Aussies Abroad weekend wrap

Tim Cahill just cannot stop scoring, as he leads our Aussies Abroad action again this week following his fourth goal in five games in China.

Over in Europe, Mustafa Amini has hit the ground running in Denmark, scoring to see new side Randers FC through to the next round of qualifiers in the Europa League. Elsewhere, Chris Ikonomidis scored in Lazio’s 14-0 friendly win, Bradden Inman also netted in friendly action in England, Jon McKain grabbed another goal in Malaysia, and Nathan Burns debuted for FC Tokyo.

UK

In the Irish First Division, Dylan Mernagh was missing due to national team commitments (Universiade) as Waterford United lost 3-0 at home to Finn Harps.

EUROPE

In the opening round of matches in the Croatian Prva Liga, Steven Ugarkovic came on in the 75th minute as NK Osijek won 1-0 away to NK Zagreb, for whom Roko Strika came on in the 46th minute.

In the opening round of matches in the Liga I in Romania, Anthony Carter was not in the squad for CFR Cluj as they were held to a 2-2 draw away to Viitorul Constanta.

In the One Lyga in Lithuania, Evan Alexandrow-Ridley was missing due to injury as FC Dziugas won 5-1 at home to FK Tauras.

In the One Deild Karla in Iceland, Kile Kennedy played a full match and kept a clean sheet as KF Fjardabyggd won 1-0 at home to Vikingur Olafsvik. In a match played earlier in the week, Kennedy again played a full match and saved a penalty as Fjardabyggd won 3-1 away to HK Kopavogur.

In the second leg of round one qualifiers in the UEFA Europa League, Mustafa Amini played a full match and scored the opening goal of the game while Jack Duncan was an unused substitute as Randers FC beat Andorran side UE Sant Julia 3-0 on the night and 4-0 on aggregate. Tomislav Mrcela played a full match as Lokomotiva Zagreb secured a 2-2 home draw with Welsh side Airbus UK Broughton to win the tie 5-3 on aggregate.

ASIA

In the Chinese Super League, Tim Cahill played a full match and scored his side’s only goal as Shanghai Shenhua were held to a 1-1 draw away to Tianjin Taida. Adrian Leijer also played a full match as Chongqing Lifan came back to secure a 1-1 draw at home to Henan Jianye. Josh Mitchell was not in the squad for Liaoning Hongyun as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Shijiazhuang Yongchang.

In the China League One, Jonas Salley played a full 90 minutes in both matches as Nei Mongol Zhongyou first won 1-0 at home to Wuhan Zhuo’er before securing a 2-1 win over Hunan Xiangtao. No detailed information was available on Adam Hughes as Ha’erbin Yiteng won 2-1 at home to Jiangxi Liansheng.

In the round of 16 in the Chinese FA Cup, Tim Cahill played until the 75th minute as Shanghai Shenhua won 3-0 away to Qingdao Zhongneng. Adrian Leijer was not in the squad for Chongqing Lifan as they lost 3-1 at home to Shandong Luneng.

In the J-League in Japan, Mitchell Duke played a full match for Shimizu S-Pulse as they suffered a 5-0 loss at home to Vissel Kobe. Nathan Burns came on in the 61st minute as FC Tokyo lost 2-0 away to Kawasaki Frontale.

In the Korean K-League, Alex Wilkinson played a full match for Jeonbuk FC as they won 3-0 away to Jeju United, for whom Aleksandar Jovanovic was missing due to injury. In matches played earlier in the week, Wilkinson was an unused substitute as Jeonbuk drew 1-1 with Gwangju FC. Jovanovic was again missing due to injury as Jeju won 4-3 away to Pohang Steelers.

In the Thai Premier League, Matt Smith played a full match for Bangkok Glass as they won 1-0 at home to Saraburi FC. Brent McGrath came on in the 73rd minute as Port FC lost 1-0 away to Osotspa FC. Michael Cvetkovski played a full 90 minutes in both matches as Navy FC first drew 2-2 with Bangkok United before losing 1-0 away to Ratchaburi FC.

In the Division One League in Thailand, Goran Subara played a full match as league leader Police United won 1-0 away to Prachuap FC.

In the Thai Division Two League Northern Region, Aaron Evans played a full match and set up his side’s only goal as Kamphaengphet FC lost 2-1 away to Chiangrai FC. Elsewhere, in the North Eastern Region, Adriano Pellegrino came on in the 67th minute as Udon Thani FC won 1-0 at home to Chaiyaphum United.

