979 Victorian Ampol Cup Results

written by John Punshon
Source: Soccer Action


For this pre-season tournament, the twelve State League teams were split into two groups. The top two teams in each group advanced to the Semi-Finals. Matches were played to a conclusion, which involved extra time and penalties if necessary

Home Team v Away Team
Group A
Round One
Friday, February 2, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne, Att: 2,500 (est). Referee: Joe Slaats.
Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grany Smart, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ante Bilaver, Howard Andrews, Ken Murphy (Zeljko Loncar 40), Alan Kerr, Tommy Cumming, Carl Gilder, Branko Culina (Miro Franjic 84). Coach: Brian Edgley.
Cautions: Nil.
After extra time
George Cross won on penalties 5-4
Penalties: Castiello (1-0), Gilder (1-1); Barron (2-1), Franjic (2-2); Gardiner (3-2), Scicluna (3-3); Andrews (4-3), Cutajar (4-4); Kokoska (saved), Mizzi (5-4)
0 - 0 George Cross
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Billy Wilkinson, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, Laurie Bilusic, Francis Mifsud, Tony Castiello, Jim Paparas, Ray Mizzi, Tony Scicluna. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Cautions: Maitland, Cutajar.
After extra time
George Cross won on penalties 5-4
Penalties: Castiello (1-0), Gilder (1-1); Barron (2-1), Franjic (2-2); Gardiner (3-2), Scicluna (3-3); Andrews (4-3), Cutajar (4-4); Kokoska (saved), Mizzi (5-4)
Saturday, February 3, 1979. Croydon Park, Croydon. Att: 150 (est). Referee: Chas McRae.
Prahran Slavia
Alex McPherson, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Glen Westley, Mick Shuttleworth, Jim Train, Brian Tuft, Paul Cooke, Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge, Jim Williams (Dave Pye 57). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Caution: Tuft.
Goal: Aldridge 17
1 - 0 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Eric Gillespie, Alan Parrott (Andy Savage 68), Alex Tulloch, Tommy Fox (John Taylor 60), Keith Webster, Abe Brown, Willie Coulson, Noel Mitten, Norrie Campbell. Coach: Fred Bunce.
Caution: Gillespie.
Sunday, February 4, 1979. Green Gully Reserve, St Albans. Att: 400 (est). Referee: Tony Beazleigh.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Joe Thompson, Nigel Daniels (Steve Bennie ht), John Patten, Steve Crilly, Ian McCarthy, Billy Vojtek, Willie Vassallo, Andy Segi, Steve Carr, Dave Perkin. Coach: Billy Vojtek.
Caution: Carr.
Goals: Carr 66, Segi 87
After extra time
2 - 1 Albion Rovers
Billy Johnson, Bobby Nisbet, Steve Blair, Alex Wark, Tony Gatt, Paul Woods, Bill McIntyre, Dave McNeil, Djeli Ali Akil (Smart 56, Mamo 75), George Miller, Mick D'Sylva. Coach: Mike Lynn.
Caution: Wark. Sent off: Miller 55.
Goal: Woods 10
After extra time
Round Two
Friday, February 16, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne, Att: 2,000 (est). Referee: Dennis Voutsinas.
Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ante Bilaver, Steve Short, Howard Andrews, Alan Kerr (Ken Murphy 50), Branko Culina (Keith Adams 63), Carl Gilder, Tommy Cumming. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Cautions: Nil.
Goals: Gilder 6, Cumming 45
2 - 0 Prahran Slavia
Alex McPherson, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Glen Westley, Mick Shuttleworth, Billy Brindle (Tony Heery 55), Jim Train, Paul Cooke (Brian Tuft ht), Jim Williams, Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Caution: Thompson. Sent off: Yzendoorn 27.
Friday, February 16, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 2,000 (est). Referee: Stuart Mellings.
