Australians Abroad: FA Cup clean sheets for Mark Schwarzer, Brad Jones

The two Australian goalkeepers were handed the gloves for their teams' respective cup fixtures at the weekend and did not disappoint

In the fourth-round of the FA Cup, Bailey Wright played a full game for Preston North End as the League One side earned a 0-0 draw away to Championship club Nottingham Forest.

Goalkeeper Brad Jones was afforded a rare start and kept a clean a sheet as Liverpool eased to a 2-0 win away to Bournemouth.

And Mark Schwarzer also received the nod from manager Jose Mourinho as Chelsea defeated Stoke City 1-0.

In the handful of Championship games played, Rhys Williams saw out the full 90 minutes for Middlesbrough, as they lost 2-0 away to league leaders Leicester City.

In the Scottish Premiership, Dylan McGowan played from start to finish as his Hearts team won 2-1 away to Ross County. Jackson Irvine also enjoyed a good day at the office, with Kilmarnock seeing off the visit of Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-0.

'PNE' hold Forest | Bailey Wright challenges Jamie Mackie

In the Belgian Pro League, Mat Ryan was powerless to prevent his Club Brugge team from losing 2-0 away to title rivals Anderlecht, who replaced the Australian goalkeeper's team in second place on the table after that win.

Jason Davidson played the full game in Heracles' 2-1 Eredivisie win at home to RKC Waalwijk, while Tommy Oar and Adam Sarota both completed 90 minutes in Utrecht's 1-0 loss at Roda JC.

In Italy's Serie B, Carl Valeri came on for the last four minutes of Ternana's 2-1 victory at Capri, in a winning debut for the midfielder following his switch from Sassuolo.


Alex Brosque played the full 90 minutes as Al Ain drew 1-1 at home to Al Dhafra in the United Arab Emirates, while Brett Holman was on the losing side as Al Nasr went down 3-1 at Al Ahli.

Dino Djulbic opened the scoring for Al Wahda away to Emirates, but his team ultimately surrendered their lead to lose 2-1.

On the bench

Adam Fedrici (Reading), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund), Caleb Patterson-Sewell (Gil Vicente)

Knocking out the Cherries | Brad Jones contests possession with Lewis Grabban

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