Tim Cahill, Ndumba Makeche, Ryan Griffiths and Joel Chianese were among the Australians on the scoresheets.
The Aussie goalscoring action comes to us from Asia this week, starting in China where a Tim Cahill goal set Shanghai Shenhua on course for a 3-1 win, while former Adelaide United man Jonas Salley found the net in the Chinese second division. Ryan Griffiths and Joel Chianese were both on the scoresheet in Malaysia, but it was fellow Malaysian-based player Ndumba Makeche with the star performance of the week, as he scored one goal and set up two more as his Felda United side played out a pulsating 4-4 draw with Robert Cornthwaite’s Selangor.
In the Final of the Campionato Primavera in Italy, Chris Ikonomidis was missing due to Socceroos commitments as Lazio Youth lost 7-6 on penalties to Torino Youth after the match finished tied 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time.
In the 3. Divisjon Avdeling One in Norway, Saka came on in the 83rd minute for Nesodden IF as they lost 2-0 at home to Trosvik IF. In an earlier match, Saka was an unused substitute as Nesodden were thrashed 9-2 at Skeid 2.
In the Division Two Sodra Gotaland, Kliment Taseski played until the 57th minute as FC Rosengard lost 2-1 at home to Nosaby IF.
In the One Lyga in Lithuania, Evan Alexandrow-Ridley was missing due to injury as FC Dziugas won 1-0 at home to FK Kruoja.
In the One Deild Karla in Iceland, Kile Kennedy played a full match and kept a clean sheet as KF Fjardabyggd won 2-0 at home to UMF Selfoss.
In the round of 16 in the Borgunarbikar in Iceland, Kennedy played a full match for KF Fjardabyggd as they suffered a 4-0 home loss to Valur Reykjavik.
In the Chinese Super League, Adrian Leijer played a full match for Chongqing Lifan as they won 2-1 at home to Guangzhou Fuli. Tim Cahill played until the 86th minute and scored his side’s first goal as Shanghai Shenhua came from 1-0 down to win 3-1 at home to Liaoning Hongyun, for whom Josh Mitchell was not in the squad.
In the China League One, Jonas Salley played a full match and scored the only goal of the game as Nei Mongol Zhongyou won 1-0 away to Dalian A’erbin. Adam Hughes was in the starting XI for Ha’erbin Yiteng as they were held to a 2-2 draw away to Wuhan Zall.
In the Japanese J-League Division One, Mitchell Duke played a full match as Shimizu S-Pulse lost 2-0 at home to Ventforet Kofu.
In the J-League Division Two in Japan, Mitch Nichols was not in the squad as Cerezo Osaka won 1-0 at home to Tokushima Vortis.
In the K-League in Korea, Aleksandar Jovanovic played a full 90 minutes in both matches this week as Jeju United first lost 4-3 at home to Suwon Bluewings before recording a 2-2 draw away to Daejeon Citizen. Alex Wilkinson was not in the squad for Jeonbuk FC as they drew 2-2 away to Suwon Bluewings. In a match played earlier in the week, Wilkinson was missing due to Socceroos commitments as Jeonbuk won 2-1 at home to Ulsan Hyundai.
In the Thai Premier League, Brent McGrath played a full match for Port FC as they lost 1-0 at home to Ratchaburi FC. Matthew Smith also played a full match as Bangkok Glass won 3-1 at home to Nakhon Ratchasima. Michael Cvetkovski was not in the squad as Siam Navy FC lost 4-2 at Sisaket FC.
In the Division One League in Thailand, Goran Subara played a full match as league-leading Police United won 1-0 at home to Air Force Central.
In the Thai Division Two League North Eastern Region, Adriano Pellegrino played a full match as Udon Thani FC played out a 3-3 draw at home to Khon Kaen FC.
In the UFL Division One in the Philippines, Tahj Minniecon played until the 77th minute as Loyola Meralco Sparks as they suffered a crushing 6-1 home loss to Ceres FC.
In the Malaysian Super League, Ndumba Makeche played a full match for Felda United, scored his side’s final goal, and set up two others, while Robert Cornthwaite was not in the squad for Selangor FA as the sides played out a 4-4 draw. Ryan Griffiths played a full match and scored the equalising goal as Sarawak FA drew 1-1 at home to Perak FA and Joel Chianese played a full match and scored as Sabah FA won 3-1 away to NS Matrix. Cameron Edwards played a full match as Putrajaya SPA FC lost 3-1 at home to Penang FA and Mario Karlovic played until the 82nd minute as ATM FA lost 3-1 at Singapore Lions XII.
In the Argentinean Cuarta, Gavin de Niese played a full match for CA River Plate as they played out a goalless draw with Alvosivi.
In MLS in the United States, Andy Rose played until the 78th minute as Seattle Sounders lost 2-0 at home to San Jose Earthquake.
In the National Premier Soccer League in the USA, Daniel Deblaere played a full match as FC Indiana won 2-1 away to Fort Pitt Regiment. In another match, Deblaere played until the 89th minute as Indiana were smashed 7-0 away to Erie Commodores.
In round four of the US Open Cup, Rose played a full match as Seattle Sounders lost 3-1 in extra time to Portland Timbers after the match had finished 1-1 after 90 minutes.
In the USL Pro, Harrison Delbridge played a full match for Portland Timbers II as they won 3-1 at home to Austin Aztex.
In the USL Premier Development League, Aaron Schneebeli played a full match for Forest City London as they lost 3-0 away to K-W United. In another match, Schneebeli was not in the squad as Forest City won 2-0 at home to K-W United.
In the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States, Ellie Brush played a full match and set up the opening goal of the game as Houston Dash won 2-0 at home to Western NY Flash. Steph Catley was missing due to Matildas commitments as Portland Thorns drew 1-1 at home to FC Kansas City.comments