1978 Ampol Cup Results

written by John Punshon
Source: Soccer Action

Home Team v Away Team
Section A
Round 1
Friday, February 10, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne, Referee: Tony Beazleigh.
Juventus
Hugh Graham, Pat Della Rocca, Uli Pfisterer, Steve Walker, Fausto Tarquinio, Charlie Smith, Bruno Sabidussi, Lou Sannipoli, Rocky Santangelo (Mick Watkins 36), Tony Curcio, John Lucchesi. Coach: Bobby Thomson.
Goal: Smith pk
After extra time
1 - 0 George Cross Courage
Lou Kastner, Alex McConville, John Webb, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Billy Wilkinson, Paul Murphy, Phil Cutajar, Robert Mirak (Don Lawler 74), Ken Reed, Kevin Walker. Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
After extra time
Saturday, February 11, 1978
Essendon Croatia
Dime Petrovski, Grant Smart, Ante Bilaver, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Howard Andrews, Brian Davidson, Alan Kerr, Eddie Krncevic, Branko Culina, Ken Murphy. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Davidson 16, Kerr 55
2 - 0 Hakoah St Kilda
Steve Harburn, Chris Valli, Calomino, Steve Gadsby, Gerry Edmondson, Bill Jordanou, Mike Rainey, Stuart Blair, George Craig, Stevens, Branko Bozinovski. Coach: Mike Mandalis.
Saturday, February 11, 1978
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Bob Adams, Ian Williamson, Eric Gillespie (Norrie Campbell 56), Keith Webster, Alex Tulloch, Gordon McGregor, Gus Eadie, Billy Spears (John Bray 66). Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goal: Eadie 20
1 - 2 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Joe Thompson, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, David Cole, Gerry Tribuzio (Tony Hamill 36', Stan Klain 56), Nick Cook, Les Thomson, Manny Gambin, Dave Perkin, Andy Segi. Coach: John Grimsey.
Goals: Perkin 26, 60
Round 2
Friday, February 17, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Dime Petrovski, Grant Smart, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ante Bilaver, Branko Culina (Nick Kuzmanov 54), Howard Andrews, Ken Murphy Brian Davidson, Eddie Krncevic, Tommy Cumming. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goal: Cumming 53pk
1 - 0 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Ian Williamson, Alex Tulloch (Bob Adams 57), Ged Bannon, Keith Webster, Norrie Campbell, Gus Eadie (Con Fakos 61), Gordon McGregor. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Saturday, February 18
Hakoah St Kilda
Steve Harburn, Chris Valli (Not known 88), Gerry Edmondson, Steve Gadsby, Ian McNeill, Mike Rainey, Stuart Blair, Mike Mandalis, George Craig (sent off), Bill Jordanou, Branko Bozinovski. Coach: Mike Mandalis.
0 - 1 Juventus
Hugh Graham, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer (sent off), Fausto Tarquinio, Bruno Sabidussi, Charlie Smith, Lou Sannipoli, Mick Watkins, Tony Curcio, John Lucchesi. Coach: Bobby Thomson.
Goals: Smith 88pk
Sunday, February 19, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, St Albans. Att: 2,000 (est).
George Cross Courage
Lou Kastner, Alex McConville, John Webb, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Kevin Walker, Paul Murphy, Phil Cutajar, Robert Mirak, Ken Reed. Jim Paparas (Kevin Kelly 55). Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
Goals: Mirak 20, Reed 37
2 - 0 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Joe Thompson, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, David Cole, Gerry Tribuzio (Stan Klain 46), Nick Cook, Les Thomson, Manny Gambin, Dave Perkin (Gerhard Torner jnr 50), Andy Segi. Coach: John Grimsey.
Round 3
Friday, February 24, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Juventus
Hugh Graham (Mike Harby 10), Serge Sabbadini, Uli Pfisterer, Steve Walker, Fausto Tarquinio, Bruno Sabidussi, Charlie Smith, Lou Sannipoli, Mick Watkins, Tony Curcio, John Lucchesi. Coach: Bobby Thomson.
