Aussies Abroad weekend wrap

Ben Halloran scored in Germany, and Vegalta Sendai picked up their first win of the J.League season after parting ways with Australian coach Graham Arnold, in a weekend that saw a plethora of Aussies missing from action as some leagues wrapped up and a few of the women’s competitions kicked-off.

In the English Premier League Mile Jedinak played a full match in Crystal Palace’s 1-0 win against Aston Villa for whom Chris Herd was not in the matchday squad. Brad Jones was an unused substitute when Liverpool won 3-2 against Manchester City in a thriller. Mark Schwarzer also remained on the bench in Chelsea’s 1-0 win at Swansea.

In the League Championship Alex Cisak was an unused substitute when Burnley FC lost 1-0 against Middlesbrough FC for whom Rhys Williams was missing due to a ruptured Achilles. Lucas Neill was absent from the matchday squad when Doncaster Rovers lost 2-1 at Ipswich. Shane Lowry and Scott McDonald were also not in the squad in Millwall’s 2-2 draw against Watford.

In the League One Neil Kilkenny played 74 minutes and Bailey Wright remained on the bench when Preston North End thrashed Carlisle United for whom Dean Bouzanis was not in the squad. Massimo Luongo played a full match when Swindon recorded a narrow 1-0 win against Brentford. Bradden Inman played 73 minutes in Crewe Alexandra’s 2-0 loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

In the League Two Ben McNamara was not in the squad for Northampton Town when they won 1-0 against Burton Albion for whom Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full match. Ryan Williams played a full match in Oxford United’s 2-0 win at Plymouth and set up the first goal. Aaron Downes came on in the final minutes when Torquay United won 2-1 at Bristol Rovers which will keep their hopes alive to avoid relegation.

In the Conference Premier Lee Burns played a full match when Dartford lost 1-0 against Forest Green Rovers. Alex Baird was not in the squad in Gateshead’s 1-0 win at Hereford. Joshua Riis was also absent from the matchday squad when Kidderminster Harriers won 2-0 against Welling United.

In the Conference North Adam Parkhouse was not in the squad when Stalybridge Celtic went down 4-1 at Boston United after leading 1-0 at half-time. Mitchell Austin was an unused substitute when Jon Brady’s Brackley had a scoreless draw against Stockport.

In the Conference South Shane Huke was an unused substitute in Ebbsfleet United’s 3-1 loss at Sutton United.

In the U21 Premier League Hyuga Tanner played a full match for Blackburn when they ended their season with 1-0 win at West Ham United.

In the FA Women’s Cup Caitlin Friend was substituted after 90 minutes when Notts County LFC advanced to the next round with 2-1 win against Coventry.

In the German Bundesliga Mitch Langerak was an unused substitute when Borussia Dortmund recorded an impressive 3-0 at champions Bayern Munich. Robbie Kruse was still sidelined when Leverkusen won 2-1 against Hertha BSC Berlin.

In the 2. Bundesliga in Germany Ben Halloran played a full match and scored the first goal of the match in Fortuna Düsseldorf’s 3-1 win against VfR Aalen. Mathew Leckie played a full match while Nikita Rukavytsya was an unused substitute when FSV Frankfurt lost 3-0 against Sandhausen.

In the 3. Liga Mustafa Amini was not in the squad in Borussia Dortmund II’s 3-3 draw against RB Leipzig.

In the German Regionalliga West Kwame Yeboah came on after 82 minutes when Borussia Monchengladbach II lost 1-0 at Fortuna Köln.

In the Bayernliga Nord in Germany Jonathan Faerber was an unused substitute when FSV Erlangen-Bruck won 1-0 against Jahn Forchheim.

In the Italian Serie B Carl Valeri was absent again when Ternana Calcio lost 1-0 at Empoli.

In the Campionato Primavera Paul Katsetis was an unused substitute when Catania clinched a 2-2 draw at AS Roma. Chris Ikonomidis was an unused substitute as well in Lazio’s 1-0 win at Avellino.

In the Primeira Liga in Portugal Caleb Patterson-Sewell was an unused substitute when in Gil Vicente’s 2-0 loss at Sporting Lisboa.

In the Dutch Eredivisie Eli Babalj was not in the squad in AZ Alkmaar’s 1-0 win against Nijmegen. Trent Sainsbury was also absent from the matchday squad when PEC Zwolle drew 1-1 at Waalwijk. Tommy Oar played a full match and Adam Sarota played the first half in Utrecht’s 2-1 win against Heracles Almelo for whom Jason Davidson played a full match and set up his team’s goal.

In the Dutch Eerste Divisie Harry Ascroft came on after 57 minutes while Travis Cooper came on after 87 minutes in Venlo’s 2-1 loss at Sittard. Andrew Marveggio also entered the pitch in the final minutes when Telstar won 2-1 at Sparta Rotterdam.

In the Turkish SuperLig Kerem Bulut was missing when Akhisar Belediyespor won 2-0 at Kardemir Karabukspor.

In the 2. Lig in Turkey Emre Balcı played 56 minutes when Inegolspor lost 2-0 at leaders Giresunspor.

In the 3. Lig in Turkey Savas Ozdemir was an unused substitute in Bafraspor’s 5-2 loss against Kırıkhanspor.

In the Belgian Eerste Klasse Mathew Ryan played a full match when Club Brugge lost 2-1 at SV Zulte Waregem. The decisive goal came in the first minute of stoppage time after Brugge equalised six minutes before that goal.

In the Greek Superleague Apostolis Giannou played a full match in Panionios’ scoreless draw against AO Platanias in the final match of the season.

