Tom Rogic bagged himself a Christmas cracker for Celtic, smashing in a 20-yard screamer, while Jackson Irvine also got on the scoresheet in holiday action from the Scottish Premiership.
Elsewhere across the festive season, there were goals to Nikita Rukavytsya in Israel, Mark Milligan in the UAE, Bradden Inman in the English youth league, and Andrew Barisic in the Hong Kong Senior Shield, while Aaron Downes continues to lead Cheltenham Town towards promotion back to the Football League in England, as he scored the winning goal in a 2-1 triumph.
GOAL! County are now in front as Jackson Irvine scores from a corner. Ross County 3-2 Dundee #RCFCvDFC
— Sportsmail (@ScotMailSport) December 26, 2015
In the English Premier League, Mile Jedinak came on in the 74th minute as Crystal Palace played out a scoreless draw away to AFC Bournemouth, for whom Adam Federici was an unused substitute. Mark Schwarzer was also an unused substitute as top of the table Leicester City lost 1-0 away to Liverpool FC. Curtis Good was missing due to injury as Newcastle United lost 1-0 at home to Everton FC.
In the Championship in England, Neil Kilkenny played until the 61st minute while Bailey Wright was an unused substitute as Preston North End lost 3-1 away to Huddersfield Town, for whom Jason Davidson was also an unused substitute. Tommy Oar came on in the 68th minute as Ipswich Town won 2-1 at home to Queens Park Rangers, for whom Massimo Luongo was an unused substitute. Shane Lowry was not in the squad for Birmingham City as they lost 3-0 away to Sheffield Wednesday.
In the English League One, Callum Elder was missing due to injury as Peterborough United won 2-0 at home to Chesterfield FC, for whom Chris Herd was an unused substitute and Liam Graham was not in the squad. James Wesolowski was missing due to injury as Shrewsbury Town drew 1-1 at home to Fleetwood Town.
In League Two in England, Alex Cisak played a full match as Leyton Orient won 3-2 at home to Portsmouth FC.
In the English National League, Aaron Downes played a full match and scored the winning goal as league leaders Cheltenham Town beat Kidderminster Harriers 2-1. Michael McEntegart also played a full match as Welling United lost 2-1 at home to Dover Athletic. Daniel Collins was not in the squad for Wrexham FC as they lost 1-0 at home to Southport FC.
— OS Aussies (FCAU) (@OSAussies) December 27, 2015
In the National League South in England, Ben McNamara played a full match for Concord Rangers as they lost 4-2 at Ebbsfleet United. Lee Burns was missing due to injury as Dartford FC won 1-0 away to Chelmsford FC.
In the English Midland Football League Division One, Greg Downes played a full match as Leicester Road FC ran out 5-1 winners at home to Heather St Johns.
In the U21 English Premier League Division One, Rhys Williams played a full match as Middlesbrough FC U21 lost 1-0 away to Chelsea FC U21. Meanwhile, in Division Two, Jordan Lyden played a full match for Aston Villa U21 as they won 2-1 away to Arsenal FC U21. Cameron Burgess also played a full match while Adam Taggart was not in the squad as Fulham FC U21 played out a 3-3 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion U21.
In the U21 Premier Development League Two – North Division in England, Bradden Inman played until the 60th minute and scored the opening goal of the game as Crewe Alexandra U21 won 2-1 at home to Hull City U21, for whom Taylor Tombides was on the bench at the start of the match. Perry Cotton was in the starting eleven for Birmingham City U21 as they lost 2-0 away to Sheffield United. Luke Brattan was not in the squad as Bolton Wanderers U21 lost 4-3 away to Coventry City U21. Elsewhere, in the South Division, James Haran played a full match while Joshua Wallen was not in the squad as Queens Park Rangers U21 won 3-1 away to Crystal Palace U21.
In the Scottish Premiership, Tom Rogic played until the 60th minute and scored his sides’ second goal as league leaders Celtic FC were held to a 2-2 draw at Hearts FC.Jackson Irvine came on in the 58th minute and scored as Ross County won 5-2 at home to Dundee FC.
Messy buildup, but great goal overnight by Aussie Tom Rogic for Celtic against Hearts... https://t.co/slI4ay4cA3
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) December 27, 2015
Why oh why did we let Jackson Irvine go?! Has to be 1 of the under rated players of this SPL
— Gav Campbell (@Gav300879) December 26, 2015
In League Two in Scotland, Chris Duggan played a full match as Queen’s Park FC lost 1-0 at home to Berwick Rangers.
In the Scottish Development League, Jesse Curran was in the starting eleven for Dundee FC Youth as they came from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle Youth.
In the Italian Serie B, Josh Brillante played until the 82nd minute as Calcio Como drew 1-1 away to Spezia Calcio.
In the Turkish Kupasi, Aziz Behich played a full match as Bursaspor ran out 4-1 winners over Eskisehirspor.
In the Eerste Klasse in Belgium, Bernie Ibini was missing due to injury as Club Brugge KV won 4-1 away to KV Kortrijk.
In the Ligat ha’Al in Israel, Nikita Rukavytsya played a full match and scored his sides’ goal as Beitar Jerusalem drew 1-1 away to Hapoel Haifa.
In the Premier League International Cup, Tom Glover played a full match and kept a clean sheet as Tottenham Hotspur U21 won 4-0 over FC Porto B.
In the quarterfinals of the Emperor’s Cup in Japan, Nathan Burns came on in the 113th minute as FC Tokyo lost to Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-1 in extra time after the match had finished tied 1-1.
In the Arabian Gulf League in the United Arab Emirates, Mark Milligan played a full match and scored the opening goal of the game as Bani Yas SC drew 2-2 with Al Wahda. Brett Holman also played a full match as Emirates Club lost 1-0 at home to Al Ain.
In the Saudi Arabian Professional League, James Troisi came on in the 89th minute as Al Ittihad won 2-0 away to Al Wahda.
In the Hong Kong Premier League, Ryan Griffiths was not in the squad (awaiting clearance) as South China AA lost 4-2 at Kitchee SC.
In the Senior Shield in Hong Kong, Andrew Barisic played a full match and scored the final goal of the game in extra time as Eastern SC drew 2-2 before going on to win 4-3 on penalties against South China AA, for whom Griffiths was again not in the squad (awaiting clearance).comments