1978 Victorian State League Results

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Written by John Punshon

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Home Team v Away Team
Round One
Friday, April 7, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Dime Petrovski, Grant Smart, John Gardiner (Branko Culina 78), Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Alan Kerr, Howard Andrews, Ken Murphy (Billy Vojtek 65), Brian Davidson, Eddie Krncevic, Tommy Cumming. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Cumming 4, Davidson 22, Kerr 50, Krncevic 69, 81
5 - 0 George Cross
Gerry Rice, Alex McConville, Norm Maitland, John Webb, Derek Barron, Kevin Kelly, Paul Murphy, Robert Mirak, Ken Reed, Phil Cutajar, Jim Paparas (Peter Ebini 46). Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
Sunday, April 9, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Jim Ackers, George Train, Rob Gramsbergen, Keith Murray, Alan Davidson, George Watters, Mick Banagan, Kevin Innes, Nat Little (sent off), Bob Taylor (Con Ignatidis 73). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goals: Banagan 53, Ackers 72
2 - 1 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Stan Klain, Peter Donaldson (sent off 40), Frans Berens, Les Thomson, Gerry Tribuzio, John Patten, Ian McCarthy, Andy Segi (Manny Gambin 44), Gerhard Torner jnr, Dave Perkin. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goal: Perkin
Sunday, April 9, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park.
Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Mike Rainey, David Baker, Bill Jordanou, Chris Valli, Steve Adamgikis (Mike Smith 64), Steve Gadsby, George Craig, Gerry Edmondson, Mike Clarey, John Daperis. Coach: Mike Mandalis.
Goals: Clarey 69, Craig 70
2 - 2 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Steve Beech, Tom Brewerton, Paul Glasson, Tim Gladding, Billy McClymont, Eric Lesbirel, Chris Glennon, Paul Hallam, George McMillan, Brian Flaherty (Ljube Petrovski 46). Coach: Bill Dumbell.
Goals: Lesbirel 27, Petrovski 69
Sunday, April 9, 1978. Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.
Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Andy Miller, Steve Short, Joe Plummer, Jamie Paton, Jim Train, Barry Bolton, Jim Williams, Steve Aldridge. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goal: Aldridge
1 - 1 Juventus
Mike Harby, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Ken Mock, Uli Pfisterer, Charlie Smith, Claude Lucchesi, Bruno Sabidussi, Tony Curcio, Jim Armstrong, Mick Watkins. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goal: C Lucchesi
Sunday, April 9, 1978. Jubilee Park, Ringwood.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Don Pasman (Gary Groenewald 75), John Luyten, David Garthwaite, Mike Kupinic, Keith Adams, Colin Selby (Benny de Bruyckere 55), Greg Schott, Richard Plumb, Brian Thom, John O'Callaghan. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
0 - 0 Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Jim Daperis, George Maikousis, Danny McCluskey, Jim Johnstone, John Davidson, Mick D'Sylva, Kit Greechan, Bill McCormack (Alan Lenders 46), Noel Mitten, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Sunday, April 9, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
Sunshine City
John Scholten, Dave Parkin, Hugh Howe, Mike Dixey, Rob Nelson, Wilf Laing, Dave Nelson, Nick Cook (George Nierobisz 76), Ray Pocock, Stuart Gilmour, Jim McRobert (Terry Banagan 20). Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: Gilmour 25, D Nelson
2 - 2 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Norrie Campbell, Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Ged Bannon, Keith Webster, Alex Tulloch, Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie, Tommy Fox. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goals: Webster, Eadie
Round Two
Sunday, April 16, 1978. Selwyn Park, Sunshine.
Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Bill McIntyre, George Maikousis, Danny McCluskey, Jim Johnstone, Mick D'Sylva, John Davidson, Kit Greechan, Bill McCormack, Noel Mitten, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goal: McCormack 85pk
1 - 1 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Chris Valli, Anton Dosen, David Baker, Bill Jordanou, John Daperis, Gerry Edmondson, Stuart Blair (Mike Smith), Mike Clarey, George Craig, Steve Gadsby. Coach: Mike Mandalis.
Goal: Jordanou 30
Sunday, April 16, 1978. North Seaford Reserve, Seaford. Referee: Jim Dixon.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Norrie Campbell, Eric Gillespie, Ged Bannon, Keith Webster, Alex Tulloch, Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie (Mark Dall 46), Tommy Fox. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goals: Webster 40, 60
2 - 0 Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Mike Kupinic, John Luyten, David Garthwaite, Ron Verniers, Brian Carnaby, Benny de Bruyckere (Greg Schott 30), Keith Adams (sent off 75), Richard Plumb (Reno Lia 35), John O'Callaghan, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
Sunday, April 16, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
George Cross
Gerry Rice, Alex McConville, John Webb, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Paul Murphy, Frank Mifsud, Robert Mirak, Phil Cutajar (Kevin Kelly 70), Ken Reed, Peter Ebini (Don Lawler 75). Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
Goals: Murphy 12pk, Reed 57, 78
3 - 2 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Jim Ackers (Richard Plessa 57), George Train, Keith Murray, Alan Davidson, Rob Gramsbergen, George Watters, Mick Banagan, Kevin Innes (Jim Waterman 75), Bob Taylor, Con Ignatidis. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goals: Ignatidis 17, Taylor 55
Sunday, April 16, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, Green Gully.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Stan Klain, Peter Donaldson, Frans Berens, Les Thomson, John Patten, Willie Vassallo, Ian McCarthy, Dave Perkin, Gerhard Torner jnr (Manny Gambin 58), Gerry Tribuzio. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goal: Vassallo 73
1 - 1 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Andy Miller, Steve Short, Joe Plummer (Martin Turner 81), Jim Train, Barry Bolton (Steve Bennie 58), Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge, Jim Williams. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goal: Paton 90+1
Sunday, April 16, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Juventus
Hugh Graham, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer, Serge Sabbadini, Claude Lucchesi, John Hotson, Bruno Sabidussi, Mick Watkins, Jim Armstrong, Tony Curcio. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Watkins, Armstrong
2 - 0 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Dave Parkin, Hugh Howe, Mike Dixey, Rob Nelson, Nick Cook, Wilf Laing, Dave Nelson, Jim McRobert, Ray Pocock, Stuart Gilmour. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Sunday, April 16, 1978. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir. Referee: David Yelland.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Steve Beech, Paul Glasson, Tom Brewerton, Tim Gladding, Ljube Petrovski, Eric Lesbirel, Billy McClymont, Paul Hallam, George McMillan, Chris Glennon. Coach: Bill Dumbell.
0 - 2 Essendon Croatia
Miro Franjic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr, Tommy Cumming (Billy Vojtek 70), Ken Murphy, Brian Davidson (Branko Culina 55), Eddie Krncevic. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Cumming 35, Murphy 73
Round Three
Saturday, April 22, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Steve Ellis, Rob Nelson, Hugh Howe, Frank Mussel, Terry Banagan, Nick Cook, Jim McRobert, Ray Pocock (Stuart Gilmour 58), Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: D Nelson 12, 73, McRobert 55
3 - 0 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Stan Klain, Peter Donaldson, Frans Berens (Joe Thompson 58), Les Thomson, John Patten, Willie Vassallo, Ian McCarthy, Manny Gambin (Gerhard Torner jnr 58), Gerry Tribuzio, Dave Perkin. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Sunday, April 23, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Richard Plessa (Kevin Innes 80), Rob Gramsbergen, Keith Murray, George Train, Alan Davidson, George Watters, Alby Brown, Mick Banagan, Con Ignatidis, Bob Taylor (Jim Waterman 75). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goals: Taylor 5, Banagan 11, Brown 38pk
3 - 2 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Paul Hallam, Tom Brewerton, Tim Gladding, Paul Glasson, Billy McClymont, Eric Lesbirel, Chris Glennon, George McMillan, Brian Flaherty (Steve Beech 50). Coach: Bill Dumbell.
Goals: Glasson 30, McMillan 55
Sunday, April 23, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Miro Franjic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr, Ken Murphy, Tommy Cumming, Eddie Krncevic, Branko Culina. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Krncevic 20, Murphy 75
2 - 1 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Mike Rainey (Les Owens 15), Bill Jordanou, David Baker, Chris Valli, John Daperis, Steve Gadsby, Gerry Edmondson, George Craig, Mike Clarey, Graham French. Coach: Mike Mandalis.
Goal: Clarey 70
Sunday, April 23, 1978. North Seaford Reserve, Seaford.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Norrie Campbell (Ian Williamson), Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Ged Bannon, Keith Webster, Alex Tulloch, Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie (Mark Dall), Tommy Fox. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goals: Eadie 4, 55
2 - 1 AlbIon Leyland
Jeff Olver, Jim Daperis, Bill McCormack, Danny McCluskey, Jim Johnstone, Mick D'Sylva, John Davidson, Kit Greechan, Bill McIntyre, Noel Mitten, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goal: Mitten 30
Sunday, April 23, 1978. Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.
Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Andy Miller, Steve Short, Jim Train, Joe Plummer (Martin Turner 70), Barry Bolton, Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge, Jim Williams. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goal: Paton 90pk
1 - 2 George Cross
Gerry Rice, Alex McConville, Frank Mifsud, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Robert Mirak, Phil Cutajar, John Webb, Ken Reed, Paul Murphy, Jim Paparas (Peter Ebini 85). Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
Goals: Paparas 15, Ebini 85
Sunday, April 23, 1978. Jubilee Park, Ringwood.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Keith Adams, John Luyten, David Garthwaite, Mike Kupinic (Brian Fitzgerald 70), Reno Lia (Colin Selby 46), Brian Carnaby, Ron Verniers, John O'Callaghan, Steve Pendrey, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
0 - 3 Juventus
Hugh Graham, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer (Jim Symington 68), Serge Sabbadini, Claude Lucchesi, Tony Curcio (Charlie Smith 60), Bruno Sabidussi, Mick Watkins, Jim Armstrong, John Hotson. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Armstrong 10, C Lucchesi 50, Hotson 55
Round Four
Saturday, April 29, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, Green Gully. Referee: Jim Fearn.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Les Thomson, Peter Donaldson, John Cain, Joe Thompson, Ian McCarthy, John Patten, Steve Bennie, Andy Segi (Manny Gambin 73), Gerry Tribuzio (Stan Klain 86), Dave Perkin. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goals: Tribuzio 27, 69, Bennie 81
3 - 2 Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Ron Verniers, John Luyten, David Garthwaite, Mike Kupinic (Don Pasman 71), Willie Coulson, Brian Carnaby, Keith Adams, Brian Thom, John O'Callaghan, David Tattersall (Ralph Groenewald 65). Coach: Freddy Bunce.
Goals: O'Callaghan 54, 83
Saturday, April 29, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Juventus
Hugh Graham, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer, Serge Sabbadini, Bruno Sabidussi, Claude Lucchesi, Tony Curcio (Charlie Smith 46), John Hotson, Jim Armstrong, Mick Watkins. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goal: Smith 70pk
1 - 2 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Ian Williamson, Bob Adams, Keith Webster (Norrie Campbell 83), Ged Bannon, Tommy Fox, Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goals: Fox 20, Walker 85og
Sunday, April 30, 1978. Selwyn Park, Sunshine.
Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Jim Daperis, Steve Blair, Bill McCormack, Jim Johnstone, John Davidson, Mick D'Sylva, Kit Greechan, Bill McIntyre, Noel Mitten, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
0 - 1 Essendon Croatia
Miro Franjic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr, Ken Murphy, Tommy Cumming, Eddie Krncevic, Branko Culina (Nick Kuzmanov 46). Coach: John Gardiner.
Goal: Krncevic 55
Sunday, April 30, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
George Cross
Gerry Rice, Alex McConville, Norm Maitland, Frank Mifsud, Derek Barron, John Webb, Robert Mirak, Paul Murphy, Phil Cutajar, Ken Reed, Jim Paparas. Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
0 - 1 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Steve Ellis, Rob Nelson, Hugh Howe, Frank Mussel, Terry Banagan, Nick Cook (George Nierobisz 60), Jim McRobert, Ray Pocock, Wilf Laing. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goal: McRobert 85
Sunday, April 30, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park.
Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Mike Rainey (Chris Valli 74), David Baker, Les Owens, Bill Jordanou, Steve Gadsby, John Daperis, Ian Gibson, George Craig (Stuart Blair 74), Mike Clarey, Graham French. Coach: Mike Mandalis.
Goal: Daperis 80
1 - 1 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Richard Plessa, Rob Gramsbergen, Keith Murray, George Train, Alan Davidson, George Watters, Alby Brown, Con Ignatidis (Jim Ackers 75), Mick Banagan, Bob Taylor (Jim Waterman 70). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Taylor 30
Sunday, April 30, 1978. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Gary Hooper, Tom Brewerton, Paul Glasson, Tim Gladding, Billy McClymont, Eric Lesbirel, Chris Glennon, Paul Hallam, George McMillan. Coach: Bill Dumbell.
0 - 1 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Andy Miller, Steve Short (Glenn Westley 75), Joe Plummer, Jim Train, Barry Bolton, Jamie Paton (Martin Turner 66), Steve Aldridge, Jim Williams. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goal: Yzendoorn 38
Round Five
Saturday, May 6, 1978. Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.
Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Andy Miller, Steve Short, Joe Plummer, Martin Turner, Jim Train, Steve Aldridge (Jamie Paton 60), Barry Bolton, Jim Williams. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goal: Williams 20
1 - 1 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Mike Rainey, David Baker, Bill Jordanou, Les Owens (Gerry Edmondson 48), John Daperis, Ian Gibson, Stuart Blair, Graham French (George Craig 70), Mike Clarey, Steve Gadsby. Coach: Mike Mandalis.
Goal: Clarey 30pk
Sunday, May 7, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Richard Plessa, Keith Murray, Rob Gramsbergen, George Train, Alan Davidson, George Watters, Mick Banagan (Jim Ackers 60), Con Ignatidis (Nat Little 60), Alby Brown, Bob Taylor. Coach: Joe Wilson.
0 - 3 Essendon Croatia
Miro Franjic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr, Ken Murphy, Tommy Cumming, Eddie Krncevic (Nick Kuzmanov 83), Branko Culina. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Krncevic 11, Cumming 51, Kerr 70
Sunday, May 7, 1978. North Seaford Reserve, Seaford. Referee: Chris Bambridge.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Ian Williamson, Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Ged Bannon, Alex Tulloch, Bob Adams, Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie (Keith Webster 46), Tommy Fox (Alan Parrott 65). Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goal: Webster 57pk
1 - 1 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Stan Klain, John Patten, Peter Donaldson, John Cain, Joe Thompson (Les Thomson 70), Ian McCarthy, Steve Bennie, Andy Segi (Gerhard Torner jnr 70), Gerry Tribuzio, Dave Perkin (sent off 57). Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goal: Cain 47
Sunday, May 7, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Juventus
Hugh Graham, Pat Della Rocca, Uli Pfisterer, Steve Walker, Serge Sabbadini, Charlie Smith, Bruno Sabidussi, Claude Lucchesi, Mick Watkins, Jim Armstrong, John Hotson (Tony Curcio 65). Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
0 - 1 Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Jim Daperis, Steve Blair, John Davidson (Derek Doolan 80), Jim Johnstone, Mick D'Sylva, Bill McIntyre, Kit Greechan, Noel Mitten, Bill McCormack, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goal: McCormack 83
Sunday, May 7, 1978. Jubilee Park, Ringwood. Referee: David Yelland.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Mike Kupinic, John Luyten, David Garthwaite, Ron Verniers, Willie Coulson, Brian Carnaby, Keith Adams, Richard Plumb, John O'Callaghan, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
Goal: Plumb 58
1 - 3 George Cross
Gerry Rice, Alex McConville, Frank Mifsud, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, John Webb, Paul Murphy, Phil Cutajar, Robert Mirak (Don Lawler 80), Ken Reed, Jim Paparas. Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
Goals: Webb 5, Murphy 53pk, Reed 90
Sunday, May 7, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Hugh Howe, Steve Ellis, Rob Nelson, Frank Mussel, Nick Cook, Terry Banagan, Ray Pocock, Jim McRobert, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goal: Dixey 58
1 - 4 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Paul Glasson (Boris Gelevski 87), Tom Brewerton, Gary Hooper, Dragan Blazevski, Chris Glennon, Billy McClymont, George McMillan, John Bernard (Steve Beech 83), Mitko Saveski. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goals: McClymont 30, McMillan 37, Glennon 61, 76
Round Six
Saturday, May 13, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Miro Franjic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Ken Murphy, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr, Tommy Cumming (Carl Gilder 70), Billy Vojtek, Branko Culina. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Cumming 8, Murphy 22, Vojtek 65, Gilder 77
4 - 0 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, Andy Miller, John Yzendoorn, Steve Short (sent off 80), Jim Train, Joe Plummer (Martin Turner 30), Barry Bolton, Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge, Jim Williams. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Sunday, May 14, 1978. Selwyn Park, Sunshine.
Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Jim Daperis (sent off 70), Danny McCluskey, Steve Blair, Jim Johnstone, John Davidson, Bill McIntyre, Kit Greechan, Noel Mitten, Bill McCormack, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goals: McCormack 30, 35, Quinn 41
3 - 1 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Richard Plessa, Rob Gramsbergen, Keith Murray, George Train, Alan Davidson, George Watters, Alby Brown, Jim Ackers, Nat Little (Con Ignatidis 75), Bob Taylor. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Brown 88pk
Sunday, May 14, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
George Cross
Gerry Rice, Alex McConville, Frank Mifsud (Jim Paparas 75), Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Robbie Cullen, Billy Wilkinson (Liono Berni 20), Paul Murphy, Ken Reed, John Webb, Robert Mirak. Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
Goal: Cullen 75
1 - 2 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Ian Williamson, Alex Tulloch, Alan Parrott, Ged Bannon, Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie, Keith Webster. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goals: MacGregor 35, 43
Sunday, May 14, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, Green Gully.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Stan Klain, Peter Donaldson (Andy Segi 56), John Patten, John Cain, Joe Thompson, Ian McCarthy, Steve Bennie, Les Thomson, Gerry Tribuzio, Dave Perkin. Coach: Duncan McKay.
