In another action packed weekend for the Aussies abroad, Socceroo hitman Josh Kennedy scored a brace in Japan while rising goalkeeper and World Cup hopeful Mitch Langerak played a full game for Dortmund.
In the English Premier League Mark Schwarzer remained on the bench when Chelsea won 3-0 against Stoke. Chris Herd was missing in the matchday squad in Aston Villa’s 2-1 loss at home against Fulham. Mile Jedinak played a full match when Crystal Palace recorded an impressive 3-0 win at Cardiff City. Brad Jones was an unused substitute in Liverpool’s 2-1 win at West Ham.
In the League Championship Alex Cisak was an unused substitute when Burley had a 1-1 draw at Watford. Adam Federici remained on the bench as well in Reading’s narrow 1-0 win at Charlton Athletic. Rhys Williams was still sidelined due to his ruptured Achilles when Middlesbrough won 1-0 against Derby County. Lucas Neill played another full match for Doncaster Rovers in their 3-1 loss against Birmingham. Scott McDonald came on for the final 18 minutes while Shane Lowry was absent from the matchday squad when Millwall won 2-1 at Nottingham.
In the League One Bailey Wright – who has been caught up in a betting scandal - and Neil Kilkenny played full matches in Preston North End’s 1-1 draw at Bristol City. Dean Bouzanis was not in the squad when Carlisle United won 1-0 against Swindon Town for whom Massimo Luongo played 70 minutes. James Meredith was still missing due to his broken foot when Bradford City lost 3-2 against Oldham Athletic for whom James Wesolowski played a full match and scored the opening goal after 22 minutes. Bradden Inman came on for Crewe Alexandra after 73 minutes and scored the decisive goal just 7 minutes later when his team won 2-1 at Crawley.
In the League Two Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played another full shift for Burton Albion in their 1-0 win against Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Williams also played a full match when Oxford United lost 2-0 at home against Fleetwood Town. Ben McNamara was not in Northampton Town’s squad when they won 1-0 at Accrington. Aaron Downes was also not in the squad for Torquay United in their 1-0 loss against Scunthorpe.
In the Conference Premier Alex Baird was again absent from the squad when Gateshead won 5-0 against Tamworth. Joshua Riis also missed Kidderminster’s 1-0 loss to Grimsby. Lee Burns played a full match in Darford’s scoreless draw at Lincoln.
In the Conference North Mitchell Austin played 55 minutes for Aussie coach Jon Brady’s Brackley Town in their 2-1 win against Colwyn Bay. Adam Parkhouse was not in the squad when Stalybridge Celtic drew 1-1 with Oxford City.
In the Conference South Shane Huke was an unused substitute when Ebbsfleet United drew 1-1 at Staines Town.
In the U21 Premier League Brad Smith played a full match in Liverpool’s 4-1 win against Norwich City giving them the lead again. Alex Grant played a full match, Peter Skapetis played 85 minutes and Reece Papas came on after 76 minutes when Stoke City lost 0-3 against Chelsea.
In the Bundesliga in Germany Robbie Kruse was missing due to a torn ACL when Leverkusen lost 2-1 in Hamburg. Mitch Langerak played a full match in Dortmund’s 2-1 win against Wolfsburg after being 1-0 down at half-time.
In the 2. Bundesliga Ben Halloran played 71 minutes and scored Düsseldorf’s first goal in a 2-1 win at Paderborn. Mathew Leckie played a full match and set up the equaliser when Frankfurt lost 2-1 at Aalen. Nikita Rukavytsya also came on after 75 minutes.
In the 3. Liga Mustafa Amini was still missing due to injury in Borussia Dortmund II’s scoreless draw at Burghausen.
In the Regionalliga West Kwame Yeboah did not play when Borussia Mönchengladbach II won 2-0 against FC Schalke II.
In the Bayernliga Nord Jonathan Faerber was an unused substitute when FSV Erlangen-Bruck won 1-0 at Großbardorf and left the relegation ranks.
