Caltex Socceroo rescues Bristol City with maiden goal

Caltex Socceroo defender Bailey Wright has scored his first goal for Bristol City as they drew 1-1 with Norwich City in the Championship this morning (Wed).

In what could be a priceless goal for Bristol City’s survival hopes, Wright equalised for the hosts with just 12 minutes remaining to snatch a point.

Caltex Socceroos squad named for Iraq, UAE WCQs

Wright’s goal came after Norwich failed to deal with a corner, with the 24-year-old in the right place to poke home from close range after Lee Tomlin’s blocked shot fell into his path.

The Aussie centre-back has been a consistent performer for City since his January switch from Preston North End and his strike has boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation.

While Bristol remain in the drop zone, they are just one point from safety with 10 matches still to play.

Meanwhile, Aaron Mooy has come out on top in a battle with Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak, with his Huddersfield Town beating Jedinak’s Aston Villa.

After his goal against Newcastle United on the weekend, Mooy backed it up with an assist as the Terriers prevailed 1-0 at The John Smith’s Stadium.

Mooy played a corner short to Tommy Smith, with the right-back going past one defender and driving into the box before slotting his shot into the corner of the net.

Both Jedinak and Mooy were excellent for their sides in a keenly-contested match in which Huddersfield strengthened their push for promotion to the EPL.

The pair were both named in Ange Postecoglou’s Caltex Socceroos squad this morning for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Iraq (March 23) and UAE (March 28).

#HTAFC 0-0 #AVFC - MATCH PIC: Two of the league's most highly-rated midfielders battle. #HUDAVL

— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) March 7, 2017

The Caltex Socceroos tackle UAE in a crucial World Cup Qualifier in Sydney on March 28. Click here for tickets