INTRODUCTION: The Australian Socceroos drew one-all with New Zealand in a preliminary 1978 world Cup soccer match in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday (30 March).
GVs Australia's Socceroos; playing from left to right wearing black shirts, pass ball to forward and Peter Ollerton scores against New Zealand in Auckland, New Zealand. (3 shots)
GV Australian players congratulate Ollerton.
GVs New Zealand throw-27 in, attack, and narrowly miss scoring. (5 shots)
GVs New Zealand takes corner and Keith Nelson scores - players congratulate each other and crowd watch. (5 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "Australia trying to work the ball across. There goes Ollerton -- a chance. And it's goal number one. Ollerton. Ollerton was allowed to get through there .... on the path of the New Zealand defence, and Australia go one-up in about the nineteenth minute.
"Elrick. Elrick with the ball -- looking for someone -- pushes it forward -- chips it over....corner...corner....corner -- just past the post. Taylor with the corner -- over it comes. The New Zealanders try....no....and it's there. It is there."
The scorers were Peter Ollerton for the Socceroos and Keith Nelson for New Zealand.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: The Australian Socceroos drew one-all with New Zealand in a preliminary 1978 world Cup soccer match in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday (30 March). The result gives the Australians enough points to win the Oceanic preliminary round. In their bid to reach the finals in Argentina, the Australians meet the Asian finalists later this year. A report from the New Zealand game.