NEW SOUTH WALES 0 CITY 4
Post season friendly
30th May 1970
Scorers Owen(38 & ?), Doyle, Bowyer
City Corrigan, Book, Pardoe, Doyle, Heslop, Oakes, Booth, Towers, Owen, Young, Bowyer
New South Wales Corry, Keith, Yaager, Schaeffer, Marnoch, Watkins, Abonyi, Warren, Campbell, Baartz, Denton
FROM THE PRESS BOX
CITY HAVE THE LAST LAUGH
DAVID JACK WRITING IN THE MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS 30TH MAY 1970
Manchester City ended their Australian tour on a high note today with a 4-0 win over New South Wales, the strongest state side in this country.
The home team fielded eight Australian international players, and vowed before the start that they would give City their toughest yet tour match.
City were in equally determined mood, and it took them 38 minutes to go in front, with a perfect Owen shot from Oakes’s accurate through pass.
Once the Blues were ahead, they never looked back, and in a devastating second half onslaught City completely swamped NSW.
They added three more goals in the space of nine minutes and with half an hour still left were able to relax knowing the Aussies were well and truly licked.
Those goas came from a Doyle header, a ground shot by Bowyer, and an accurate over head kick from Owen.
City secretary Walter Griffiths commented after the match: “I want to see the Sydney papers tomorrow to see how this performance was received. We really got our stripes back today.”
Griffiths was referring to the first City versus NSW game when the Manchester players were given a roasting by the Sydney press.
The Blues fly out of Sydney tomorrow and are due at London airport on Monday night. They have done a fine job in Australia, winning six and drawing one of their seven games, despite being without Lee, Bell and Summerbee.
Local football officials were disappointed by today’s crowd, only 13,000. But this was due to the poor football served up when the teams a fortnight ago