Goal: Smith pk
1 - 0 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Stan Klain, John Patten, Peter Donaldson, David Cole, Les Thomson, Nick Cook, Joe Thompson, Andy Segi, Gerry Tribuzio, Dave Perkin. Coach: John Grimsey.
Saturday, February 25, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Dime Petrovski, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews, Brian Davidson (Nick Kuzmanov 66), Ken Murphy, Branko Culina, Eddie Krncevic (Silvano Franin 85), Tommy Cumming. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Cumming, Krncevic, Kuzmanov
After extra time
3 - 1 George Cross
Lou Kastner, Alex McConville, Norm Maitland, John Webb, Derek Barron, Kevin Kelly, Paul Murphy, Phil Cutajar, Robert Mirak (Francis Mifsud 46', Laurie Bilusic 60), Ken Reed. Jim Paparas. Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
Goals: Paparas
After extra time
Sunday, February 26, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park.
Hakoah St Kilda
Steve Harburn (Amaci 44), Mike Rainey, Steve Gadsby, Gerry Edmondson, Sandor Nagy, Ian McNeill, Bill Jordanou, Steve Adamgikis, Stuart Blair, Mike Mandalis, Branko Bozinovski. Coach: Mike Mandalis.
0 - 6 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Ian Williamson, Norrie Campbell (John Taylor 45), Ged Bannon, Keith Webster, Alex Tulloch, Gordon McGregor, Gus Eadie (Con Fakos 59). Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goals: Eadie 32, G Bannon 41, Tulloch 44, Rainey 50og, McGregor 66, Fakos 67
Round 4
Saturday, March 4, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Dime Petrovski, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Branko Culina, Alan Kerr, Howard Andrews, Tommy Cumming, Eddie Krncevic, Brian Davidson (Nick Kuzmanov 46). Coach: John Gardiner.
Goal: Cumming 56
1 - 0 Juventus
Mike Harby, Serge Sabbadini, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer, Fausto Tarquinio, Bruno Sabidussi, Charlie Smith, Lou Sannipoli, John Lucchesi, Tony Curcio, Mick Watkins. Coach: Bobby Thomson.
Sunday, March 5, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, St Albans.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Stan Klain, Peter Donaldson, Frans Berens (Gerhard Torner jnr 46), Joe Thompson, John Patten, Les Thomson (Parker 65), Nick Cook, Andy Segi, Dave Perkin, Gerry Tribuzio. Coach: Gerhard Torner snr (c/t).
Goals: Tribuzio 13, ??, Perkin
3 - 2 Hakoah St Kilda
Peter Tsatsakis, Chris Valli, David Thomson, Bill Jordanou, Sandor Nagy (P Harburn 60), Steve Gadsby, McNeill, Gerry Edmondson, Steve Adamgikis, Mike Clarey, Mike Smith. Coach: Mike Mandalis.
Goals: Valli 14, Smith 31
Sunday, March 5, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, St Albans.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Eric Gillespie, Sandy Irvine, Ian Williamson, Norrie Campbell (John Taylor 52), Alex Tulloch, Keith Webster, Ged Bannon, Gordon McGregor, Gus Eadie (Con Fakos 62). Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goal: Eadie
1 - 2 George Cross
Vic Magro, Alex McConville, John Webb, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Kevin Kelly, Paul Murphy, Phil Cutajar, Jim Paparas, Ken Reed, Kevin Walker. Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
Goals: Walker x 2
Round 5
Friday, Match 10, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
George Cross
Vic Magro (Cricchiola 43), Alex McConville, John Webb, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Kevin Kelly, Paul Murphy, Phil Cutajar, Jim Paparas, Ken Reed, Kevin Walker. Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
Goals: Reed 15, 24, Cutajar 48, Murphy 52, 62pk
5 - 3 Hakoah St Kilda
Peter Tsatsakis (Steve Harburn 53), Mike Rainey, Steve Gadsby, Bill Jordanou, Chris Valli, David Thomson, McNeill, Stuart Blair, Gerry Edmondson, Steve Adamgikis, George Craig, Mike Clarey. Coach: Mike Mandalis.
