Aussies Abroad: Irvine scores to extend St Pauli unbeaten run, Duke clinches J1 promotion

Following the international break, our Subway Socceroos returned to clubland with a bang as Jackson Irvine scored to extend St Pauli's unbeaten run while Mitch Duke clinched promotion to the J1 League. 

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Subway Socceroos

Starting in Germany, where Jackson Irvine (cap #568) played a full game and continued his goalscoring form from the international break with a goal for  St. Pauli in a 2-2 draw with Paderborn to ensure his side stayed at the top of the table in the Bundesliga 2.

Connor Metcalfe (cap #611) also started and played the first half. 

In Japan's J2 League, Mitchell Duke (cap #559) came on in the 79th minute for Machida Zelvia as they beat Roasso Kumamoto 2-1 on Sunday to clinch promotion to the J1 League with three matches remaining. It is the first time the club reached the top flight in their history.

In Norway, recent train on Socceroo Patrick Yazbek played 78 minutes and scored a goal for Viking FK in a 4-3 loss against Tromso on Monday.

In the English Championship, Sammy Silvera (cap #634) and Tom Glover were both on the bench for Middlesbrough's 1-0 win over Birmingham on Sunday to make it five wins in a row. 

Elsewhere in the Championship, Socceroos returnee Massimo Luongo (cap #571) and Cameron Burgess (cap #633) had Ipswich Town's match against Rotherham postponed after Storm Babet caused flooding by the stadium.

After scoring his eighth Socceroos goal against New Zealand on Wednesday, Harry Souttar (cap #606) was an unused substitute for Leicester City in the Championship as they beat Swansea City 3-1 on Sunday in Wales. 

Over to EFL League One, Alexander Robertson (cap #630) came off in the 95th minute while fellow Aussies Kusini Yengi came on in the 77th minute for Portsmouth in a 1-0 win over Carlisle on Sunday. Pompey have been on a fine run of results and this victory ensured they remain unbeaten at the top of the table.

Elsewhere in the league, Kenny Dougall (cap #608) put in a solid 90 minutes for Blackpool in a 1-1 draw with Oxford United on Sunday.

Over to Scotland, where Kye Rowles (cap #622) played a full game, played 82 minutes Cameron Devlin (cap #625), and Subway Olyroo Calem Nieuwenhof played 58 minutes for Hearts as they lost 4-1 to league leaders Celtic on Monday.

Martin Boyle (cap #599) played a full game, James Jeggo (cap #601) came off in the 60th minute, and new Socceroo Lewis Miller (cap #635)  came off in the 68th minute in Hibernian FC's 4-0 loss to Rangers on Sunday. 

Ryan Strain (cap #624) and Keanu Baccus (cap #628) St Mirren had their match against Ross County postponed due to a storm on Sunday.

In Scotland’s League One, Dylan McGowan (cap #590) played a full game for Hamilton Academical in a 3-0 win against FC Edinburgh on Sunday.

Over to the Netherlands, where Matthew Ryan (cap #555) was in goal and kept another clean sheet for AZ Alkmaar as they beat Heerenveen 3-0 on Sunday as they chase down PSV at the top of the league.

The Socceroos captain has the most clean sheets of any goalkeeper in Europe's top five leagues with eight in all competitions.

Elsewhere in the Eredivisie, Garang Kuol (cap #627) came off in the 78th minute for FC Volendam in a 2-1 loss to RKC Waalwijk on Saturday.

In Serbia, Milos Degenek (cap #585) was an unused substitute for FK Crvena Zvezda in a 3-2 win over Javor on Sunday.

In Switzerland, Awer Mabil (cap #597) played 90 minutes for Grasshopper in a 2-1 win over Lugano on Monday in the Swiss Super League.

Over to France, where Denis Genreau (cap #610) came off the bench in the 89th minute for Toulouse FC in a 1-1 draw with Reims on Monday in Ligue 1. They sit 10th in the league after nine matches.

In Ligue 2, new Socceroo Mohamed Toure (cap #636) came on in the 90th minute for Paris FC in a 3-1 win over Dunkerque on Sunday.

Jordan Bos (cap #632) came on in the 77th minute for Westerlo in the Belgium Pro League as they drew 1-1 with RWDM on Sunday.

