Less action this week with the international break and the Socceroos in camp in the Middle East. Still, Aussies successfully progressed in domestic cup competitions in England, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates, while super sub Gavin de Niese's second half hat-trick in Argentina was a highlight.
In League One in England, Shane Lowry played a full match as Leyton Orient drew 2-2 with Sheffield United. Bradden Inman also played a full match as Crewe Alexandra recorded a 2-1 home victory over Coventry City. Ryan Williams played until the 86th minute as Barnsley FC won 3-1 over Bradford City, for whom James Meredith was an unused substitute.
In the English League Two, James Wesolowski played a full match as Shrewsbury Town won 3-1 against Cheltenham Town. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was not in the squad for Burton Albion in their 2-1 away win over Northampton Town. Mitchell Austin was also not in the squad for Cambridge United in their 5-1 home win over Oxford United.
In the Conference Premier in England, Alex Grant was an unused substitute for Macclesfield Town, while Lee Burns was not in the squad for Dartford FC as the sides played out a 1-1 draw. Alex Baird was not in the squad for Gateshead FC in their 1-1 draw with Forest Green. Aaron Downes was also not in the squad for Torquay United as they lost 4-2 away to Alfreton Town. Joshua Riis was another not in the squad for Kidderminster Harriers as they came back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 away to Barnet FC. Daniel Collins was not in the squad (pending clearance) as Wrexham FC lost 1-0 at home to Grimsby Town.
In matches played earlier in the week, Baird was an unused substitute as Gateshead won 2-0 over Alfreton Town. Grant was also an unused substitute as Macclesfield won 2-1 at home to Barnet FC. Collins was not in the squad as Wrexham drew 2-2 draw with Halifax Town. Burns was also not in the squad as Dartford lost 1-0 away to Bristol Rovers. Riis was again not in the squad as Kidderminster won 2-1 at home to Welling United.
In the Conference South in England, Aaron Lennox and Jeremy Walker played full matches for Concord Rangers as they won 1-0 away to Chelmsford FC. Shane Huke was an unused substitute as Ebbsfleet United played out a scoreless draw with Eastbourne Borough.
In the second round of English FA Cup qualifiers, Ben McNamara played a full match for Hendon FC as they lost 1-0 away to Dorchester Town.
In the third round of English FA Cup qualifiers, Lennox and Walker both played full matches as Concord Rangers won 3-2 at home to Winchester City. Huke also played a full match as Basingstoke Town won 2-1 away to Ebbsfleet United.
In round 2 of the English Football League Trophy, Cansdell-Sherriff played a full match as Burton Albion lost 3-0 at home to Doncaster Rovers. Neil Kilkenny played a full match while Bailey Wright was not in the squad as Preston North End won 3-2 at home to Port Vale. Lowry came on in the 24th minute as Leyton Orient won 2-0 away to Dagenham & Redbridge. Ryan Williams played until the 36th minute as Barnsley FC was eliminated by Oldham Athletic on penalties. Barnsley had come back from 2-0 down to draw the match 2-2, but lost 4-2 in the shootout. Massimo Luongo and Brad Smith were both missing due to Socceroos commitments as Swindon Town lost 3-2 away to Plymouth Argyle.
In the second qualifying round of the U21 Premier League Cup in England, Giancarlo Gallifuoco played a full match while James Demetriou was missing due to injury as Swansea City U21 lost 2-1 away to Ipswich Town U21. Josh Macdonald was not in the squad as Nottingham Forest U21 lost 3-1 at home to Wigan Athletic U21.
In the Regionalliga West in Germany, both Brandon Chin and Zane Chothia were not in the squad as FC Hennef 05 played out a 0-0 draw with SV Rodinghausen.
In the German Hessenliga, Max Haubus was missing due to injury for both matches as SV Rot-Weiss Hadamar first beat Sportfreunde Seligenstadt 3-2 before drawing 2-2 with SC Viktoria Griesheim.
In the Bayernliga Sud in Germany, Jonathan Faerber was not in the squad for TSV 1860 Rosenheim as the won 2-1 at home to Hankofen-Hailing.
In the German Mittelrheinliga, Sam Gibson came on in the 81st minute for TSV Germania Windeck in their 2-0 away win over VfL Leverkusen.
In the Beloften Eredivisie – Poule A in the Netherlands, Eli Babalj played until the 73rd minute as Jong AZ Alkmaar won 2-1 at home to Jong Fortuna Sittard, for whom Andrew Marveggio played a full match.
