Aussies Abroad Weekend Wrap

It was a record-breaking weekend of matches for Aussies playing overseas with almost every league involved. Lucas Neill debuted for Watford, Mat Ryan chalked up another clean sheet and Mathew Leckie and Josh Kennedy got among the goal action. 

In the English Premier League Mile Jedinak played a full match in Crystal Palace’s scoreless draw at Sunderland. Chris Herd was not in the squad for Aston Villa when they recorded a 1-0 shock win against Chelsea for whom Mark Schwarzer was an unused substitute. Brad Jones was an unused substitute in Liverpool’s massive 3-0 away win at Manchester United.

In the Championship Alex Cisak was an unused substitute in Burnley’s 2-1 win against Leeds United. Also Adam Federici remained on the bench for Reading in their scoreless draw with Derby County. Lucas Neill made his debut for Watford when they won 3-0 against Barnsley. Rhys Williams was missing due to his ruptured Achilles when Middlesbrough had a scoreless draw at Bournemouth. Shane Lowry played a full match and Scott McDonald came on after 56 minutes when Millwall also had a scoreless draw with Charlton Athletic.

In League One Massimo Luongo played a full match in another scoreless draw of Swindon Town at Bristol City. Bradden Inman played a full match for Crewe Alexandra in their 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic for whom James Wesolowski also played the full 90 minutes. Dean Bouzanis was not in the matchday squad when Carlisle United had a scoreless draw with Stevenage.

In League Two Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full match when Burton Albion drew 1-1 with Wimbledon. Ryan Williams also played a full match when Oxford United went down 3-0 at Chesterfield. Ben McNamara was again not in the squad for Northampton Town in their 1-1 draw with Mansfield. Aaron Downes played a full match when Torquay lost 1-0 at Cheltenham.

In the Conference Premier Mitchell Austin came on for Cambridge after 54 minutes in their 1-1 draw with Darford for whom Lee Burns played a full match. Alex Baird was absent from the matchday squad when Gateshead had a scoreless draw at Salisbury City. Joshua Riis was also not in the squad when Kidderminster Harriers won 1-0 against Barnet.

In the Conference North Jon Brady’s Brackley won 3-0 at Workington. Adam Parkhouse was not in the squad when Stalybridge recorded a very important 3-1 win at Vauxhall Motors.

In the Conference South Shane Huke made his long awaited return to the pitch after a lengthy injury and played the last 31 minutes when Ebbsfleet drew 1-1 at Whitehawk.

In the U21 Premier League Brad Smith played a full match for Liverpool when they drew 1-1 with bottom placed Blackburn Rovers for whom Hyuga Tanner played 75 minutes.

In the German Bundesliga Mitch Langerak was on the bench when Borussia Dortmund lost 2-1 at home against Mönchengladbach. Robbie Kruse was missing due to his torn ACL in Leverkusen’s 2-1 loss at leaders Bayern München.

In the 2. Bundesliga in Germany Mathew Leckie played a full match and scored the winner for FSV Frankfurt in their 1-0 win at Ingolstadt. Nikita Rukavytsya played the last five minutes. Ben Halloran came on after 55 minutes when Düsseldorf lost 2-0 at home against FC St. Pauli.

In the Regionalliga West Kwame Yeboah played a full match for Borussia Mönchengladbach II in their 2-1 loss against Rot-Weiß Oberhausen.

In the Rheinlandliga in Germany Max Haubus started for TuS Koblenz II in their massive 5-0 win against Mosella Schweich.

In the Italian Serie B Carl Valeri was not in the squad when Ternana won 3-2 at Juve Stabia.

In the Italian Eccellenza Trentino-Alto Adige Josip Konyit played 88 minutes when Trento Calcio drew 2-2 at Levico Terme.

In the Campionato Primavera Chris Ikonomidis played 52 minutes in Lazio Youth’s 5-3 win at Latina Calcio. Paul Katsetis was an unused substitute when Catania recorded a narrow win at Crotone.

In the Russia Premier Liga Luke Wilkshire played a full match in Dinamo Moskva’s 1-1 draw at Kuban Krasnodar.

In the Dutch Eredivisie Jason Davidson played a full match when Heracles Almelo won 2-1 against Roda Kerkrade. Eli Babalj was not in the squad when AZ Alkmaar lost 2-1 at FC Twente. Trent Sainsbury was still missing due to his fractured kneecap when PEC Zwolle won 2-0 against Go Ahead Eagles. Tommy Oar played a full match and provided an assist in Utrecht’s 2-2 draw at Nijmegen while Adam Sarota remained on the bench.

In the Dutch Eerste Divisie Harry Ascroft was an unused substitute while Travis Cooper was sidelined with a torn quadricep in Venlo’s 2-0 loss at home against Dordrecht. Telstar lost with the same result against De Graafschap and Andrew Marveggio was an unused substitute.

In the Topklasse in the Netherlands Bryan Bran was still sidelined with his foot injury when FC Chabab recorded an important 3-1 win at FC Lienden.

In the SüperLig in Turkey Kerem Bulut was not in the squad in Akhisar Belediyespor’s scoreless draw against Antalyaspor.

In the Turkish 2. Lig Emre Balcı played 81 minutes in Inegölspor’s scoreless draw at Hatayspor.

In the Turkish 3. Lig Savas Özdemir played a full match when Bafraspor lost 1-0 at Yozgatspor.

In the Eerste Klasse in Belgium Mathew Ryan played a full match and kept a clean sheet when Club Brugge won the Brugge Derby by 2-0.

