With the major leagues reaching the pointy end of the season, and the World Cup just around the corner, senior Socceroos Tim Cahill and Lucas Neill returned to action but Brazil hopeful Curtis Good was still sidelined with an injury.
In the English Premier League Chris Herd was not in the squad when Aston Villa won 3-1 against Hull City. Mark Schwarzer played a full match and kept a clean sheet in Chelsea’s scoreless draw with Norwich which drops them down to third position.
In the final matchday of the League Championship Lucas Neill played 84 minutes in Doncaster Rovers’ 1-0 loss at Leicester City which means that the Rovers will play in League One next season. Adam Federici was an unused substitute when Reading FC had a 2-2 draw with Burnley FC for whom Alex Cisak was also an unused substitute. Rhys Williams was missing due to a ruptured Achilles in Middlesbrough’s 4-1 win at Yeovil. Scott McDonald was an unused substitute while Shane Lowry was not in the squad when Millwall won 1-0 against Bournemouth.
In League One Bradden Inman was not in the squad in Crewe Alexandra’s 2-1 win against Preston North End for whom Bailey Wright played a full match and Neil Kilkenny played 61 minutes. Massimo Luongo played a full match when Swindon Town lost 2-1 against Rotherham United. James Meredith came on after 59 minutes in Bradford City’s 2-1 win at Tranmere. James Wesolowski played a full match when Oldham Atheltic had a 1-1 draw with Notts County. Dean Bouzanis was not in the squad in Carlisle United’s 3-0 loss at Wolverhampton which means that Carlisle will play in League Two next season.
In League Two Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was missing due to Achilles injury when Burton Albion lost 1-0 at Southend. Ryan Williams scored after seven minutes for Oxford United but was red-carded after 20 minutes turning the match in favour of Ben McNamara’s Northampton Town who won 3-1. McNamara was not in the squad. Aaron Downes was also missing the action when Torquay United lost 3-0 at home against Wycombe which means Torquay will play in the Conference Premier next season.
In the semi-finals of the promotion play-offs in the Conference Premier Alex Baird was not in the squad in Gateshead’s 3-1 against Grimsby which helped them to advance to the final.
Meanwhile, in the Promotion play-offs of the Conference South Shane Huke played a full match when Ebbsfleet United went down 1-0 at Bromley, but advancing to the final with an aggregate score of 4-1.
In the Lancashire League West Jamie Street played a full match and scored the equaliser to make it 2-2 for Workington AFC Reserves at Stalybridge.
In U21 Premier League semi-final Brad Smith played a full match when Liverpool FC U21 lost 1-0 against Manchester United U21.
In the Women’s League Cup Caitlin Friend came on after 73 minutes in Notts County’s 1-1 draw with Bristol Academy.
In the German Bundesliga Mitch Langerak was an unused substitute in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 win against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Robbie Kruse was missing due to a torn ACL when Bayer Leverkusen won 2-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt.
In the 2. Bundesliga in Germany Ben Halloran played 86 minutes in Fortuna Düsseldorf’s 2-2 draw at Karlsruher SC. Mathew Leckie played a full match while Nikita Rukavytsya came on after 62 minutes and left the pitch after 85 minutes when FSV Frankfurt had a scoreless draw at Arminia Bielefeld.
Mustafa Amini was not in the squad in Borussia Dortmund II’s scoreless draw at Holstein Kiel in the 3. Liga in Germany
While in the Regionalliga West in Germany Kwame Yeboah came on after 89 minutes when Borussia Monchengladbach II won 2-1 against 1. FC Koln II.
In the Rheinlandliga Max Haubus played a full match in TuS Koblenz II’s 2-0 loss against RW Koblenz.
Over in the Serie B in Italy Carl Valeri was an unused substitute when Ternana Calcio lost 3-1 at home against AS Bari.
In the Campionato Primavera Chris Ikonomidis played a full match in Lazio’s 2-1 win at Juve Stabia. Paul Katsetis came on after 82 minutes and set up one goal when Catania won 6-1 at Livorno.
In the Primeira Liga in Portugal Caleb Patterson-Sewell was an unused substitute in Gil Vicente’s 1-0 loss at FC Arouca.
Socceroo Luke Wilkshire played a full match in Dinamo Moskva’s 3-2 win at FK Rostov in the Russian Premier league.
In the final matchday of the Dutch Eredivisie Eli Babalj was not in the squad when AZ Alkmaar had a 1-1 draw with Feyenoord with allows them to take part in the play-offs for the Europa League. Trent Sainsbury was not in the squad in PEC Zwolle’s 2-2 draw at FC Twente. Tommy Oar played a full match while Adam Sarota was not in the squad when FC Utrecht won 2-1 against Vitesse Arnhem. Jason Davidson played a full match when Heracles Almelo lost 3-1 at FC Groningen.
In the Turkish SuperLig Kerem Bulut was not in the squad in Akhisar Belediyespor’s 3-1 win against leaders Fenerbahce SK.
In the 2. Lig in Turkey Emre Balcı was not in the squad when Inegolspor won 2-1 against Tokatspor.
In the 3. Lig Savas Ozdemir was an unused substitute in 1930 Bafraspor’s 2-1 loss against Kayseri Sekerspor.
In the Greek Football League 2 Billy Konstantinidis played a full match and set up the first goal when Panserraikos won 2-0 against Aris Akropotamos. Niko Tsattalios played 60 minutes and also provided the assist to the first goal in Kambaniakos’ 3-1 win against Ethnikos Filippiades.