George Cross
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Norm Maitland, Billy Wilkinson, Derek Barron, Laurie Bilusic (Robert Mirak 40), Tony Castiello, Francis Mifsud (Tony Scicluna 57), Jim Paparas, Brian Thom, Ray Mizzi. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Caution: Mirak.
0 - 1 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Joe Thompson, Mick Klarin, John Cain, John Patten, Billy Vojtek, Ian McCarthy, Willie Vassallo, Andy Segi, Steve Carr, Dave Perkin. Coach: Billy Vojtek.
Cautions: Nil.
Goal: Perkin 55
Sunday, February 18, 1979. Kim Reserve, Altona. Att: 200 (est). Referee: Evan Venios.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Danny McCluskey, Bob Adams, Alex Tulloch, Ged Bannon, Keith Webster, Abe Brown (Andy Savage 61), Kevin Swinscoe, Noel Mitten, Willie Coulson. Coach: Fred Bunce.
Caution: Adams.
Goals: G Bannon 26, 65, Mitten 54, 69
4 - 1 Albion Rovers
Billy Johnson, Bobby Nisbet, Steve Blair, Alex Wark, Tony Gatt, Dave McNeil, Gordon Stevens, Bill McIntyre, Mick D'Sylva, Kit Greechan, Frank MacLeod (Djeli Ali Akil 55). Coach: Mike Lynn.
Caution: Greechan.
Goal: Greechan 9
Round Three
Friday, February 23, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 1,500 (est). Referee: Chris Bambridge.
Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Keith Adams, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ante Bilaver, Steve Short, Howard Andrews, Ken Murphy, Tommy Cumming, Carl Gilder, Branko Culina. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Caution: Bilaver. Sent off: Bilaver 60.
Goal: Culina 21
1 - 5 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Joe Thompson, John Cain, Mick Klarin, John Patten, Billy Vojtek, Ian McCarthy, Willie Vassallo (Steve Bennie 55), Andy Segi, Steve Carr, Dave Perkin. Coach: Billy Vojtek.
Cautions: Nil.
Goals: Segi 13, 62, Short 19og, Carr 23, 39
Saturday, February 24, 1979. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park. Referee: Jim Fokianos.
George Cross
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Norm Maitland, Billy Wilkinson, Derek Barron, Tony Castiello (Laurie Bilusic 60), Jim Paparas, Francis Mifsud, Robert Mirak, Ray Mizzi, Brian Thom. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Goals: Thom 30, Mizzi 55
After extra time
Frankston City won on penalties 4-3
Penalties: Bilusic (missed), Webster (missed); Barron (1-0), Mitten (1-1); Mirak (missed), Coulson (2-1); Cutajar (2-2), G Bannon (2-3); Mizzi (3-3), McCluskey (3-4)
2 - 2 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Danny McCluskey, Bob Adams, Alex Tulloch, Ged Bannon, Abe Brown (Andy Savage et), Keith Webster, Willie Coulson, Noel Mitten, Kevin Swinscoe. Coach: Fred Bunce.
Goals: Mitten 40, 65
After extra time
Frankston City won on penalties 4-3
Penalties: Bilusic (missed), Webster (missed); Barron (1-0), Mitten (1-1); Mirak (missed), Coulson (2-1); Cutajar (2-2), G Bannon (2-3); Mizzi (3-3), McCluskey (3-4)
Wednesday, March 7, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 400 (dh). Referee: Les Hazelhurst.
Albion Rovers
Billy Johnson, Bobby Nisbet, Alex Wark, Steve Blair, Dave Stokes, Kit Greechan, Dave McNeil, Alastair Denham, Mick D'Sylva, Bill McCormick, Bill McIntyre. Coach: Mike Lynn.
Cautions: Nil.
Goal: D,Sylva 64
1 - 5 Prahran Slavia
Alex McPherson, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Glen Westley, Dave Pye, Jim Train, Billy Brindle, Brian Tuft, Steve Aldridge, Jamie Paton, Jim Williams. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Caution: Williams.