In the Malaysian Super League, Ndumba Makeche played a full match for Felda United as they won 4-0 away to ATM FA, for whom Mario Karlović was not in the squad. Jon McKain played a full match and scored as Kelantan FA won 3-1 away to PDRM FA. Ryan Griffiths played until the 83rd minute as Sarawak FA lost 3-1 away to Pahang FA.

In the Malaysian Premier League, Cameron Edwards played a full match as Putrajaya SPA FC came back to secure a 1-1 draw away to NS Matrix. Joel Chianese did not play for Sabah FA as they lost 3-2 at home to UiTM FC.

In the C-League in Cambodia, Josh Maguire played a full match and set up the opening goal of the game as Western University played out a 2-2 draw with Build Bright United. In another match, no details information was available on Maguire as Western beat Svay Rieng FC 1-0.

In the UFL Division One in the Philippines, Tahj Minniecon came on in the 88th minute as Loyola Meralco Sparks won 3-1 away to Stallion FC.

SOUTH AMERICA

In the Argentinean Cuarta, Gavin de Niese played a full match for CA River Plate as they won 1-0 at home to CA Banfield. In a match played earlier in the week, de Niese played until the 70th minute as River lost 1-0 at home to Racing Club.

NORTH AMERICA

In Major League Soccer in the United States, Andy Rose came on in the 69th minute as Seattle Sounders lost 1-0 away to Chicago Fire.

In the National Premier Soccer League in the USA, Daniel Deblaere was missing due to injury for both matches as FC Indiana first lost 1-0 to local rivals Indiana Fire before losing 2-0 at home to AFC Cleveland.

In the USL Pro, Harrison Delbridge played a full match for Portland Timbers II as they lost 2-1 away to Vancouver Whitecaps II.

In the USL Premier Development League, Aaron Schneebeli was an unused substitute for Forest City London as they won 6-2 over TFC Academy.

In the National Women’s Soccer League in the USA, Caitlin Foord played a full match while Sam Kerr also played a full match and set up the only goal of the game as Sky Blue FC won 1-0 at home to Portland Thorns, for whom Stephanie Catley was not in the squad.

FRIENDLIES

In club friendlies this week, Jack Duncan played a full match and kept a clean sheet while Mustafa Amini was not in the squad (rested) for Randers FC as they played out a goalless draw with Viborg FF. Luke Wilkshire played a full match for Feyenoord as they smashed SV Kematen 8-1. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was in the starting XI for Burton Albion as they won 1-0 away to Dutch side ADO Den Haag. Ryan McGowan was also in the starting eleven for Dundee United as they suffered a 4-0 loss away to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.

Gethin Jones played until the 60th minute as Everton FC U21 won 3-2 at Wrexham FC. Ben Halloran played until the 76th minute as FC Heidenheim won 2-1 away to FC Liefering. Mathew Leckie played until half-time as FC Ingolstadt lost 1-0 away to SV Grodig. Massimo Luongo played until half-time as Queens Park Rangers blasted Verona Stars 10-0. Bailey Wright and Neil Kilkenny both played until half-time as Preston North End played out a scoreless draw with Chorley FC. Milos Degenek also played until half-time as 1860 Munich won 2-1 at home to FK Ufa.

Bradden Inman came on in the 46th minute and scored as Crewe Alexandra ran out 7-1 winners away to Alsager Town. Adam Sarota came on in the 46th minute and set up the final goal of the game while Michael Zullo was not in the squad as FC Utrecht as they won 3-0 at Achilles ’29. Jason Davidson came on in the 46th minute as Huddersfield Town won 3-1 away to Guiseley AFC. Adam Taggart came on in the 46th minute as Fulham FC won 3-1 away to Premier League side Aston Villa. Curtis Good came on in the 46th minute as Newcastle United won 1-0 away to Gateshead FC.

Jamie Street came on in the 65th minute as Workington AFC lost 3-0 at home to Carlisle United. Chris Ikonomidis came on in the 67th minute and scored as Lazio destroyed Auronzo 14-0. Tom Rogic was an unused substitute for Celtic FC as they won 1-0 at home to Spanish side Real Sociedad.

In matches played earlier in the week, Inman came on in the 46th minute as Crewe won 3-1 away to Congleton Town. Street also came on in the 46th minute as Workington crushed Whitehaven AFC 9-0.

TRANSFERS

In transfer news this week, reigning Johnny Warren Medallist Nathan Burns has agreed a transfer from Wellington Phoenix to J-League side FC Tokyo, while star Matilda’s striker Michelle Heyman has signed on with Western New York Flash in the USA. Former Perth Glory player, Ryan Edwards, trialled with League One sides Gillingham and Chesterfield.