In the Lega Pro – Girone A in Italy, Liam Graham came on in the 58th minute for Aurora Pro Patria as they let a 3-1 halftime lead slip, eventually losing 4-3 to Calcio Como.
In the Irish Premier Division, Mark Griffin came on in the 81st minute as Dundalk FC won 3-0 away to Athlone Town to maintain top spot on the ladder.
In the 3. Divisjon Avdeling 2 in Norway, Saka was an unused substitute for Hasle-Loren IL in their 2-1 win away to Lyn Oslo 2. In an earlier match, Saka was not in the squad as Hasle-Loren won 3-0 against Roa IL.
In the Liga I in Romania, Anthony Carter was not in the squad as CFR Cluj lost 2-0 away to ASA Targu Mures.
In the Greek Football League 2, Billy Konstantinidis played until the 75th minute and set up a goal as Doxa Dramas FC beat Kastoria 3-0. Giannis Simosis did not play for Panargeiakos FC as they won 2-0 at home to Vyzas Megara.
In the 2. Lig – Kirmizi Grup in Turkey, Emre Balci was not in the squad as Diyarbakır BBSK lost 2-0 away to Pazarspor.
In the Druga HNL in Croatia, Josip Konyit was not in the squad for NK Inter Zapresic as they won 2-1 away to Rudes Zagreb. Mario Simic was also not in the squad for NK Lucko as they lost 1-0 to NK Bistra. Earlier in the week, no detailed information was available on Simic as Lucko drew 2-2 with HNK Gorica.
In the opening round – leg 1 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, Niki Deiter was an unused substitute as Glasgow City FC lost 2-0 away to Polish side Medyk Konin.
In the Scottish Women’s Premier League, Deiter played a full match as Glasgow City FC won 3-1 against Hibernian LFC.
In the last game of the FA Women’s Super League season in England, Danielle Brogan played a full match while Caitlin Friend came on in the 87th minute as Notts County LFC drew 2-2 with Birmingham City LFC.
In the Toppserien in Norway, Eliza Campbell was missing due to injury as Medkila IL won 4-1 away at Klepp IL.
In the quarter-finals of the Emperor’s Cup in Japan, Josh Kennedy was not in the squad as Nagoya Grampus were eliminated by Shimizu S-Pulse. The match had finished tied 2-2 after extra time, with Shimizu winning 5-3 on penalties.
In the Korean K-League, Aleksandar Jovanovic played a full match as Jeju United lost 2-1 away to Busan I’Park. Robert Cornthwaite played a full match as Jeonnam Dragons lost 2-1 away to Suwon Bluewings. Luke DeVere played until half-time as Gyeongnam FC lost 2-0 at home to Seongnam FC. Alex Wilkinson was missing due to Socceroos commitments as Jeonbuk FC won 1-0 at home to Ulsan Hyundai. The win leaves Jeonbuk needing one point from its final two matches to secure the league title.
In the quarter-final second leg of the Piala Malaysia, Adam Griffiths played a full match as Kedah FA won 3-0 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate to advance to the semi-finals at the expense of Kelantan FA. Ndumba Makeche played a full match for Felda United as they drew 3-3 with Selangor FA, for whom Steven Pantelidis also played a full match. Felda advanced to the semi-finals with an aggregate score of 7-3.
In the opening matches from the United Arab Emirates League Cup, Brett Holman played a full match as Al Nasr beat Al Jazira 1-0 at home.
In the Dhivehi League in the Maldives, Dane Milovanovic played a full match as New Radiant SC won 3-1 at home to Mahibadhoo.
In Major League Soccer in the United States, Andy Rose came on in the 82nd minute as Seattle Sounders lost 1-0 at home to Vancouver Whitecaps. Tim Cahill was missing due to Socceroos commitments as New York Red Bulls won 3-1 at home to Toronto FC.
In the Argentinean Quinta, Gavin de Niese came on in the 55th minute and scored a hat-trick as CA River Plate cruised to a 4-1 win over Quilmes AC.
In the Segunda División in Uruguay, Blake Ricciuto played a full match for Canadian SC in their 3-1 away win over Central Español.
In the Campeonato Serie A – Segunda Etapa in Ecuador, Richard Porta did not play as Independiente del Valle recorded a 4-1 win away to Barcelona SC.
In friendly action, Callum Elder played a full match for Leicester City as they won 3-2 away to Aston Villa.comments