Goals: Williams 15, Aldridge 31, Paton 40, 67, 68
Round Four
Friday, March 2, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 1,00 (est). Referee: Jim Fokianos.
Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, Ned Cotic, Steve Kokoska, Keith Adams, Ken Murphy (John Gardiner 43), Steve Short, Silvano Franin (Alan Kerr 43), Tommy Cumming, Carl Gilder, Branko Culina. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Caution: Kerr.
Goals: Cumming 52, 61
2 - 0 Albion Rovers
Billy Johnson, Bobby Nisbet, Alex Wark, Steve Blair, Dave Stokes, Dave McNeil, Gordon Stevens, Kit Greechan, Mick D'Sylva, Bill McIntyre, George Miller (Djeli Ali Akil 57). Coach: Mike Lynn.
Saturday, March 3, 1979. Centenary Park, North Frankston. Att: 400 (est). Referee: Nick Karlich.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Bob Adams, Danny McCluskey, Norrie Campbell, Keith Webster, Ged Bannon, Abe Brown, Noel Mitten, Kevin Swinscoe, Willie Coulson. Coach: Fred Bunce.
Cautions: Nil.
Goals: Swinscoe 4, Webster 48, Mitten 67
3 - 2 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Joe Thompson (Steve Bennie 61), John Cain, Mick Klarin, John Patten, Willie Vassallo, Billy Vojtek, Ian McCarthy, Andy Segi, Steve Carr, Dave Perkin. Coach: Billy Vojtek.
Cautions: Nil.
Goals: Carr 6, 70
Sunday, March 4, 1979. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir. Att: 2,000 (est). Referee: Les Hazlehurst.
George Cross
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Norm Maitland, Billy Wilkinson, Derek Barron, Francis Mifsud, Tony Castiello, Robert Mirak, Steve Sodomaco, Ray Mizzi, Brian Thom. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Caution: Mifsud.
Goals: Sodomaco 40, Mizzi 53
2 - 1 Prahran Slavia
Alex McPherson, Frank Thompson, Glen Westley, Brian Tuft, Mick Shuttleworth (Tony Kinnear 63), Billy Brindle (Brian Monaghan 63), Dave Pye, Jim Train, Jim Williams, Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Cautions: Nil.
Goal: Williams 31
Round Five
Friday, March 9, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 2,000 (est). Referee: Stuart Mellings.
Essendon Croatia
Yakka Banovic, Grant Smart, Steve Short, Steve Kokoska, Ante Bilaver, Keith Adams, John Gardiner, Alan Kerr (Howard Andrews 58), Tommy Cumming, Carl Gilder, Ken Murphy. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Cautions: Nil.
Goals: Adams 13, Murphy 33
2 - 0 Frankston City
Frank Petersen, Vince Bannon, Danny McCluskey, Bob Adams, Norrie Campbell (John Taylor 54), Ged Bannon, Abe Brown (Andy Savage 56), Keith Webster, Kevin Swinscoe, Noel Mitten, Willie Coulson. Coach: Fred Bunce.
Cautions: Nil.
Saturday, March 10, 1979. Croydon Park, Croydon, Att: 900 (est). Referee: Jim Dixon.
Prahran Slavia
Alex McPherson, Frank Thompson, Glen Westley, John Yzendoorn, Dave Pye, Billy Brindle, Jim Train, Brian Tuft, Jim Williams, Jamie Paton, Steve Aldridge. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Caution: Tuft.
Goal: Paton 28
1 - 0 Green Gully
Lou Denys, Joe Thompson, Mick Klarin (Nigel Daniels 56), John Cain, John Patten, Steve Bennie, Billy Vojtek, Ian McCarthy (Willie Vassallo 47), Andy Segi, Steve Carr, Dave Perkin. Coach: Billy Vojtek.
Caution: Carr.
Sunday, March 11, 1979. Kim Reserve, Altona. Att: 300 (est). Referee: Jim Fearn.
