Socceroos abroad: Juric, Cahill on target

Socceroo strikers Tim Cahill and Tomi Juric were on target while national team captain Mile Jedinak was a second-half substitute for Crystal Palace in the EPL over the weekend.


As he continues to return to full fitness, the Socceroo skipper’s Eagles were beaten 3-1 at home to early pacesetters West Ham in the English Premier League.

Elsewhere, Adam Federici had a night to forget in goals for Bournemouth against Manchester City. The shot-stopper was at fault for the second goal the Cherries conceded in their 5-1 drubbing away to the EPL leaders.

Massimo Luongo made a substitute appearance for Queens Park Rangers in their 2-1 loss to Birmingham City at St. Andrews in the Championship. 

The Blues, who sit fourth in the Championship, had fellow Aussie Shane Lowry on the bench.

Tommy Oar and Jason Davidson also locked horns on matchday 11 of England’s second tier, with Ipswich Town and Huddersfield Town both having to settle for a point after their 0-0 stalemate.

Bailey Wright was also involved in a goalless draw as Preston North End couldn’t find a way past Cardiff City at home. Preston, who also had Neil Kilkenny on the pine, are now winless in six and stuck in the relegation zone.

Chris Herd got through a full match for Chesterfield FC in League One as he continues to put his injury woes behind him. The defender set up the opening goal in his side’s 2-1 away win over Walsall FC.

James Meredith played the duration and Brad Jones was on the bench in Bradford City’s 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers also in England’s third tier

Alex Cisak got through 90 minutes for Leyton Orient as they came from two goals down to earn a share of the spoils in their 2-2 draw with Oxford United.

Scott McDonald’s Motherwell FC welcomed Tom Rogic’s Celtic in the Scottish Premiership, with the Bhoys shading the contest 1-0 to retain their spot at the top of the league.

Ryan McGowan played the full match, while Adam Taggart was deployed at half-time in Dundee United’s 1-0 loss to Hearts FC.


Tomi Juric scored Roda JC’s equaliser in their 1-1 draw with FC Utrecht in the Eredivisie.

Rostyn Griffiths also featured from the start, while Daniel De Silva made a late cameo for Roda. Adam Sarota didn’t feature for Utrecht.

Trent Sainsbury was on the end of a 5-1 hammering as PEC Zwolle was humbled by Vitesse Arnhem also in the Netherlands.

Mathew Leckie’s FC Ingolstadt dropped more points in the Bundesliga after being shaded 1-0 by VfB Stuttgart, who had Mitch Langerak and Robbie Kruse both missing through injury. Leckie missed a penalty to compound the misery for his German club. 

Ben Halloran’s FC Heidenheim got the better of James Holland’s MSV Duisburg with a 1-0 result in Germany’s second tier.

Aziz Behich was in action for Bursaspor in Turkey but couldn’t prevent his side going down 2-0 to Antalyaspor.

Tomislav Mrcela suffered a defeat in Croatia with his side losing 2-1 at home to HNK Rijeka.

And in Denmark, Mustafa Amini's Randers lost 2-1 to Awer Mabil's Midtjylland. Both came on as subs. 


Tim Cahill scored a brace to help seal Shanghai Shenhua’s 3-0 triumph over Changchun Yatai in China. Shanghai sit seventh in the standings as the league nears its conclusion. The goals bring Cahill’s impressive season tally to eleven, with the Socceroos striker off-contract at the end of the season.

Matthew Spiranovic’s Hangzhou moved up a place in the CSL after their match against Liaoning Whowin petered out to a 0-0 draw.

Alex Wilkinson was on the wrong end of a 1-0 result as Jeonbuk FC went down to the Pohang Steelers in the Korea Republic.
Nathan Burns was withdrawn at half-time in FC Tokyo’s 2-1 loss at the hands of Shonan Bellmare in the J-League.

James Troisi featured for Al Ittihad in their 3-1 victory over Qadisiya Khubar in Saudi Arabia.