REWIND IN BLACK AND WHITE

REWIND IN BLACK AND WHITE

HISTORY ARCHIVES

1985 was the year in which our club playing as Brunswick Juventus competed in the National Soccer League the top flight competition in the country. Today we know this league as the A league. The NSL as it was known was separated into two divisions, Northern and Southern. Our boys defeated Preston Mackedonia (now playing as Preston Lions) in the southern division final to advance into the Grand Final against Northern division winners Sydney City.

It was a final played over two legs (home and away) which saw some big names of Australian football history play in this game. Ex Socceroo coaches, Eddie Thomson and Frank Farina, let’s not forget John Kosmina and David Mitchell for Sydney City and a host of other big names. Playing for the Brunswick Juventus side were ex Socceroos Mehmet Durakovic, Mike Petersen and Paul Wade just to mention a few.

After the two legs the boys in black and white prevailed. Have a look at the road to the 1985 championship.

 

Grand Final 1st Leg
Played (04/09/1985) St George Stadium
Referee : Peter Rampley, Crowd : 2491

Sydney City
Tony Pezzano, Ean Rodrigues (Jean-Paul De Marigny 69), Alex Robertson, Steve O'Connor, Jimmy Cant, Grant Lee, Joe Watson, Murray Barnes (sent off 73), Frank Farina, John Kosmina, David Mitchell
Coach : Eddie Thomson

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Brunswick
Yakka Banovic, Mehmet Durakovic, John Dowie, Brian Brown, Eddie Campbell, Fab Incantalupo, Mike Petersen, Richard Miranda, Paul Wade, Robbie Cullen, Joe Sweeney
Goal : Incantalupo 38
Coach : John Margaritis

         

Grand Final 2nd Leg
Played (08/09/1985) Olympic Park
Referee : Don Campbell, Crowd : 7560

Brunswick
Yakka Banovic, Peter Lewis, Brian Brown, John Dowie, Ernie Campbell, Paul Wade, Richard Miranda, Mike Petersen, Fab Incantalupo, Robbie Cullen (Reno Minichiello 18), Joe Sweeney
Goal : Incantalupo 41
Coach : John Margaritis

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Sydney City
Tony Pezzano, Ean Rodrigues, Alex Robertson (Peter Falconer 50 (Graeme Fletcher 70)), Steve O'Connor, Jean-Paul De Marigny, Joe Watson, Paul Kay, Jim Cant, Grant Lee, David Mitchell, Frank Farina
Coach : Eddie Thomson

         

Southern Division


Division Final, loser eliminated, winner into Grand Final
Played (01/09/1985) Olympic Park
Referee : Peter Rampley, Crowd : 7000

Brunswick
Yakka Banovic, Mehmet Durakovic (Paul Drinczky 74), Mike Petersen, Brian Brown, Eddie Campbell, Paul Wade, Reno Minichiello, Richard Miranda, Fab Incantalupo, Robbie Cullen, Joe Sweeney
Goals : Petersen 84, Wade 85
Coach : John Margaritis

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Preston Makedonia
Phil Traianedes, George McMillan, Ian Dobson, Robbie Dunn, Grahan Heys, Zoran Ilioski, Ljube Petrovski, Con Opasinis (George Petrov 60), Sean Lane, Steve Smith, Gary Cole
Goal : Smith 31
Coach : Bill Murray

         

Preliminary Final, loser eliminated, winner into Conference Final
Played (28/08/1985) Olympic Park
Referee : Bernie Upjohn, Crowd : 9000

Preston Makedonia
Phil Traianedes, George McMillan, Robbie Dunn, Ian Dobson, Grasham Heys, Ljube Petrovski, George Petrov (Gary Cole 61), Con Opasinis, Zoran Ilioski, Steve Smith, Sean Lane
Goals : Cole 87, 101, Smith 13, Ilioski 20
Coach : Bill Murray

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South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Bobby Russell, Steve Blair, Manny Anezakis, Peter Vardaxis, John Kanesoulis, Oscar Crino, Carl Halford, Ken Murphy, Charlie Egan, Doug Brown
Goals : Egan 12, 39, 84, Brown 116
Coach : Len McKendry

Preston Makedonia won on penalties: Brown (1-0), Cole (1-1); Egan (2-1), Smith (2-2); Murphy (3-2), Heys (3-3); Halford (4-3), Lane (4-4); Russell (saved), Opasinas (4-5)

         

Major Semi-Final, loser into Preliminary Final, winner into Conference Final
Played (25/08/1985) Olympic Park
Referee : Chris Bambridge, Crowd : 7786

Brunswick
Yakka Banovic, Peter Lewis, John Dowie, Brian Brown, Eddie Campbell, Paul Wade, Richard Miranda, Mike Petersen, Fab Incantalupo, Joe Sweeney, Robbie Cullen
Goal : Wade 115
Coach : John Margaritis

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South Melbourne
Peter Laumets, Bobby Russell, Steve Blair, John Yzendoorn (Vlado Bozinoski 77), George Mihos, Garry McDowall (John Kanesoulis 112), Carl Halford, Oscar Crino, Ken Murphy, Charlie Egan, Doug Brown
Coach : Len McKendry

         

Minor Semi-Final, loser eliminated, winner into Preliminary Final
Played (25/08/1985) Olympic Park
Referee : Don Campbell, Crowd : 7786

Preston Makedonia
Phil Traianedes, George McMillan, Ian Dobson, Robbie Dunn, Graham Heys, Con Opasinis, Ljube Petrovski, George Petrov, Zoran Ilioski, Sean Lane, Steve Smith
Goals : Lane 64, Angele 70og
Coach : Bill Murray

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Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Ian McKie, Charlie Yankos, Joe Angele, Steve Marley, Theo Selemidis, Steve Winn, Mike Valentine (Steve Tasios 76), Peter Tsolakis, Stuart Stevenson, John Metaxas
Coach : Brian Garvey

         

Qualifying Final, loser into minor Semi-Final, winner into major Semi-Final
Played (21/08/1985) Olympic Park
Referee : Chris Bambridge, Crowd : 6000

Brunswick
Yakka Banovic, Peter Lewis, John Dowie, Brian Brown, Eddie Campbell, Paul Wade, Richard Miranda, Mike Petersen, Fab Incantalupo, Andrew Zinni (Mehmet Durakovic 71), Joe Sweeney
Goals : Zinni 69, Miranda 77
Coach : John Margaritis

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Heidelberg United
Jeff Olver, Ian McKie, Charlie Yankos, Joe Angele, Steve Marley, Steve Tasios (Mike Valentine 72), George Christopoulos (John Metaxas 80), Steve Winn, Peter Tsolakis, Stuart Stevenson, Theo Selemidis
Coach : Brian Garvey

         

Elimination Final, loser eliminated, winner into minor Semi-Final
Played (21/08/1985) Olympic Park
Referee : Chris Bambridge, Crowd : 6000

Preston Makedonia
Phil Traianedes, Con Opasinis, Robbie Dunn, Ian Dobson, Graham Heys (Bill Piculovski 70), Zoran Ilioski, Ljube Petrovski, George Petrov, George Gagic, Sean Lane, George McMillan
Goals : Gagic 25, Petrovski 40
Coach : Bill Murray

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Melbourne Croatia
Ante Kolceg, Tony Curcio, Dave McIntosh, Jozo Antolovic, Drago Deankovic, Josip Biskic, Suleiman Curovic, Victor Cristaldo, Steve Gojevic, Robert Markovac (Gary Ward 46), Ante Ljubic (George Hannah 62)
Goal : Biskic 13
Coach : Dom Kapetanovic

 

 

 

 




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