Action Abroad - 27-04-04
Scott Guyett celebrated promotion with his Chester City side from the Conference League back to Division Three last week, while the likes of Tony Popovic, John Filan, Luke Wilkshire, Joel Porter, Paul Reid, Daniel Allsopp, John & Marco Maisano, Paul Okon and Brett Holman all involved with teams chasing promotion with their respective teams. Click t
ACTION IN THE UK… BARCLAYCARD PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 25-04-04 * Socceroo Stan Lazaridis was replaced in the 61st minute as Birmingham City drew 2-2 at home against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The draw has ended any realistic chance of Birmingham qualifying for Europe and is now in 9th spot, five points behind the 5th place team with only 3 games to go. Date: 24-04-04 * Socceroo Lucas Neill played a full game and received a yellow card, while Socceroo Brett Emerton came on in the 75th minute as Blackburn Rovers won 1-0 away at Everton. The win has jumped Blackburn into 13th place and pushed them clear of the relegation zone. * Socceroo Harry Kewell was replaced in the 81st minute as Liverpool won 1-0 away at Manchester United. Liverpool is in a tight battle for the last Champions League spot and holding down 4th spot, but Newcastle United has a game in hand. * Socceroo Mark Schwarzer (gk) played a full game, while Australian Under 23 Brad Jones (gk) remained on the bench as Middlesbrough lost 2-1 at home to Aston Villa. Middlesbrough is in 12th spot.
NATIONWIDE DIVISION ONE Date: 24-04-04 * Socceroo Tony Popovic (pictured in blue and white strip) played a full game as Crystal Palace won 3-2 away at Crewe Alexandra. Palace is one place (7th) outside the promotion play-off zone, although only on goal difference, as they are equal on points with both West Ham (5th) and Wigan Athletic (6th). * John Filan (gk) played a full game as Wigan Athletic kept promotion play-off hopes alive with a 0-0 draw at home with Sunderland. Wigan is 6th, level on points with West Ham and Crystal Palace. * Steve Corica remained on the bench as Walsall lost 1-0 at home against Sheffield United. Walsall is currently lying in 22nd position and is in the relegation zone and with two games to go is one point adrift of the team above them in the safety zone. Date: 21-04-04 * Socceroo Tony Popovic a full game as Crystal Palace won 3-0 at home against Sunderland. Date: 20-04-04 * Socceroo Tim Cahill was replaced in the 69th minute as Millwall lost 2-1 at home against Watford.
NATIONWIDE DIVISION TWO Date: 24-04-04 * Mark Robertson was replaced in the 26th minute as Stockport County won 2-1 at home against Grimsby. Stockport is is currently in 17th position, but still only four points clear of the relegation zone with 2 games remaining. * Les Pogliacomi (gk) played a full game and received a yellow card as Oldham Athletic won 2-1 away at Swindon Town. Oldham is currently in 15th position and clear of the relegation zone. * Chris Coyne played a full game as Luton lost 2-1 away at Wrexham. Luton Town is in 10th position and now out of the running for a promotion play-off spot. * Australian Under 23 Luke Wilkshire was replaced in the 51st minute as Bristol City drew 0-0 at home with Brighton & Hove Albion. For Brighton, Paul Reid played a full game. Bristol is in 3rd position, one point behind 2nd place QPR and hopeful of securing the 2nd automatic spot to the Nationwide Division One. It is already assured of a play-off spot. Brighton meanwhile is in 6th position and four points clear of 7th with two games remaining and needing one more win to secure a play-off spot. * Richard Johnson played a full game as QPR lost 2-0 away to league leaders Plymouth Argyle. QPR is currently in 2nd spot a point ahead of 3rd place and looking to hold for the 2nd automatic promotion place. * Joel Porter came on in the 52nd minute as Hartlepool won 2-0 away at Rushden & Diamonds. Hartlepool is currently lying in 5th spot and is five points clear of 7th place in chasing a promotion play-off berth and needs one more win to secure play-off spot. Date: 20-04-04 * Chris Coyne played a full game as Luton Town drew 1-1 at home with Bournemouth. * Les Pogliacomi played a full game as Oldham Athletic drew 1-1 at home with Wrexham.
