Action Abroad - 21-12-04
Qantas Australian Under 23 goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic made his debut for Portuguese side Beira Mar as they took on fellow strugglers Academica. Click here to see how the other Aussies overseas fared over the past week.
ENGLISH FA CUP Second Round Replay Date: 15-12-04 * Andy Petterson (gk) was an unused substitute for Notts County in their 2-0 FA Cup defeat of Swindon Town. Date: 14-12-04 * Mark Robertson was replaced in the 45th minute as Stockport County lost 2-1 away to Swansea City.
BARCLAY PREMIERSHIP Date: 19-12-04 * Qantas Socceroo Harry Kewell was replaced in the 85th minute but not before creating the last goal of the game as Liverpool won 3-1 at home against Newcastle United. Date: 18-12-04 * Qantas Socceroo Mark Schwarzer (gk) played a full game and kept a clean sheet while fellow Qantas Socceroo Mark Viduka was replaced in the 45th minute as Middlesbrough won 3-0 at home against Crystal Palace. * Qantas Socceroo Tony Popovic remained on the bench as Crystal Palace lost 5-2 away to Manchester United. * Socceroos Brett Emerton and Lucas Neill also both played full games as Blackburn Rovers drew 0-0 at home against Everton. Meanwhile, for Everton Qantas Socceroo Tim Cahill was replaced in the 63rd minute. * Qantas Socceroo Stan Lazaridis played a full game as Birmingham City won 4-0 at home against local rivals West Bromwich Albion. COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP Date: 19-12-04 * Jamie McMaster remained on the bench as Leeds United drew 1-1 at home against Millwall. Meanwhile, for Millwall, Qantas Socceroo Kevin Muscat (suspended) was not in the Millwall squad Date: 18-12-04 * Qantas Socceroo Tony Vidmar remained on the bench as Cardiff City lost 2-1 away to Sheffield United. Date: 17-12-04 * Qantas Socceroo Danny Tiatto was replaced in the 84th minute as Leicester City drew 1-1 away to Nottingham Forest. Tiatto suffered a broken cheekbone during the game and is expected to be out until early February. * Paul Reid played a full game as Brighton and Hove Albion lost 1-0 at home against Stoke City.
COCA-COLA LEAGUE ONE Date: 18-12-04 * Qantas Australian Under 23 Brad Jones (gk) played a full game as Blackpool lost 3-2 away to Walsall. * Qantas Socceroo Luke Wilkshire played a full game and received a yellow card as Bristol City lost 2-1 at home against League One leaders Luton Town. Meanwhile, for Luton, Chris Coyne played a full game and opened the scoring with a headed goal in the 34th minute. * Paul Henderson (gk) played a full game and kept a clean sheet as Bradford City won 1-0 away to Huddersfield Town. * Les Pogliacomi (gk) played a full game as Oldham Athletic lost 3-1 away to Port Vale. * Richard Garcia played a full game as Colchester United lost 1-0 away to Brentford. * Danny Allsopp came on in the 64th minute and scored the final goal of the game as Hull City won 6-1 at home against Tranmere Rovers. * Joel Porter was replaced in the 58th minute as Hartlepool United won 5-1 away to Wrexham. * Mark Robertson played a full game and received a yellow card as Stockport County won 3-1 at home against Milton Keynes Dons. Meanwhile, for MK Dons, Gareth Edds played a full game while Nick Rizzo was replaced in the 51st minute. * Qantas Young Socceroo Aaron Downes played a full game as Chesterfield drew 1-1 at home against Torquay United. * Jacob Burns played a full game as Barnsley won 4-0 at home against Peterborough United. COCA-COLA LEAGUE TWO Date: 18-12-04 * Frank Talia (gk) played a full game and kept a clean sheet as Wycombe Wanderers won 1-0 at home against Lincoln City. * Predrag Bojic played a full game and received a yellow card as Northampton Town won 3-1 away to Macclesfield. * Adrian Webster played a full game as Darlington lost 3-1 away to Boston United. * Scott Guyett came on in the 46th minute while Adrian Caceres remained on the bench as Yeovil Town won 3-2 away to Leyton Orient.
