1980 Ampol Cup Results

written by John Punshon
Sources: Il Globo, Soccer Action


This pre-season competition included Melbourne's three NSL clubs, the twelve clubs of the 1980 State League and Albion Rovers, the club relegated from the 1979 State League. Matches that were tied after extra time were decided by penalties. The top team from each section qualified for the Semi-Finals.

Home TeamvAway Team
Section A
Friday, January 18, 1980. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 2,800 (dh). Referee: Stuart Mellings.
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Pat Bannon, Arthur McMillan, Theo Selemidis, Charlie Yankos, Jimmy Rooney, Jamie Paton, Gary Cole, Jim Campbell. Coaches: Jimmy Rooney & Pat Bannon.
Goal: Cole 80
After extra time
1-0Frankston City
Frank Petersen, John Taylor, David Cooper, Shaun Parton, Bob Adams, Tony Blacklaw, Ged Bannon, Peter Martinovic, Norrie Campbell (David Luca 50), Bruce Young, Goran Runje. Coach: Nigel Bevis.
After extra time
Sunday, January 20, 1980. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park. Att: 3,000 (dh). Referee: Jim Fearn.
Green Gully
Lou Denys, David Hogben, Gerry Torner, John Patten, Steve Crilly, Fred Beller, Billy Vojtek, Jeff Banagan, Andy Segi, Ross Matesevac, Yuri De Freitas. Coach: Bobby McLaughlin.
Goals: De Freitas 16, Segi 66
2-1Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Buckley, Kevin Wilson, Rob Gramsbergen, John Little, Billy Whyte, George Watters, Nat Little, Lars Murphy, Sammy Deluca, Kevin Innes (Lambrou 50). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: N Little 84
Friday, January 25, 1980. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 2,500. Referee: Mike Gaut.
Heidelberg United
Yaka Banovic, John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Pat Bannon, Arthur McMillan, George Pavlidis, Con Moulis (John Kiriakidis ht), Theo Selemidis, Charlie Yankos, Jamie Paton, Andy Bozikas. Coaches: Jimmy Rooney & Pat Bannon.
Goals: Paton 6, 42, 57
3-1Altona City
Hans van der Poel, Buckley, Kevin Wilson, Rob Gramsbergen, John Little, George Watters, Billy Whyte, Sammy Deluca, Billy Hamill (Gilpin 54), Kevin Innes, Nat Little (Jim Bartolo 31). Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Whyte 40
Saturday, January 26, 1980. BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir. Att: 2,000 (dh). Referee: Dennis Voutsinas.
Frankston City
Frank Petersen, John Taylor, Bob Adams, Shaun Parton, Chris Valli, David Cooper, Ged Bannon, David Luca (Otto Leenstra 36), Goran Runje, Kevin Wall, Bruce Young. Coach: Nigel Bevis.
0-2Green Gully
Lou Denys, David Hogben, John Patten, Peter Donaldson, Steve Crilly, Bernie Torner, Billy Vojtek, Jeff Banagan (David Perkin 36', Ross Matesevac 44), Andy Segi, Les Thomson, Yuri De Freitas. Coach: Bobby McLaughlin.
Goals: Vojtek 59, Matesevac 59
Friday, February 1, 1980. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 1,800 (dh). Referee: Jim Dixon.
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver (Yaka Banovic ht), John Yzendoorn, Bob Provan, Pat Bannon, Arthur McMillan, Charlie Yankos, Theo Selemidis, Con Moulis (John Kiriakidis ht), Andy Bozikas, Jamie Paton, George Pavlidis. Coaches: Jimmy Rooney & Pat Bannon.
Goals: Pavlidis 23, Selemidis 50, 65
3-0 Green Gully
Lou Denys, David Hogben, Peter Donaldson, John Patten, Steve Crilly, Billy Vojtek, Bernie Torner, Les Thomson (Jeff Banagan 62), Willie Vassallo, Andy Segi, Steve Bennie. Coach: Bobby McLaughlin.
Saturday, February 2, 1980. Connor Reserve, Reservoir. Att: 1,400 (dh). Referee: Sam Zoumas.
Frankston City
Burgess, Bob Adams, John Taylor, David Cooper, Tony Blacklaw, Chris Valli, Ged Bannon, Peter Martinovic (Otto Leenstra 41), Norrie Campbell, Kevin Wall, Goran Runje (John Rowe 49). Coach: Nigel Bevis.
