Caltex Socceroos attacker Craig Goodwin has helped Sparta Rotterdam pull away from the relegation zone in the Eredivisie after picking up a crucial point on Saturday morning (AEDT).
Goodwin came on just before the hour mark and while he wasn’t able to inspire his side to find a goal, they did enough to hold on for a 0-0 draw against Heerenveen.
The result has seen Sparta jump up to 13th spot on the Eredivisie ladder ahead of the rest of the round 10 matches to be played over the weekend.
Fellow Aussie Kenneth Dougall got through 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card for Sparta.
Goodwin has been in strong form for Sparta over the last month and should come into contention for a start against Honduras in the upcoming FIFA 2018 World Cup intercontinental playoff matches.
Australia takes on the Central Americans away from home on November 11 (AEDT) in the first leg before returning to play in Sydney on November 15.
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