Socceroos Abroad: Trio stun EFL Championship leaders, Boyle on target for Hibs

It was a great weekend for our Subway Socceroos abroad, with Samuel Silvera and Riley McGree combining to down Leicester City, while Martin Boyle added another goal to his tally in Scotland. 

Jason Cummings and Dimitri Petratos carried on their good form in India and there were plenty of other good performances across Europe's leagues. 

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Samuel Silvera (cap #634), Riley McGree (cap #609) and Tom Glover were integral to Middlesbrough’s 2-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday in the EFL Championship. McGree assisted Silvera in the winning goal against the current league leaders, which keeps the team in touch in the battle for the playoffs.

Also in the competition, Massimo Luongo (cap #571) and Cameron Burgess (cap #633) both started as Ipswich Town edged past Swansea City 2-1 on Sunday. Burgess played a full game in a solid defensive display, and Luongo played 83 minutes in midfield.

In the Premier League, Joe Gauci (cap #631) was on the bench for the first time for Aston Villa as they defeated Fulham United 2-1.

Dimitri Petratos (cap #593) and Jason Cummings (cap #626) put on a show in Mohun Bagan’s 4-2 victory over NorthEast United in the Indian Super League on Sunday. Cummings bagged a goal and an assist, while Petratos also got on the scoresheet. Tomi Juric (cap #561) scored a brace for NorthEast United.

Craig Goodwin (cap #562) came on in the 64th minute for Al Wehda as they conceded deep into stoppage time to draw 1-1 with Al Taee in the Saudi Pro League on Saturday morning.

Alessandro Circati (cap #637) played a full game for Parma in their 3-2 victory over Pisa on Sunday morning to keep the team top of Serie B.

Kusini Yengi (cap #638) came on in the 84th minute of Portsmouth's 4-1 smashing of Reading on Sunday morning in the EFL League One.

Elsewhere in League One on Sunday, Callum Elder (cap #614) helped keep a clean sheet in Derby’s 1-0 win over Stevenage, to keep the team on the cusp of the promotion playoffs.

Also, Gethin Jones (cap #639) played all of Bolton’s 3-3 draw with Charlton on Sunday. The result leaves the Wanderers three points away from an automatic promotion place with two games in hand.

Over to Scotland, where Kye Rowles (cap #622), Cameron Devlin (cap #625), Nathaniel Atkinson (cap #620) and Olyroo Calem Nieuwenhof were all involved for Hearts in their 2-0 win over Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday. Rowles played a full game, while Nieuwenhof got through 77 minutes, being replaced by Devlin, and Atkinson came on at halftime.

It was Devlin's first appearance for Hearts since December following an ankle injury.

Hearts now sit third on the table and 11 points away from current league leaders Celtic.

In the Premiership as well, Keanu Baccus (cap #628) came on in the 69th minute of St Mirren’s 1-0 defeat to Livingston on Sunday, where other Aussie Tete Yengi scored the winning goal.

While, Martin Boyle (cap #599) and Lewis Miller (cap #635) started Hibernian’s 2-2 draw with Aberdeen on Sunday. Boyle scored the opening goal of the match, which was his sixth goal contribution in the Premiership this season and played 83 minutes. Olyroo Nectarios Triantis also played a full game with Miller for Hibs in defence.

Ryan McGowan (cap #546) played a full game for St Johnstone as the team went down 3-0 to Rangers on Monday morning.

Dylan McGowan (cap #590) played 90 minutes for Hamilton Academical on Sunday as they went down 3-2 to Falkirk, falling further away from the summit of the Scottish League One.

In the Netherlands, Ajdin Hrustic (cap #589) played the first half of Heracles' 2-0 defeat to Eredivisie runaway leaders PSV Eindhoven on Saturday morning.

Also in the Dutch top flight, Mathew Ryan (cap #555) was the goalkeeper for AZ Alkmaar in their 2-1 win against Fortuna Sittard on Sunday.

Finally, Garang Kuol (cap #627) remained on the bench for FC Volendam as they drew 1-1 with Vitesse on Monday morning.

In 2. Bundesliga, Jackson Irvine (cap #568) got through a full game for St. Pauli, while Connor Metcalfe (cap #611) came on just after the hour mark as the team won 1-0 against Eintracht Braunschweig on Monday to stay top of the table. 

In Beglium's top flight, Jordan Bos (cap #632) and Aiden O’Neill (cap #629) played full games for Westerlo and Standard Liege, respectively, as the former won 2-1 on Saturday morning.

On Monday, in the same competition, Jason Davidson (cap #545) was taken off in the 78th minute of Eupen's 2-0 loss to Gent. 

James Holland (cap #508) came on in the 87th minute of Austria Wien’s 2-1 win against Altach on Sunday in the Austrian Bundesliga to make it two wins in a row.

Kenny Dougal (cap #608) played all of Buriram United’s 4-3 win against Trat FC in the Thai League on Monday morning.

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In EFL League One, Nicholas Bilokapic was on the bench as Peterborough went down 2-1 to Blackpool on Sunday morning.

As mentioned, Nectarios Triantis and Calem Nieuwenhof both started in Scotland's Premiership for Hibernian and Hearts, respectively, on Sunday.  

In the Polish I Liga, Louis D'Arrigo played 84 minutes as Lechia Gdańsk defeated Wisla Plock 3-1.