0 - 1 Juventus
Hugh Graham, Pat Della Rocca (Tony Curcio 5), Serge Sabbadini, Uli Pfisterer, Steve Walker, Claude Lucchesi, Charlie Smith, Bruno Sabidussi, Mick Watkins, Jim Armstrong, John Hotson. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goal: Sabidussi 34
Sunday, May 14, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park.
Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Chris Valli, David Baker, Gerry Edmondson, Bill Jordanou, John Daperis, Stuart Blair, Ian Gibson, Steve Gadsby, Graham French, Mike Clarey (George Craig 62). Coach: Mike Mandalis.
0 - 1 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Frank Mussel, Terry Banagan, Rob Nelson, Dave Nelson, Ray Pocock, Wilf Laing. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goal: Laing 61
Sunday, May 14, 1978. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Paul Glasson, Tom Brewerton, Gary Hooper, Dragan Blazevski, Chris Glennon, Billy McClymont, George McMillan, John Bernard, Mitko Saveski. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goal: Blazevski 48
1 - 0 Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Keith Adams, John Luyten, Brian Carnaby, Ron Verniers, Gary Groenewald (Warren Groenewald 65), David Garthwaite, Willie Coulson, Richard Plumb, John O'Callaghan, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
Round Seven
Saturday, May 20, 1978. Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.
Prahran Slavia
Fred Neri, Frank Thompson, Glenn Westley, John Yzendoorn, Andy Miller, Steve Short, Cliff Whiteside (Martin Turner 46), Jim Train, Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge, Jim Williams. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Aldridge 30, Paton 60
2 - 0 Altona City
Dennis Masseni, Richard Plessa, Rob Gramsbergen, Jim Ackers, George Train, Bob Pedley, George Watters, Alby Brown, Mick Banagan, Nat Little, Bob Taylor. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Sunday, May 21, 1978. North Seaford Reserve, Seaford.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Bob Adams, Ian Williamson, Ged Bannon, Alan Parrott, Tommy Fox, Gus Eadie, Gordon MacGregor, Alex Tulloch. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goal: MacGregor
1 - 1 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Paul Glasson, Dragan Blazevski, Gary Hooper, Chris Glennon, Mitko Saveski, Billy McClymont, John Bernard, George McMillan, Paul Hallam (Steve Beech 80). Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goal: Blazevski
Sunday, May 21, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, Green Gully.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, John Cain, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Steve Bennie (Gerry Tribuzio 68), Les Thomson, Andy Segi, Steve Carr, Dave Perkin. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goals: Bennie 10,pen 60pk, Carr 64, Segi 80
4 - 0 Albion Leyland
Jim Green, Jim Daperis (Neil Prothroe 53), Steve Blair, Danny McCluskey, Jim Johnstone, Bill McIntyre, John Davidson, Kit Greechan, Noel Mitten, Bill McCormack (sent off 72), Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Sunday, May 21, 1978. Jubilee Park, Ringwood. Referee: Bob Henderson.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Keith Adams (sent off 15), Brian Carnaby, John Luyten, Ron Verniers, Willie Coulson (Benny de Bruyckere 73), Greg Schott (Don Pasman 73), David Garthwaite, Richard Plumb, John O'Callaghan, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
Goal: Garthwaite 68
1 - 1 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Mike Rainey, Les Owens, Bill Jordanou, Chris Valli, Ian Gibson, John Daperis, Stuart Blair, Ian McNeil (David Baker 46), Graham French, George Craig. Coach: Billy Whiteside (c/t).
Goal: Craig 21
Sunday, May 21, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Tony Beazleigh.
Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Frank Mussel, Terry Banagan, Rob Nelson, Wilf Laing, Ray Pocock, Jim McRobert. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goal: R Nelson 38
1 - 1 Essendon Croatia
Miro Franjic, Grant Smart, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner (Branko Culina 70), Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr (sent off 64), Ken Murphy, Tommy Cumming, Carl Gilder, Billy Vojtek (Silvano Franin 79). Coach: John Gardiner.
Goal: Gilder 84
SWednesday, June 28, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Juventus
Mike Harby, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer, Serge Sabbadini (John Hotson), Charlie Smith, Jim Symington, Bruno Sabidussi, Mick Watkins, Claude Lucchesi, Jim Armstrong (Tony Curcio). Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: C Lucchesi, Watkins
2 - 2 George Cross
Gerry Rice, Alex McConville, Norm Maitland, John Webb, Derek Barron, Tony Castiello, Billy Wilkinson (Frank Mifsud), Paul Murphy, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Kevin Walker. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goals: Cullen, Reed
Round Eight
Saturday, June 4, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Miro Franjic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr, Ken Murphy, Branko Culina, Carl Gilder (Billy Vojtek 65), Tommy Cumming. Coaches: Billy McArthur & Duje Zemunik (c/t).
0 - 1 Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Keith Adams, Brian Carnaby, David Garthwaite, Ron Verniers, Greg Schott (Don Pasman 46), Willie Coulson, John O'Callaghan, Richard Plumb, John Luyten, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
Goal: Thom
Sunday, June 4, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona.
Altona City
Dennis Masseni, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen, Keith Murray (Richard Plessa 46), George Train, Alan Davidson, George Watters (Mick Banagan 75), Alby Brown, Jim Ackers, Nat Little, Bob Taylor. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Davidson
1 - 2 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Dave Parkin, Steve Ellis, Nick Lowe, Hugh Howe, Frank Mussel, Terry Banagan (Wilf Laing), Rob Nelson, Jim McRobert (Nick Cook), Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: Pocock x 2
Sunday, June 4, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: David Yelland.
George Cross
Gerry Rice, Alex McConville, Derek Barron, Frank Mifsud, Norm Maitland, Billy Wilkinson, Robbie Cullen, Paul Murphy, Ken Reed, John Webb, Kevin Walker. Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
0 - 5 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, John Cain, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Nigel Daniels, Les Thomson, Andy Segi, Dave Perkin, Steve Carr. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goals: Segi 15, 77, Carr 16, Perkin 47, Mifsud 83og
Sunday, June 4, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park.
Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens, Anton Dosen, David Baker, Chris Valli, Ian Gibson, Stuart Blair, Bill Jordanou, George Craig, Graham French, Mike Clarey. Coach: Frank Micic.
Goals: Craig 12pk, Clarey 67
2 - 1 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Bob Adams, Norrie Campbell, Alex Tulloch, Ged Bannon, Alan Parrott (John Taylor 70), Keith Webster, Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie (Mark Dall 77). Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goal: Eadie 45
Sunday, June 4, 1978. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Gary Hooper, Tom Brewerton, Steve Beech, Dragan Blazevski, Billy McClymont, Chris Glennon (Jeff Faulkner 68), Mitko Saveski, John Bernard, George McMillan. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goals: McMillan x 2, Bernard, Petrovski
4 - 0 Juventus
Hugh Graham, Uli Pfisterer, Steve Walker, Jim Symington, Serge Sabbadini, Bruno Sabidussi, Charlie Smith, Claude Lucchesi, Mick Watkins, Jim Armstrong, John Hotson (Tony Curcio 60). Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
SWednesday, June 28, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Jim Daperis, Steve Blair, Danny McCluskey, Bill McIntyre, John Davidson, Mick D'Sylva, Kit Greechan, Noel Mitten, Bill McCormack, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goals: McIntyre, McCormack
2 - 4 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Andy Miller, Glenn Westley, Steve Short, Jim Train, Joe Plummer, Jamie Paton, Martin Turner (Brian Tuft), Jim Williams (Cliff Whiteside). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Williams, Paton, Short, Whiteside
Round Nine
Saturday, June 17, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Juventus
Hugh Graham (sent off 61), Uli Pfisterer, Steve Walker, Jim Symington, Serge Sabbadini, Bruno Sabidussi (John Lucchesi 75), Charlie Smith (Mike Harby 61), Claude Lucchesi, Mick Watkins, Tony Curcio, John Hotson. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
0 - 5 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens, David Baker, Anton Dosen, Chris Valli (Steve Gadsby 75), Bill Jordanou (Frank Micic 75), Stuart Blair, Ian Gibson, George Craig, Graham French, Mike Clarey. Coach: Frank Micic.
