Aussies Abroad: Socceroos star in FA Cup

Plenty of Socceroos made valuable contributions in the third round of England's FA Cup over the weekend. Here's the full overseas wrap.

Tommy Oar scored his first goal for Ipswich Town, netting the opener in his side’s 2-2 draw against Portsmouth in the FA Cup overnight.

The Socceroos winger fired home from close range in the second half at Portman Road after a saved effort from teammate Brett Pitman fell to his feet.

Unfortunately the lead lasted all of two minutes, with the Championship club scoring late to force a replay against the 2008 Cup champions.

Brad Smith was also on the scoresheet in the FA Cup’s third round, netting a crucial equaliser for Liverpool to earn a replay against Exeter City.

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The depleted Reds twice had to come from behind in the 2-2 result, with Smith’s finish 17 minutes from time ensuring the side’s will meet again at Anfield.

The 21-year-old became just the third Aussie, behind Craig Johnston and Harry Kewell, to score for Liverpool having been handed his first start under manager Jurgen Klopp.

Jason Davidson was another Socceroo involved in a 2-2 Cup result, with Huddersfield Town drawing at home to Championship rivals Reading.

The defender set up the opening goal for his side after the interval, with teammate Nahki Wells netting a stoppage time penalty to force a replay.

Jordan Lyden made his debut for Aston Villa as they were held to a 1-1 result by League Two outfit Wycombe Wanderers.

The 20-year-old replaced skipper Micah Richards with seven minutes remaining at Adams Park, with the draw extending Villa's winless run to 16 matches.

Adam Federici was in goals for AFC Bournemouth as they accounted for Birmingham City 2-1 in their Cup tie.

Shane Lowry played the second-half for the Blues but the Championship club was undone at home by a late Glenn Murray strike.

Mile Jedinak was a second-half substitute for Crystal Palace as they claimed a 2-1 win over Premier League rivals Southampton.

James Meredith played a full match for Bradford City as they played out a stalemate at Bury FC, which will see the side’s meet again at Valley Parade.

Massimo Luongo got some much needed game time, playing 90 minutes for Queens Park Rangers but unfortunately they went down 1-0 to Notttingham Forest.

Rhys Williams came on at the start of the second-half for Charlton but they were unable to pull back a two goal deficit, going down 2-1 to Colchester.

Scott McDonald was on the scoresheet for Motherwell in the Scottish FA Cup, as they hammered Cove Rangers 5-0 at home.

Jackson Irvine was also in action in Scotland, with Ross County playing out a 2-2 draw with Dunfermline AFC in their Cup tie.

Elsewhere Chris Herd played just over an hour in defence for Chesterfield as they accounted for Rochdale AFC 3-2 in League One.

Mark Milligan played a full match Baniyas SC as they were held to a 1-1 draw by fellow UAE outfit Sha’ab Sharjah.

Brad Jones made his first appearance in goals for Dutch club NEC Nijmegen, with his side claiming a 3-1 home win over PEC Zwolle. 

Trent Sainsbury made a second-half appearance for the visitors, the defender remarkably thrown up front up as they chased the game to no avail.