1969 Victorian Ampol Cup Results

written by John Punshon
Sources: The Age, The Sporting Globe, The Sun, Sydney Morning Herald

Home Team v Away Team
Group A
Friday, January 10, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 7,524 (dh). Referee: Roger Lamb.
South Melbourne Hellas
Line-up included: Dick Stephens, Jimmy Mantarakes, Chris Dimitsianos, Jimmy Pyrgolios, Frank Micic & Ernie Ackerley. Coach: Manny Poulakakis.
Goals:Pyrgolis, Micic
2 - 1 Croatia
Line-up included: Mick Kovacek, Billy McArthur & Billy Vojtek. Coach: Michael Kiss.
Goals:McArthur
Friday, January 17, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Geoff Harrison.
Lions
Line-up included: Jimmy Smart, Jimmy Rooney & Tommy Roseweir. Coach: Ken Patterson.
Goals:Smart 18, Rooney 90
2 - 1 Ringwood City Wilhelmina
Line-up included: Nick Van Egmond, Steve Atkins & Robert Wyatt. Coach: Les Courtier.
Goals:Wyatt 20
Friday, January 24, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: C Contini.
Croatia
Mike Kovacek, Duncan McKay, Hugh Gunn, Billy McArthur, Franc Bot, Horst Rau, Brian Adlam, Hammy McMeechan, Billy Vojtek, Jimmy Mackay, Terry Hargreaves,Coach: Michael Kiss.
Goals:Adlam 15, McMeechan 28, Rau 42, Schwartz 62og, Hargreaves 84
5 - 1 Lions
Bobby Evans, Kulyk, John Reilly, Gerry Murney, Frank Schwartz, Rick Van Zeist, Mike Starczak, Jimmy Anderson (Steve Walker 46), Jimmy Rooney, Jim Smart, Tommy Roseweir. Coach: Ken Patterson.
Goals:Van Zeist 52
Friday, January 31, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 5,289(dh). Referee: George Pedlar.
South Melbourne Hellas
Line-up included: Dick Stephens, Frank Micic, John Bedford & Ernie Ackerley (sent off 80). Coach: Manny Poulakakis.
0 - 1 Ringwood City Wilhelmina
Line-up included: Wim Spiekerman. Coach: Les Courtier.
Goals:Spiekerman
Friday, February 7, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Bernie Finnegan.
Croatia
Line-up included: Duncan McKay, Brian Adlam, Hammy McMeechan & Billy Vojtek. Coach: Michael Kiss.
Goals:Vojtek, Adlam
2 - 0 Ringwood City Wilhelmina
Line-up included: Nick Van Egmond (John Kennedy). Coach: Les Courtier.
Friday, February 14, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Hans Verniers.
South Melbourne Hellas
Line-up included: Dick Stephens (sent off 59), Leo Damaniakos,. David Gorrie, Mike Mandalis & Frank Micic. Coach: Manny Poulakakis.
Goals:Gorrie, Mandalis
2 - 1 Lions
Line-up included: Tommy Roseweir (sent off 59), Rick Van Zeist, Steve Walker. Coach: Ken Patterson.
Goals:Walker
Qualifiers for Semi-Finals: Croatia & South Melbourne Hellas
Group B
Friday, January 10, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 7,524 (dh). Referee: Harold Thorn.
Port Melbourne Slavia
Line-up included: Ray Barotajs, Alan McBain, Sandy Jones, Billy Cook, Kerr, Ian Reid & Russell Steel. Coach: Tad Kraus.
0 - 0 Polonia
Line-up included: Ziggy Szalinski, Josef Zurawski & Ziggy Gadecki. Coach: Kaz Kowalec.
Friday, January 17, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Dave Wooten.
George Cross
Line-up included: John Sanchez, Archie Campbell, Nick McCallum, Jimmy Robertson & Willie Armour. Coach: Reuben Evans.
Goals:McCallum, Campbell
2 - 0 Hakoah
Line-up included: Keith Fry. Coach: Ted Smith.
Friday, January 24, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Geoff Harrison.
Polonia
Ziggy Szalinski, Mike Orlinski, Marian Sowula, Joe Zurawski, Bert Gajda, Andy Czapnik, Eddie Wrobel, Eddie Marmur, Jerzy Swoboda, Mike Olinowski, Stan Adamczyk. Coach: Kaz Kowalec.
Goals:E Wrobel 16
1 - 1 George Cross
Lou Kastner, Tom Ferguson, Horst Friederberg, John Sanchez, Falconer Ireland, John Gardiner, Archie Campbell, Angelo Hernando, Nick McCallum, Jimmy Robertson, Willie Armour. Coach: Reuben Evans.
