Aussies Abroad: Duke scores again, Socceroos remain on top with St. Pauli and Parma

It was another interesting weekend of Aussies Abroad action as Mitch Duke scored again in the J2 league while Jackson Irvine and Connor Metcalfe's St Pauli and Alessandro Circati's Parma remained top of the 2. Bundesliga and Serie B respectively with victories. 

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Starting in Japan's J2 League, where Mitchell Duke (cap #559) played 73 minutes and scored his ninth goal of the season as Machida Zelvia beat Renofa Yamaguchi 2-0 on Sunday to continue their title and promotion celebrations.

In Germany, Jackson Irvine (cap #568) played a full game while Connor Metcalfe (cap #611)  came off in the 68th minute for St. Pauli as they returned to 2. Bundesliga action on Saturday with a 2-0 win over SV Elversberg to maintain their two point lead at the top of the table.

Irvine will miss the next match through suspension after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season. 

In the English Championship, Sammy Silvera (cap #634) came on in the 85th minute as Middlesbrough drew 3-3 with Plymouth Argyle on Sunday as they extended their undefeated away games streak to six matches. Tom Glover was also on the bench for Boro.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Cameron Burgess (cap #633) played a full game but unfortunately scored an own goal while  Massimo Luongo (cap #571) came off in the 74th minute as Ipswich drew 2-2 with Birmingham City on Sunday.

Harry Souttar (cap #606) was an unused substitute as Leicester City lost 1-0 to Leeds United on Saturday in the Championship to reduce their lead at the top to four points. 

In the FA Cup first round, Kenny Dougall (cap #608) played another 90 minutes with Blackpool in a 2-0 win over National League side Bromley FC on Sunday.

Ashley Maynard-Brewer was an unused substitute for Charlton Athletic as they drew 1-1 with Isthmian League club Cray Valley Paper Mills FC on Monday in the FA Cup first round.

Elsewhere in the FA Cup first round, Alexander Robertson (cap #630) played a full game while fellow Aussie Kusini Yengi came off the bench in the 60th minute for Portsmouth as they lost 1-0 to National League side Chesterfield on Sunday. 

In the Scottish League Cup semi-final, Lewis Miller (cap #635) came off in the 81st minute while Martin Boyle (cap #599) came off in the 87th as they bowed out of the competition with a 1-0 loss to Aberdeen on Sunday. Down to 10 men, Bojan Miovski was the hero of the hour as he struck three minutes after his teammate's dismissal to sink Hibs.

Kye Rowles (cap #622) also played another 90 minutes, Olyroo Calem Nieuwenhof started and played 86 minutes while Cameron Devlin (cap #625) came off the bench in the 73rd minute as Heart of Midlothian FC bowed out of the Scottish League Cup semi finals with a 3-1 loss to Rangers on Monday.

Ryan McGowan (cap #546) played 90 minutes for St Johnstone in a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock on Thursday. St Johnstone will be in action again on Wednesday at 6:45am (AEDT) when they host Motherwell.

In Scotland’s League One, Dylan McGowan (cap #590) played a full game for Hamilton Academical in a 1-0 loss against Cove Rangers on Sunday.

Jordan Bos (cap #632) played 90 minutes for Westerlo in the Belgium Pro League on Sunday as they beat Oud Heverlee Leuven 2-0. The three points see Westerlo get off the bottom of the Belgian Pro League ladder.

It's Bos' fourth full 90-minute performance in Belgium from eight matches played.

Bos in action against Oud Heverlee Leuven on Sunday. Photo Credit: KV Westerlo

Elsewhere in the Belgium Pro League, Jason Davidson (cap #545) was an unused substitute for KAS Eupen in a 1-1 draw with STVV on Saturday.

Aiden O’Neil (cap #629) came off the bench in the 68th minute for Standard Liege on Monday as they drew 1-1 with Mechelen.

