Aussies abroad: Socceroo bolters and former A-League stars shine

There were plenty of standout performances from our overseas contingent over the weekend. Here's our wrap of the scores and highlights.

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It was an unhappy night for Mile Jedinak in the EPL overnight, the Crystal Palace skipper made another start but gave away a penalty that resulted in the opening goal as Watford claimed a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park.

Massimo Luongo put in a full shift as Queens Park Rangers were beaten 3-1 by Fulham at Loftus Road, seeing them drop to 14th in the Championship.

Bailey Wright’s Preston North End took home three points courtesy of a 2-1 win over the Wolverhampton Wanderers in which the defender played the duration.

In League One defender Chris Herd played the best part of an hour for Chesterfield as they went down 1-0 away to Burton Albion. 

Compatriot Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played 77 minutes for Burton who lead the standings by five points as they look to guarantee promotion.

James Meredith turned out for Bradford City as they claimed a comfortable 4-0 win over Peterborough United, the Bantams moving to 11th on the table - equal on points with the home side.

Bradden Inman continued his rich vein of form heading the equaliser, his sixth goal in as many games, as Crewe Alexandra clawed back to secure a 1-1 draw with Walsall.

The result extends Crewe’s unbeaten run to five matches as they moved to within a win of jumping out of the relegation zone.

Cameron Burgess was named man of the match as Cheltenham Town picked up three points against Welling United to move top of the National League (England’s fifth tier).

In Scotland Tom Rogic was a second half substitute as Celtic exacted some revenge for their League Cup exit with a 2-0 win over Ross County, with Jackson Irvine playing the full 90’ against his former side.

Scott McDonald was in action for Motherwell as two goals in five minutes consigned them to a defeat against Kilmarnock at Fir Park.


Two first half goals saw Mathew Leckie’s FC Ingolstadt go down to Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, with the attacker making an early exit after appearing to pick up an injury.

In Germany’s second tier Ben Halloran was subbed midway through the second half as Heidenheim 1846 settled for a 1-1 draw with SV Sandhausen.

Adam Sarota played a full match for the Go Ahead Eagles as they went down 3-0 at home to VVV-Venlo in the Netherland’s Eerste Divisie.

Defender Aziz Behich couldn’t prevent Bursaspor succumbing to a 2-0 away defeat to Genclerbirligi in Turkey.

Chris Ikonomidis continues to get valuable game time while on loan at US Salernitana 1919 in the Serie B however they were soundly beaten 4-0 by Ternana.

Elsewhere in Italy’s second tier Josh Brillante also played a full match as bottom side Calcio Como picked up a valuable point against the fifth placed Novara.


In the Malaysian Premier League Andrew Nabbout scored the first goal of NS Matrix's campaign with their season opener against Kuantan FA finishing 1-1.

Fellow former A-League stars Taylor Regan and Joel Chianese also featured for the home side who are managed by former Sydney Olympic player and coach Gary Phillips.

Striker Ryan Griffiths opened his goal account for South China, netting  his side's second in their 3-0 win over Southern District in Hong Kong's League Cup.

Former Wanderers attacker Tahj Minniecon starred in the Philippines, netting four goals as Loyola Meralco Sparks spanked Pasargad FC 7-1 in the United Football League.