Albion Rovers
Billy Johnson, Bobby Nisbet, Alex Wark (Frank MacLeod 57), Steve Blair, Tony Gatt, Dave McNeil, Dave Stokes, Kit Greechan (Bill McIntyre 57), Alastair Denham, Bill McCormick, Mick D'Sylva. Coach: Mike Lynn.
Caution: Gatt.
Goals: Cutajar 4og, Denham 45, D,Sylva 47
3 - 1 George Cross
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Norm Maitland, Billy Wilkinson, Derek Barron, Robert Mirak, Tony Castiello, Francis Mifsud, Steve Sodomaco, Ray Mizzi, Brian Thom. Coach: Johnny Sanchez.
Cautions: Nil.
Goal: Mizzi 30
Green Gully & Prahran Slavia advance to the Semi-Finals
Group B
Round One
Friday, February 2, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourn. Att: 2,500 (est). Referee: Colin Johns.
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Chris Petrov, Gary Hooper, David Garthwaite, Steve Beech, Ljube Petrovski, Eric Lesbirel, Mike Rainey, John Bernard, George McMillan, Jeff Faulkner. Coach: Tony Vrzina.
Caution: Hooper.
0 - 1 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, Les Owen (Branko Bozinovski 57), Anton Dosen, Steve Gadsby, Nick Rakovalis, Stuart Blair, Ian Gibson, Bill Jordanou, Sean Rooney (John Daperis 57), Graham French, Les Nagy. Coach: Frank Micic.
Cautions: Whiteside, Daperis.
Goal: French 53
Saturday, February 3, 1979. Croydon Park, Croydon. Att: 450 (est). Referee: Les Hazlehurst.
Croydon City
Mick Edwards, Jim Spink, Steve McCombe, Alan Pongho (Charlie Kelly 57), Tom Kelly, Pat Lowrey, Duncan Smith, Joe Tront, Mike Sinclair, Jim Wyllie, Roy Hamilton. Coach: Mike Pltnkett.
Cautions: Nil.
Goals: Wyllie 12, Lowrey 17, Tront 54
3 - 1 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen, Kevin Kelly, George Train, Terry Banagan, George Watters, Keith Murray, Manny Gambin (Kevin Wilson ht), Nat Little, John Little (Kevin Innes ht). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Cautions: Nil.
Goal: Watters 54
Sunday, February 4, 1979. Green Gully Reserve, St Albans. Att: 400 (est). Referee: Jim Fokianos.
Sunshine City
Alan Contini, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe (Stewart Gilmour), Jim McRobert, Ray Pocock, Rob Nelson, Andy Esposito (Frank Mussel 57), Wilf Laing, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Caution: D Nelson.
Goal: Pocock 68
After extra time
1 - 0 Juventus
Terry Hawke, Serge Sabbadini, Peter Vaughan, Kevin Mock, Fausto Tarquinio, Bruno Sabidussi, Charlie Smith, Jim Symington, Claude Lucchesi, Tony Curcio (Pat Della Rocca 69), John Lucchesi. Coach: Tony Boggi.
Caution: Mock.
After extra time
Round Two
Saturday, February 17, 1979. Kim Reserve, Altona. Att: 200 (est). Referee: Jim Fokianos.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Kevin Kelly, Keith Murray, George Train, Terry Banagan, George Watters, Manny Gambin (John Little 58), Con Ignatidis, Nat Little, Sammy Deluca. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Watters 15
1 - 2 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, John Daperis, Les Owen, Steve Gadsby, Nick Rakovalis, Ian Gibson, Bill Jordanou, Stuart Blair, Les Nagy, Sean Rooney (Branko Bozinovski 42), Gerry Edmondson (Colin Allison 55). Coach: Frank Micic.
Goals: Bozinoski 59, Gadsby 68
Sunday, February 18, 1979. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir. Att: 2,000 (est). Referee: Colin McRae.
