Caltex Socceroo defender scores in Chinese Super League

Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury got on the scoresheet in China, while Brad Jones helped Feyenoord to the top of the Eredivisie, in the overnight Aussies abroad wrap.

Sainsbury scored the opener in Jiangsu Suning's 2-1 win at Changchun Yatai in the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Jones continued his perfect start at Feyenoord, notching a second consecutive clean sheet in a 2-0 win over FC Twente.

Feyenoord haven't conceded in the opening two weeks of the Eredivisie campaign and moved to the top of the table on Sunday ahead of three other clubs on goal difference.

In the CSL, Jiangsu sit second - eight points behind leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.

In Changchun, Sainsbury got on the end of Ji Xiang's flicked header from Alex Teixeira's 28th-minute corner to score at the back post, setting up Jiangsu's win.

Aussies abroad: Caltex Socceroo scores in Eredivisie


In Austria, James Jeggo notched another 90 minutes as Sturm Graz defeated Austria Vienna 3-1.

Milos Degenek also completed a full shift as 1860 Munich won 1-0 over Arminia Bielefeld in Germany's 2. Bundesliga.


Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo continued his strong start to the Championship season, playing from start to finish in Queens Park Rangers' 2-0 triumph at Cardiff City. 

Brad Smith and Adam Federici were unused subs in Bournemouth's loss to Manchester United. 


No other Australians tasted victory in the CSL on Sunday.

Dario Vidosic and Michael Thwaite played full games in Liaoning Whowin's scoreless draw at Hebei CFFC, while Apo Giannou was subbed off in the 67th minute as Guangzhou R&F lost 2-1 to Shandong Luneng.

In the K League, Adrian Leijer played 90 minutes and Bruce Djite was withdrawn with a half hour remaining as Suwon FC lost 2-1 to Ulsan.

Mark Bridge also suffered defeat in the Thai League as Nakhon Ratchasima won 2-1 at Chiang Rai United, while Goran Subara's Chiangmai FC thumped Port FC 5-1 in Thailand's second tier.


Australian defender Harrison Delbridge made his 19th start of the USL Pro season as his FC Cincinnati claimed a 1-1 draw at Richmond Kickers.