Goals: Bannon 6pk, Rowe 56
2-1Altona City
Dennis Masseni, Brian Kilpatrick, Kevin Wilson, Rob Gramsbergen, John Little, Jim Bartolo (Lars Murphy ht), George Watters, Sammy Deluca, Billy Hamill (Cos Oliva 52), Kevin Innes, Billy Whyte. Coach: Joe Wilson.
Goal: Whyte 65
Heidelberg United qualified for Semi-Finals
Section B
Friday, January 18, 1980. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 3,000 (dh). Referee: Chris Bambridge.
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland (Steve Potter 46), Igor Hazabent, Peter Ollerton, Jim Kondarios, Zoran Ilioski, Slobodan Jovanovic, Joe Picioane, Mirko Rujevic, Dragan Vasic, Vlatko Belic (Radoslav Jovicic 48), Zdravko Lujic. Coach: Rocco Ille.
Goals: Lujic 67, 68
After extra time
JUST won on penalties 4-3
Penalty scorers: Jovicic, Rujevic, Ollerton, Vasic (JUST), Ward, Lucchesi, McMillan (Preston).
2-2Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey, David Garthwaite, John Higham, Ljube Petrovski (sent off 89), Jeff Faulkner, Stuart Cunningham (Steve Beech 60), Claude Lucchesi, Robbie Cullen, George McMillan, Gary Ward. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goals: Cullen 34, Ward 42
After extra time
JUST won on penalties 4-3
Penalty scorers: Jovicic, Rujevic, Ollerton, Vasic (JUST), Ward, Lucchesi, McMillan (Preston).
Sunday, January 20, 1980. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 2,500 (dh). Referee: Joe Slaats.
George Cross
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Gary Hooper, Norm Maitland, Derek Barron, John Bernard, Robert Mirak, Wilson, Brian Thom, Tony Cowan, Ray Mizzi. Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
Goal: Mizzi 38
1-0Prahran Slavia
Elvio Pugliese, Neville Haupt, Steve Lawson, Liam Houston, Rajko Bjelica (John Cullen ht), David Pye, Kinnear, Paul Wade, Ian Crawford (Danny Ward 42), Mick McGorian, Cliff Whiteside. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Friday, January 25, 1980. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 2,500 (dh). Referee: David Yelland.
Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Igor Hazabent, Jim Kondarios, Jim O'Reilly, Radoslav Jovicic, Peter Ollerton, Zoran Ilioski, Slobodan Jovanovic, Vlatko Belic, Dragan Vasic, Zdravko Lujic. Coach: Rocco Ille.
Goals: Ilioski 1, Vasic 5, 61
3-0George Cross
Svez Matsson, Phil Cutajar, Norm Maitland, Gary Hooper, Derek Barron, Billy Wilkinson (Orlando De Sa 65), John Bernard, Wilson, Robert Mirak, Tony Cowan, Jim Paparas (Damien Morgan ht). Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
Saturday, January 26, 1980. Connor Reserve, Reservoir. Att: 2,000 (dh). Referee: Marek Momont.
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Mike Rainey (Gordon Flavell 55), David Garthwaite, John Higham, Steve Beech, Jeff Faulkner, Stuart Cunningham, Claude Lucchesi, George McMillan, Gary Ward, Robbie Cullen. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goals: Ward 26pk, McMillan 40
2-0Prahran Slavia
Elvio Pugliese, Neville Haupt, Steve Lawson, Rajko Bjelica (Liam Houston 60), David Pye, Paul Wade, Cliff Whiteside, Kinnear (Mick McGorian 60), Danny Ward, Dave Griffiths. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Friday, February 1, 1980. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 1,800 (dh). Referee: Tom Stirling.
Prahran Slavia
Elvio Pugliese, Neville Haupt, Steve Lawson, Rajko Bjelica (Liam Houston 55), David Pye, Cliff Whiteside, Paul Wade, John Cullen, Kinnear, Dave Griffiths, Mick McGorian. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
0-2Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Igor Hazabent, Jim O'Reilly, Jim Kondarios, Radoslav Jovicic (Tom Karic 68), Slobodan Jovanovic, Peter Ollerton, Zoran Ilioski, Joe Picioane, Dragan Vasic (Paul Simic 75), Zdravko Lujic. Coach: Rocco Ille.