NATIONWIDE CONFERENCE Date: 18-12-04 * Michael Soszynski (gk) remained on the bench as Leigh RMI lost 2-0 away to Aldershot Town. * Jon Brady played a full game and created the second goal of the game as Stevenage Borough won 3-0 away to Burton Albion.
SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 18-12-04 * Danny Invincibile played a full game as Kilmarnock lost 1-0 at home against Rangers. Meanwhile, for Rangers, Qantas Socceroo Craig Moore was not in the Rangers squad. * Qantas Australian Under 23 Scott McDonald (back injury) was still not in the Motherwell squad as they lost 2-1 at home against Inverness Caledonian Thistle. SCOTTISH DIVISION ONE Date: 18-12-04 * Daniel McBreen put in a star performance as Falkirk won 4-2 at home against Queen of the South. McBreen was replaced in the 84th minute, but not before creating Falkirk-s opening goal and then scoring in the 25th minute 42nd minute and the 73rd minute. McBreen-s hat trick helped Falkirk retain their 11-point lead at the top of the Scottish Division One. * Qantas Socceroo Adrian Madaschi played a full game as Partick Thistle lost 1-0 at home against Hamilton Academical. Meanwhile, for Hamilton, Scott Tunbridge and Iain Fyfe both played full games while David Carney remained on the bench. ACTION IN EUROPE…
UEFA CUP Group Stage - Matchday 5 Date: 16-12-04 * Michael Turnbull (gk) remained on the bench as Standard Liege lost 7-1 at home against Athletic Bilbao. Liege finished 4th (bottom) in Group B and was eliminated from the competition. * Travis Dodd was not in the Panionios squad that lost 1-0 away to Sochaux. Panionios finished 4th in Group D and was eliminated from the competition. * Socceroos Marco Bresciano and Vince Grella were not in the squad as Parma won 3-2 at home against Besiktas. The win ensured Parma finished 3rd in Group B and has advanced to the next round (See Sidelines for Round of 32 Draw). * Qantas Socceroo Patrick Kisnorbo was replaced in the 71st minute as Hearts lost 1-0 at home against Ferencvaros. Hearts finished 5th in Group A and was relegated from the competition. * Soccerooscott Chipperfield played a full game while fellow Qantas Socceroo Mile Sterjovski was replaced in the 79th minute as FC Basel won 1-0 at home against Feyenoord. Basel finished 3rd in Group A and has advanced to the next round of the competition. Date: 15-12-04 * Qantas Socceroo Mark Schwarzer (gk) played a full game and kept a clean sheet while fellow Qantas Socceroo Mark Viduka remained on the bench as Middlesbrough won 3-0 at home against Partizan Belgrade. Middlesbrough finished 1st in Group E and has advanced to the next round of the competition. * Qantas Socceroo Craig Moore remained on the bench as Rangers lost 2-0 at home against Auxerre. Ranger finished 4th in Group F and was eliminated from the competition.
BELGIUM JULIPER LEAGUE Date: 19-12-04 * Qantas Socceroo Paul Okon played a full game while Adam Griffiths and Brendan Santalab were replaced in the 81st and 58th minute respectively, as Oostende lost 5-0 away to Standard Liege. Steven Bozinovski did not play for Oostende. Meanwhile, for Liege, Michael Turnbull (gk) remained on the bench. Date: 18-12-04 * Qantas Socceroo Stephen Laybutt played a full game as AA Gent lost 2-1 away to Westerlo. Meanwhile, for Westerlo, Qantas Socceroo Alex Brosque did not play. * Qantas Socceroo Archie Thompson played a full game as Lierse lost 3-2 away to La Louviere. * Andrew Vlahos played a full game as Cercle Brugge lost 2-1 away to Racing Genk. DUTCH EREDIVISE Date: 19-12-04 * Jamie Coyne was not in the squad, as ADO Den Haag won 2-0 at home against Feyenoord Rotterdam.
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