Goals: Rainey 10, Craig 28, Clarey 42
Saturday, March 11, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Dime Petrovski, Grant Smart, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ante Bilaver (sent off 77), Wally Kulyk (Ken Murphy 41), Branko Culina, Alan Kerr, Tommy Cumming, Eddie Krncevic (Brian Davidson 56), Nick Kuzmanov. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goal: Kuzmanov 79
1 - 2 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Stan Klain, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, Joe Thompson, Les Thomson, Nick Cook, Willie Vassallo, Gerry Tribuzio, Dave Perkin (Gerhard Torner jnr 20), Andy Segi (Parker 75). Coach: Gerhard Torner snr (c/t).
Goals: Segi 20, Tribuzio 43
Sunday, March 12, 1978. North Seaford Reserve, Seaford. Referee: Tom Sterling.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Eric Gillespie, Sandy Irvine, Norrie Campbell, Ged Bannon, Keith Webster, Alex Tulloch, Gordon McGregor (John Bray 75), Con Fakos (John Taylor 70), Bob Adams. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goals: Webster 33pk, G Bannon 46
2 - 1 Juventus
Mike Harby, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer, Serge Sabbadini, Bruno Sabidussi, Charlie Smith, Rocky Santangelo (Jim Armstrong 71), Mick Watkins, Tony Curcio, John Lucchesi (sent off 46). Coach: Bobby Thomson.
Goals: Armstrong 62
Essendon Croatia & Juventus advance to Semi-Finals
Section B
Round 1
Friday, February 10, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Keith Adams, Benny de Bruyckere, David Garthwaite, Ron Verniers, Brian Thom, Gary Groenewald (David Brown 58), Greg Schott, John O'Callaghan, John Luyten, Richard Plumb (Steve Pendry 45). Coach: Fred Bunce.
0 - 3 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Steve Trajkovski (Gary Hooper 60), Tom Brewerton, Paul Glasson, Tim Gladding, Ljube Petrovski, Bill McClymont, Eric Lesbirel, Paul Hallam, George McMillan, Brian Flaherty (Lou Adams 56). Coach: Bill Dumbell.
Goals: McMillan, Hallam, Prtrovski
Sunday, February 12, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona .
Sunshine City
Bill Johnson, Frank Mussel, Mike Dixey, Kaz Piotrowski, Hugh Howe, Ian McCarthy, Terry Banagan, Rob Nelson, Jim McRobert (Stewart Gilmour 90), Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: D Nelson 54, ??pk
After extra time
Sunshine City won on penalties 4-1
Penalties: R Nelson (1-0), McCormack (1-1); Gilmour (2-1), McCluskey (saved); Pocock (3-1), Bentley (saved), Howe (4-1)
2 - 2 Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Danny McCluskey, George Maikousis, Bob Nisbet, Jim Johnstone, Kit Greechan, Gordon Bentley, Mick D'Sylva, Prothree (Alan Lenders 79), Bill McCormack, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goals: Quinn 10, McCormack
After extra time
Sunshine City won on penalties 4-1
Penalties: R Nelson (1-0), McCormack (1-1); Gilmour (2-1), McCluskey (saved); Pocock (3-1), Bentley (saved), Howe (4-1)
Sunday, February 12, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona .
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Keith Ackers, Rob Gramsbergen, Keith Murray, George Train, Alan Davidson, Brazil, Jim Waterman (Richard Plessa), Con Ignatidis, Nat Little, Mick Banagan. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Ignatidis 15
1 - 0 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, Glen Westley, Jim Symington (sent off 45), Steve Short, Mick Habbin, Jim Train, Steve Bennie, Tom O'Halloran (Daryl Gooch 36), Carl Gilder, Jim Williams. Coach: Tommy Randles.
Round 2
Friday, February 17, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 2,500 (est).
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Ron Verniers (Mike Kupinic 42), Benny de Bruyckere, John Luyten, Greg Schott, Keith Adams, Richard Plumb, Brian Thom, David Garthwaite, John O'Callaghan, Gary Groenewald. Coach: Fred Bunce.
