This was reportedly the first New Guinea football team to visit Australia. The team arrived in Sydney from Port Moresby on 22nd February by invitation of the New South Wales association. The team was managed by the New Guinea Police Commissioner, Mr Robert Cole. Results 24- 2-68 Wollongong Combined N.S.W. 2nd Division 4-2 Papua and New Guinea 28- 2-68 Sydney Combined N.S.W. 2nd Division 2-2 Papua and New Guinea 2- 3-68 Sydney Combined N.S.W. 2nd Division 0-1 Papua and New Guinea 5- 3-68 Brisbane Queensland 5-0 Papua and New Guinea Details 24- 2-68 Wollongong Combined N.S.W. 2nd Division 4-2 Papua and New Guinea Corrimal Memorial Oval [Roger Bamforth 30' 40', Graham Carruthers 68', Peter Pont 80' / Michael Dobbin 37', Matthew Raka 83'] NSW 2nd Div.: Bobby Jones, G.Jamieson, Campbell, K.Okon, John Bijkerk, A.McKnight, John Giacometti, D.Madden, Roger Bamforth, Graham Carruthers, Peter Pont. Papua and New Guinea: Soweni, Hobart, Siniwa Sili, Kateu, Tianum Kau, Oliva, Ila Vuiaili, Michael Dobbin, Matthew Raka, Jinus Kumalau, Samsden. Note: One source reported that Kumalau scored instead of Dobbin and that Carruthers scored instead of Pont. 28- 2-68 Sydney Combined N.S.W. 2nd Division 2-2 Papua and New Guinea Redfern Oval [? / Ila Vuiaili, ?] 2- 3-68 Sydney Combined N.S.W. 2nd Division 0-1 Papua and New Guinea Arlington Oval, 1500 [Ila Vuiaili] NSW 2nd Div.: Bobby Jones, G.Jamieson, Ray Orphin, John Bijkerk, R.Bamforth, Graham Carruthers, [5 unknown]. Papua and New Guinea: Veari Ani (GK), Siniwa Sili, Tianum Kau, Jinus Kumalau, Michael Dobbin, Ila Vuiaili, [5 unknown]. 5- 3-68 Brisbane Queensland 5-0 Papua and New Guinea Brisbane Exhibition Ground [Ray Richards x3, Matt Jackson, I.Johnston] [Minutes: 6' 17' 37' 54' 62'] Queensland: [Squad: R.Kelly, G.Wilkins, P.Steen, Gordon Mackie, Barry Burren, J.van Klaveren, G.McMillan, Matt Jackson, I.Johnston, Ray Richards, I.Davis, B.Willis, G.Whittaker, W.Haigh, A.May, B.Jardine.]
Sources: "Sydney Morning Herald", ozfootball.net, "Soccer World", "Courier-Mail" (Brisbane)
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