In the Swiss Super League Oliver Bozanic was an unused substitute in FC Luzern’s 1-0 loss against FC Sion for whom Dario Vidosic was not in the squad.
In the Cypriot First Division Robert Stambolziev was missing due to injury when AE Kouklion lost 7-2 at Aris Limassol.
In the Danish 2. division Ost Dario Al Saad was an unused substitute in Svebolle BI’s 3-1 loss at Skjold Birkerod.
In the Austrian Bundesliga James Holland played a full match when FK Austria Wien lost 2-1 at SV Grodig.
In the Prva Liga in Croatia Tomislav Mrcela played a full match when Hrvatski Dragovoljac lost 3-1 at HNK Rijeka. Steven Ugarkovic came on after 63 minutes in NK Osijek’s 3-1 win against RNK Split.
In the Scottish Premiership Curtis Good was missing due to hip flexor injury when Dundee United had a 1-1 draw at Inverness. Dylan McGowan played a full match when Heart of Midlothian thumped Kilmarnock with a 5-0 win for whom Jackson Irvine was not in the squad.
In the Scottish Championship Sebastian Usai was an unused substitute in Cowdenbeath’s 1-1 draw with Queen of the South.
In the Irish Premier Division Mark Griffin came on after 74 minutes when Dundalk won 4-0 against Cork City.
In the Primera Division in Uruguay Richard Porta was not in the squad in Nacional Montevideo’s 3-1 win at CA Cerro.
In the Japanese J.League Division 1 Danny Vukovic was not in the squad in Vegalta Sendai’s 1-0 win at Tokushima Vortis. Joshua Kennedy was missing due to injury when Nagoya Grampus lost 2-1 against Cerezo Osaka for whom Mitch Nichols was an unused substitute.
In the K-League Classic in Korea Aleksandar Jovanovic was not in the squad in Jeju United’s 1-1 draw at Ulsan Hyundai. Alex Wilkinson played a full match when Jeonbuk lost 1-0 at Suwon. Brendan Hamill was not in the squad in Seongnam FC’s 3-1 win against Pohang Steelers. Robert Cornthwaite came on after 86 minutes and provided the assist to the decider when Jeonnam Dragon won 4-3 against Sangju Sangmu. Luke DeVere was not in the squad in Gyeongnam’s 2-2 draw at Busan I'Park.
In the Chinese Super League Ryan McGowan did not play when Shandong Luneng lost 1-2 against Dalian. Jonas Salley played a full match in Guizhou Renhe’s 3-0 win against Shanghai Shenhua. Billy Celeski did not play when Liaoning Hongyun won 2-1 against Hangzhou Lucheng. Adam Hughes played a full match in Harbin Yiteng’s 3-1 win against Changchun Yatai. Daniel McBreen played 84 minutes in Shanghai Dongya’s 2-2 draw at Guangzhou R&F.
In the Vietnamese V.League 1 Sam Gallagher was in the starting eleven when Ha Noi T&T won 4-1 against Hung Vuong An Giang.
In the Thai Premier League Trent McClenahan played a full match when PTT Rayong had a 1-1 draw Osotspa Saraburi. Erik Paartalu played a full match in Muangthong United’s 5-2 surprise loss against Suphanburi FC.
In the Thai Division 1 League Phil Stubbins’ Ayutthaya FC lost 2-1 at Phitsanulok FC.
In the Super League in Malaysia Steven Pantelidis was not in the squad when Mehmet Durakovic’s Selangor FA had a scoreless draw with Terengganu FA for whom Mario Karlovic came on after 68 minutes.
In the UFL Division 1 Jesse Martindale played 53 minutes in Green Archers United’s 1-1 draw at Loyola Meralco Sparks. Richard Greer came off with a torn ACL after 30 minutes and was replaced by Tommy Taylor when David Perkovic’s Kaya FC won 2-1 at Pachanga Diliman. Dominic Del Rosario was not in the squad.
In the Indonesia Super League Michael Baird was not in the squad when PSM Makassar lost 0-2 against Persebaya Surabaya.
In the First Division League in Hong Kong Andy Barisic played a full match for South China and scored a double in their 4-2 against Eastern Salon for whom Dylan Macallister also played a full match and scored as well. Marko Jesic was an unused substitute when Sun Pegasus lost 2-1 at Citizen AA.
In the National Women’s Soccer League in the USA Katrina Gorry was not in the squad when FC Kansas City won 4-0 at Houston. Lydia Williams played a full match and Sam Kerr played 73 minutes in Western NY Flash’s 1-1 draw with Portland Thorns for whom Stephanie Catley was not in the squad. Caitlin Foord played a full match when Sky Blue FC won 1-0 against Boston Breakers for whom Lisa De Vanna was sent off after 90 minutes.
In the Major League Soccer Andy Rose was an unused substitute when Seattle Sounders won 2-1 against Philadelphia Union. Tim Cahill played 61 minutes in New York Red Bulls’ 1-0 win at Dallas.
In the USL Pro Harrison Delbridge played a full match in Sacramento Republic’s 2-1 against Orange County Blues.
In the Semifinal in the OFC Champions League Michael Rutherford was an unused substitute when Nathan Hall’s Amicale had a scoreless draw with Ba FC. Amicale advanced to the final with an aggregate score of 2-1.