• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Australia scored its highest goal tally ever in international soccer when it downed Fiji by 10 goals to nil in their World Cup qualifying tie at Olympic Park in Melbourne on Friday (14 August).

  • Description

    1.
    GV Play, goal scored by No. 11, Mitchell
    0.20

    2.
    GV Corner kick, goal by No. 9, Cole
    0.32

    3.
    GV Goal following defensive error by Fiji
    0..39

    4.
    SV Scoreboard - Australia 3-0 up
    0.41

    5.
    Second half. SV. Fijian attack, saved by goalkeeper
    0.48

    6.
    CU Crowd
    0.49

    7.
    GV Cole rounds keeper and scores goal
    0.56

    8.
    GV Play, then goal
    1.02

    9.
    GV Flank attack, Cole score again
    1.08

    10.
    GV Attacking player brought down by Fijian keeper
    1.12

    11.
    CA Crowd
    1.13

    12.
    Cole takes penalty and scores goal
    1.19

    13.
    GV Flank attack centred, Cole scores
    1.27

    14.
    GV Attack past three defenders, Cole goals
    1.41

    15.
    GV High ball to Mitchell, scores
    1.56

    16.
    GV Game ends, players shake hands
    2.00




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    Background: INTRODUCTION: Australia scored its highest goal tally ever in international soccer when it downed Fiji by 10 goals to nil in their World Cup qualifying tie at Olympic Park in Melbourne on Friday (14 August). The match also saw a new record for individual scoring for the Australian side. Forward Gary Cole scored seven of the Australian goals, passing the previous record by two.

    SYNOPSIS: Australia scored three goals in the first half. The opening goal came not from Cole, but from the other Australian scorer for the match, David Mitchell.

    Then came Cole's first goal -- from a corner.

    A defensive error from the Fijians, and Australia had its third goal for the half.

    The Fijians though eclipsed by the performance of the Socceroos, but still make their own attacking thrusts.

    However, as Cole went on scoring goals, ironically Australia's chances of playing in the World Cup next year may have been diminishing. This is because for Australia to win the Oceania Group Fiji had to take a point from group leader New Zealand in a later clash.

    But with Cole scoring like this, and the Australians going on to notch up their record victory, there was a feeling that the Fijians would have little morale left for the ensuing match with New Zealand ... Cole makes it look easy as he goes for the net yet again, posting his seventh.

    In the end, it was the turn again of 18 year old David Mitchell. He completed a hat trick, and the crowd of 3000 were able to go home having witnessed Australia's best goal-scoring performance ever.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAOXQYJC1LBN6WL074VCACRDA7
    Media URN:
    VLVAOXQYJC1LBN6WL074VCACRDA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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