Goals: French 17, 53, Clarey 58, 76, 88
Saturday, June 17, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Frank Mussel (Jim McRobert, Wilf Laing), Rob Nelson, Terry Banagan, Nick Cook, Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goal: Cook
1 - 1 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, Andy Miller, John Yzendoorn, Glenn Westley, Steve Short, Jim Train, Cliff Whiteside, Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge (Martin Turner), Jim Williams. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goal: Paton
Sunday, June 18, 1978. Centenary Park, Frankston North.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Bob Adams, Ged Bannon (John Taylor), Keith Webster, Alan Parrott, Alex Tulloch (Norrie Campbell), Gus Eadie, Gordon MacGregor. Coach: Brian Edgley.
0 - 5 Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr, Ken Murphy, Tommy Cumming, Carl Gilder, Billy Vojtek. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goals: Vojtek, Cumming, Kokoska, Kerr, Gilder
Sunday, June 18, 1978. Partridge Reserve, Lalor.
George Cross
Gerry Rice, Alex McConville, John Webb, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Paul Murphy, Billy Wilkinson, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Frank Mifsud (Tony Castiello), Kevin Walker. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goals: Reed pen, Maitland
2 - 1 Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Jim Daperis, Steve Blair, Danny McCluskey, Jim Johnstone (John Davidson), Mick D'Sylva, Bill McIntyre, Kit Greechan, Noel Mitten, Bill McCormack, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goal: McIntyre
Sunday, June 18, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, Green Gully.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, John Cain, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Nigel Daniels (Gerry Tribuzio 78), Les Thomson, Andy Segi, Steve Carr, Dave Perkin. Coach: Duncan McKay.
0 - 4 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Steve Beech, Dragan Blazevski, Tom Brewerton, Gary Hooper, Mitko Saveski, Billy McClymont, George McMillan, John Bernard, Chris Glennon (Colin McGifford 72). Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goals: Saveski 47, 63, Bernard 70, 79
Sunday, June 18, 1978. Jubilee Park, Ringwood.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Don Pasman, David Garthwaite, Brian Carnaby, Ron Verniers, Keith Adams, John O'Callaghan (Reno Lia), Willie Coulson, Richard Plumb, John Luyten, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
Goal: Davidson 70og
1 - 1 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen, Richard Plessa, George Train (Buckley), Alan Davidson, George Watters, Manny Gambin, Jim Ackers, Nat Little, Bob Taylor (Jim Waterman). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Taylor 30
Round Ten
Saturday, June 24, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park. Referee: Joe Slaats.
Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens, Chris Valli (Frank Micic 47), David Baker, Anton Dosen, Bill Jordanou, Stuart Blair, Ian Gibson, George Craig, Graham French, Mike Clarey. Coach: Frank Micic.
Goal: Gibson 40
1 - 0 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, John Cain, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Nigel Daniels (Gerry Tribuzio 57), Les Thomson, Steve Carr (sent off 63), Andy Segi (sent off 52), Dave Perkin. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Saturday, June 24, 1978. Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.
Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Glenn Westley, Andy Miller, Steve Short, Joe Plummer (Martin Turner 65), Cliff Whiteside (Jim Williams 55), Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge, Jim Train. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goal: Train 35
1 - 2 Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Don Pasman, Brian Carnaby, David Garthwaite, Ron Verniers, Keith Adams, Benny de Bruyckere, Willie Coulson, Richard Plumb, Reno Lia, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
Goals: Thom 28, Garthwaite 60
Sunday, June 25, 1978. Selwyn Park, Sunshine.
Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Jim Daperis, Danny McCluskey, Steve Blair, Bill McCormack, Mick D'Sylva, John Davidson, Kit Greechan, Noel Mitten, Bill McIntyre, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goal: McIntyre
1 - 2 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Rob Nelson, Terry Banagan, Frank Mussel, Nick Cook (Wilf Laing), Ray Pocock (Dave Parkin), Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: D Nelson x 2 inc pk
Sunday, June 25, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen, Kevin Kelly, Richard Plessa, Alan Davidson, George Watters, Alby Brown, Manny Gambin (George Train 70), Bob Taylor (Mick Banagan 75), Jim Ackers. Coach: Joe Wilson.
0 - 2 Frankston City
Nick Burgess, Alan Parrott, Sandy Irvine, Bob Adams, Eric Gillespie, Tommy Fox, Ged Bannon (Norrie Campbell), Vince Bannon, Mark Dall, Gus Eadie, Gordon MacGregor. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goals: Eadie, Dall
Sunday, June 25, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Marek Momont.
Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart (Brian Davidson), Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews (Branko Culina), Alan Kerr, Ken Murphy, Tommy Cumming, Carl Gilder, Billy Vojtek. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goals: Cumming, Vojtek
2 - 0 Juventus
Mike Harby, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer, Serge Sabbadini (Jim Armstrong), Tony Curcio, Jim Symington, Bruno Sabidussi (Charlie Smith), Claude Lucchesi, Mick Watkins, John Hotson (sent off). Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Sunday, June 25, 1978. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Gary Hooper, Tom Brewerton, Steve Beech, Dragan Blazevski, Eric Lesbirel, Billy McClymont, John Bernard, George McMillan, Chris Glennon. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goals: McMillan 63, 90, Bernard 52
3 - 0 George Cross
Svez Matsson, Alex McConville, Tony Castiello, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Paul Murphy, Billy Wilkinson, John Webb (Jim Paparas 66), Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Kevin Walker. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Round Eleven
Saturday, July 1, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Chris Bambridge.
Juventus
Robert Terzini, Uli Pfisterer, Steve Walker, Jim Symington, Pat Della Rocca, Bruno Sabidussi, Charlie Smith, Claude Lucchesi, Tony Curcio, Mick Watkins, John Hotson. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goal: Watkins 46
1 - 1 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Kevin Kelly, Rob Gramsbergen, Richard Plessa, George Watters, Alby Brown, Jim Ackers, Manny Gambin (Stan Lambrou 60), Bob Taylor, Alan Davidson. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Brown 38pk
Saturday, July 1, 1978. Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.
Frankston City
Nick Burgess, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Norrie Campbell, Ged Bannon, Alex Tulloch, Tommy Fox, Mark Dall (John Taylor 82), Gordon MacGregor (Alan Parrott 82), Gus Eadie. Coach: Brian Edgley.
0 - 1 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Glenn Westley, Andy Miller, Steve Short, Joe Plummer, Cliff Whiteside, Jim Train, Jamie Paton, Martin Turner (Steve Aldridge 75). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goal: Whiteside 85
Sunday, July 2, 1978. Selwyn Park, Sunshine.
Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver (Jim Green), Jim Daperis, Steve Blair, Danny McCluskey, Ken Smart, John Davidson, Mick D'Sylva, Neil Prothroe (Mick Emin), Noel Mitten, Bill McIntyre, Alan Quinn. Coach: Tommy McPherson.
Goal: McCluskey 50
1 - 5 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Paul Glasson, Gary Hooper, Steve Beech, Dragan Blazevski, Eric Lesbirel (Colin McGifford), Billy McClymont, John Bernard (Jeff Faulkner), George McMillan, Chris Glennon. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goals: Glennon 6, Bernard 7, McMillan 17, McClymont 53, Blazevski 80
Sunday, July 2, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
George Cross
Svez Matsson, Alex McConville, Norm Maitland, John Webb, Derek Barron, Tony Castiello, Paul Murphy, Phil Cutajar, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Jim Paparas. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goal: Cullen 85
1 - 0 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens, David Baker, Anton Dosen, Mike Rainey, Ian Gibson, Stuart Blair, Bill Jordanou, Mike Clarey, Graham French, George Craig. Coach: Frank Micic.
Sunday, July 2, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, Green Gully.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Stan Klain, John Patten (Steve Crilly 76), John Cain (sent off 84), Peter Donaldson, Ian McCarthy, Nigel Daniels, Les Thomson, Dave Perkin, Steve Carr, Gerry Tribuzio. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goals: Perkin 58pk, Tribuzio 88
2 - 4 Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Howard Andrews, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ken Murphy, Branko Culina, Billy Vojtek, Alan Kerr, Tommy Cumming (Silvano Franin 71), Carl Gilder, Brian Davidson. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goals: Vojtek 31, 87, Culina 41, Davidson 81
Sunday, July 2, 1978. Jubilee Park, Ringwood.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Don Pasman (Mike Kupinic), Brian Carnaby, David Garthwaite, Ron Verniers, Keith Adams, Reno Lia (Benny de Bruyckere), Willie Coulson, Richard Plumb, John Luyten, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
0 - 0 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Rob Nelson, Terry Banagan, Frank Mussel, Wilf Laing (Nick Cook), Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Round Twelve
Sunday, July 9, 1978. Selwyn Park, Sunshine.
Albion Leyland
Jim Green, Danny McCluskey, Frank Campbell, Steve Blair, Jim Daperis (Dave McCurry 48), John Davidson, Bill McIntyre, Alan Quinn, Mick D'Sylva, Bill McCormack, Noel Mitten. Coach: Billy Cree.