Goals:Ferguson
Friday, January 31, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. January 31, 1969. Att: 5,289(dh). Referee: Jim Dixon.
Hakoah
Line-up included: Sandy Henderson & Jimmy Armstrong. Coach: Ted Smith.
0 - 2 Port Melbourne Slavia
Line-up included: Ian Reid, Alan Reed & Tony Zanetta. Coach: Tad Kraus.
Goals:Reid x 2
Friday, February 7, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Radulovic.
George Cross
Line-up included: Lou Kastner, John Sanchez, Archie Campbell & Nick McCallum. Coach: Reuben Evans.
Goals:McCallum 28, ?
2 - 0 Port Melbourne Slavia
Line-up included: Ray Barotajs & Russell Steel. Coach: Tad Kraus.
Friday, February 14, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Max Alexandrou.
Hakoah
Line-up included: Sandy Henderson, Hugh Murney & Jim Armstrong. Coach: Ted Smith.
Goals:Armstrong
1 - 0 Polonia
Line-up included: Mike Olinowski. Coach: Kaz Kowalec.
Qualifiers for Semi-Finals: George Cross & Port Melbourne Slavia
Semi-Finals
Friday, February 21, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Croatia
Line-up included: Mike Kovacek, Duncan McKay, Brian Adlam & Billy Vojtek. Coach: Michael Kiss.
Goals:Adlam, Vojtek
2 - 1 Port Melbourne Slavia
Line-up included: Ray Barotajs, Tony Zanatta & Russell Steel. Coach: Tad Kraus.
Goals:Steel
Friday, February 28, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 8,000.
George Cross
Line-up included: Lou Kastner, Tom Ferguson & John Gardiner . Coach: Reuben Evans.
Goals:Ferguson 23, Gardiner 95
After extra time
2 - 3 South Melbourne Hellas
Line-up included: Dick Stephens (Evangelos Dandrakis), Stavros Adamgikis, David Gorrie & Mike Mandalis, Coach: Manny Poulakakis.
Goals:Adamgikis 16, Gorrie, Mandalis 119
After extra time
1969 Ampol Cup Final
Friday, March 7, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee : Bob Randall.
Croatia
Line-up included: Mike Kovacek, Duncan McKay (sent off 34), Hugh Gunn, Billy McArthur, Billy Vojtek & Terry Hargreaves.
Goals:Hargreaves
1 - 2 South Melbourne Hellas
Line-up included: Dick Stephens, Frank Micic, Jim Pyrgolis, John Bedford, Mike Mandalis, David Gorrie & Leo Damaniakos. Coach: Manny Poulakakis.
Goals:Micic 22, Damaniakos pk
Intercity Ampol Cup Final - 1st Leg
Sydney winner v Melbourne winner
Wednesday, March 26, 1969. Sydney Athletic Field, Sydney. Att: 4,100. Referee: Tony Boskovic (NSW).
Prague SFC
Gary King. Geoff Harcombe. Jim Blacker. Ray Rootsey. David Zeman. Raul Blanco (David Tansley). Larry Armytage. Gary Manuel. Norberto Di Lonardo. Dennis Hoggert. Bill Reilly. Coach: Joe Venglos.
Goals:Manuel 70
1 - 1 South Melbourne Hellas
Dick Stephens. David Kelly. Jimmy Mantrakes. Frank Micic. Andrew Roussis. John Bedford. Jimmy Pyrgolios. Mike Mandalis. Ernie Ackerley. David Gorrie. Leo Damaniakos (Boulos Kambropoulos). Coach: Manny Poulakakis.
Goals:Pyrgolios 57
Intercity Ampol Cup Final - 2nd Leg
Melbourne winner v Sydney winner
Wednesday, April 2, 1969. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 4,337. Referee: Geoff Harrison (Vic).
South Melbourne Hellas
Dick Stephens. David Kelly. Jimmy Mantrakes. Andrew Roussis. John Bedford. Jimmy Pyrgolios. Boulos Kambropoulos. Frank Micic. Mike Mandalis. Ernie Ackerley. David Gorrie. Coach: Manny Poulakakis.
0 - 2 Prague SFC
Gary King. Geoff Harcombe. Jim Blacker. Ray Rootsey. David Zeman. Raul Blanco. Larry Armytage. Gary Manuel. Norberto Di Lonardo. Dennis Hoggert. Bill Reilly. Coach: Joe Vengloss.
Goals:Reilly 40, Manuel 49
Prague SFC won on aggregate 3-1