0 - 1 Sunshine City
Bill Johnson, Frank Mussel, Mike Dixey, Kaz Piotrowski, Hugh Howe, Ian McCarthy, Rob Nelson, Terry Banagan, Jim McRobert (Wilf Laing 90), Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: Adams 72og
Saturday, February 18
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Steve Trajkovski, Tim Gladding, Paul Glasson, Tom Brewerton, Bill McClymont, Paul Hallam, Ljube Petrovski, George McMillan (Steve Beech 84), Eric Lesbirel, Lou Adams (Brian Flaherty 55). Coach: Bill Dumbell.
Goals: Adams x 2, McMillan, Petrovski
4 - 0 Attona City
Hans van der Poel, Keith Ackers, George Train, Keith Murray, Rob Gramsbergen, Alan Davidson, Jim Waterman, Brazil (Richard Plessa 65), Con Ignatidis, Nat Little, Mick Banagan (Kevin Innes 55). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Sunday, February 19, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, St Albans.
Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Mike O'Halloran, Glen Westley, Jim Symington (sent off 45), Steve Short, Jim Train (Tom O'Halloran 57), Les Owens, Mick Habbin, Daryl Gooch, Steve Bennie, Jim Williams. Coach: Tommy Randles.
0 - 3 Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Bob Nisbet, Danny McCluskey, George Maikousis, Jim Johnstone, Mick D'Sylva, Kit Greechan, Gordon Bentley (Derek Doolan 60), Alan Lenders, Bill McCormack, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goals: McCormack 45, 54, 89
Round 3
Friday, February 24, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Steve Trajkovski (Gary Hooper 49), Tom Brewerton, Paul Glasson, Tim Gladding, Ljube Petrovski, Eric Lesbirel, Bill McClymont, Brian Flaherty, George McMillan, Paul Hallam. Coach: Bill Dumbell.
Goal: McMillan 43
After extra time
Preston Makedonia won on penalties 17-16
Penalties: D Nelson (1-0), McClymont (1-1); R Nelson (2-1), Brewerton (2-2); Pocock (3-2), McMillan (3-3); Howe (saved), Hooper (3-4); Gilmour (4-4), Glassen (saved); Piotrowski (5-4), Petrovski (5-5); Laing (6-5), Flaherty (6-6); Banagan (7-6), Hallam (7-7); Mussel (8-7), Lesbirel (8-8); Dixey (9-8), Glenning (9-9); D Nelson (10-9), McClymont (10-10); R Nelson (11-10), Brewerton (11-11); Pocock (12-11), McMillan (12-12); Howe (13-12), Hooper (13-13); Gilmour (14-13), Flaherty (14-14); Piotrowski (15-14), Petrovski (15-15); Laing (16-15), Hallam (16-16); Banagan (saved), Lesbirel (16-17).
1 - 1 Sunshine City
Bill Johnson, Frank Mussel, Kaz Piotrowski, Mike Dixey, Hugh Howe, Ian McCarthy, Rob Nelson, Terry Banagan, Jim McRobert (Wilf Laing 80), Ray Pocock (Stuart Gilmour 80), Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: Pocock 42
After extra time
Preston Makedonia won on penalties 17-16
Penalties: D Nelson (1-0), McClymont (1-1); R Nelson (2-1), Brewerton (2-2); Pocock (3-2), McMillan (3-3); Howe (saved), Hooper (3-4); Gilmour (4-4), Glassen (saved); Piotrowski (5-4), Petrovski (5-5); Laing (6-5), Flaherty (6-6); Banagan (7-6), Hallam (7-7); Mussel (8-7), Lesbirel (8-8); Dixey (9-8), Glenning (9-9); D Nelson (10-9), McClymont (10-10); R Nelson (11-10), Brewerton (11-11); Pocock (12-11), McMillan (12-12); Howe (13-12), Hooper (13-13); Gilmour (14-13), Flaherty (14-14); Piotrowski (15-14), Petrovski (15-15); Laing (16-15), Hallam (16-16); Banagan (saved), Lesbirel (16-17).
