Aussies Abroad: Silvera scores again, club action continues

As our Aussies Abroad navigated more mid week action, Sammy Silvera added another stunning goal to his highlights reel while the club action will continue this weekend. 

Indeed, a host of Socceroos will be motivated to continue their positive starts in their respective leagues with Aussies in either first or second spot in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and England, while playing important roles.

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Starting in the EFL Cup Round of 16, Sammy Silvera (cap #634) played 87 minutes and scored a stunning goal as Middlesbrough progressed to the quarter-finals with a 3-2 win over League One Exeter City. Tom Glover was also in net for Boro.

Silvera drove inside off the left wing and his curled right-foot shot skidded low into the far corner to hand his side the lead just before the hour mark. The 23-year-old went on to have seven shots in the match as he capped off another impressive performance with a goal. 

Middlesbrough will return to Championship action on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) when they travel to face Plymouth Argyle. Boro had come up trumps in seven successive Championship matches before a 2-0 defeat to Stoke last weekend. Boro are unbeaten in five away games.

Riley McGree (cap #609) continues his recovery from a foot injury and could feature. 

Elsewhere in the EFL Cup on Thursday, Cameron Burgess (cap #633) started and played 60 minutes while Massimo Luongo (cap #571) was an unused substitute for Ipswich in a 3-1 loss to against Fulham.

They return to their Championship campaign on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) when they take on Wayne Rooney's Birmingham City.

Harry Souttar (cap #606) will look to force his way into the Leicester City line up on Saturday at 7am (AEDT) against Leeds United.

In League One, Kenny Dougall (cap #608) played another 90 minutes with Blackpool in a 3-3 draw with Fleetwood on Thursday. Dougall had another impressive match with an 88% pass accuracy in the midfield. 

Blackpool face National League side Bromley FC on Sunday at 4:45am (AEDT) in the FA Cup first round.

Ashley Maynard-Brewer was also in between the sticks for Charlton Athletic in League One as they beat Wigan Athletic 3-2 on Wednesday.

They face Isthmian League club Cray Valley Paper Mills FC on Monday at 4:40am (AEDT) in the FA Cup first round.

Elsewhere in the FA Cup first round, Alexander Robertson (cap #630) is likely to feature alongside fellow Aussie Kusini Yengi for Portsmouth as they face National League side Chesterfield on Sunday at 11:15pm (AEDT). 

Over to Scotland, where Ryan Strain (cap #624) started and played 81 minutes for St Mirren in a 2-1 loss against Celtic on Thursday.

Strain is likely to next feature on Thursday at 6:45am (AEDT) against Hibernian while Keanu Baccus (cap #628) should return from suspension after accumulating five yellow cards.

Hibs were also in action on Wednesday as Lewis Miller (cap #635) played a full game on the back of being named in the SPFL Team of the Week for the third time this season, while James Jeggo (cap #601) also started and played 68 minutes as they drew 2-2 with Ross County. Martin Boyle (cap #599) came off the bench in the 64th minute.

They play their Scottish League Cup semi-final against Aberdeen on Sunday at 4:15am (AEDT).

Kye Rowles (cap #622) played another 90 minutes, Cameron Devlin (cap #625) played the first half while Olyroo Calem Nieuwenhof came off the bench in the 76th minute for Heart of Midlothian FC on Thursday in a 1-0 win over Livingston. They face Rangers on Monday at 2am (AEDT) in the Scottish League Cup.

Ryan McGowan (cap #546) played 90 minutes for St Johnstone in a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock on Thursday. St Johnstone will be in action again on Wednesday at 6:45am (AEDT) when they host Motherwell.

In Scotland’s League One, Dylan McGowan (cap #590) should start for Hamilton Academical against Cove Rangers, eager to regain top spot on Sunday at 2am (AEDT).

Over to Germany, where Connor Metcalfe (cap #611) played 90 minutes while Jackson Irvine (cap #568) came off the bench at half time for St. Pauli in a 2-1 win over Schalke in the DFB-Pokal second round on Wednesday.

They return to 2. Bundesliga action on Saturday at 4:30am (AEDT) when they look to maintain their lead at the top of the table against SV Elversberg.

Jordan Bos (cap #632) played 90 minutes for Westerlo in the Belgian Cup Round of 32 as they bowed out of the competition with a 3-1 loss to SK Beveren on Thursday.