In Italy's Serie B, Alessandro Circati (cap #637) played another full game for Parma on Monday as they beat FC Südtirol 2-0 to keep their five point lead at the top of the table.

In the Austrian Bundesliga, James Holland (cap #508) came on in the 94th minute for Austria Wien in a 1-0 win over Wolfsberg on Sunday in a mid table battle.

In the Netherlands, Matthew Ryan (cap #555) was in goal for AZ Alkmaar as they held on to second position in the Eredivisie on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Excelsior.

Elsewhere in the Eredivisie, Garang Kuol (cap #627) was an unused substitute for Volendam in a 3-3 draw with NEC Nijmegen on Monday.

In Serbia, Milos Degenek (cap #585) was an unused substitute for FK Crvena Zvezda in the league on Sunday as they beat Radnik Surdulica 3-1.

In Ligue 2, Mohamed Toure (cap #636) came on in the 85th minute for Paris FC as they beat AS Saint-Étienne 1-0 on Sunday.

In Switzerland, Awer Mabil (cap #597) started and played 56 minutes for Grasshopper as they lost 2-0 to Luzern on Monday in the Swiss Super League.

In Norway, recent Socceroos train on Patrick Yazbek was an unused sub for Viking FK in a 3-0 loss to HamKam on Sunday as they slipped further away from the top three in the Eliteserien.

In the Saudi Pro League, Craig Goodwin (cap #562) started again and played 89 minutes as Al-Wehda beat 2-1 Al-Hazm on Monday.

Subway Olyroos

Starting in the FA Cup first round, where Nicholas Bilokapic was in goal for Peterborough United as they drew 2-2 with Salford City on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Jay Rich-Baghuelou also played a full game for Accrington in a 2-2 draw with Doncaster Rovers on Sunday in the FA Cup first round.

As mentioned above, Calem Nieuwenhof played 86 mintues as Heart of Midlothian FC bowed out of the Scottish League Cup semi finals with a 3-1 loss to Rangers on Monday.

In Poland, Louis D'Arrigo came off the bench in the 95th minute for Lechia Gdańsk as they beat Tychy 3-1 on Sunday.

Subway Young Socceroos/U18

Adrian Segecic started and played 63 minutes for FC Dordrecht as they drew 2-2 against Groningen on Monday.

Keegan Jelacic came off the bench in the 64th minute for Stabaek in Norway on Monday as they lost 4-0 to league leader FK Bodø/Glimt.

Other Aussies

  • Liam Chipperfield came off the bench in the 85th minute for FC Sion as they beat Bellinzona 2-1 on Monday in the Swiss Challenge League to take a three point lead at the top of the table.

  • Ryan Edwards started and played 64 minutes for SD Amorebieta again on Monday as they lost 1-0 against Huesca in Spain’s second division.

  • Anthony Kalik came on in the 72nd minute for Hajduk Split in a 1-0 win over Rudes in Croatia’s 1. Division on Sunday.

  • John Iredale scored from the penalty spot and played 56 minutes for Wehen Wiesbaden in Germany’s 2. Bundesliga in a 3-1 win over Dusseldorf on Saturday.

  • Over to England, where Jack Iredale played a full game in the FA Cup first round for Bolton Wanderers in a 4-0 win against Solihull Moors on Sunday.

  • Elsewhere in the FA Cup, Dean Bouzanis was in goal for Sutton United as they beat Fylde 2-1 on Sunday.

  • Over to Asia, where Alexander Grant played a full game in the Korean FA Cup Final for Pohang Steelers in a 4-2 win over Jeonbuk on Saturday.

  • In the J2 League, Stefan Mauk played the first half as Fagiano Okayama lost 2-0 to Blaublitz Akita on Sunday to end their hopes of making the play-offs.

  • Panagiotis Armenakas came off in the 73rd minute for Phoenix Rising as they beat Sacramento Republic FC 2-1 in the USL Championship on Sunday.