Goals: Mitten 55pk, McIntyre 70
2 - 2 Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Don Pasman, Brian Carnaby, Benny de Bruyckere, Ron Verniers, Keith Adams, Reno Lia (Mike Kupinic 75), Richard Plumb, Brian Thom, John Luyten, Willie Coulson. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
Goals: Luyten 10, 29
Sunday, July 9, 1978. Centenary Park, Frankston North.
Frankston City
Nick Burgess (Frank Petersen 46), Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Norrie Campbell, Alan Parrott, Alex Tulloch, Ged Bannon, Mark Dall, Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goals: MacGregor x 3, Irvine, Dall
5 - 3 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Rob Nelson, Terry Banagan, Frank Mussel, Wilf Laing, Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: D Nelson, Laing, Pocock
Sunday, July 9, 1978. Partridge Reserve, Lalor.
George Cross
Svez Matsson (Gerry Rice 46), Alex McConville, Norm Maitland, John Webb, Derek Barron, Paul Murphy, Billy Wilkinson, Tony Castiello, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Jim Paparas (Tony Scicluna 65). Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
0 - 1 Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Howard Andrews, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ken Murphy, Branko Culina, Billy Vojtek, Alan Kerr, Tommy Cumming, Carl Gilder, Brian Davidson. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goal: Vojtek 37
Sunday, July 9, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, Green Gully.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, Nigel Daniels, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Les Thomson, Dave Perkin, Gerry Tribuzio, Steve Carr, Andy Segi. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goal: Segi 77
1 - 0 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Kevin Kelly, Rob Gramsbergen, Richard Plessa, Alan Davidson, Alby Brown, Jim Ackers, Manny Gambin (Stan Lambrou 71), Bob Taylor (George Train 29), George Watters. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Sunday, July 9, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Juventus
Robert Terzini, Uli Pfisterer (Jim Armstrong 46), Jim Symington, Steve Walker, Pat Della Rocca, Charlie Smith (Carlos Berbia 65), Bruno Sabidussi, John Hotson, Mick Watkins, Claude Lucchesi, Tony Curcio. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goal: Berbia
1 - 2 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, Glenn Westley, John Yzendoorn, Andy Miller, Steve Short, Joe Plummer, Cliff Whiteside, Jim Train, Jamie Paton, Martin Turner. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Short, Paton
Sunday, July 9, 1978. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Gary Hooper, Dragan Blazevski, Tom Brewerton, Steve Beech, Billy McClymont, Eric Lesbirel, John Bernard (Jeff Faulkner 5), George McMillan, Chris Glennon. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goals: McMillan 35, Glennon 75, Petrovski 85
3 - 0 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens, Anton Dosen, David Baker, Mike Rainey (John Daperis 30), Steve Gadsby, Stuart Blair, Ian Gibson, Mike Clarey, Graham French, Ian McNeil (Frank Micic 46). Coach: Frank Micic.
Round Thirteen
Saturday, July 15, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Bob Henderson.
Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Rob Nelson, Terry Banagan, Frank Mussel, Dave Nelson, Ray Pocock, Wilf Laing (Nick Cook 63). Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: Laing 46, Howe 60, McCurry 70og
3 - 1 Albion Leyland
Jim Green, Danny McCluskey, Steve Blair, Frank Campbell, Jim Daperis, Bill McIntyre, John Davidson, Alan Quinn (Dave McCurry 63), Bill McCormack, Noel Mitten, Mick D'Sylva (Kit Greechan 46). Coach: Billy Cree.
Goal: Mitten 88
Sunday, July 16, 1978. Centenary Park, Frankston North.
Frankston City
Nick Burgess, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Norrie Campbell, Ged Bannon, Alex Tulloch, Alan Parrott (Ian Williamson), Gus Eadie, Gordon MacGregor, Mark Dall (Keith Webster). Coach: Brian Edgley.
0 - 4 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Kevin Kelly, Rob Gramsbergen, George Train, George Watters, Alby Brown, Alan Davidson (Richard Plessa), Manny Gambin, Bob Taylor, Nat Little. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goals: Gambin 10, 25, Brown 25, Little 70
Sunday, July 16, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
George Cross
Gerry Rice, Phil Cutajar, Norm Maitland, John Webb, Derek Barron, Billy Wilkinson, Robert Mirak, Tony Castiello, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Tony Scicluna. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goal: Maitland 60
1 - 2 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Dragan Blazevski, Gary Hooper, Tom Brewerton, Steve Beech, Eric Lesbirel, Billy McClymont, Jeff Faulkner, George McMillan, Paul Hallam, Chris Glennon. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goals: Lesbirel 40, McMillan 63
Sunday, July 16, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, Green Gully. Referee: Tom Sterling.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, Nigel Daniels, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Laurie Smith (Steve Crilly 28), Les Thomson, Andy Segi, Gerry Tribuzio, Steve Carr. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goals: Segi 3, Carr 78, Daniels, Tribuzio
4 - 0 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Bill Jordanou (Mike Rainey 57), David Baker, Anton Dosen, Les Owens, Steve Gadsby, Stuart Blair, John Daperis (Sean Rooney 46), Mike Clarey, Ian Gibson, Ian McNeil. Coach: Frank Micic.
Sunday, July 16, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Juventus
Robert Terzini, Uli Pfisterer, Pat Della Rocca, Jim Symington, Serge Sabbadini, Charlie Smith, Claude Lucchesi, Steve Walker, Mick Watkins, Bruno Sabidussi (John Hotson), Tony Curcio (Jim Armstrong, sent off). Coach: Reno Vitti.
0 - 4 Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic (Miro Franjic), Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr (Branko Culina), Ken Murphy, Tommy Cumming, Carl Gilder, Billy Vojtek. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goals: Cumming 16, Murphy 37, Kerr 41, Culina 74
Sunday, July 16, 1978. Jubilee Park, Ringwood.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Don Pasman, Benny de Bruyckere, Brian Carnaby, Ron Verniers (Reno Lia 75), Keith Adams (Mike Kupinic 50), Doug Barber, Willie Coulson, Richard Plumb, John Luyten, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
0 - 2 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Glenn Westley, Andy Miller, Joe Plummer, Steve Short (Tom O'Halloran 75), Cliff Whiteside, Jim Train, Jamie Paton, Martin Turner. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Paton x 2
Round Fourteen
Sunday, July 23, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen, Kevin Kelly, George Train, George Watters, Alby Brown, Alan Davidson, Nat Little (Richard Plessa), Bob Taylor, Manny Gambin. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Brown pk
1 - 2 George Cross
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Tony Castiello, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, John Webb, Billy Wilkinson, Robert Mirak, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Jim Paparas (Tony Scicluna). Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goals: Cullen, Reed
Sunday, July 23, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 6,200.
Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ante Bilaver, Alan Kerr, Ken Murphy, Howard Andrews, Billy Vojtek (Brian Davidson 61), Carl Gilder, Tommy Cumming. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goal: Gilder 33
1 - 0 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Tom Brewerton, Gary Hooper, Steve Beech, Dragan Blazevski (Paul Glasson 75), Eric Lesbirel, Billy McClymont, Jeff Faulkner (sent off 89), George McMillan, Chris Glennon (Mitko Saveski 69). Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Sunday, July 23, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park.
Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens, David Baker, Anton Dosen, Chris Valli, Stuart Blair, Ian Gibson, Bill Jordanou (John Daperis), George Craig, Graham French, Mike Clarey. Coach: Frank Micic.
Goals: Gibson, Clarey, Craig
3 - 0 Albion Leyland
Jim Green, Jim Daperis, Danny McCluskey, Steve Blair, John Davidson, Frank Campbell, Mick D'Sylva, Noel Mitten, Bill McCormack, Alan Quinn, Mick Emin. Coach: Billy Cree.
Sunday, July 23, 1978. Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.
Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Glenn Westley, Andy Miller, Steve Short, Joe Plummer, Martin Turner (Steve Aldridge 70), Jim Train, Jamie Paton, Cliff Whiteside. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Paton 52, 77
2 - 2 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, John Cain, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Nigel Daniels, Les Thomson, Andy Segi, Gerry Tribuzio, Steve Carr. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goals: Segi 44, Tribuzio 82
Sunday, July 23, 1978. Jubilee Park, Ringwood.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Benny de Bruyckere, David Garthwaite, Brian Carnaby, Richard Plumb, Ron Verniers, Doug Barber (Mike Kupinic), Willie Coulson, Keith Adams, John Luyten, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
Goals: Luyten, Verniers, Coulson
3 - 0 Frankston City
Nick Burgess, Vince Bannon, Bob Adams, Sandy Irvine, Ian Williamson, Ged Bannon, Dave Cooper, John Taylor (Alan Parrott), Keith Webster, Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie (Tommy Fox). Coach: Brian Edgley.