In the Greek Football League 2 Billy Konstantinidis set up two of the goals and was sent off after 90 minutes for a second bookable offence when Panserraikos won 3-0 at Byzantio. Niko Tsattalios played a full match in Kambaniakos’ 1-0 win at Kastoria.

In the Swiss Super League Oliver Bozanic was an unused substitute when FC Luzern won 1-0 against Srt. Gallen. Dario Vidosic played a full match in FC Sion’s 1-0 loss against leaders FC Basel.

In the First Division in Cyprus Robert Stambolziev did not play when AE Kouklion lost 1-0 at AEK Larnaka.

In the Austrian Bundesliga James Holland played a full match in Austria Wien’s 2-0 win at Wiener Neustadt.

In the Croatian Prva Liga Steven Ugarkovic played a full match when NK Osijek won 4-0 against NK Zadar. Tomislav Mrcela also played a full match in Hravtski Dragovoljac’s 2-1 win at Istra.

In the Scottish Championship Sebastian Usai played a full match when Cowdenbeath lost 4-0 at Dundee.

Meanwhile, Mark Griffin was an unused substitute when Dundalk won 4-1 at UCD Dublin and went to the top of the Irish Premier Division table.

In the Maltese Premier League Charlie Fuller was not in the squad in Balzan Youths’ 4-4 draw with Hibernians Paola.

While in the Welsh Premier League Daniel Collins came on after 90 minutes in Bala Town’s 3-2 win at Aberystwyth.

In the South American Copa Libertadores Richard Porta was an unused substitute when Nacional lost 1-0 at Grêmio/RS and bowed out of the competition.

In the Iran Pro League Iain Fyfe did not play when Mes Kerman ended their season with their nineteenth draw (1-1) of the season at Damash Gilan. The team will play in the second tier next season.

Over in the Japanese J.League 1 Mitch Nichols was an unused substitute in Cerezo Osaka’s 2-2 draw in the derby against Gamba. Joshua Kennedy played a full match when Nagoya Grampus lost 2-1 at home against Urawa Red Diamonds. Danny Vukovic was not in the squad as Vegalta Sendai picked up their first three points of the season after parting ways with Australian coach Graham Arnold. The team won 2-0 at Yokohama.

In the Korean K-League Classic Alex Wilkinson played a full match when Jeonbuk won 1-0 against Ulsan Hyundai. Luke DeVere was an unused substitute in Gyeongnam’s scoreless draw at FC Seoul. Aleksandar Jovanovic played a full match when Jeju United went down 3-0 at Pohang Steelers. Robert Cornthwaite came on after 83 minutes in Jeonnam Dragons’ 2-1 win against Busan. Brendan Hamill was not in the squad when Seongnam had a scoreless draw with Sangju Sangmu.

In the Arabian Gulf League in the UA Emirates Brett Holman played 89 minutes when Al Nasr recorded a 2-1 win against Al Shabab.

In the Chinese Super League Jonas Salley played a full match in Guizhou Renhe’s 2-1 loss against Beijing Guoan. Daniel McBreen played a full match when Shanghai Dongya won 1-0 against Changchun Yatai. Ryan McGowan played a full match in Shandong Luneng’s 2-0 win against Hangzhou Lucheng. Adam Hughes played a full match when Harbin Yiteng lost 1-0 at Shanghai Shenxin. Billy Celeski came on after 80 minutes in Liaoning Hongyun’s 1-1 draw at Jiangsu Guoxin.

In the Qatar Stars League Mark Bresciano played until the 64 minutes when Al Gharafa ended their season with a 2-1 loss at Al Wakra.

In the Super League in Malaysia Mario Karlovic played a full match in Terengganu’s 2-1 loss against Sarawak for whom Ryan Griffiths also played a full match and scored the winning goal. Spase Dilevski was not in the squad when ATM FA lost 2-0 against Kelantan. Steven Pantelidis played a full match in Selangor’s 1-0 win against Perak. Selangor is coached by Mehmet Durakovic.

In the Malaysian Premier League Ndumba Makeche came on after 70 minutes when Felda United won 3-2 against DRB-Hicom. Adam Griffiths played a full match in Kedah’s 1-1 draw with UiTM FC. Kedah is coached by David Mitchell. Srecko Mitrovic was missing due to Achilles injury when Sabah lost 1-0 at PBAPP FC.

In Hong Kong Dylan Macallister played until stoppage time in Eastern Salon’s 1-0 at Sun Hei in the Quarterfinal of the FA Cup. Andy Barisic played a full match and converted the only penalty in the shoot-out for South China when they lost 1-3 on penalties against Kitchee.

In the S.League in Singapore Darren Stewart’s Woodlands Wellington lost 3-0 against Home United.

In the Indian I-League Mirjan Pavlovic came on for the second half and scored Pune’s only goal when they lost 3-1 at East Bengal. Daniell Zeleny played only 26 minutes and came off with a knock in Churchill Brothers 4-2 loss at Mumbai.

In the Major League Soccer in the USA Andy Rose was not in the matchday squad in Seattle Sounders’s 3-2 win at Dallas. Tim Cahill was also missing due to injury when New York Red Bulls lost 1-0 at DC United and remains still without a win.

In the Women’s National Soccer League in the USA Stephanie Catley was not in the squad when Portland won 1-0 at Houston Dash. Katrina Gorry was also missing when FC Kansas City drew 1-1 with Sky Blue for whom Caitlin Foord played a full match.

In the OFC Champions League Michael Rutherford was an unused substitute when Nathan Hall’s Amicale recorded a 6-0 against Nadi FC. All goals were scored in the second half and the team only needs a draw against Auckland City to win the group. Scott Gannon was an unused substitute in Hekari United’s 1-1 draw with Ba FC which means that Hekari bowed out of the competition.