In the Derde Klasse in Belgium Steve Pepper was not in the squad when Dender recorded an important 3-1 win against VW Hamme.

In the Greek Superleague Apostolis Giannou came on after 68 minutes in Panionios’ 4-2 win against Levadiakos.

In the Greek Football League Giannis Simosis played the last 33 minutes when Anagennisi Karditsa lost 3-1 at Vataniakos.

In the Football League 2 Billy Konstantinidis played a full match in Panserraikos’ 2-1 loss at Iraklis Ampelokypoi. Niko Tsattalios played a full match and set up the final equalizer when Kambaniakos drew 2-2 at Oikonomos Tsaritsani.

In the First Division in Cyprus Robert Stambolziev played 67 minutes when AE Kouklion lost 2-1 at EN Paralimni.

In the Swiss Super League Oliver Bozanic played 75 minutes in FC Luzern’s 1-0 win against FC Zürich. Dario Vidosić played a full match when FC Sion went down 4-2 at Grasshoppers.

In the Austrian Bundesliga James Holland played a full match for Austria Wien in their 1-1 draw at Sturm Graz.

In the Croatian Prva Liga Tomislav Mrčela played a full match when Hrvatski Dragovoljac suffered a narrow 2-1 loss at RNK Split. Steven Ugarković came on after 90 minutes when Osijek drew 1-1 with Hajduk Split. It looked like a win until the equalizer came in the minute number 5 in stoppage time.

In the Scottish Premiership Jackson Irvine was not eligible when Kilmarnock lost 3-0 at home against his mother club Celtic. Curtis Good was missing due to hip flexor injury when Dundee United won 3-2 against St. Mirren.

In the Scottish Championship Sebastian Usai was an unused substitute when Cowdenbeath went down 5-1 at Dumbarton.

In the Premier Division in Ireland Mark Griffin remained on the bench when Dundalk won 2-1 against Limerick.

In the Maltese Premier League Charlie Fuller was an unused substitute when Balzan Youths lost 3-1 at home against Valetta FC.

In the Relegation Group of the Welsh Premier League Bala Town recorded a 2-0 win against Connah’s Quay and Daniel Collins was an unused substitute for Bala Town.

In the Uruguayan Primera División Richard Porta was not in the squad for Club Nacional in their 3-2 loss at Montevideo Wanderers.

In the Japanese J.League Danny Vuković was an unused substitute when Graham Arnold’s Vegalta Sendai played out a scoreless draw with Gamba Osaka. Mitch Nichols came on for Cerezo Osaka in the dying minutes of a 4-1 against Shimizu S-Pulse. Joshua Kennedy played a full match and scored Nagoya Grampus’ only goal in their 1-0 at Kashiwa Reysol.

In the Korean K-League Classic Alex Wilkinson played a full match when Jeonbuk won 1-0 over Incheon who had no place in the squad for Nathan Burns. Luke DeVere played a full match when Gyongnam lost 3-0 at Ulsan Hyundai. Robert Cornthwaite came on for Jeonnam in their 2-1 loss at home against Jeju for whom Aleksandar Jovanović was not in the squad.

In the Chinese Super League Adam Hughes played a full match for Harbin Yiteng when they were downed 4-1 by Champions Guangzhou Evergrande. Jonas Salley played a full match in Guizhou Renhe’s 2-0 win against Tianjin. Billy Celeski came on after 79 minutes in Liaoning’s scoreless draw at Guangzhou R&F. Daniel McBreen played 89 minutes when Shanghai Dongya recorded an impressive 5-1 win against local rivals Shanghai Shenxin.

In the UFL Division 1 in the Philippines Kaya FC, coached by David Perković, drew 1-1 with Pachanga Diliman. Richard Greer and Tommy Taylor played full matches, Luis Abadía was an unused substitute and Dominic Del Rosario was not in the squad. Jesse Martindale played a full match in Green Archers United’s 3-1 win against Pasargard.

In the Super League in Malaysia Spase Dilevski played a full match for ATM FA when they drew 1-1 with Selangor for whom Steven Pantelidis also played a full match. Selangor is coached by Mehmet Duraković. Mario Karlović also played a full match when Terengganu FA won 1-0 against Darul Takzim.

In the Malaysian Premier League Adam Griffiths started for Kedah in a 4-1 win at SPA FC. Kedah is coached by David Mitchell. In another match Srećko Mitrović played a full match for Sabah in a 1-1 draw at Perlis.

In the First Division League in Hong Kong Marko Ješić was an unused substitute for Sun Pegasus in their 2-1 win at Southern District. Dylan Macallister came on after 64 when Eastern Salon recorded a 2-0 win against Yokohama FC HK.

In the Thai Premier League Erik Paartalu played a full match in Muangthong United’s 1-1 with Police United. Trent McClenahan played a full match as well in PTT Rayong’s first win of the season (1-0 ar Samut Songkhram).

In the Thai Division 1 League Ayutthaya, coached by Phil Stubbins, recorded a 3-2 win against Bangkok FC.

In the Indian I-League Jerry Karpeh played a full match for Sporting Goa and scored after 19 minutes in their 1-1 draw with Mumbai.

In the Indonesia Super League Abu Bakar Sillah played until half-time when Persepam Madura United suffered a 4-1 home loss against leaders Persebaya with all goal being scored in the first half. Michael Baird played 54 minutes when PSM Makassar lost 1-0 at Persiba.

In the Major League Soccer in the USA Tim Cahill played a full match in New York Red Bulls’ 1-1 draw against Colorado Rapids. Andy Rose remained on the bench when Seattle Sounders lost 1-2 at home against Toronto FC.