АВСТРАЛИЯ - СССР - 1:15 (1:7)
15 ноября 1956 г.
Стадион «Мельбурн Шоуграундс» (Melbourne Showgrounds). 6000 зрителей.
Судья: Рон Райт (Австралия).
Тренер: Ричард Телфер (Richard Telfer).
Тренер: Гавриил Качалин.
Примечание. Материал из справочника «Игры сборной команды СССР
по футболу» (1952 - 1988 гг.). Москва. Изд. «Советский спорт»,
АВСТРАЛИЯ - СССР - 2:16 (1:0)
15 ноября 1956 г.
Мельбурн. Стадион "Олимпик-парк". 10000 зрителей.
Судья: Рон Райт (Австралия).
СССР: Лев Яшин (Борис Разинский, 46), Николай Тищенко, Анатолий Башашкин,
Михаил Огоньков, Алексей Парамонов, Игорь Нетто (к), Борис Татушин, Анатолий
Исаев, Никита Симонян (Эдуард Стрельцов, 46), Сергей Сальников (Валентин
Иванов, 46), Анатолий Ильин (Владимир Рыжкин, 46)
Тренер: Гавриил Качалин.
Голы: Смит (17), Иванов (49, 71), Татушин (51, 56), Парамонов (54, 82),
Стрельцов (59, 63, 78), Рыжкин (65, 70), Нетто (74, 76), Исаев (80, 84,
85), Макмиллан (88).
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Russians Score Soccer Victory
By Alex Burr
Russia defeated Australia by 15 goals to one in adverse conditions in
a pre-Olympic soccer match at the show grounds last night.
The Russians showed tremendous speed, complete ball control and unselfish
team work to give 6000 soccer fans the best display of soccer seen in
Melbourne since the English professional side played here.
The average age of the Russian team is 24 years, and it showed experience
normally expected from в more mature eleven.
Demonstrating the complete superiority of the Russians, they led by 7-1
at half time, and replaced only four players against Australia, which
made nine replacement.
Of the Australians, only the two goalkeepers. Lord and Henderson, showed
Commenting on the game, the Russian manager. Vladimir Maszkarkln, said:
"The result does not matter. The game was played in true Olympic
spirit, and was good training for both teams."
Results: Russia 15 goals d. Australia 1.
«The Age», Melbourne, Friday, November 16, 1956
Русские одержали победу
Автор заметки: Алекс Барр
Россия разгромила Австралию в предолимпийском футбольном матче со счетом
15:1 в неблагоприятных погодных условиях на территории выставочного центра
Русские показали потрясающую скорость, полный контроль над мячом и слаженную
командную работу, тем самым продемонстрировав 6000 болельщикам лучший
образец футбола, со времени выступления здесь, в Мельбурне, профессионалов
из национальной сборной Англии.
Средний возраст российской команды - 24 года, но ход игры показал, что
играли более зрелые игроки, чем можно было ожидать от этих одиннадцати.
Проведя первый тайм при полном превосходстве и завершив его со счетом
7:1 в свою пользу, русские во втором тайме сделали лишь четыре замены,
тогда как Австралия заменила девять игроков.
В составе австралийцев только вратари - Лорд и Хендерсон - показали истинный
Комментируя игру русских, начальник команды Владимир Мошкаркин сказал:
"Результат не имеет значения. Игра прошла в олимпийском духе и была
хорошей тренировкой для обеих команд".
Результат матча: Россия - Австралия - 15:1.
Газета «The Age» («Век»), Мельбурн, 16.11.1956
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Greg Stocks talks to Bob Bignall
The side went onto play a number of trial games against the other Olympic
nations in October and November of 1956. These matches have been forgotten
in Australia's statistical records and although some were considered training
games, large crowds often greeted the Australians as they were put through
some solid match practice.
The games were:
U.S.S.R. 15 bt Australia 1 - Melbourne Showgrounds
Australia 1 bt Great Britain 3 - Campbell Reserve, Morelands
Australia 3 bt India 1 - Campbell Reserve, Morelands
Yugoslavia 5 bt Australia 1 - Melbourne Showground
Australia 3 drew Germany 3 - Village Green Heidelberg
Australia 7 bt H.M.S. Newcastle 1 - Campbell Reserve, Morelands
I asked Bob to chat about the Russia match and the large scoreline.