Goals: Kondarios 40, Ollerton 60pk
Saturday, February 2, 1980. Connor Reserve, Reservoir. Att: 1,400 (dh). Referee: Nick Karlich.
Preston Makedonia
Lou Kastner, Ljube Petrovski, John Higham, Gordon Flavell, Steve Beech, Jeff Faulkner, Claude Lucchesi, Stuart Cunningham (Eric Lesbirel 46), Robbie Cullen, George McMillan, Gary Ward. Coach: Brian Edgley.
Goals: Ward 3pk, 28, 33, 69, Cullen 12, Cutajar 56og, Lesbirel 61
6-1George Cross
Joe Agius, Phil Cutajar, Norm Maitland, Tony Castiello (Gary Hooper ht), Derek Barron, Wilson, Billy Wilkinson, John Bernard, Robert Mirak (Jim Paparas ht), Ray Mizzi, Damien Morgan. Coach: Billy Wilkinson.
Goal: Barron 38pk
Footscray JUST qualified for Semi-Finals
Section C
Saturday, January 19, 1980. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park. Att: 300 (dh). Referee: Nick Karlich.
St Kilda Hakoah
Mike O'Hara, Steve Gadsby, David Baker, Anton Dosen, Jimmy Wilson, Ian Gibson, Ian McNeil, Stuart Blair, Bill Jordanou, Graham French, Sean Rooney. Coach: Bill Allison.
Goal: Blair 36, 45
2-1Western Suburbs
Alex Mitanidis, Jim Daperis, Marian Jaworski, Mike Glykokalamos, Greg Daglis, Kit Greechan, Ian McCarthy, John Daperis, Koromilas, Tom Patsakos, John Christoudias. Coach: Jim Pyrgolios.
Goal: Kormilas 48
Sunday, January 20, 1980. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park. Att: 3,000 (dh). Referee: Tony Beazleigh.
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Frank Munro, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Kris Kalifatidis, Billy Rogers, Sammy Wright, George Campbell, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic, Steve Kakantonis. Coach: John Margaritis.
Goals: Evans 3, 16, Kakantonis 31, V Bannon 51
4-0Croydon City
Mick Edwards, Mark Brown, Alan Pongho, Steve McCombe, Colin Page (Alan Blackley ht), Charlie Murphy, Kees Doornenbal, Jim Wyllie (Greg House 56), Peter Loughnane, David Brogan, Robbie Forsyth. Coach: Norm Hobson.
Sunday, January 27, 1980. Olympic Park, No.2, Melbourne. Att: 2,000 (dh). Referee: Sam Zoumas.
Croydon City
Mick Edwards, Mark Brown, Harry McKinley, Alan Blackley, Jim Wyllie, Kees Doornenbal, David Brogan, Charlie Murphy, Peter Loughnane, Robbie Forsyth, Colin Page. Coach: Norm Hobson.
Goals: Forsyth 4, Loughnane 24, 27
3-2Western Suburbs
Alex Mitanidis, Tsambikos, Marian Jaworski, Mike Glykokalamos, Jim Daperis, John Daperis, Ian McCarthy, Andy Czapnik, John Christoudias (Con Daglis 57), Tom Patsakos, Greg Daglis (Tzanoudakis 63). Coach: Jim Pyrgolios.
Goals: Patsakos 60, C Daglis 64
Sunday, January 27, 1980. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park. Att: 2,000 (dh).
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Frank Munro, Steve Blair, Alan Davidson, Sammy Wright, Billy Rogers, George Campbell, Bertie Lutton, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic. Coach: John Margaritis.
Goals: Evans 10, Buljevic 47
2-0St Kilda Hakoah
Mike O'Hara, Les Owen, Steve Gadsby, Anton Dosen (S Nagy 62), Gerry Edmondson, Stuart Blair, Jimmy Wilson, Ian Gibson, Bill Jordanou, Graham French, Bozinovski (Sean Rooney 55). Coach: Bill Allison.
Sunday, February 3, 1980. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park. Att: 2,200 (dh). Referee: Evan Venios.
St Kilda Hakoah
Mike O'Hara, Les Owen (Jimmy Wilson), Steve Gadsby, David Baker, Gerry Edmondson, Stuart Blair, Ian McNeil, Ian Gibson, Sean Rooney, Graham French, Bozinovski (Bill Jordanou 51). Coach: Bill Allison.
