Aussies abroad: Former Red scores in Fredericia farewell

The European season might be winding down but there were still plenty of Aussies in action over the weekend.

Brent McGrath bid farewell to Fredericia's home ground with a stoppage-time equaliser on Sunday, while Hong Kong-based midfielder Jared Lum was also on the scoresheet.

McGrath signed a three-year deal with Danish Superliga club Esbjerg last week and celebrated his impending return to top-flight football with his 15th goal of the season for Fredericia.


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In a topsy-turvy match in Denmark's second tier, Fredericia gave up a 1-0 lead to come from behind twice and draw 3-3 with Roskilde after McGrath converted a penalty in the 93rd minute.

The 24-year-old striker celebrated by embracing Fredericia's fans behind the goal and paid tribute to the club for helping him revitalise his career.

"It has been fantastic for me ever since the beginning with [former coach] Ove [Pedersen] and then now with Jesper [Sorensen]," McGrath told Fredericia's YouTube channel.

"Then, of course, to score in my last game at Monjasa Park in front of our fans - that's fantastic."

In the Superliga, Mustafa Amini completed a full shift for Randers but ended the game empty handed after FC Midtjylland scored twice in the closing stages to triumph 2-1.

Amini's ex-Olyroos team-mates Jack Duncan (Randers) and Awer Mabil (Midtjylland) sat on the bench throughout the contest.

Caltex Socceroos and Crystal Palace skipper Mile Jedinak suffered a heartbreaking extra-time defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

The Red Devils came from behind to beat the Eagles 2-1, wrecking Jedinak's hopes of being the first Aussie to lift the trophy as captain at Wembley.

Heartbreak for Jedinak in FA Cup final

In Asia, Lum scored the last goal as Kitchee triumphed 4-1 over Hong Kong Pegasus to keep the pressure on Eastern at the top of the Hong Kong Premier League.

Ryan Griffiths came on at the start of the second-half for South China and pulled a goal back but his side went down 2-1 to Southern District in their AFC Cup play-off semi-final.

Tim Cahill got through 90 minutes for Hangzhou Greentown in the Chinese Super League but couldn't find the back of the net as his side were beaten 1-0 by Shanghai Dongya.

Ryan McGowan banked another cleansheet as part of Henan Jianye's defence but they had to settle for a goalless draw against lowly Shandong Luneng, who'll now journey to Sydney to take on the Sky Blues in the ACL.

Aleksandar Jovanović came up against Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury, with Tianjin Taida claiming a 1-0 home win against second-placed Jiangsu Suning. 

In Korea Republic, Erik Paartalu's Jeonbuk Motors warmed up for their ACL clash against Melbourne Victory with a 2-1 win, the former Melbourne City midfielder being subbed in the second half.

In the Thai Premier League, Matt Smith played 90 minutes in Bangkok Glass' 2-0 loss to Buriram United.

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