BB: "Talking about the Russians, their two managers and coach all
came down, as the Russians were staying just around from where we used
to eat and they said they wanted to play the Australian team. We had just
arrived down there and had been idle as a team for six weeks. The (coaching
staff) said to me what do you think Bob. I said I don't know. They said
don't you want to play them. I said these fellas (the Australians) had
been on the grog nearly every week and we've had limited training. We've
had one day and you want to play the Russians on a Friday night.
They wouldn't take any notice of me and we played Russia. In their team
were nine fellas from the Spartaks club in Russia and they were really
When we arrived you couldn't get a spot anywhere near the pitch. They
said there was about 15,300 there at the old Melbourne Showgrounds. There
were literally thousands and that's when this new system of (positional)
interchange football was first seen in Australia. Cliffy Sander and a
few others were saying "What do we do Bob, what do we do? How do
we play?" I said just play your position and don't worry if the man
I was just like them, picking the game up as we played. I was playing
right fullback then.
I took the left winger out over the sideline a few times ball and all.
But I had to stop them. Three minutes after that the player would go to
right half or centre and they'd change.
The next guy came and he was quick but after a few minutes he then went
to left back and somebody else went to the wing.
We let in seven goals in the first half and when we walked into the sheds
at half-time I looked at Billy Henderson, who was sitting on the tables.
Bill said "What have you fellas been doing?"
Ronny (Lord) said "Wait till you get out there and
you'll see then." In the second half they scored some bloody beautiful
goals and just about tore the net out. We had two teams bar one player
and I was the sucker to play both halves. All the boys were battling and
they put eight through Hendo. I said to Bill afterwards, "What do
you think now?"
He said "We ought to put all 22 on and give us a chance (laughing)".
We got beat 15-1 and I said to the manager "You asked me and we should
have never played that game."
GS: The Russians sounded like they were that class above the Australians.
BB: "I think it was only the condition of our footballers because
we weren't all fit. Apart from being beaten by the Russians 15-1 it wasn't
a thumping because the boys had been off football for two months before
we kicked a ball. You can't run racehorses against donkeys.
Two or three days after that game we played Great Britain and with the
boys getting fitter we beat them 3-1, which was good because it meant
the team was getting organised and we were finding players with passes
and running as a team.
They were an English amateur team. I thought to myself we could beat them
and we did too. We were professionals to them and we beat them 3-1 with
our boys easing off a bit in the second half.
I asked one of the English players what they did for work. He said he
worked in a foundry. You wouldn't get a good footballer in England who
worked in a foundry. If he was any good he'd be signed up with a professional
It was truly an amateur team. I asked whether all the fellas work over
there. He said these fellas have only been picked out of social teams
and we are all workers, some even work in the pits.
GS: Did you feel the Australian team was the best team we could have fielded
at the time.
BB: "I think so. There were a few others who may have gone from New
GS: Joe Marston wasn't considered because he had just returned from a
playing stint with a professional club in England and was ineligible.
BB: "I never heard anything about that. If Joe had been there I would
have been very pleased, though he probably would have been skipper. A
fella with his ability at stopper would have been a bonus."
Примечание. В материале с интервью Боба Бигнолла дана окончательная
заявка сборной Австралии на Олимпиаду. В ней 20 человек. Мельбурнская
"Эйдж" сообщает о девяти австралийских заменах. То есть в матче
приняли участие все эти 20 футболистов.
Вратари: Роналд "Рон" Алан Лорд (Ronald "Ron" Alan
Lord), Уильям "Билл" Хендерсон (William "Bill" Henderson).
Защитники: Роберт "Боб" Фрэнсис Бигнолл (Robert "Bob"
Francis Bignall), Джон Уильям Петтигрю (John William Pettigrew), Уильям
"Билл" Харбёрн (William "Bill" Harburn), Элвин "Эл"
Айзек Уоррен (Alwyn "Al" Isaac Warren), Кол Пёрсер (Col Purser).
Полузащитники: Уильям Клиффорд "Клифф" Сандер (William Clifford
"Cliff" Sander), Роберт "Боб" Уимз (Robert "Bob"
Wemyss), Джордж Артур (George Arthur), Александер "Алекс" Рэттри
(Alexander "Alex" Rattray).