Goal: French 85
After extra time
1-0Croydon City
Mick Edwards, Mark Brown, Harry McKinley, Steve McCombe, Jim Wyllie, Kees Doornenbal (Colin Page 80), Alan Pongho, Charlie Murphy, Peter Loughnane (sent off 68), Robbie Forsyth, David Brogan. Coach: Norm Hobson.
After extra time
Sunday, February 3, 1980. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park. Att: 2,200 (dh). Referee: Joe Slaats.
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets (Lou Tsigaris ht), Vince Bannon, Kyri Kyriakouleas, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Kris Kalifatidis, Billy Rogers, Sammy Wright, Steve Kakantonis, Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic (Bertie Lutton 24), Mendo Ristovski. Coach: John Margaritis.
Goals: Evans 37, Lutton 65
2-0Western Suburbs
Alex Mitanidis, Jim Daperis (Kit Greechan 55), Mike Glykokalamos, Marian Jaworski, Greg Daglis, John Daperis, Ian McCarthy, Andy Czapnik, Jim Kypirtidis, Tom Patsakos, Niff Christoudias. Coach: Jim Pyrgolios.
South Melbourne qualified for Semi-Finals
Section D
Saturday, January 19, 1980. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park. Att: 300 (dh). Referee: Jim Brennan.
Albion Rovers
Billy Johnson, Bill McIntyre, George Stevens, Bobby Nisbet, Tony Gatt, Hugh Stewart (Stokes 51), Gerry Reilly, Mick D'Sylva, Charlie Spiteri, C Nisbet, John Saliba. Coach: Bill McArthur.
Goals: C Nisbet 13, 37
2-1Sunshine City
Alan Contini, Mike Dixey, Rob Nelson, Steve Ellis, Brian Coyle, Jim McRobert, Wilf Laing, David Singleton (Frank Mussel 36), John Mudrinic (Dale Wood 55), Stuart Gilmour, Kieron Coyle. Coach: Ian Petherick.
Goal: Mudrinic 22
Sunday, January 20, 1980. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 2,500 (dh). Referee: Terry Venables.
Essendon Croatia
Peter Blasby, Steve Short, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ante Bilaver, Branko Culina, Joe Tront, Ken Murphy, Tommy Cumming, Noel Mitten, Ned Batinovic. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Batinovic 63, Mitten 69
2-1Juventus
Terry Hawke, Tony Curcio, Pat Della Rocca, Vaughan, Fausto Tarquinio, Serge Sabbadini, Oscar Crino, Bruno Sabadussi (Rino Lia 61), Bobby McGuinness, George Gillan (Fab Incantsalupo 73), Tony Heery. Coach: Jim Armstrong (c/t).
Goal: Crino 68
Sunday, January 27, 1980. Olympic Park, No.2, Melbourne. Att: 2,000 (dh). Referee: Tom Stirling.
Juventus
Terry Hawke, Tony Curcio, Vaughan, Pat Della Rocca, Fausto Tarquinio, Serge Sabbadini (Bruno Sabidussi 34), Oscar Crino, Rino Lia, John Lucchesi (Carlo Baravelli 56), Fab Incantalupo, Tony Heery. Coach: Jim Armstrong (c/t).
Goals: Incantalupo 16, Baravelli 74
2-1Albion Rovers
Billy Johnson, Xavier Haveaux, Bobby Nisbet, George Stevens, Tony Gatt, Jimmy Mackay, Bill McIntyre, Mick D'Sylva, Charlie Spiteri, C Nisbet (Henry Gondek 56), John Saliba. Coach: Bill McArthur.
Goal: D'Sylva 7
Sunday, January 27, 1980. Middle Park Soccer Stadium, Middle Park. Att: 2,00 (dh). Referee: Colin Johns.
Essendon Croatia
Peter Blasby, Steve Short, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ante Bilaver, Mick Klarin, Branko Culina (Steve Gojevic 53), Joe Tront, Noel Mitten, Ken Murphy, Ned Batinovic. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Murphy 33pk, Kokoska 40, Mitten 51
3-0Sunshine City
Alan Contini, Mike Dixey, Steve Ellis, Ricky Szelest, Brian Coyle, Rob Nelson, David Singleton, John McNally (Kieron Coyle 56), Mike Paisley (Jim McRobert ht), Stuart Gilmour, John Mudrinic. Coach: Ian Petherick.
