12 April 2009

10 October 1979

Friendly match
10th October 1979

IRISH FA XI 2-0 NEW ZEALAND XI


Venue: The Oval, Belfast
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Oliver Donnelly (Newtownabbey)
Goals: IFA: McCurdy, Quinn

Irish FA XI
New Zealand XI
Crusaders
1
Richard H. Wilson
Newman's Nelson Utd
Rab McCreery
Glentoran
2
Tony Sibley.[capt]
Mount Wellington
Ronnie Cromie
Ards
3
Glen Adam
Blackhouse Bay
Roy Walsh
Glentoran
4
Robert Almond
Trans Tour United
Linfield
5
Adrian Elrick
Hanimex United
Brian Quinn ??>
Everton
6
Chris Turner 76>
Manurewa
John Sloan
Ballymena United
7
Steve Summer
Trans Tour United
Luton Town
8
David Bright
Manurewa
Linfield
9
Keith Nelson
Mount Wellington
Tom Armstrong 63>
Glenavon
10
Brian Turner 84>
Manurewa
Linfield
11
Johan Verweij 65>
Trans Tour United
Peter McCusker >63
Cliftonville
sub
Shane Rufer >65
Stop Out FC
Portadown
sub
John McDermid >76
Hamilton
Glenavon
sub
Sam.Malcolmson.>84
Eastern Suburbs
-
-
Coach
John Adshead
-

NZ shirt from the match
(Simon Shakey Shakeshaft)

Notes:

The New Zealand side was a selection from their full international squad. Through October 1979 they toured the Middle East and the British Isles playing various club and representative teams.

Other tour matches:
02-Oct Al-Qadisiyya . 3-1 NZ (Kuwait)
03-Oct Bahrain*...... 0-2 NZ
05-Oct Al-Ahli SC ... 1-1 NZ (Dubai)
08-Oct Bahrain* ..... 1-2 NZ
10-Oct Irish FA ..... 2-0 NZ
12-Oct Lge of Ireland 2-1 NZ
15-Oct England B .... 4-1 NZ
17-Oct Ipswich Town . 1-0 NZ
22-Oct Norwich City . 5-0 NZ
29-Oct Dundee ....... 8-1 NZ
* full international

By George Glass

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