Djite and Duke strike in Asia

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The two Australian strikers were amongst the goals over the weekend, with Mitch Duke scoring for the first time since his return from injury

Bruce Djite has notched his second goal of the season for Suwon FC in a pulsating 3-3 draw with Ansan Greeners in the K League Challenge on Sunday.

The 30-year-old former Adelaide United striker played 90 minutes and scored Suwon's second goal away to Ansan in the 52nd minute, which made the score 2-2.

 

Suwon would go ahead four minutes later through Lee Seung-hyun but the hosts equalised with 19 minute remaining via Raul Tarragona.

Former Melbourne Victory defender Adrian Leijer also played the full game for Suwon, who are fourth in the table in South Korea's second tier after six games as they chase an immediate return to the K League Classic.

Djite excited about second Suwon season

Suwon were relegated in 2016 - their first season in South Korea's top tier.

 

Djite followed on from fellow Australian striker Mitch Duke notching his first goal of the campaign on Saturday.

Duke hit the back of the net for the first time since March 2016, applying a cool one-on-one finish in stoppage time of Shimizu S-Pulse's 2-0 win over Kashiwa Reysol in the J.League.

 

The 26-year-old, whose contract expires midway through the 2017 campaign, came off the bench in the 82nd minute for his fourth appearance in the J.League season.

 

The ex-Central Coast Mariners forward missed the majority of last year with a serious knee injury and told Goal before the season that the first half of 2017 is the most important period of his career.

Having earned promotion to the J.League last year, Shimizu's third win of the season took them to ninth in the table.

 

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