They will look to bounce back in the Belgium Pro League on Sunday at 4:15am (AEDT) when they face Oud Heverlee Leuven.

Elsewhere in the Belgian Cup, Jason Davidson (cap #545) started for KAS Eupen on Wednesday but was sent off in the 90 minute as they lost 2-0 to Oostende. They face STVV on Saturday at 6:45am (AEDT) in the league.

Aiden O’Neil (cap #629) played 90 minutes for Standard Liege on Thursday as they advanced in the Belgian Cup with a 5-0 win over KRC Harelbeke. He could feature again on Monday at 2am (AEDT) when they face Mechelen.

In the Copa Italia second round, Alessandro Circati (cap #637) played another full game for Parma in a 4-2 win over Lecce on Thursday.

Circati is likely to return to Serie B action on Monday at 2:15am (AEDT) when they face F.C. Südtirol, eager to keep their five point lead at the top of the table.

In the Austrian Cup Round of 16, James Holland (cap #508) came off the bench in the 90th minute for Austria Wien in a 1-0 win over SK Austria Klagenfurt on Thursday. They return to Bundesliga ction on Sunday at 3am (AEDT) when they face Wolfsberg in a mid table battle.

In the Saudi Kings Cup of Champions, Craig Goodwin (cap #562) started again and played 79 minutes as Al-Wehda bowed out of the competition

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Craig Goodwin in action for Al-Wehda in the Kings Cup of Champions on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Al-Wehda 

They return to Pro League action on Monday against Al-Hazm at 2am (AEDT) as they look to bounce back against a relegation-threatened team.

In the Saudi Second Division, Connor Pain (cap #565) played 90 minutes for Al-Orobah FC on Wednesday in a 1-0 win against Al-Qadisiyah.

Al-Orobah FC return to action on Thursday at 3:30am (AEDT) against Jeddah, eager to hold their three point lead at the top of the table.

In India, Dimitri Petratos (cap #593) played 85 minutes for Mohun Bagan as they beat Jamshedpur 3-2 on Friday as they held their one point lead at the top of the table. They will be in action on Wednesday at 1am (AEDT) in the AFC Cup against Bashundhara Kings. 

In the Netherlands,  Garang Kuol (cap #627) came on in the 79th minute for Volendam in a 2-0 loss to Ajax on Friday.He will be eager to impress for FC Volendam against Excelsior on Monday at 12:30am (AEDT).

Elsewhere in the Eredivisie, Matthew Ryan (cap #555) is likely to be in goal for AZ Alkmaar when they hope to keep pace with the top of the Eredivisie on Sunday at 4:45am (AEDT) when they travel to Excelsior.

In Serbia, Milos Degenek (cap #585) could return to action with FK Crvena Zvezda in the league on Sunday at 4am (AEDT) when they host Radnik Surdulica.

In France's Ligue 1, Denis Genreau (cap #610) could feature for Toulouse FC when they host Le Havre on Monday at 1am (AEDT), eager to return to winning ways after three matches without a victory.

In Ligue 2, Mohamed Toure (cap #636) will return to club action with Paris FC when they face AS Saint-Étienne on Sunday at 1am (AEDT).

In Switzerland, Awer Mabil (cap #597) will likely feature with Grasshopper when they travel to Luzern on Monday at 12:15am (AEDT) in the Swiss Super League.

In Norway, recent Socceroos train on Patrick Yazbek is also expected to feature for Viking FK against HamKam on Sunday at 4am (AEDT) as they look to break back into the top three in the Eliteserien.

Nick D’Agostino (cap #621) has missed the last month with injury for Viking, who are fourth in the standings on goal difference.

In Japan's J2 League, Mitchell Duke (cap #559)’s Machida Zelvia travel to Renofa Yamaguchi on Sunday at 3:05pm (AEDT) as they continue their title and promotion celebrations.

Elsewhere in Japan, Thomas Deng (cap #598) could feature in the J1 League when Albirex Niigata face FC Tokyo on Saturday at 4pm (AEDT).

Mitch Langerak (cap #566) will hope to help push J1 League side Nagoya Grampus towards AFC Champions League qualification on Saturday at 4pm (AEDT) when they travel to Shonan Bellmare.

In the AFC Champions League, Harrison Delbridge's (cap #623) Incheon United face Shandong Taishan on Tuesday at 9pm (AEDT).

In the USA, Brad Smith (cap #575) could feature in Houston Dynamo's MLS play-off match against Real Salt Lake on Tuesday at 1pm (AEDT).

