Aussies were making their mark in the third round of the FA Cup in England this week, as Brad Smith and Tommy Oar got on the scoresheet, their first goals for their clubs, as Socceroo Jason Davidson set up a goal for Huddersfield Town, while Scott McDonald continued his purple patch, netting in the Scottish FA Cup.
Goalkeepers were also up and about in club friendly action this week, as Brad Jones debuted for NEC Nijmegen in a 3-1 win over Trent Sainsbury’s PEC Zwolle, while Mitch Langerak made his return from injury in a win for Stuttgart.
In the third round of the FA Cup in England, Brad Smith played a full match and scored the final goal of the game as Liverpool came from behind to draw 2-2 away to Exeter City. Tommy Oar played a full match and scored the opening goal of the game as Ipswich Town drew 2-2 at home to League Two’s Portsmouth. James Meredith also played a full match as Bradford City played out a scoreless draw away to Bury FC. Massimo Luongo played a full match as Queens Park Rangers lost 1-0 away to Nottingham Forest. Adam Federici also played a full match as AFC Bournemouth won 2-1 away to Birmingham City, for whom Shane Lowry came on in the 46th minute. Jason Davidson played until the 89th minute and set up the opening goal of the game as Huddersfield Town drew 2-2 with Reading FC. Rhys Williams came on in the 46th minute as Charlton Athletic lost 2-1 away to Colchester United. Jordan Lyden came on for Aston Villa in the 83rd minute as they were held to a 1-1 draw by League Two side Wycombe Wanderers. Mile Jedinak also came on in the 83rd minute as Crystal Palace won 2-1 away to Southampton FC. Bailey Wright and Neil Kilkenny were unused substitutes for Preston North End as they lost 2-0 away to Peterborough United. Curtis Good was missing due to injury as Newcastle United lost 1-0 away to Watford FC.
In the English League One, Chris Herd played until the 65th minute while Liam Graham was not in the squad as Chesterfield FC won 3-2 away to Rochdale AFC.
In the first leg of semi-final ties from the League Cup in England, Smith was an unused substitute as Liverpool won 1-0 away to Stoke City.
In the first leg of semi-final ties in the Football League Trophy in England, Ryan Williams played for Barnsley until the 68th minute as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Fleetwood Town.
In the English National League, Aaron Downes played a full match as league leaders Cheltenham Town drew 0-0 away to Boreham Wood. Michael McEntegart also played a full match as Welling United suffered a 4-0 home loss to Grimsby Town. Daniel Collins was not in the squad as Wrexham FC lost 3-1 at home to Woking FC.
In the English Northern Premier League Division One North, Jamie Street was not in the squad for Lancaster City FC as they won 1-0 at home to Harrogate Railway Athletic.
In the Midland Football League Division One in England, Greg Downes played a full match for Leicester Road FC was held to a 1-1 home draw with Strafford Town.
In the U21 English Premier League Division One, Tom Glover played a full match as Tottenham Hotspur U21 lost 3-1 away to Manchester United U21. Meanwhile, in Division Two, Hyuga Tanner was an unused substitute as Blackburn Rovers U21 lost 3-2 at Arsenal FC U21.
In the U21 Premier Development League Two – North Division in England, Shane Lowry played a full match and set up a goal while Perry Cotton was an unused substitute for Birmingham City U21 as they drew 2-2 with Bolton Wanderers U21. No detailed information was available on Taylor Tombides as Hull City U21 lost 3-2 at Huddersfield Town U21.
In the fourth round of the Scottish FA Cup, Scott McDonald played a full match and scored as Motherwell FC won 5-0 at home to Cove Rangers. Jackson Irvine also played a full match for Ross County as they drew 2-2 at Dunfermline AFC. Ryan Edwards was missing due to Olyroos commitments as Partick Thistle won 2-1 away to St. Mirren FC. Ryan McGowan was not in the squad for Dundee United as they won 1-0 away to Airdrieonians FC.
In the Scottish Development League, Jesse Curran was not in the squad as Dundee FC Youth won 1-0 away to Hibernian Youth. Chris Duggan played a full match while Ethan Docherty was an unused substitute as Partick Thistle Youth won 2-1 away to Falkirk Youth. Earlier in the week, Curran was in the starting eleven and scored the opening goal of the game as Dundee Youth lost 2-1 away to St Johnstone FC Youth.
In the first leg of round of 16 ties in the Spanish Copa del Rey, Mat Ryan played a full match and kept a clean sheet as Valencia won 4-0 at home to Granada CF.
In the Tercera Division Group VII in Spain, Rafa Jimenez played a full match as CD Lugo Fuenlabrada won 1-0 at home to Collado Villalba. Elsewhere, in Group XI, Michael Lloyd-Green played a full match as CE Esporles came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw at home to Santa Catalina Atletico. Connor Caswell also played a full match as CF Platges de Calvia lost 2-0 away to CD Binissalem.
In the Italian Serie A, Chris Ikonomidis was missing due to Olyroos commitments as Lazio Roma won 3-1 away to AC Fiorentina. In a match played earlier in the week, Ikonomidis was an unused substitute as Lazio played out a scoreless draw at home to Capri FC.
In Serie D in Italy, Sam Wilson played until the 85th minute as Scandicci Calcio won 1-0 away to US Pianese. Judah Cleur came on in the 79th minute as ASD OltrepoVoghera won 3-1 away to USD Castellazzo Bormida. Joseph Taylor was an unused substitute as FC Legnago Salus drew 1-1 with Ravenna Calcio.
In the Italian Eccellenza – Molise, Alex Schifino came on in the 80th minute as ASD Casalnuovo lost 4-1 away to Tre Pini Matese.
In the first leg of round of 16 ties in the Greek Kypello Elladas, Terry Antonis was missing due to Olyroos commitments as PAOK FC lost 2-1 away to AEL Kalloni. Kerem Bulut was not in the squad for Iraklis FC as they won 1-0 away to Veria FC.
In the Arabian Gulf League in the United Arab Emirates, Mark Milligan played a full match for Bani Yas SC as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Sha’ab Sharjah. Brett Holman was not in the squad as Emirates Club blew a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at home to Al Nasr.
In club friendlies this week, Kenneth Dougall played a full match as Sparta Rotterdam won 4-2 at SC Cambuur. Mitch Langerak played a full match while Robbie Kruse played until half-time as VfB Stuttgart won 2-1 away to Antalyaspor. Brad Jones also played a full match as NEC Nijmegen won 3-1 over PEC Zwolle, for whom Trent Sainsbury came on in the 76th minute. Mathew Leckie came on in the 46th minute as FC Ingolstadt drew 1-1 away to VfR Aalen. Kwame Yeboah also came on in the 46th minute as Borussia Monchengladbach II lost 3-1 at home to SV Wehen. Bernie Ibini was an unused substitute for Club Brugge KV as they drew 2-2 with AZ Alkmaar. In an earlier match, Dougall played for Sparta until half-time as they won 3-0 at home to Lierse SK.comments