Aussies abroad: Rogic scores screamer for Celtic

It was a great night in Scotland for our overseas Aussies but one name stood out as the Caltex Socceroos prepare to fly home for this week's World Cup qualifiers.

Midfielder Tom Rogic came off the bench to score a last minute screamer for Celtic, sealing an important 1-0 away win over Kilmarnock.

The 23-year-old fired an unstoppable left-footed drive into the top corner from beyond the box, with the three points extending the Hoops lead in the Scottish Premiership to four points.

Rogic, who will join the Socceroos squad for matches against Tajikistan and Jordan, described the goal as the best he’s scored in his career post match.

“I had a good week of training, scored a couple of nice goals but nothing like that,” said Rogic.

“It’s pretty special but obviously nice to make the difference and get the win.

“It was just one of those ones you hit and you know it’s going in.

“A nice moment and something I won’t forget. It’s pretty special.”

Striker Scott McDonald was on the scoresheet as Motherwell came from behind to beat second-placed Aberdeen 2-1 at home.

Ryan Edwards also helped his side to a comeback win, scoring a late winner in Partick Thistle’s 2-1 triumph over Hamilton Academical.

UK

Mile Jedinak played a full match for Crystal Palace in the centre of the park as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Premier League leaders Leicester City.

The Foxes’ star duo Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez combined for the winner, while goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer was again on the pine.

Bailey Wright and Massimo Luongo went up against each other in the Championship as Preston North End entertained Queens Park Rangers.

The teams sit side by side in mid-table and couldn’t be separated at Deepdale Stadium as Preston scored an injury-time equaliser to rescue a point in the 1-1 draw.

In League One Bradden Inman played the duration as Crewe Alexandra were beaten 2-1 at home by Blackpool.

James Meredith was part of the Bradford City defensive line that conceded a lone goal to go down to Wigan Athletic on their travels.

In League Two Alex Cisak was again in goals for Leyton Orient as his cleansheet helped them to a 1-0 win over Morecambe FC.

Europe

In Germany Mat Leckie’s FC Ingolstadt lost ground in the Bundesliga as they were beaten 2-1 by Hertha BSC.

A tier below Ben Halloran scored a cracking late goal, netting an 88th minute equaliser to salvage a point for FC Heidenheim in their 2-2 draw with FSV Frankfurt.

Alex Gersbach player 90 minutes ahead of his first Socceroos camp as Rosenborg claimed a 1-0 home victory over Stromsgodset IF in Norway.

Luke Wilkshire was in action in the Russian Premier Liga as Terek Groznyi had to settle for a point against FK Ural following a 1-1 result.

Josh Brillante helped Calcio Como to a 2-1 away win over Modena FC as they bid to avoid relegation in Italy’s Serie B.

Asia

Adrian Leijer was at the back for Suwon FC as they picked up a point on matchday 2 of the K-League courtesy of a 1-1 result with Seongnam FC.