There was heartbreak and disappointment for Socceroos defenders Trent Sainsbury and Bailey Wright as a host of Aussies were in action overnight.
Sainsbury missed the chance to win some silverware as his PEC Zwolle side were beaten 2-0 by FC Groningen in the final of the Dutch Cup.
The ex-Central Coast star came on midway through the second half but couldn’t inspire a comeback from his side.
It was just as frustrating for Wright and Neil Kilkenny in League One as they missed out on promotion to the English Championship with defeat on the final day of the season.
Only needing a win to finish second and gain automatic promotion, Preston North End went down 1-0 away to Colchester.
With MK Dons winning they leapfrogged Preston, with Wright and Kilkenny now needing to come through the play-offs to gain promotion.
Wright played a full match while Kilkenny was an unused substitute.
Massimo Luongo wasn’t in Swindon Town’s squad which drew 2-2 with Leyton Orient, with the Robins already confirmed in this week’s play-offs.
The draw in that match saw Orient's Aussie duo Alex Cisak and Shane Lowry relegated to League Two.
James Meredith played a full game as his Bradford side ended the season with a 1-0 win over Crewe Alexandria.
Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak was an unused substitute for Crystal Palace as they were beaten 1-0 by newly-crowned English Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The win clinched the title for Jose Mourinho’s side, who head to Australia next month for a friendly with Sydney FC .
Elsewhere, Aziz Behich had an assist in his 68 minutes on the pitch but his Bursaspor side were beaten 5-3 at Kasimpasa in the Turkish Super League.Oliver Bozanic played 75minutes as FC Luzern crushed FC Aarau 6-2, while Ben Halloran played almost an hour as Fortuna Dusseldorf lost 3-0 at Greuther Furth.
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