NATIONWIDE DIVISION THREE Date: 24-04-04 * Danny Allsopp was replaced in the 77th minute as Hull City drew 0-0 at home with Huddersfield, Hull is in 2nd position and needs just two points from its final two games to secure automatic promotion to Division Two. Date: 20-04-04 * Danny Allsopp was replaced in the 78th minute as Hull City drew 2-2 away at Southend.
NATIONWIDE CONFERENCE Date: 24-04-04 * Ian Martin (gk) played a full game as Leigh RMI lost 2-1 away to Barnet. Leigh finished in 21st position and is relegated. * Scott Guyett played a full game and received a yellow card as Chester City lost 2-1 away at Hereford. Chester was confirmed as Conference Champions last week and is promoted to Division Three next season. * Jon Brady played a full game and received a yellow card as Stevenage Borough won 2-1 at home against Forest Green. For Forest, Christian Giannangelo remained on the bench. Stevenage finished in 8th position, while Forest Green finished in 18th position.
SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 25-04-04 * Australian Under 23 Patrick Kisnorbo was replaced in the 56th minute as Hearts drew 1-1 at home with Celtic. Hearts is in 3rd position and with four games remaining is looking fairly good to secure a UEFA Cup spot. Date: 24-04-04 * Stuart Lovell played a full game as Livingston won 2-0 at home against Aberdeen. For Aberdeen, David Zdrilic also played a full game. Livingston is in 7th position, while Aberdeen is in 11th position but clear of relegation. * Danny Invincibile played a full game and set up his teams second goal as Kilmarnock won 2-0 at home against Hibernian. Kilmarnock jump a place to 10th but is well clear of the only relegation spot with four games to go. * Australian Under 23 Adrian Madaschi played a full game as Partick Thistle lost 1-0 at home to Dundee. Partick is 12th and in last position on the table and is already making plans for Division One next season. Date: 21-04-04 * Socceroo David Zdrilic played a full game and scored the winning goal in the 90th minute as Aberdeen won 2-1 away at Celtic. SCOTTISH DIVISION TWO Date: 24-04-04 * John Maisano and Marco Maisano both played full games as Greenock Morton lost 2-0 away to Berwick. Morton is currently in 2nd spot and in line for automatic promotion to Division One next season. With 3 games to go they are 4 points clear of 3rd place Hamilton. * Scott McNicol played a full game as Forfar drew 2-2 away at Airdrie United. Forfar is currently in 5th position but well out of contention for promotion.
ACTION IN EUROPE…
AUSTRIAN DIVISION ONE Date: 25-04-04 * Joey Didulica (gk) played a full game as Austria Vienna drew lost 3-1 at home against Graz AK. BELGIAN DIVISION ONE Date: 24-04-04 * Andy Vlahos played a full game and received a yellow card as Cercle Brugge won 2-1 at home against Sint Truiden. Date: 23-04-04 * Socceroo Steve Laybutt was replaced in the 22nd minute as Mouscron drew 1-1 at home against Club Brugge. * Archie Thompson was replaced in the 88th minute as Lierse drew 1-1 at home against Anderlecht.
BELGIAN DIVISION TWO Date: 25-04-04 * Socceroo Paul Okon played a full game as KV Oostende drew 3-3 at home against Zulte Waregem.
DUTCH DIVISION ONE (ERE DIVISIE) Date: 25-04-04 * Lindsay Wilson remained on the bench as FC Volendam lost 2-0 away to Feyenoord. * Peter Zois remained on the bench as Willem II lost 2-0 away to Twente Enschede.
DUTCH DIVISION TWO (GOUDEN GIDS DIVISIE) Date: 23-04-04 * Australian Under 23 Brett Holman came on in the 68th minute as Excelsior won 3-0 at home against HFC Haarlam.
