Team New South Wales (NSW) personnel: F. Robinson (manager), T. Spencer, A. McMahon, S. Condon, R. Byers, S. Hilder, P. Timms, W. Thorpe, C. Harrison, J. H. Wishart, W. Carey, R. H. Moore, F. Waddell, P. Metcalf, A. Rae. Results DATE LOCATION RESULT 29- 6-1904 Auckland North Island 1-1 New South Wales 2- 7-1904 Auckland Auckland 2-3 New South Wales 9- 7-1904 Wellington Wellington 2-1 New South Wales 14- 7-1904 Christchurch Canterbury 1-6 New South Wales 16- 7-1904 Dunedin Otago 4-2 New South Wales 21 -7-1904 Invercargill Southland 0-8 New South Wales 23 -7-1904 Dunedin New Zealand 0-1 New South Wales 28- 7-1904 Timaru South Canterbury 0-4 New South Wales 30- 7-1904 Wellington New Zealand 3-3 New South Wales Played 9; Won 5, Drawn 2, Lost 2; Goals: 29-13 Known Details 29/06/1904, Auckland, Domain Cricket Ground, 1500 NORTH ISLAND 1 (Foreshaw 20') NEW SOUTH WALES 1 (Moore 85' pen) North Island: Dugmore (Auckland) [c]; Renai (Wellington), Ritchie (Auckland); Stevenson (Auckland), Meldrum (Auckland), Ritchie (Auckland); Hathaway (Wellington), Foreshaw (Auckland), Sale (Auckland), Harvey (Auckland), Whitehead (Auckland). New South Wales: T Spencer; W Thorpe, A McMahon; S Condon, S Hilder, P Timms; W Carey, R H Moore [c], F Waddell, P Metcalf, A Rae. Referee: Mr Odlum Notes: This was the first international association football game played in New Zealand. The home team was representing the associations from the North Island; in reality the team was mostly made up of Auckland players with only two Wellington players included as well. Match conditions described as good; "very fine weather", "fresh winter day" but the ground was not too dry and heavy in places. Match kicked-off at 3:00 pm. At halftime, Sale changed from centre forward to his more familiar position at inside left, Foreshaw taking the former's place. NSW had scored through Rae but the goal did not count because of a "foul" in the build-up. NSW equalised when "the home custodian unfortunately became too anxious to clear, and he interfered with the Australian captain as he was following up the ball." This resulted in a penalty which was converted by Moore. Pre-match reports gave Gibson (Auckland) as a possible starter in place of Harvey; Cowan (Auckland) in place of Renai; Wright (Auckland) was named as the reserve. There were two Ritchies playing, one as a back, the other as a halfback. Name variations: Stevenson also given as Stephenson; Hathaway as Hathway; Foreshaw as Foreshawe, Forshawe and Forshaw (all North Island); Waddell as Wadell (NSW), Metcalf as Metcalfe and Medcalf (all NSW). 02/07/1904, Auckland, Domain Cricket Ground, 1200 AUCKLAND 2 (Sale, Meldrum pen) NEW SOUTH WALES 3 (Moore x3) Auckland: Dugmore (Corinthians)[c?]; Fleming (Shore), Ritchie (Thistle)[c?]; Ritchie (Corinthians), Meldrum (Thistle), Stevenson (St John's); Harvey (Shore), Whitehead, Foreshaw, Sale, Clark (all Corinthians). Selector: Anderson. New South Wales: T Spencer; W Thorpe, A McMahon; S Condon, S Hilder, P Timms; A Rae, R HMoore [c], F Waddell, P Metcalf, W Carey. Referee: Mr C Mayall Notes: Match kicked-off in the afternoon. The weather and ground consitions were described as being good. Half-time score was Auckland 2-1 New South Wales. Scoring: Auckland took the lead through Sale (1-0) in the first minute of the match; Moore equalised (1-1) before Auckland regained the lead through a Meldrum penalty (2-1) before the end of the half. Moore scored two more goals for NSW in the second half (2-2, 2-3). Pre-match reports gave Edmonds (Thistle) as a possible starter in place of Dugmore; and Cowan (Corinthians) in place of Fleming (all Auckland); Yates (Corinthians) was also named as a reserve. There were two Ritchies playing, one as a fullback, the other as a halfback. Ritchie (fullback) was the captain in a line-up printed prior to the kick off; however that line-up did not include Dugmore who ended up playing and may have assumed the captaincy (as he appears to have done a few days earlier when representing the North Island). Wishart listed in the starting line-up for NSW, but it appears that Rae played in his place. Name variations: Stevenson also given as Stephenson; Foreshaw as Foreshawe, Forshawe and Forshaw; Clark as Clarke (all Auckland); Waddell as Wadell; Metcalf as Metcalfe and Medcalf (all NSW). Auckland Trial Match: A week before the match against New South Wales, a trial match was played involving players from the leading Auckland clubs. The purpose was to enable Mr Anderson, the Auckland selector, to decide upon a team to play against the visitors. The details of the match are given below. 