Subway Olyroos

Starting in the Football League Trophy, where Nicholas Bilokapic was an unused substitute as Peterborough United beat Tottenham Hotspur U21 3-1 on Wednesday. Bilokapic is likely to return in goal when they face Salford City in the FA Cup first round on Sunday at 2am (AEDT).

Elsewhere in the FA Cup, Cameron Peupion could also feature for Cheltenham Town when they face AFC Wimbledon on Sunday at 2am (AEDT).

Caleb Watts could also be in action for Exeter City when they face Wigan Athletic on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) in the FA Cup.

In the Championship, Nectarios Triantis will be hoping to appear for Sunderland when they travel to Wales to face Swansea City on Sunday at 2am (AEDT).

As mentioned above, Calem Nieuwenhof is likely to be involved for Hearts in the Scottish League Cup when they face Rangers on Monday at 2am (AEDT).

Joshua Rawlins could be in action for Jong FC Utrecht against Den Bosch on Sunday at 4:45am (AEDT).

In Poland, Louis D'Arrigo came off the bench in the 87th minute for Lechia Gdańsk as they beat Polonia Warzawa on Wednesday. He could feature again for Gdańsk when they face Tychy on Sunday at 10:40pm (AEDT).

Subway Young Socceroos/U18

Adrian Segecic started and played 65 minutes for FC Dordrecht as they beat FC Lisse 3-1 in the KNVB Cup on Wednesday. They return to Eerste Divisie action on Monday at 12:30am (AEDT) when they Dordrecht face Groningen.

Keegan Jelacic could be involved for Stabaek in Norway on Monday at 3am (AEDT) when they host league leader FK Bodø/Glimt.

Other Aussies

  • Liam Chipperfield played a full game and scored a double as FC Sion advanced in the Swiss Cup with a 6-1 win over FC Onex on Wednesday. He will hope to earn a start for FC Sion when they travel to Bellinzona on Monday at 12:15am (AEDT) in the Swiss Challenge League.

  • In Italy, Cristian Volpato started and played 67 minutes for Sassuolo in the Copa Italia on Friday as they drew 0-0 before advancing 5-4 on penalties against Spezia. He could be in action when Sassuolo face Torino on Tuesday at 6:45am (AEDT).

  • Ryan Edwards could appear for SD Amorebieta again on Monday at 2:15am (AEDT) against Huesca in Spain’s second division.

  • Anthony Kalik could play for Hajduk Split as they host Rudes in Croatia’s 1. Division on Sunday at 4:10am (AEDT).

  • John Iredale will hope to start again for Wehen Wiesbaden in Germany’s 2. Bundesliga against Dusseldorf on Saturday at 4:30am (AEDT).

  • Zachary Duncan could be involved when Aarhus Gymnastikforening return to Danish Superligaen action against Brondby on Tuesday at 5am (AEDT).

  • Over to England, where Jack Iredale could feature in the FA Cup first round for Bolton Wanderers against Solihull Moors on Sunday at 2am (AEDT).

  • Elsewhere in the FA Cup, Dean Bouzanis is likely to start in goal for Sutton United when they host Fylde on Sunday at 2am (AEDT).

  • Over to Asia, where Alexander Grant is likely to feature in the Korean FA Cup Final for Pohang Steelers against Jeonbuk on Saturday at 4:15pm (AEDT).

  • Elsewhere in the K1 League play-offs, Aaron Calver could play for Gwangju when they face Daegu on Saturday at 6:30pm (AEDT).

  • Lachlan Jackson will look to play a part in Suwon FC’s match against Suwon Bluewings on Sunday at 4pm (AEDT) in the K1 League relegation play-offs.

  • In the J2 League, Stefan Mauk’s Fagiano Okayama host Blaublitz Akita on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (AEDT) with results needing to go their way to make the play-offs.

  • In India, Rostyn Griffiths played a full game for Mumbai City in a 2-1 win over Punjab FC on Friday. They will be in action on Tuesday at 1am (AEDT) in the AFC Champions League when they host Al-Hilal.

  • Over to Malaysia, where Shane Lowry could feature again for Johor Darul Ta-zim in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday at 11pm (AEDT) when they host Ulsan.

  • Panagiotis Armenakas’ Phoenix Rising host Sacramento Republic FC in the USL Championship on Sunday at 1pm (AEDT).