Max Haubus played 60 minutes when TuS Koblenz II won 2-1 against Bad Breisig in the Rheinlandliga
Meanwhile in Italy’s Serie B Carl Valeri was absent from the matchday squad in Ternana’s 2-0 loss against Cesena.
In the Eccellenza Trentino-Alto Adige Josip Konyit played a full match when Trento Calcio lost 1-0 at ASD Appiano.
While in the Campionato Primavera Chris Ikonomidis was an unused substitute when Lazio drew with AC Fiorentina. Paul Katsetis also remained on the bench in Catania’s 2-0 win against Reggina.
In the Primeira Liga in Portugal Caleb Patterson-Sewell was an unused substitute when Gil Vicente lost 1-0 against Os Belenenses 0-1 (0-1).
Trent Sainsbury was missing due to a fractured kneecap when PEC Zwolle lost 1-0 against FC Groningen in the Dutch Eredivisie. Jason Davidson was missing for Heracles Almelo when they lost 2-1 against Go Ahead Eagles. Adam Sarota played 70 minutes in FC Utrecht’s 4-1 loss at Den Haag. Tommy Oar was not in Utrecht’s matchday squad. Eli Babalj was not in the squad when AZ Alkmaar had a 2-2 draw at Kerkrade.
In the Eerste Divisie Harry Ascroft played a full match while Travis Cooper was missing due to torn quadricep when Venlo won 2-1 against Emmen. Andrew Marveggio played the second half when Telstar had a nightmare on Friday losing 8-0 against SBV Excelsior.
Luke Wilkshire remained on the bench in Dinamo Moskva’s 4-0 loss at Anzhi Makhachkala in the Russian Premier Liga.
In the Turkish SüperLig Kerem Bulut was not in the squad for Akhisar Belediyespor in their scoreless draw with Eskisehirspor.
In the 2. Lig in Turkey Emre Balcı was an unused substitute when İnegölspor had a 1-1 draw with Kartalspor.
In the 3. Lig in Turkey Savas Ozdemir played a full match when Bafraspor lost 3-0 at Arsinspor.
In the Eerste Klasse in Belgium Mathew Ryan and Club Brugge missed the big chance to claim the top position after Standard Liège lost on Friday with a 3-0 loss at RSC Anderlecht. Mathew Ryan played a full match between the posts.
In the Derde Klasse in Belgium Steve Pepper was not in the matchday squad when FCV Dender EH won 2-1 against Izegem and made a big step forward to avoid relegation.
The Greek Superleague saw Apostolis Giannou play 83 minutes when Panionios lost 2-1 at Veria.
While in the Greek Football League 2 Billy Konstantinidis played a full match in Panserraikos 2-1 win against Ethnikos Sidirokastro. Niko Tsattalios also played a full match when Kambaniakos won against Odysseas with the same result.
In the Swiss Super League Dario Vidosic played 83 minutes in Sion’s 1-0 win at Lausanne. Oliver Bozanic played the last two minutes when FC Luzern lost 2-1 at BSC Young Boys.
In the Cypriot First Division Robert Stambolziev played a full match and provided the assist when AE Kouklion drew 1-1 with Doxa Katokopia.
In the 2. division in Denmark Dario Al Saad was missing due to suspension in Svebølle BI’s scoreless draw against Vanløse IF.
In the Austrian Bundesliga James Holland was also missing due to a controversial suspension when Austria Wien lost the derby against Rapid (0-1).
In the Prva Liga in Croatia Steven Ugarkovic played a full match when NK Osijek recorded their next win (2-1) against Lokomotiva Zagreb. Tomislav Mrcela played a full match when Hrvatski Dragovoljac drew 3-3 with Slaven Belupo after being 3-0 down at half-time.
In the Scottish Premiership Jackson Irvine played a full match in Kilmarnock’s 2-1 against St Johnstone. Dylan McGowan also played a full match when Hearts FC won 4-2 at Partick.
Sebastian Usai played a full match in Cowdenbeath’s 5-0 loss at Falkirk in the Scottish Championship.
While in the Irish Premier Division Mark Griffin was an unused substitute when Dundalk won 4-1 at St Patrick.