FRENCH DIVISION ONE (BUNDESLIGA) Date: 23-04-04 * Socceroo Mile Sterjovski came on in the 70th minute as Lille lost 1-0 at home against Strasbourg. GERMAN DIVISION ONE (BUNDESLIGA) Date: 25-04-04 * Socceroo Paul Agostino played a full game as 1860 Munich lost 1-0 away to Bayern Munich. Date: 24-04-04 * Frank Juric (gk) remained on the bench as Bayer Leverkusen won 3-0 away at home against Borussia Dortmund.
GERMAN DIVISION TWO (2.BUNDESLIGA) Date: 25-04-04 * Saso Radulovic was replaced in the 60th minute as RW Oberhausen lost 2-1 at home against Eintracht Trier.
GREEK DIVISION ONE (BUNDESLIGA) Date: 25-04-04 * Kyriakos Tohouroglou (gk) played a full game as PAOK Saloniki lost 2-1 at home against Panathinaikos.
ITALIAN DIVISION ONE (SERIE A) Date: 25-04-04 * Socceroo Zeljko Kalac played a full game as Perugia drew 1-1 away to Brescia. * Socceroo Marco Bresciano was replaced in the 57th minute but not before scoring the opening goal in the 9th minute as Parma drew 1-1 away to Reggina.
ITALIAN DIVISION TWO (SERIE B) Date: 24-04-04 * Max Vieri came on in the 60th minute as Napoli drew 0-0 away to Ternana.
MALTESE DIVISION ONE Date: 25-04-04 * Peter Pullicino played a full game as Hibernians won 1-0 at home against Pieta Hotspurs.
NORWEGIAN DIVISION ONE (TIPPELIGAEN) Date: 25-04-04 * Australian Under 23 Dylan MacAllister played a full game as Brann Bergen lost 1-0 away to Valerenga.
ROMANIAN DIVISION ONE Date: 24-04-04 * Australian Under 23 Jon McKain was replaced in the 62nd minute as National Bucharesti won 1-0 at home against Ceahlaul Peatra-Neamt. Date: 23-04-04 * Daniel McBreen was replaced in the 64th minute as Universitatea Craiova won 5-1 at home against Astra Petrolul. Date: 17-04-04 * Daniel McBreen came on in the 65th minute and scored in the 84th minute as Universitatea Craiova lost 2-1 away to Dinamo Bucharesti. * Australian Under 23 Jon McKain played a full game as National Bucharesti lost 1-0 away to Apulum. SWEDISH DIVISION ONE (ALLSVENSKAN) Date: 24-04-04 * Ante Covic (gk) played a full game and kept a clean sheet as Hammarby won 1-0 at home against Elfsborg. Date: 20-04-04 * Ante Covic (gk) played a full game as Hammarby won 2-1 away to Kalmar. SWISS DIVISION ONE (SUPER LEAGUE) Date: 24-04-04 * Socceroo Scott Chipperfield played a full game as FC Basel drew 1-1 at home against Zurich. * Joel Griffiths played a full game and created the fourth goal of the game as Neuchetel Xamax won 6-1 at home against Servette.
TURKISH DIVISION ONE (SUPER LIG) Date: 25-04-04 * Socceroo Josip Skoko played a full game and received a yellow card as Genclerbirligi won 2-1 away to Denizlispor. Date: 24-04-04 * Socceroo Michael Petkovic (gk) played a full game as Trabzonspor won 2-0 at home against Diyarbakirspor. ACTION IN ASIA…
MALAYSIAN SUPER LEAGUE Date: 24-04-04 * Ante Milicic scored in the 10th minute as Pahang won 4-3 at home against Kedah.
SINGAPORE DIVISION ONE (S-LEAGUE) Date: 24-04-04 * Alex Duric played a full game, as Geylang United won 2-1 at home against Singapore Armed Forces. Meanwhile, for Singapore, Jon Angelucci played a full game and received a yellow card.
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