Juventus
Robert Terzini, Serge Sabbadini, Peter Vaughan, Kevin Mock, Jim Symington, Bruno Sabidussi, Fausto Tarquinio, Charlie Smith (Lou Sannipoli 49), Claude Lucchesi, Tony Curcio (John Lucchesi ht), Bobby McGuinness. Coach: Tony Boggi.
Cautions: Nil.
Goal: Sabidussi 16
1 - 2 Croydon City
Mick Edwards, Jim Spink, Mike Sinclair, Steve McCombe, Tom Kelly, Pat Lowrey, Duncan Smith, Charlie Kelly, Joe Tront, Roy Hamilton, Jim Wyllie. Coach: Mike Plunkett.
Cautions: Nil.
Goals: Hamilton 25pk, Wyllie 45
Sunday, February 18, 1979. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir. Att: 2,000 (est). Referee: Lee Hazlehurst.
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, David Garthwaite, Tom Brewerton, Steve Beech, Chris Petrov (Eric Lesbirel ht), Ljube Petrovski, Dusko Masalkovski (John Bernard et), Jeff Faulkner, George McMillan, Robbie Cullen. Coach: Tony Vrzina.
Cautions: Nil.
After extra time
Sunshine City won on penalties 5-3
Penalties: D Nelson (1-0), Garthwaite (1-1); Esposito (2-1), Brewerton (2-2); Laing (3-2), Cullen (wide); Lowe (4-2), Rainey (4-3); R Nelson (5-3)
0 - 0 Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Rob Nelson, Hugh Howe, Stewart Gilmour (John McNally et), Frank Mussel, Jim McRobert, Dave Nelson, Wilf Laing, Andy Esposito. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Cautions: Esposito, Howe.
After extra time
Sunshine City won on penalties 5-3
Penalties: D Nelson (1-0), Garthwaite (1-1); Esposito (2-1), Brewerton (2-2); Laing (3-2), Cullen (wide); Lowe (4-2), Rainey (4-3); R Nelson (5-3)
Round Three
Friday, February 23, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 1,500 (est). Referee: Colin McRae.
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, David Garthwaite, Tom Brewerton, Steve Beech, Ljube Petrovski, Eric Lesbirel, John Bernard, Jeff Faulkner (Chris Petrov 56), George McMillan, Robbie Cullen (Dusko Masalkovski 56). Coach: Tony Vrzina.
Cautions: Nil.
Goals: Masalkovski 58, McMillan
2 - 1 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Kevin Wilson, Kevin Kelly, Keith Murray, George Train, George Watters, Terry Banagan, Sammy Deluca (Con Ignatidis 56), Harry Hird, Nat Little, Bob Taylor. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Cautions: Nil.
Goal: Train 10pk
Saturday, February 24, 1979. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park. Reeree: Jim Brennan.
Hakoah St Kilda
Robert Terzini, Serge Sabbadini, Peter Vaughan, Kevin Mock (Fab Incantalupo), Pat Della Rocca, Fausto Tarquinio, Bruno Sabidussi, Charlie Smith, Claude Lucchesi, Tony Curcio (Jim Symington ht), Bobby McGuinness. Coach: Tony Boggi.
Goals: Nagy 15, 55, French 25
3 - 1 Juventus
Billy Whiteside, John Daperis, Steve Gadsby, Anton Dosen, Nick Rakovalis, Bill Jordanou, Stuart Blair, Ian Gibson, Les Nagy, Graham French, Gerry Edmondson (Branko Bozinovski ). Coach: Frank Micic.
Goal: Smith 90pk
Wednesday, March 7, 1979. Olympic Park, Mebourne. Att: 400 (est). Referee: Tom Stirling.
Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Frank Mussel, Rob Nelson, John McNally (Mike Paisley 50), Nick Cook (Dennis Morovic 50), Wilf Laing, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Goal: D Nelson 51
1 - 2 Croydon City
Mick Edwards, Jim Spink, Mike Sinclair, Alan Pongho, Gary Hobson, Dave Brogan, Pat Lowrey, Duncan Smith, Joe Tront, Roy Hamilton, Jim Wyllie. Coach: Mike Plunkett.