Saturday, February 25, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Keith Adams, John Luyten, Benny de Bruyckere, Ron Verniers, Brian Thom, Greg Schott, Richard Plumb, Tattersall (Mike Kupinic 55), John O'Callaghan, Gary Groenewald (Steve Pendry 55). Coach: Fred Bunce.
Goal: O'Callaghan
1 - 2 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, Glen Westley, Jim Symington, Steve Short, Tommy Randles, Barry Bolton (Mike O'Halloran 46), Steve Bennie, Jamie Paton, Carl Gilder, Jim Williams (Jim Train 60). Coach: Tommy Randles.
Goals: Paton, M O'Halloran
Sunday, February 26, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Richard Plessa, Keith Murray, Rob Gramsbergen, George Train, Alan Davidson, Kevin Innes (Jim Waterman 55), Mick Banagan, Con Ignatidis (Brazil 85), Keith Ackers, Bob Taylor. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goals: Train 55pk, Banagan
After extra time
Albion Leyland won on penalties 4-2
Penalty scorers: Altona City Train, Ackers; Albion Leyland Maikousis, McCormack, Greechan, Nisbet.
2 - 2 Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Bob Nisbet, Danny McCluskey, George Maikousis, Jim Johnstone, Gordon Bentley, Kit Greechan, Mick D'Sylva, Bill McCormack, Alan Quinn, Alan Lenders. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goals: McCormack 60, D'Sylva
After extra time
Albion Leyland won on penalties 4-2
Penalty scorers: Altona City Train, Ackers; Albion Leyland Maikousis, McCormack, Greechan, Nisbet.
Round 4
Friday, March 3, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Mike Kupinic, David Garthwaite, John Luyten, Benny de Bruyckere, Keith Adams, Greg Schott, Ron Verniers, Richard Plumb, John O'Callaghan, Brian Thom. Coach: Fred Bunce.
Goals: O'Callaghan 20, 39, 60, 66
4 - 0 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Richard Plessa, Con Ignatidis, Rob Gramsbergen, George Train, Kevin Innes (Jim Waterman 53), Alan Davidson, Keith Ackers, Bob Taylor, Nat Little, Mick Banagan (Landrou 60). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Friday, March 3, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Jim Daperis, Bob Nisbet, George Maikousis, Jim Johnstone, Gordon Bentley, Alan Lenders, Kit Greechan (Mick D'Sylva 65), Noel Mitten, Bill McCormack, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goals: Mitten 1, Greechan 34
2 - 1 Preston Makedonla
Peter Laumets, Gary Hooper (George McMillan 41), Tom Brewerton, Paul Glasson, Tim Gladding, Gelevski (Brian Flaherty ht), Bill McClymont, Eric Lesbirel, Paul Hallam, Ljube Petrovski, Steve Beech. Coach: Bill Dumbell.
Goals: Olver 18og
Saturday, March 4, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Sunshine City
Bill Johnson, Frank Mussel, Mike Dixey, Kaz Piotrowski, Hugh Howe, Ian McCarthy, Terry Banagan (Stuart Gilmour 15), Rob Nelson, Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson, Jim McRobert. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: McRobert 38, D Nelson 49, R Nelson 70
3 - 5 Prahran Slavia
Eddie Garner, Frank Thompson, Jim Symington, Glen Westley (Steve Aldridge 50), Steve Short, Tommy Randles, Jim Train, Steve Bennie, Jim Williams, Carl Gilder, Jamie Paton. Coach: Tommy Randles.
Goals: Symington 3pk, 19pk, Short 47, Gilder 50, 60
Round 5
Friday, Match 10, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Prahran Slavia
Eddie Garner, Frank Thompson, Glen Westley, Tommy Randles (Steve Aldridge 47), Steve Short, Jim Train, Barry Bolton,Steve Bennie, Jamie Paton, Carl Gilder, Jim Williams. Coach: Tommy Randles.
Goals: Paton 21, 39
2 - 3 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Steve Beech, Tom Brewerton, Paul Glasson, Tim Gladding, Chris Glennon, Bill McClymont, Eric Lesbirel, Paul Hallam, George McMillan, Brian Flaherty. Coach: Bill Dumbell.
