1973 Ampol Cup Results

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

Home Team v Away Team
Group A
Friday, January 19, 1973. Olympic Park
South Melbourne Hellas 0 - 1 Melbourne
Goal: Steve Bleskany 29
Friday, January 26, 1973. Olympic Park
St Kilda-Hakoah 0 - 0 Juventus
Ian Roberts, Maurice Bonfieni, Pat Della Rocca, Bobby Thomson, Fausto Tarquinio, Jimmy Smart, Sandy Irvine (Alex Crombie), Hammy McMeechan, Claude Lucchesi, Dino De Marchi, John Lucchesi.
Friday, February 9, 1973. Olympic Park
Juventus
Mike Harby, Maurice Bonfieni, Pat Della Rocca, Bobby Thomson, Fausto Tarquinio, Jimmy Smart, Sandy Irvine, Hammy McMeechan, Claude Lucchesi, Dino De Marchi, John Lucchesi.
Goal: J Lucchesi 74
1 - 0 South Melbourne Hellas
Tim Auger, Giovanni Batticciotto, Bill Hasapis, Jihn Bedford, Steve Walker, John Daperis, Ian Marshall, Peter Bourne, Jim Armstrong, David Gorrie, Nat Little (Billy McIntyre).
Friday, February 16, 1973. Olympic Park
Melbourne
Goal: Bill Spears
1 - 1 St Kilda-Hakoah
Goal: Mike Clarey
Friday, February 23, 1973. Olympic Park
South Melbourne Hellas
Goal: Jim Pirzas
1 - 2 St Kilda-Hakoah
Goals: Bobby Saunders pk, Mike Mandalis
Friday, March 2, 1973. Olympic Park
Juventus
Juventus: Mike Harby, Maurice Bonfieni, Pat Della Rocca, Bobby Thomson, Fausto Tarquinio, Jimmy Smart, Sandy Irvine, Hammy McMeechan, Claude Lucchesi, Dino De Marchi, John Lucchesi.
0 - 0 Melbourne
Charlie Odri, David Fearn, Charlie Kelly, Joe Szabo, Alistair Scott, Ian Shanks, Joe Palinkas, Ian McCarthy, Bill Spears, Steve Bleskany, George Kotaridis (Johnny Wallace).
Group B
Friday, January 19, 1973. Olympic Park
Keilor Austria 0 - 6 Ringwood City Wilhelmina
Goals: Phil Williamson x 2, Colin Alexander, Bobby Smith, Richard Plumb, Dave Garthwaite
Friday, January 26, 1973. Olympic Park
Footscray JUST 0 - 0 George Cross
Friday, February 9, 1973. Olympic Park
Footscray JUST
Goals: Dan Zoraja x 2
2 - 0 Keilor Austria
Friday, February 16, 1973. Olympic Park
George Cross
Goal: Joe Cunningham
1 - 1 Ringwood City Wilhelmina
Goal: Gary Cole
Friday, February 23, 1973. Olympic Park
George Cross
Goal: Joe Cunningham
1 - 0 Keilor Austria
Friday, March 2, 1973. Olympic Park
Footscray JUST 0 - 0 Ringwood City Wilhelmina
Semi-Finals
Friday, March 9, 1973. Olympic Park
Juventus
Mike Harby, Maurice Bonfieni, Pat Della Rocca, Bobby Thomson, Fausto Tarquinio, Jimmy Smart, Sandy Irvine, Hammy McMeechan, Claude Lucchesi, Dino De Marchi, John Lucchesi.
0 - 1 Ringwood City Wilhelmina
Tom Carmichael, Mike Pye, Dick Ward, Rob McGinn, Dave Garthwaite, Bob Smith, Rudi Muskee, Colin Alexander, Brian Thom, Gary Cole, Phil Williamson (Peter Ollerton).
Goal: Ollerton 73
Friday, March 16, 1973. Olympic Park
Footscray JUST 0 - 1 Melbourne
Goal: Steve Bleskany 83
1973 Ampol Cup Final
Friday, March 23, 1973. Olympic Park
Melbourne
Charlie Odri, David Fearn, Charlie Kelly, Joe Szabo, Alistair Scott, Ian Shanks (George Kotaridis), Joe Palinkas, Johnny Wallace, Bill Spears (Gordon Bentley), Steve Bleskany, Ian McCarthy.
Goals: McCarthy 13, Bentley 74, Bleskany 118
After extra time
3 - 2 Ringwood City Wilhelmina
Goals: Gary Cole 52, Rudi Muskee 65