25/06/1904, Auckland, Domain Cricket Ground, several hundred spectators WHITE TEAM 1 (Meldrum) BLUE TEAM 2 (Foreshaw, ?) White Team: Edmonds (Thistle), Ritchie (Thistle)[c], Harding (Corinthians), Ritchie (Corinthians), Meldrum (Thistle), Stevenson (St. John's), Clark (Corinthians), J Dacre (Shore), Hilford (Thistle), G Templeton (Thistle), Smith (St John's), Eades (Tabernacle). Blue Team: Dugmore (Corinthians)[c], Wright (Shore), Reed (Tabernacle), Walker (Thistle), Yates (Corinthians), Blackie (Tabernacle), Fleming (Shore), Foreshaw (Corinthians), Sale (Corinthians), Whitehead (Corinthians), Gibson (Thistle). Referee: Mr F Cash. Notes: The White Team played with 12 players [!]. Half-time score was 0-0. Ritchie, the White's right half, came off as a result of a knee injury and was replaced by Eades. Scoring: Foreshaw 0-1; Meldrum 1-1; unknown scorer to make it 1-2. In the build up to the winning goal the Whites were penalised; Wright took the kick, "and the other forwards followed it up smartly, a goal resulting". 09/07/1904, Wellington WELLINGTON 2 NEW SOUTH WALES 1 14/07/1904, Christchurch CANTERBURY 1 NEW SOUTH WALES 6 16/07/1904, Dunedin OTAGO 4 NEW SOUTH WALES 2 21/07/1904, Invercargill SOUTHLAND 0 NEW SOUTH WALES 8 23/07/1904, Dunedin, Caledonian Ground, 3500 NEW ZEALAND 0 NEW SOUTH WALES 1 (F Waddell) New Zealand: Frank Smallbone; Len White, Archibald Clapham, William Kilgour, Joe Taylor, Robert Farquharson, Bob Reilly, Herbert Morrison, David McMillan [c], Alex Stark, William Morrison. New South Wales: T Spencer; S Condon, A McMahon; R Byers, P Timms, C Harrison; F Waddell, W Carey, R H Moore, P Metcalf, A Rae. Referee: WG Smith (Otago, New Zealand). Notes: Match kicked-off in the afternoon. The weather was fine but dull. The ground was in good order notwithstanding the rain that had fallen before the match. The crowd was reported to be in the 3000 to 4000 range. The only goal of the match was scored in the second half. Some sources list Riley instead of Reilly. It is believed that J J Roberts was one of the selectors of the New Zealand team. 28/07/1904, Timaru SOUTH CANTERBURY 0 NEW SOUTH WALES 4 New South Wales (NSW) personnel: F. Robinson (manager), T. Spencer, A. McMahon, S. Condon, R. Byers, S. Hilder, P. Timms, W. Thorpe, C. Harrison, J. H. Wishart, W. Carey, R. H. Moore, F. Waddell, P. Metcalf, A. Rae. 30/07/1904, Wellington, Athletic Park, 3000 NEW ZEALAND 3 (William Foreshaw 4', Ned Sale 9', ?') NEW SOUTH WALES 3 (A Rae ?', ~55', R H Moore ?') New Zealand: Frank Smallbone; James Amies [c], Archibald Clapham; William Kilgour, Joe Taylor, Bert Clark; Bob Reilly, Ned Sale, William Foreshaw, Andy Mouat, William Morrison. New South Wales: T Spencer; S Condon, A McMahon; R Byers, S Hilder, P Timms; F Waddell, W Carey, R H Moore, P Metcalf and A Rae. Referee: A Williams (Wellington, New Zealand). Notes: NSW played in blue, New Zealand played in white and they were occasionally referred to as "Maorilanders" by the New Zealand Herald. Match kicked-off in the afternoon. The weather conditions were excellent, no trace of wind, but the ground was a trifle heavy. Half-time score was 2-2. Scoring: [1-0] Kilgour made an opening for Riley, who centred. Foreshaw and Mouat pounced on the ball at the same time, and between them opened the score within four minutes [4'] of the start. In the end the goal was credited to Foreshaw. [2-0] Sale scored after a centre by Morrison five minutes after the first goal was scored [9']. [2-1] A centre from Waddell was accepted by Metcalf and Rae in turn, the latter's shot just rolling inside the net. [2-2] Corner kick by Waddell to Moore who headed inside the net before the end of the first-half. [2-3] Rae placed his side ahead [~55'] with a shot quite out of Smallbone's reach. [3-3] Morrison centred to Foreshaw who headed on to Sale who headed past Spencer. Some sources credit Sale with one goal, and Foreshaw with two. However, all sighted contemporary newspaper reports had Sale scoring two, Foreshaw with one. Some sources also list Riley instead of Reilly; H Morrison instead of William Morrison; W Forsham instead of William Foreshaw (all New Zealand); Waddell as Wadell (NSW); Metcalf as Metcalfe and Medcalf (all NSW). It is believed that J J Roberts was one of the selectors of the New Zealand team. There were some alterations made in the teams as originally selected: for New Zealand, Andy Mouat took the place of D Wilson.
Sources: [Hou 52], [Smi], Jeremy Ruane's Ultimate Website on New Zealand Soccer, the Auckland Star, the New Zealand Times, the New Zealand Herald & Otago Daily Times.
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