Sunday, February 3, 1980. Olympic Park No.2, Melbourne. Att: 1,900 (est). Referee: Jack Readshaw.
Juventus
Terry Hawke, Tony Curcio, Vaughan, Pat Della Rocca, Rino Lia, Berbia, Fausto Tarquinio (Carlo Baravelli 48), Tony Heery, Fab Incantalupo, George Gillan. Coach: Jim Armstrong (c/t).
Goal: Gillan 50
After extra time
Sunshine City won on penalties 3-1
Penalty scorers: McNally, Gilmour, Esposito (sun), Heery (juv).
1-1Sunshine City
Dale Wood, Ricky Szelest, Steve Ellis, Cairnduff, Brian Coyle, Andy Esposito, Rob Nelson (Neil Coyle 63), Wilf Laing, John McNally, Steve Scerri, Kieron Coyle (Stuart Gilmour 70). Coach: Ian Petherick.
Goal: K Coyle 37
After extra time
Sunshine City won on penalties 3-1
Penalty scorers: McNally, Gilmour, Esposito (sun), Heery (juv).
Sunday, February 3, 1980. Olympic Park No.2, Melbourne. Att: 1,900 (dh). Referee: David Yelland.
Essendon Croatia
Peter Blasby (Kovac 63), Steve Short, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner (Ivan Istuk 62), Ante Bilaver, Joe Tront, Mick Klarin, Ken Murphy, Branko Culina, Noel Mitten, Ned Batinovic. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Batinovic 8, Kokoska 25, Mitten 29
3-0Albion Rovers
Billy Johnson, Xavier Haveaux, Bobby Nisbet, George Stevens, Tony Gatt, Bill McIntyre, Gerry Reilly, Jimmy Mackay, Mick D'Sylva, Charlie Spiteri, C Nisbet. Coach: Bill McArthur.
Essendon Croatia qualified for Semi-Finals
Semi-Finals
Saturday, February 16, 1980. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 9,200 (est). Referee: Tony Beazleigh.
Heidelberg United
Yaka Banovic, Arthur McMillan, John Yzendoorn, Pat Bannon, Jim Tansey, Theo Selemidis, Jim Rooney, Jim Campbell, Andy Bozikas, Jamie Paton, Gary Cole. Coaches: Jimmy Rooney & Pat Bannon.
Goals: Cole 70pk, 74, Paton 83
3-1Footscray JUST
Dennis Boland, Peter Ollerton, Igor Hazabent, Jim O'Reilly, Jim Kondarios, Chris Petrov, Zoran Ilioski, Joe Picioane, Slobodan Jovanovic, Dragan Vasic (Mirko Rujevic 82), Zdravko Lujic. Coach: Rocco Ille.
Goal: Picioane 42
Saturday, February 16, 1980. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 9,200 (est). Referee: Evan Venios.
South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Vince Bannon, Arthur Xanthopoulos, Frank Munro, Alan Davidson, Sammy Wright (Bertie Lutton ht), Billy Rogers, George Christopoulos, George Campbell (Mendo Ristovski 65), Alun Evans, Branko Buljevic. Coach: John Margaritis.
0-1Essendon Croatia
Peter Blasby, Steve Short, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Ante Bilaver (sent off 69), Joe Tront, Branko Culina, Ken Murphy, Tommy Cumming, Noel Mitten, Ned Batinovic (Carl Gilder 55). Coach: John Gardiner.
Goal: Murphy 72pk
1980 Ampol Cup Final
Saturday, February 23, 1980. Olympic Park, Melbourne. Att: 8,200 (est). Referee: Bob Henderson.
Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Arthur McMillan, Pat Bannon, John Yzendoorn, Jim Tansey, Jim Campbell, Jim Rooney, Charlie Yankos, Andy Bozikas, Gary Cole, Jamie Paton. Coaches: Jimmy Rooney & Pat Bannon.
Goal: Paton 89
1-2Essendon Croatia
Peter Blasby, Steve Short, Steve Kokoska, John Gardiner, Mick Klarin, Branko Culina, Ken Murphy, Joe Tront, Tommy Cumming, Noel Mitten, Carl Gilder. Coach: John Gardiner.
Goals: Gilder 6, Murphy 83pk