Sunday, July 23, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
Sunshine City
Alan Contini, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Terry Banagan, Frank Mussel (George Nierobisz), Rob Nelson, Nick Cook, Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
0 - 0 Juventus
Robert Terzini, Uli Pfisterer, Jim Symington, John Lucchesi, Pat Della Rocca, Charlie Smith, Bruno Sabidussi, Claude Lucchesi, Mick Watkins, Tony Curcio, John Hotson. Coach: Reno Vitti.
Round Fifteen
Sunday, July 30, 1978. Selwyn Park, Sunshine.
Albion Leyland
Jim Green, Jim Daperis, Steve Blair, Frank Campbell, Bobby Nisbet (Mick D'Sylva), Danny McCluskey, John Davidson (Kit Greechan), Noel Mitten, Mick Emin, Bill McCormack, Bill McIntyre. Coach: Billy Cree.
Goal: Greechan 89
1 - 1 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Bob Adams, Ian Williamson, Ged Bannon, Alan Parrott, Keith Webster, Alex Tulloch, Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie (Mark Dall). Coach: Sandy Irvine.
Goal: V Bannon 15
Sunday, July 30, 1978. Partridge Reserve, Lalor.
George Cross
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Norm Maitland, Tony Castiello, Derek Barron, John Webb, Billy Wilkinson, Robert Mirak, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Jim Paparas. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goals: Paparas 50, Reed 65, Cullen 85
3 - 2 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, Glenn Westley (Brian Tuft 10), John Yzendoorn, Andy Miller, Steve Short, Cliff Whiteside (Steve Aldridge 70), Joe Plummer, Jim Train, Martin Turner, Jamie Paton. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Train 25, Turner 35
Sunday, July 30, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, Green Gully.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, John Cain, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Nigel Daniels, Les Thomson (Laurie Smith 68), Andy Segi, Gerry Tribuzio, Steve Carr. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goals: Howe 80og, Carr 86
2 - 2 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis (red card after match), Hugh Howe, Frank Mussel, Rob Nelson, Terry Banagan, Wilf Laing (Jim McRobert 68), Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: D Nelson 51, Pocock 65
Sunday, July 30, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park.
Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens, David Baker, Anton Dosen, Chris Valli, Ian Gibson, Bill Jordanou, Graham French, Mike Clarey, George Craig, Sean Rooney. Coach: Frank Micic.
Goal: Rooney 37
1 - 1 Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Alan Kerr, Ken Murphy, Branko Culina, Brian Davidson (Billy Vojtek), Carl Gilder (Howard Andrews), Tommy Cumming. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goal: Cumming 28
Sunday, July 30, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Juventus
Robert Terzini, Uli Pfisterer, Jim Symington, Pat Della Rocca, Serge Sabbadini, Charlie Smith (John Lucchesi 52), Bruno Sabidussi, Claude Lucchesi, Mick Watkins, Tony Curcio, John Hotson. Coach: Reno Vitti.
Goals: Sabidussi 6, C Lucchesi 16, 31, 69
4 - 1 Ringwood City
Paul Wilding (Ralph Christian 46), Mike Kupinic (David Garthwaite 46), Brian Carnaby, Benny de Bruyckere, Richard Plumb, Willie Coulson, Ron Verniers, Doug Barber, Keith Adams, John Luyten, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
Goal: Thom 4
Sunday, July 30, 1978. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Paul Glasson, Tom Brewerton, Gary Hooper, Steve Beech, Dragan Blazevski, Billy McClymont, John Bernard, Mitko Saveski, George McMillan (Eric Lesbirel), Chris Glennon. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goals: McClymont 10, Brewerton 82
2 - 1 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen, Kevin Kelly, George Train, Alby Brown, Alan Davidson, George Watters, Nat Little, Bob Taylor (Richard Plessa), Manny Gambin. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Little 9
Round Sixteen
Saturday, August 5, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Zeljko Lesan, Alan Kerr, Howard Andrews, Tommy Cumming, Eddie Krncevic, Ken Murphy. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goals: Murphy 28, Krncevic 31, 71
3 - 1 Albion Leyland
Jim Green, Jim Daperis, Steve Blair, Frank Campbell, Bobby Nisbet, Bill McIntyre, Danny McCluskey, Kit Greechan, Mick Emin (Alan Quinn 46), Noel Mitten (Mick D'Sylva 81), Bill McCormack. Coach: Billy Cree.
Goal: McCormack 80
Sunday, August 6, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen, Kevin Kelly, Kevin Wilson, Alan Davidson, Alby Brown, George Watters, Manny Gambin, Nat Little (Kevin Innes 10, Jim Ackers 60), Ray O'Donnell. Coach: Joe Wilson.
0 - 1 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens, Anton Dosen, David Baker, Chris Valli (John Daperis 60), Bill Jordanou, Stuart Blair, Sean Rooney (Steve Gadsby 50), Graham French, Ian Gibson, Mike Clarey. Coach: Frank Micic.
Goal: French 86
Sunday, August 6, 1978. North Seaford Reserve, Seaford.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon (Bob Adams), Eric Gillespie, Sandy Irvine, Ian Williamson (John Taylor), Tommy Fox, Ged Bannon, Alan Parrott, Mark Dall, Gordon MacGregor, Alex Tulloch. Coach: Sandy Irvine.
0 - 0 Juventus
Robert Terzini, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer, Serge Sabbadini, Bruno Sabidussi (Charlie Smith) ,Lou Sannipoli, Claude Lucchesi, Mick Watkins, Tony Curcio, John Hotson. Coach: Reno Vitti.
Sunday, August 6, 1978. Showgrounds, Ascot Vale. Referee: David Yelland.
Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Steve Short, Andy Miller (Tommy Randles 65), Brian Tuft, Cliff Whiteside, Tom O'Halloran (Daryl Gooch 46), Jim Train, Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Paton 11, 55, 62
3 - 1 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Paul Glasson, Gary Hooper, Tom Brewerton, Steve Beech, Dragan Blazevski (sent off 69), John Bernard (sent off 42), Eric Lesbirel, Mitko Saveski (sent off 65), George McMillan, Chris Glennon. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goal: Lesbirel 40
Sunday, August 6, 1978. Jubilee Park, Ringwood.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Benny de Bruyckere, Richard Plumb (John O'Callaghan 46), Brian Carnaby, David Garthwaite, Keith Adams, Ron Verniers, Doug Barber, John Luyten, Willie Coulson, Brian Thom. Coach: Freddy Bunce.
Goals: Luyten 49, 59
2 - 4 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, John Cain, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Nigel Daniels, Les Thomson, Andy Segi (Laurie Smith 69), Gerry Tribuzio, Steve Carr. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goals: Tribuzio 1, Carr 26, Segi 30, Garthwaite 44og
Sunday, August 6, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Frank Mussel, Rob Nelson, Terry Banagan, Wilf Laing, Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: D Nelson, Barron og, Pocock
3 - 1 George Cross
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Tony Castiello, John Webb, Derek Barron, Alex McConville, Billy Wilkinson, Robert Mirak, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Jim Paparas. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goal: Reed
Round Seventeen
Saturday, August 12, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park.
Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Chris Valli, David Baker, Anton Dosen (Steve Gadsby), Les Owens, Ian Gibson, Stuart Blair, Bill Jordanou, Sean Rooney, Mike Clarey, Graham French (John Daperis). Coach: Frank Micic.
Goal: Clarey
1 - 0 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Brian Tuft, John Yzendoorn, Steve Short, Frank Thompson, Jim Train, Steve Aldridge, Cliff Whiteside, Daryl Gooch (Paul Milborrow), Jamie Paton, Alex Rivero (Tommy Randles). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Sunday, August 13, 1978. Selwyn Park, Sunshine.
Albion Leyland
Jim Green (Jeff Olver 24), Danny McCluskey, Frank Campbell, Steve Blair, Bobby Nisbet, John Davidson (Gordon Bentley), Noel Mitten, Bill McIntyre, Kit Greechan, Bill McCormack, Alan Quinn. Coach: Billy Cree.
Goals: Mitten, McIntyre, McCormack
3 - 0 Juventus
Robert Terzini, Uli Pfisterer, Jim Symington (sent off), Steve Walker, Pat Della Rocca, Bruno Sabidussi (Lou Sannipoli), Claude Lucchesi, Charlie Smith, Mick Watkins, Tony Curcio (John Lucchesi), John Hotson. Coach: Reno Vitti.
Sunday, August 13, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr, Zeljko Lesan, Tommy Cumming, Carl Gilder (Billy Vojtek 46), Ken Murphy. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goals: Cumming 32, 87, Lesan 66
3 - 0 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen, Kevin Wilson, Richard Plessa, Jim Ackers, Alby Brown, Kevin Kelly, Alan Davidson (Manny Gambin 78), Nat Little, Bob Taylor (Keith Murray 65). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Sunday, August 13, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
George Cross
Svez Matsson, Alex McConville, Norm Maitland, John Webb, Derek Barron, Robert Mirak, Tony Castiello, Frank Mifsud, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Jim Paparas. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goals: Paparas x 2, Verniers og
3 - 1 Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Keith Adams, Brian Carnaby, David Garthwaite, Ron Verniers, Doug Barber, John O'Callaghan (Don Pasman), Benny de Bruyckere, Alex Anderson, John Luyten, Brian Thom. Coach: Brian Carnaby.
