Aussies abroad: McDonald scores, Wright sees red

There were mixed fortunes for our Aussies abroad over the weekend as players push for a starting berth in the Socceroos side to face Jordan.


Adam Federici and Mark Schwarzer were unused substitutes as AFC Bournemouth and Leicester City both suffered Premier League defeats.

Bailey Wright was sent-off in the Championship after picking up a second booking for Preston North End in their 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Massimo Luongo played a full match as Queens Park Rangers were humbled 4-0 by Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Tommy Oar was rested from Ipswich Town’s squad having featured mid-week against Manchester United, his side playing out a 2-2 draw against Bristol City.

James Meredith and Brad Jones both played 90 minutes but couldn’t prevent Bradford City slumping to a 2-0 home defeat against Peterborough United in League One.

Alex Cisak was in goals as Lleyton Orient had to settle for a point after a 1-1 draw with Northampton Town in League Two.


Adam Taggart and Ryan McGowan both started in the Scottish Premiership for Dundee United but their side suffered a 2-1 defeat to St Johnstone FC on their travels.

Scott McDonald gave Motherwell a two-goal cushion with a second-half strike in their 2-1 win over Partick Thistle.

Tom Rogic couldn’t help break the deadlock for Celtic and was withdrawn after 75 minutes in their 0-0 stalemate against Hearts.

Jackson Irvine’s Ross County had to settle for a point after they gave up a two-goal advantage in their 3-3 result against Dundee FC.


Goalkeepers Mat Ryan and Mitch Langerak both continue to be sidelined with injury for their respective clubs, Valencia and VfB Stuttgart.

Mathew Leckie was part of FC Ingolstadt’s side that picked up a point on their travels after a 1-1 draw with FC Köln in the Bundesliga.

Chris Ikonomidis played a full game for Lazio’s youth team in Italy as they succumbed to a 2-1 loss to AS Bari Youth.


Mark Milligan was withdrawn two minutes from time in Baniyas’ 1-1 draw with Al Shabab in the UAE.

Nathan Burns was deployed on the hour mark for FC Tokyo as they hung on for a 1-0 win over Matsumoto Yamaga in Japan.

Mitch Duke was subbed out in the first-half for Shimizu S-Pulse as they suffered a heavy 5-1 defeat to Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Tim Cahill didn’t feature as Shanghai Shenhua were upstaged 2-1 at home to Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League.

Westfield Matildas

Emily van Egmond scored a brace in FFC Frankfurt’s 14-0 hammering of PSV Freiburg in Germany’s Women’s League Cup.