Mathew Leckie’s outstanding debut season in the Bundesliga with FC Ingolstadt continued overnight, while it was a mixed night for some other Aussies in action around the globe.
Leckie – who scored in the Socceroos’ 5-0 World Cup Qualification win over Bangladesh – played 87 minutes as Moritz Hartmann netted in stoppage time to hand Ingolstadt a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen.
Ingolstadt moved up to fifth spot with the victory and are now undefeated in their past four matches after suffering a loss to Borussia Dortmund on match day 2.
Elsewhere, Jason Davidson played a full match as Huddersfield Town thrashed Bolton Wanderers 4-1 while Massimo Luongo lasted 87 minutes in QPR’s 1-1 draw with Hull City.
Neil Kilkenny played 72 minutes as Preston North End lost 2-1 away to Brentford while Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full game in Burton Albion’s 1-0 win against Swindon Town.
In League Two, injury-plagued Socceroo Chris Herd made his debut for Chesterfield FC as The Spireites succumbed to a 1-0 loss away to Coventry City.
Fresh from his recent call-up to the Socceroos squad, Alex Cisak played a full match between the posts for Leyton Orient in a 1-1 draw with Wycombe Wanderers.
In Scotland, Jackson Irvine played the full 90 minutes as Ross County downed Partick Thistle 1-0, while Scott McDonald made a substitute appearance in Motherwell’s 1-0 loss to Hamilton Academical.
Ryan McGowan got through a full game as Dundee United were held to a 1-1 draw with Inverness, with on-loan Fulham striker Adam Taggart an unused substitute.
It was a night to forget for Nathan Burns and Mitch Duke in Japan with both suffering losses to Yokohama F Marinos (1-0) and Urawa Red Diamonds (4-1) respectively.
It was a better night for Matthew Spiranovic in China as Hángzhōu Lǜchéng drew 1-1 with Shíjiāzhuāng Yǒngchāng.