Goal: Luyten
Sunday, August 13, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, Green Gully.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, John Cain, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Nigel Daniels, Les Thomson, Andy Segi (Laurie Smith 69), Gerry Tribuzio, Steve Carr. Coach: Duncan McKay.
0 - 0 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, John Taylor, Eric Gillespie, Sandy Irvine, Ian Williamson (Gus Eadie 85), Keith Webster, Alan Parrott, Ged Bannon, Mark Dall, Gordon MacGregor, Alex Tulloch (Bob Adams 76). Coach: Sandy Irvine.
Sunday, August 13, 1978. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Alex Najdovski, Tom Brewerton, Gary Hooper, Steve Beech, Eric Lesbirel, Billy McClymont, Paul Hallam, George McMillan, Jeff Faulkner, Chris Glennon. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goals: Hallam, McMillan
2 - 0 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Steve Ellis, Nick Lowe, Hugh Howe, Rob Nelson, Terry Banagan, Frank Mussel, Dave Nelson (Jim McRobert), Ray Pocock, Wilf Laing. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Round Eighteen
Saturday, August 19, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Terry Banagan, Frank Mussel (George Nierobisz), Rob Nelson, Wilf Laing (Jim McRobert), Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goal: Pocock 64
1 - 4 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens, Anton Dosen, David Baker, Chris Valli, Stuart Blair, Bill Jordanou, Ian Gibson, Mike Clarey, Graham French, Sean Rooney. Coach: Frank Micic.
Goals: Rooney x 2, Jordanou, Clarey
Sunday, August 20, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Kevin Kelly, Rob Gramsbergen, Richard Plessa, Alby Brown (Kevin Wilson), George Watters, Jim Ackers, Alan Davidson, Nat Little, Bob Taylor (Manny Gambin). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goals: Gramsbergen, Little, Gambin
3 - 3 Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Frank Campbell, Steve Blair, Danny McCluskey, Bobby Nisbet, John Davidson, Kit Greechan, Bill McCormack, Noel Mitten, Alan Quinn (Gordon Bentley), Bill McIntyre. Coach: Billy Cree.
Goals: Quinn, Greechan, Mitten
Sunday, August 20, 1978. North Seaford Reserve, Seaford.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, John Taylor, Eric Gillespie, Sandy Irvine, Ian Williamson, Bob Adams, Keith Webster, Ged Bannon, Mark Dall (Robin Knott), Gordon MacGregor, Alex Tulloch. Coach: Sandy Irvine.
0 - 2 George Cross
Svez Matsson, Alex McConville, John Webb, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Billy Wilkinson, Robert Mirak, Tony Castiello, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Jim Paparas. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goals: Paparas x 2
Sunday, August 20, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Juventus
Robert Terzini, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer, Jim Symington, Lou Sannipoli (Bruno Sabidussi 74), Charlie Smith, Claude Lucchesi, Mick Watkins, John Lucchesi, John Hotson. Coach: Reno Vitti.
Goals: Walker 24, Smith 38pk
2 - 0 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, John Cain, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Nigel Daniels, Les Thomson, Andy Segi, Gerry Tribuzio (Laurie Smith 59), Steve Carr (sent off 61). Coach: Duncan McKay.
Sunday, August 20, 1978. Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.
Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Jim Train, John Yzendoorn, Brian Tuft, Frank Thompson, Cliff Whiteside, Steve Short, David Pye (Martin Turner 70), Daryl Gooch, Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Paton 47, 89
2 - 1 Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Zeljko Lesan, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr, Billy Vojtek (Carl Gilder 75), Ken Murphy, Tommy Cumming. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goal: Cumming 30
Sunday, August 20, 1978. Jubilee Park, Ringwood.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Don Pasman, Brian Carnaby, David Garthwaite, Ron Verniers, Keith Adams, Doug Barber, John O'Callaghan, Alex Anderson (Benny de Bruyckere), John Luyten, Brian Thom. Coach: Brian Carnaby.
Goal: Carnaby
1 - 1 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Alex Najdovski, Gary Hooper, Tom Brewerton, Steve Beech, Billy McClymont, Eric Lesbirel, Jeff Faulkner, Paul Hallam, George McMillan, Chris Glennon. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goal: McClymont 89
Round Nineteen
Saturday, August 26, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Ken Murphy, Alan Kerr, Howard Andrews, Brian Davidson, Tommy Cumming, Billy Vojtek. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goal: Davidson 53
1 - 0 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Nick Lowe, Frank Mussel, George Nierobisz (Wilf Laing), Rob Nelson, Jim McRobert, Ray Pocock (Nick Cook), Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Sunday, August 27, 1978. Selwyn Park, Sunshine.
Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Jim Daperis, Danny McCluskey, Steve Blair, Bobby Nisbet, John Davidson, Noel Mitten, Bill McCormack, Kit Greechan, Frank Campbell, Mick D'Sylva. Coach: Billy Cree.
Goals: Mitten 33, Donaldson 66og, Greechan 68
3 - 1 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson (Steve Crilly 67), John Patten, John Cain, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Nigel Daniels, Les Thomson (Gerry Tribuzio 62), Andy Segi, Steve Carr, Laurie Smith. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goal: McCarthy 63
Sunday, August 27, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen, Kevin Kelly, Richard Plessa, George Watters, Alby Brown, Alan Davidson, Jim Ackers, Nat Little, Bob Taylor. Coach: Joe Wilson.
0 - 1 Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Jim Train, John Yzendoorn, Brian Tuft, Frank Thompson, Steve Short, Martin Turner, David Pye, Daryl Gooch, Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goal: Paton
Sunday, August 27, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
George Cross
Svez Matsson, Alex McConville, John Webb, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Robert Mirak, Billy Wilkinson, Tony Castiello, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Jim Paparas. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
0 - 0 Juventus
Robert Terzini, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer, Jim Symington, John Lucchesi (Bruno Sabidussi), Charlie Smith, Lou Sannipoli, Mick Watkins (Tony Curcio), Claude Lucchesi, John Hotson. Coach: Reno Vitti.
Sunday, August 27, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park.
Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens, Anton Dosen, David Baker, Chris Valli, Stuart Blair, Bill Jordanou (Steve Gadsby 1), Ian Gibson, Sean Rooney (Les Nagy 62), Graham French, Mike Clarey. Coach: Frank Micic.
Goals: Clarey 22, 90, Gibson 84, Nagy 87
4 - 1 Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Keith Adams, David Garthwaite, Brian Carnaby, Ron Verniers, Don Pasman, John O'Callaghan, Doug Barber (Richard Plumb 69), Alex Anderson, John Luyten, Brian Thom. Coach: Brian Carnaby.
Goal: Thom 15
Sunday, August 27, 1978. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Tom Brewerton (Paul Hallam), Gary Hooper, Steve Beech, Eric Lesbirel, Billy McClymont, Colin McGifford, Jeff Faulkner, George McMillan, Chris Glennon. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
0 - 0 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Ian Williamson, Alan Parrott, Ged Bannon, John Taylor, Alex Tulloch (Keith Webster), Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie. Coach: Sandy Irvine.
Round Twenty
Saturday, September 2, 1978. Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.
Prahran Slavia
Fred Neri, Jim Train, John Yzendoorn, Brian Tuft, Frank Thompson, Steve Short, David Pye, Cliff Whiteside, Steve Aldridge, Jamie Paton, Jim Williams. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goal: Short 30
1 - 1 Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Frank Campbell (Jim Daperis), Danny McCluskey, Steve Blair, Bobby Nisbet, John Davidson, Bill McCormack, Alan Quinn (Mick D'Sylva), Noel Mitten, Bill McIntyre, Kit Greechan. Coach: Billy Cree.
Goal: Mitten
Saturday, September 2, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Terry Banagan, Rob Nelson, George Nierobisz (Andy Esposito), Jim McRobert, Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goal: R Nelson
1 - 1 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen, Keith Murray, Richard Plessa (Jim Ackers), Alan Davidson, Kevin Kelly, George Watters, Bob Taylor, Nat Little, Manny Gambin (Kevin Wilson). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Little
Sunday, September 3, 1978. North Seaford Reserve, Seaford.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Eric Gillespie, Sandy Irvine, Ian Williamson (Tommy Fox), John Taylor, Alan Parrott, Ged Bannon, Alex Tulloch, Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie (Keith Webster). Coach: Sandy Irvine.
0 - 3 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens, David Baker, Anton Dosen, Chris Valli, Ian Gibson, Steve Gadsby, Stuart Blair, Mike Clarey, Graham French, Les Nagy. Coach: Frank Micic.