Jason Davidson (cap #545) came on in the 74th minute for KAS Eupen as they lost 4-1 to league leaders Union Saint-Gilloise on Saturday while Aiden O’Neil (cap #629) came off the bench in the 97th minute for Standard Liege in a 3-2 win over Anderlecht on Monday.

Alessandro Circati (cap #637) played a full game for Parma after making his Socceroos debut in a 2-1 win over Como on Saturday.

In Austria, James Holland (cap #508) was an unused substitute for Austria Wien in a 2-0 win over Rapid Wien in the Austrian Bundesliga on Monday.

In the Saudi Pro League, Craig Goodwin (cap #562) returned to action with Al-Wehda and played 72 minutes as they lost 3-1 to fifth-placed Al-Ahli boasting Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, Édouard Mendy, Gabri Veiga and Allan Saint-Maximin on Sunday.

Back to Japan, where Thomas Deng (cap #598) was an unused substitute in the J. League 1 as Albirex Niigata drew 1-1 with Sagan Tosu on Saturday .

Mitch Langerak (cap #566) helped keep a clean sheet for Nagoya Grampus on Saturday in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Gamba Osaka.

In Singapore, Bailey Wright (cap #576) came on in the 83rd minute for Lion City in a 4-1 win over Tanjong Pagar on Saturday.

Subway Olyroos

In the Championship, Nectarios Triantis was on the bench for Sunderland in a 2-1 loss to Stoke City on Sunday.

In League One, Caleb Watts came on at half time for Exeter City in a 2-0 loss to Wigan Athletic on Sunday.

Nick Bilokapic was also in goal for Peterborough in a 2-2 draw against Wycombe on Sunday in League One.

In League Two, Jay Rich-Baghuelou helped keep a clean sheet after coming off in the 70th minute for Accrington Stanley FC as they beat MK Dons 1-0 on Sunday.

As mentioned above, Calem Nieuwenhof played 58 minutes for Hearts as they lost 4-1 to league leaders Celtic on Monday.

In Poland, Louis D'Arrigo's Lechia Gdansk saw their away match with Polonia Warszawa postponed due to poor conditions after heavy rain.

Subway Young Socceroos/U18

Adrian Segecic came off in the 76th minute for FC Dordrecht in a 4-0 win over Jong Ajax on Saturday in the Eerste Divisie. 

Other Aussies

  • Ashley Maynard-Brewer helped keep a clean sheet for Charlton Athletic in a 4-0 win over Reading on Sunday.

  • In Italy, Cristian Volpato was an unused substitute for Sassuolo in Serie A as they lost 2-1 to Lazio on Sunday.

  • Ryan Edwards came on in the 73rd minute for SD Amorebieta on Sunday in a 0-0 draw against Oviedo in Spain’s second division.

  • Anthony Kalik was an unused substitute for Hajduk Split in a 2-0 loss to Osijek in Croatia’s 1. Division on Monday.

  • Liam Chipperfield came on in the 73rd minute for FC Sion in a 4-0 win over Baden on Sunday in the Swiss Challenge League.

  • Harrison Sawyer was on the bench on Sunday as Vaasan Palloseura ended their Finnish Veikkausliiga season against SJK with a 2-0 win to finish the campaign in third. 

  • Tete Yengi came on in the 66th minute for KuPs in a 2-1 win over HJK on Sunday.

  • John Iredale came off in the 67th minute for Wehen Wiesbaden in Germany’s 2. Bundesliga in a 2-0 win over Vfl Osnabruck on Saturday.

  • Over to England, where Jack Iredale was an unused substitute in League One for Bolton Wanderers in a 2-1 win over Northampton Town on Sunday.

  • In EFL League Two, Dean Bouzanis was in goal for Sutton United as they lost to Morecombe 3-2 on Sunday.

  • Elsewhere in the K1 League play-offs, Aaron Calver played 84 minutes for Gwangju in a 1-0 win over league winners Ulsan on Sunday.

  • In the J2 League, Stefan Mauk played a full game for Fagiano Okayama and scored a goal in a 1-1 draw with Renofa Yamaguchi FC on Sunday.