Goals: Lowrey 20, Hamilton 66
Round Four
Friday, March 2, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Referee: Marek Momont.
Juventus
Robert Terzini, Serge Sabbadini, Peter Vaughan, Pat Della Rocca, Fausto Tarquinio, Charlie Smith, Carlos Berbia (Lou Sannipoli 48), Claude Lucchesi, Bobby McGuinness, George Gillan, John Lucchesi. Coach: Tony Boggi.
Caution: Berbia.
Goals: J Lucchesi 22, McGuinness 40, Smith 50pk
3 - 1 Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Kevin Kelly, Keith Murray, George Train, George Watters, Terry Banagan, Harry Hird, Con Ignatidis (Chris Dimovski 42), Nat Little, Bob Taylor (John Little 52). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Cautions: Lewis, N Little.
Goal: Train 55pk
Saturday, March 3, 1979. Centenary Park, North Frankston. Att: 400 (est). Refere: Mike Gaut.
Sunshine City
John Scholten, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Rob Nelson, Frank Mussel, John McNally (Mike Paisley 52), Stewart Gilmour, Wilf Laing, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Cautions: Nil. Sent off: Gilmour 40.
0 - 1 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, John Daperis, Steve Gadsby, Anton Dosen, Nick Rakovalis (Les Owens 59), Bill Jordanou, Stuart Blair, Ian Gibson, Les Nagy, Graham French, Branko Bozinovski (Dave Rigby 36). Coach: Frank Micic.
Caution: French.
Goal: Bozinovski 31
Sunday, March 4, 1979. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir. Att: 2,000 (est). Referee: Bernie Upjohn.
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, Gary Hooper, David Garthwaite, Steve Beech, Ljube Petrovski, John Bernard, Eric Lesbirel, Jeff Faulkner, George McMillan, Robbie Cullen. Coach: Tony Vrzina.
Cautions: Nil.
Goal: Cullen 65
1 - 0 Croydon City
Mick Edwards, Jim Spink, Mike Sinclair, Steve McCombe, Tom Kelly, Pat Lowrey, Joe Tront, Duncan Smith, Charlie Kelly (Dave Brogan 57), Roy Hamilton, Jim Wyllie. Coach: Mike Plunkett.
Caution: McCombe. Sent off: McCombe 67.
Round Five
Friday, March 9, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 3,000 (est). Referee: Tony Beazleigh.
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, David Garthwaite, Gary Hooper, Steve Beech, Eric Lesbirel, Ljube Petrovski, John Bernard (Gordon Favell 80), Robbie Cullen, George McMillan, Jeff Faulkner. Coach: Tony Vrzina.
Cautions: Beech, McMillan. Sent off: Lesbirel 87.
Goals: McMillan 32, 78, Faulkner 33, 40, Flavell 85
After extra time
5 - 6 Juventus
Hugh Graham, Serge Sabbadini, Peter Vaughan, Jim Symington, Fausto Tarquinio, Charlie Smith (Bruno Sabidussi ht), Carlos Berbia, Claude Lucchesi, Bobby McGuinness, George Gillan, John Lucchesi. Coach: Tony Boggi.
Cautions: Vaughan, Sabbadini.
Goals: McGuinness 5, Gillan 54, C Lucchesi 69, 75, 86, Sabidussi 77
After extra time
Saturday, March 10, 1979. Croydon Park, Croydon. 900 (est). Referee: Chris Bambridge.
Croydon City
Mick Edwards, Jim Spink, Steve McCombe, Alan Pongho, Mike Sinclair, Duncan Smith, Joe Tront, Dave Brogan, Pat Lowrey, Roy Hamilton, Jim Wyllie. Coach: Mike Plunkett.
Goals: Hamilton 55, Dosen 57og
2 - 1 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, John Daperis, Anton Dosen, Steve Gadsby, Nick Rakovalis (David Baker 51), Ian Gibson, Dave Rigby, Bill Jordanou, Graham French, Les Nagy, Stuart Blair (Branko Bozinovski 51). Coach: Frank Micic.