Goals: McMillan 5, Hallam 22, Glennon 52
Saturday, March 11, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Richard Plessa (Jim Waterman 75), Rob Gramsbergen, Keith Ackers, George Train, Alan Davidson, George Watters (Kevin Innes 46), Mick Banagan, Con Ignatidis, Nat Little, Bob Taylor. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goals: Taylor 34, Little 66
2 - 3 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Rob Nelson, Kaz Piotrowski, Mike Dixey, Wilf Laing, Ian McCarthy, Jim McRobert, George Nierobisz (Dave Perkins 46), Ray Pocock (Stuart Gilmour 72), Dave Nelson, Not known. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: McRobert 4, Laing 30, D Nelson 57
Sunday, March 12, 1978. North Seaford Reserve, Seaford.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Mike Kupinic, Ron Verniers, John Luyten, David Garthwaite, Benny de Bruyckere (Doug Barber 60), Greg Schott, Keith Adams, Brian Thom, Tattersall (Steve Pendry 60), John O'Callaghan. Coach: Fred Bunce.
0 - 2 Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver (Green 60), Jim Daperis, Gordon Bentley (Derek Doolan 30), George Maikousis, Jim Johnstone, Kit Greechan, Alan Lenders, Mick D'Sylva, Alan Quinn, Bill McCormack, Noel Mitten. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goals: Greechan 40, McCormack 55
Preston Makedonia & Albion Leyland advance to Semi-Finals
Friday, March 17, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Dime Petrovski, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr, Branko Culina, Tommy Cumming (Ken Murphy 78), Eddie Krncevic, Brian Davidson. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Krncevic 28, 74, 80, 84
4 -1Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Jim Daperis, Bill McCormack, George Maikousis, Jim Johnstone, Kit Greechan, Derek Doolan (Mick D'Sylva 66), Alan Lenders, Noel Mitten, Bill McIntyre, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goals: Mitten 44
Friday, March 17, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Steve Beech, Paul Glasson, Tom Brewerton, Tim Gladding, Chris Glennon, Bill McClymont, Eric Lesbirel, Paul Hallam, Ljube Petrovski, George McMillan, Brian Flaherty. Subs: (Gary Hooper), (Alex Comar). Coach: Bill Dumbell.
Goals: McMillan 1, Glennon 5, Lesbirel 38, 63, McClymont 52
5 - 3 Juventus
Mike Harby, Serge Sabbadini, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Fausto Tarquinio, Bruno Sabidussi, Uli Pfisterer, Charlie Smith, Mick Watkins, Tony Curcio, John Lucchesi (Jim Armstrong 80). Coach: Bobby Thomson.
Goals: Pfisterer 2, Lucchesi 61, Armstrong 83
1978 Ampol Cup Final
Saturday, April 1, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 7,500 (est) Referee: Jim Brennan.
Essendon Croatia
Dime Petrovski, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Branko Culina (Billy Vojtek 67), Alan Kerr, Howard Andrews, Tommy Cumming (Brian Davidson 73), Eddie Krncevic, Ken Murphy. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Culina 38, Murphy 77
After extra time
EssendonCroatia won on penalties 5-4
Penalties: McClymont (1-0), Vojtek (1-1); Brewerton (2-1), Andrews (2-2); Hooper (over bar), Murphy (2-3); L Petrovski (3-3), Kerr (3-4); Lesbirel (4-4), Gardiner (4-5).
2 - 2 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Steve Beech, Tom Brewerton, Paul Glasson, Paul Gladding, Chris Glennon (Ljube Petrovski 77), Bill McClymont, Eric Lesbirel, Paul Hallam, George McMillan, Brian Flaherty (Gary Hooper 90+3). Coach: Bill Dumbell.
Goals: Hallam 4, 19
After extra time
EssendonCroatia won on penalties 5-4
Penalties: McClymont (1-0), Vojtek (1-1); Brewerton (2-1), Andrews (2-2); Hooper (over bar), Murphy (2-3); L Petrovski (3-3), Kerr (3-4); Lesbirel (4-4), Gardiner (4-5).