In the Maltese Premier League Charlie Fuller was not in the squad when Balzan Youths won 1-0 at Sliema.
In the Welsh Cup semi-final Daniel Collins was an unused substitute when Bala Town lost 2-1 at TNS.
In the Iran Pro League Iain Fyfe did not play when Mes Kerman recorded their eighteenth draw of the season which not be enough to avoid relegation.
In the J.League Division 1 in Japan Mitch Nichols came on after 89 minutes when Cerezo Osaka lost 2-1 at Kashiwa. Joshua Kennedy scored twice for Nagoya Grampus but it was not enough to avoid the 5-2 loss against Hiroshima. Danny Vukovic was an unused substitute when Graham Arnold’s winless Vegalta Sendai were thrashed 4-0 at Urawa Red Diamonds.
In the Korean K-League Classic Aleksandar Jovanovic played a full match in Jeju United’s 1-0 win at Sangju Sangmu. Luke DeVere was an unused substitute in Gyeongnam’s 2-2 draw against Suwon. Brendan Hamill was not in the squad in Seongnam’s scoreless draw with Incheon. Robert Cornthwaite was an unused substitute when Jeonnam Dragons drew 2-2 with Pohang Steelers.
In the Arabian Gulf League in the UA Emirates Brett Holman played a full match and provided one assist in Al Nasr’s 2-1 win at Al Wasl. Alex Brosque also played a full match when Al Ain won against Baniyas SC with the same result.
In the Chinese Super League Daniel McBreen played a full match when Shanghai Dongya suffered the first loss of the season with a 1-0 at Henan Jianye. Billy Celeski did not play for Liaoning when they won 3-0 against Harbin Yiteng for whom Adam Hughes played a full match. Jonas Salley also played a full match in Guizhou Renhe’s 2-1 loss at Hangzhou. Ryan McGowan played a full match in Shandong Luneng’s 1-0 win at Shanghai Shenxin.
In the Qatar Stars League Mark Bresciano played 81 minutes when Al Gharafa lost 2-1 against Al Arabi.
In the Super League in Malaysia Ryan Griffiths played a full match when Sarawak lost 3-1 against Terengganu for whom Mario Karlović also played a full match. Steven Pantelidis also played the full 90 minutes when Mehmet Durakovic’s Selangor won 1-0 at Perak. Spase Dilevski was not in the squad in ATM FA’s 1-0 loss at Kelantan.
In the Malaysian Premier League Ndumba Makeche came on after 70 minutes when Felda United won 3-1 at DRB-Hicom. Adam Griffiths played a full match while Adriano Pellegrino still has to wait for his ITC when David Mitchell’s Kedah won 3-1 at UiTM FC. Srećko Mitrovic was missing due to Achilles injuryin Sabah’s 3-1 win against PBAPP FC.
In the First Division League in Hong Kong Andrew Barisic was not in the squad when South China had a 1-1 draw at Southern District.
In the Thai Premier League Trent McClenahan played a full match in PTT Rayong’s 2-2 draw at Air Force Central. Erik Paartalu also played a full match when Muangthong United won 2-1 against Bangkok Glass.
In the Thai Division 1 League Phil Stubbins’ Ayutthaya lost 2-1 against BBCU.
In the I-League in India Mirjan Pavlovic came on for Pune after 58 minutes in Pune’s 2-1 loss against Salgaocar for whom Matthew Foschini played a full match. Simon Colosimo and Tolgay Ozbey played full matches when Arthur Papas’ Dempo drew 1-1 with Mumbai. Sean Rooney played 62 minutes and scored 2 minutes before being substituted in Bengaluru’s 2-0 win at Mohun Bagan. Jerry Karpeh played a full match and scored the equaliser for Sporting Goa when they drew 1-1 with Churchill Brothers for whom Daniell Zeleny also played a full match.
In the Major League Soccer in the United States Andy Rose was missing for Seattle Sounders in a goal festival at Portland with eight goals being scored, four on either side. Tim Cahill was missing due to injury when New York Red Bulls had a 2-2 draw at Montreal Impact.