Australians Abroad: Kennedy scores, Jedinak draws

The Socceroo centre-forward found the back of the net in an upset win for his Japanese club, while the midfielder finally saw his struggling team's sequence of defeats halted

Mile Jedinak's Crystal Palace ended a run of seven Premier League defeats with a 0-0 draw at home to Everton, while in the Championship, Rhys Williams and Middlesbrough were held 2-2 by visiting Watford, while Shane Lowry could not prevent Millwall going down 3-1 away to Bolton.

In Scotland, Jackson Irvine - on loan at Kilmarnock from Celtic - was sent off for two bookable offences committed in an eight-minute spell either side of half-time as his team lost 3-1 at St Johnstone.

Dylan McGowan fared better, completing the game in Hearts' 3-1 win at Aberdeen, while Tom Rogic was a late substitute in Celtic's 4-1 victory away to Ross County.


Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet as his Club Brugge drew 0-0 away to Belgian Pro League leaders Standard Liege.

It was a bad day for the Aussies in the Eredivisie - Tommy Oar's Utrecht went down 3-1 at Vitesse, while Jason Davidson and Heracles were beaten 3-0 at home to Groningen.

In the Bundesliga, Robbie Kruse came on for the last seven minutes of Bayer Leverkusen's 5-3 win at home to Hamburg, while in the second tier, Mathew Leckie and Nikita Rukavytsya played the full game for FSV Frankfurt in a 4-0 defeat at home to Kaiserslautern.

Oliver Bozanic and Luzern gained revenge for their Swiss Super League loss to the Sion side of Dario Vidosic, winning 1-0 at home a week later in the Swiss Cup.

And in Russia, Luke Wilkshire helped his Dinamo Moscow beat Krylya Sovetov 2-1 away.


Lucas Neill was introduced from the bench as early as the sixth minute, but could not prevent his Omiya Ardija team going down 2-1 at home to Ventforet Kofu. Josh Kennedy meanwhile scored from the spot in Nagoya Grampus' surprise 2-1 victory at league leaders Yokohama F. Marinos.

In the K-League, Alex Wilkinson played the full 90 minutes in Jeonbuk Motors 2-0 loss at Ulsan, while Robert Cornthwaite's Chunnam Dragons defeated Daegu 1-0 away.

Late last week in the Qatar Stars League, Sasa Ognenovski was sent off for two bookable offences at Umm-Salal lost 1-0 at home to Al Sailiya, but Mark Bresciano fared better, helping Al Gharafa record a 3-1 win at Al Mu'aidar.

In the UAE League Cup, Brett Holman supplied an assist for the second goal as Al Nasr defeated Emirates 2-1 away from home, and Billy Celeski also set up the second in Al Shaab's 3-2 win at home to Al Wahda. Alex Brosque however was unable to prevent Al Ain going down 3-1 away to Al Jazira.

On the bench - the big names not involved

Brad Jones (Liverpool), Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea), Chris Herd (Aston Villa), Adam Federici (Reading), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund)

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