Neofotistos (Ulysses Kokkinos), Ernie Ackerley, Leo Damianakos.
Qualified for the Semi-Finals: Hakoah & Juventus
Semi-Finals
Friday, February 23, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Roger Lamb.
Croatia
Line-up included: Jimmy Mackay, Hammy McMeechan, Billy McIntyre & Billy Vojtek.
Goals: Vojtek 25, McIntyre 80
2 - 0 Juventus
Ian McDonald, Joe Sonsini, Alan Gentry, Mario Corti, Pat Della Rocca, Jimmy Millar, Jimmy Molloy, Tommy McColl, Ian Currie, Eric Norman, Dario Epifano.
Saturday, March 2, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Hakoah
Line-up included: Mike O'Hara, Hugh Murney, George Keithm John O'Neill, Dick van Alphen, Alan Stenhouse, John Anderson & Jim Armstrong.
0 - 1 Port Melbourne Slavia
Line-up included: Willi Schroif, Alan Reed, Billy Cook, Tommy Randles, Ian Livingstone, Tad Kraus & Jock Goodwin.
Goal: Randles 58
1968 Ampol Cup Final
Friday, March 8, 1968. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Croatia
Mike Kovacek, Tom Friganovic, Hugh Gunn, Billy McArthur, Franc Bot, Horst Rau, Billy McIntyre, Hammy McMeechan, Billy Vojtek, Jimmy Mackay, Albert Glaser.
Goals: Glaser 55, Vojtek 119
After extra time
2 - 1 Port Melbourne Slavia
Willi Schroif, Ian Livingstone, Alan Reed, Tommy Randles, Billy Cook, Jock Goodwin, Bill Savage, Mike Jurecki, Ian Reid, Tad Kraus, Graham Rainey.
Goal: Goodwin 89
After extra time