Goal: Rigby 17
Sunday, March 11, 1979. Kim Reserve, Altona. Att: 300 (est). Referee: Lou Hemmes.
Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Peter Lewis, Rob Gramsbergen (Kevn Wilson 70), Kevin Kelly, George Train, Harry Hird (Chris Dimovski 42), Keith Murray, George Watters, Terry Banagan, Nat Little, Bob Taylor. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Cautions: Nil.
Goals: Taylor 30, 84
After extra time
2 - 1 Sunshine City
Alan Contini, Mike Dixey, Nick Lowe, Steve Ellis, Hugh Howe, Frank Mussel, Rob Nelson, Andy Esposito (Dennis Morovic 70), Wilf Laing (John McNally 57), Stuart Gilmour, Dave Nelson. Coach: Bill Walsh.
Caution: Howe.
Goal: Laing 32
After extra time
Croydon City & Hakoah St Kilda advance to the Semi-Finals
Semi-Finals
Friday, March 16, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 1,200 (est). Referee: Jim Fokianos.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, John Cain, Mick Klarin, John Patten, Billy Vojtek, Willie Vassallo (Steve Crilly 75), Ian McCarthy, Andy Segi, Steve Carr, Dave Perkin. Coach: Billy Vojtek.
Goal: Perkin 39
1 - 0 Hakoah St Kilda
Billy Whiteside, John Daperis (David Baker 67), Steve Gadsby, Anton Dosen, Nick Rakovalis, Stuart Blair, Dave Rigby, Bill Jordanou, Les Nagy, Graham French (Branko Bozinovski 60). Coach: Frank Micic.
Friday, March 16, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 1,200 (est). Referee: Joe Slaats.
Croydon City
Mick Edwards, Jim Spink, Steve McCombe, Alan Pongho, Mike Sinclair (Gary Hobson 80), Charlie Kelly (Paul Priestley 39), Pat Lowrey, Joe Tront, Duncan Smith, Jim Wyllie, Roy Hamilton. Coach: Mike Plunkett.
Cautions: Sinclair, Tront.
Goal: Tuft 47og
1 - 5 Prahran Slavia
Alex McPherson, Frank Thompson, John Yzendoorn, Glen Westley, Dave Pye, Billy Brindle, Brian Tuft (Chris Whiteside 51), Jim Train, Steve Aldridge, Jamie Paton, Jim Williams (Brian Monaghan 75). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Caution: Brindle.
Goals: Paton 9, 71, 72, Aldridge 34, Train 69
1979 Ampol Cup Final
Saturday, March 24, 1979. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 1,100 (est). Referee: Mike Gaut.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, Peter Donaldson, Mick Klarin, John Cain, John Patten, Billy Vojtek, Willie Vassallo, Ian McCarthy, Andy Segi, Steve Carr, Dave Perkin. Coach: Billy Vojtek.
Caution: Perkin.
Goal: Vojtek 102
After extra time
Green Gully won on penalties 5-3
Penalties: Vojtek (1-0), Paton (1-1); McCarthy (2-1), Williams (2-2); Carr (3-2), Train (3-3); Segi (4-3), Monaghan (saved); Perkin (5-3)
1 - 1 Prahran Slavia
Alex McPherson, Frank Thompson, Glen Westley, John Yzendoorn, Dave Pye (Chris Whiteside 80), Billy Brindle (Brian Monaghan 103), Jim Train, Brian Tuft, Jim Williams, Steve Aldridge, Jamie Paton. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Cautions: Nil.
Goal: Paton 108
After extra time
Green Gully won on penalties 5-3
Penalties: Vojtek (1-0), Paton (1-1); McCarthy (2-1), Williams (2-2); Carr (3-2), Train (3-3); Segi (4-3), Monaghan (saved); Perkin (5-3)