Aussies Abroad: Milligan triumphs while Degenek suffers Derby loss

There were only two Caltex Socceroos in action on Saturday morning (AEDT) but there was no shortage of action.

In Scotland Mark Milligan played the full 90 minutes as Hibernian overcame Livingston 2-1 in West Lothian.

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The Hibees went ahead with two goals in the space of four minutes from Paul Hanlon and Stevie Mallon but fans were left to wait nervously as Ryan Hardie pulled one back for the hosts from the penalty spot in injury time.

To Asia and Al-Hilal relinquished top spot in the Saudi Pro League after their 3-2 loss to Al-Nassr in the Riyadh Derby.

The match doubled as a top of the table clash and it took a 97th minute strike from Bruno Uvini to break the deadlock in the capital.

Milos Degenek again played in midfield and was substituted in the 53rd minute shortly after picking up a yellow card.

Former Caltex Socceroos gloveman Brad Jones was on the bench for the new league leaders.

Elsewhere in the Gulf, Matt Jurman was not in Al-Ittihad’s matchday squad as they went down to Al-Faisaly 3-2, leaving them perched just above the automatic relegation zone.