Goals: Clarey, Gibson, French
Sunday, September 3, 1978. Green Gully Reserve, Green Gully. Referee: Joe Slaats.
Green Gully
Lou Denys (Victor Magro 46), Peter Donaldson, John Patten, John Cain, Stan Klain, Ian McCarthy, Nigel Daniels (Gerry Tribuzio 52), Les Thomson, Andy Segi, Laurie Smith, Steve Carr. Coach: Duncan McKay.
0 - 3 George Cross
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Derek Barron, John Webb, Norm Maitland, Billy Wilkinson, Robbie Cullen, Tony Castiello, Ken Reed, Robert Mirak, Jim Paparas. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goals: Cullen 11, 50, Reed 19
Sunday, September 3, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Juventus
Robert Terzini, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer, Serge Sabbadini, Charlie Smith, Lou Sannipoli, Claude Lucchesi, Mick Watkins, Chris Peponiadis (Bruno Sabidussi 73), John Hotson (John Lucchesi 29). Coach: Reno Vitti.
0 - 1 Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Gary Hooper, Eric Lesbirel, Steve Beech, Colin McGifford (Dragan Blazevski 60), Billy McClymont, John Bernard, Chris Glennon, Paul Hallam (George McMillan 80), Jeff Faulkner. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goal: McMillan 87
Sunday, September 3, 1978. Jubilee Park, Ringwood.
Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Don Pasman, Brian Carnaby, David Garthwaite, Ron Verniers, John O'Callaghan, Doug Barber, Willie Coulson (Gary Van Leuverden), Keith Adams, John Luyten, Brian Thom. Coach: Brian Carnaby.
0 - 2 Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, John Gardiner, Steve Kokoska, Ken Murphy, Howard Andrews, Zeljko Lesan, Alan Kerr, Tommy Cumming (Billy Vojtek), Eddie Krncevic, Brian Davidson (Branko Culina). Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goals: Kerr, Krncevic
Round Twenty-One
Sunday, September 10, 1978. Selwyn Park, Sunshine.
Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Frank Campbell, Danny McCluskey, Steve Blair, Bobby Nisbet, John Davidson, Noel Mitten, Mick D'Sylva (Alan Quinn), Bill McIntyre, Bill McCormack, Kit Greechan (Jim Daperis). Coach: Billy Cree.
Goal: McCormack
1 - 2 George Cross
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Norm Maitland, John Webb, Derek Barron, Billy Wilkinson, Tony Castiello, Robert Mirak, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed, Jim Paparas. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goals: Reed, Paparas
Sunday, September 10, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona. Referee: Nick Karlich.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen, Kevin Kelly, Richard Plessa, George Watters, Keith Murray, Alby Brown (Jim Ackers 80), Alan Davidson, Bob Taylor (George Train 67), Nat Little (sent off 59). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goals: Taylor 4, Brown 53, Lewis 70
3 - 1 Ringwood City
Paul Wilding, Keith Adams, Doug Barber, David Garthwaite, Ron Verniers, Brian Thom, John O'Callaghan, Brian Carnaby, Willie Coulson, John Luyten, Alex Anderson. Coach: Brian Carnaby.
Goal: Coulson 87
Sunday, September 10, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ken Murphy, Howard Andrews (Zeljko Lesan 60), Alan Kerr, Branko Culina, Tommy Cumming, Eddie Krncevic, Carl Gilder. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goal: Kokoska 37
1 - 2 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Sandy Irvine, Eric Gillespie, Ian Williamson (John Taylor 80), Tommy Fox, Alan Parrott (Alex Tulloch 70), Ged Bannon, Mark Dall, Gordon MacGregor, Norrie Campbell. Coach: Sandy Irvine.
Goals: Fox 11, MacGregor 20
Sunday, September 10, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park.
Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens (George Craig), David Baker, Anton Dosen, Chris Valli (Bill Jordanou), Ian Gibson, Stuart Blair, Steve Gadsby, Mike Clarey, Graham French, Les Nagy. Coach: Frank Micic.
0 - 0 Juventus
Hugh Graham, Pat Della Rocca (sent off), Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer, Jim Symington, Bruno Sabidussi, Serge Sabbadini, Lou Sannipoli, Mick Watkins, Chris Peponiadis (Claude Lucchesi), John Hotson. Coach: Reno Vitti.
Sunday, September 10, 1978. Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.
Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Jim Train, John Yzendoorn, Brian Tuft, Frank Thompson, Cliff Whiteside, Steve Short, David Pye (Tom O'Halloran 46), Steve Aldridge, Jamie Paton, Jim Williams. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goal: Paton 60pk
1 - 2 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Rob Nelson, Terry Banagan, Frank Mussel (Jim McRobert 70), Wilf Laing, Ray Pocock, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: D Nelson 30, Mussel 39
Sunday, September 10, 1978. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski, Gary Hooper, Eric Lesbirel, Steve Beech, Dragan Blazevski (Colin McGifford 79), Billy McClymont, John Bernard, Jeff Faulkner, George McMillan, Chris Glennon. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goals: Glennon 30, McMillan 49
2 - 1 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson (David Hogben 83), John Patten, Nigel Daniels, Steve Crilly, Ian McCarthy, John Cain, Les Thomson (Andy Segi 55), Willie Vassallo, Gerry Tribuzio, Steve Carr. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Goal: Vassallo 62
Round Twenty-Two
Saturday, September 16, 1978. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine.
Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Jim McRobert, Terry Banagan (Dave Parkin 25), Rob Nelson, Wilf Laing, Ray Pocock (Andy Esposito 84), Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goals: Laing 65, McRobert 68
2 - 1 Ringwood City
Ralph Christian (David Garthwaite 67), Don Pasman, Benny de Bruyckere, Brian Carnaby, Saunders, Alex Anderson, Richard Plumb, John O'Callaghan, Gary van Leuverden, John Luyten, David Brown. Coach: Brian Carnaby.
Goal: Van Leuverden 15
Sunday, September 17, 1978. Kim Reserve, Altona.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen, Kevin Kelly, Richard Plessa (George Train), Jim Ackers (Manny Gambin), George Watters, Keith Murray, Alan Davidson, Nat Little, Bob Taylor. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Little
1 - 1 Juventus
Hugh Graham, Pat Della Rocca, Steve Walker, Uli Pfisterer, Claude Lucchesi, Jim Symington, Bruno Sabidussi, Serge Sabbadini, Lou Sannipoli, Mick Watkins, John Hotson. Sub: Tony Curcio. Coach: Reno Vitti.
Goal: C Lucchesi
Sunday, September 17, 1978. Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ken Murphy, Howard Andrews, Zeljko Lesan, Alan Kerr (Brian Davidson 46), Tommy Cumming, Eddie Krncevic (Carl Gilder 46), Branko Culina. Coach: Billy McArthur.
Goals: Cumming 51, Davidson 67
2 - 0 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, Nigel Daniels, Steve Crilly, Ian McCarthy, John Cain (Les Thomson 79', sent off 82), Willie Vassallo, Andy Segi, Steve Carr, Gerry Tribuzio. Coach: Duncan McKay.
Sunday, September 17, 1978. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park.
Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owens, David Baker, Anton Dosen, Chris Valli, Steve Gadsby, Ian Gibson, Stuart Blair, Les Nagy, Graham French, Mike Clarey (John Daperis 60). Coach: Frank Micic.
Goal: French
1 - 2 George Cross
Svez Matsson (Gerry Rice 46), Phil Cutajar, John Webb, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Robert Mirak, Billy Wilkinson, Tony Castiello, Jim Paparas, Robbie Cullen, Ken Reed. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goals: Wilkinson 6, Mirak 86
Sunday, September 17, 1978. Centenary Park, Frankston North.
Prahran Slavia
Peter Clarke, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Brian Tuft, Steve Short, Jim Train, Glenn Westley, Cliff Whiteside, Steve Aldridge, Jamie Paton, Jim Williams. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
0 - 0 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Eric Gillespie, Sandy Irvine, Ian Williamson, Tommy Fox, Alan Parrott, Ged Bannon, Norrie Campbell (Mark Dall), Gordon MacGregor, Gus Eadie. Coach: Sandy Irvine.
Sunday, September 17, 1978. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir.
Preston Makedonia
Peter Laumets, Ljube Petrovski (Con Boglis), Eric Lesbirel (Paul Hallam), Gary Hooper, Steve Beech, Dragan Blazevski, Colin McGifford, Billy McClymont, Jeff Faulkner, George McMillan, Chris Glennon. Coach: Eric Lesbirel (c/t).
Goals: McMillan x 2, Faulkner
3 - 1 Albion Leyland
Jeff Olver, Frank Campbell (Jim Daperis), Danny McCluskey (sent off), Steve Blair, Bobby Nisbet, John Davidson, Bill McCormack, Noel Mitten, Mick Emin, Bill McIntyre, Alan Quinn. Coach: Billy Cree.
Goal: Davidson

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