Socceroos Central: Rogic, Maclaren, Jeggo hit goals

by Ben Somerford on Apr 30, 2018

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Tom Rogic, Jamie Maclaren, Jimmy Jeggo and David Williams all netted over the weekend but Robbie Kruse hit a double in Germany's second tier.

Tom Rogic netted his eighth goal of the season in all competitions as Celtic secured the Scottish Premier League title with a 5-0 win over rivals Rangers on Sunday.

Rogic scored Celtic’s fourth goal in the win, curling home with his preferred left foot on 47 minutes.

The ball fell kindly to the Socceroo on the edge of the box, after Callum McGregor’s initial effort was blocked by Gers keeper Jak Alnwick.

Rogic has remarkably scored in four Old Firm matches against Rangers this term, including three in the past six weeks. Rogic started and played 67 minutes in the win.

Jimmy Jeggo hit the scoresheet for the first time with Sturm Graz as they defeated Rapid Vienna 4-2 on Sunday in the Austrian Bundesliga.

Jeggo, who put in a full shift, netted in the 72nd minute to make it 4-1 as Sturm Graz moved a step closer to UEFA Champions League football.

Brad Jones was rested for Feyenoord as youngster Justin Bijlow was given a first-team chance and impressed in a 3-1 win over derby rivals Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday.

Kenny Dougall and Craig Goodwin were both unused substitutes for Sparta who are now condemned to the relegation playoffs.

Mark Birighitti was also an unused sub as NAC Breda all but secured safety with a 3-0 win over Heeerenveen.

Ajdin Hrustic put in a full shift as Groningen won 4-0 over Excelsior, providing the assist for the second goal, playing in his newly adopted central midfield role.

On Saturday in the SPL, Jamie Maclaren scored Hibernian’s third goal in a 5-3 win over Kilmarnock.

Maclaren, who started and was replaced after 68 minutes, netted his fifth goal for Hibs in the 64th minute when he was found inside the box from a set-piece and bundled home a volley.

In England’s Premier League on Saturday, Aaron Mooy put in a full shift as relegation battlers Huddersfield lost 2-0 at home to Everton.

The Huddersfield Examiner rated Mooy 6/10, writing: “Picked some good passes on the day but couldn’t unlock Sam Allardyce’s robust defence.”

Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet as Brighton and Hove Albion boosted their survival hopes with a 0-0 draw at Burnley.

Ryan did well to deny Burnley from an early goalmouth scramble as well as from Ashley Barnes’ first-half volley.

In England’s League One on Saturday, Bradden Inman scored for Rochdale in a 2-1 loss away to Oxford United. Inman started and played 86 minutes.

In Hungary’s on Saturday, former A-League forward David Williams scored the opening goal as Szombathelyi lost 2-1 to Ferencvaros.

On Friday in Germany’s 2.Bundesliga, Robbie Kruse netted a double as VfL Bochum defeated Erzgebirge Aue 2-1.

Kruse opened the scoring in the third minute, before netting the winner on 77 minutes.

Full games

Mathew Leckie, Danny Vukovic, Trent Sainsbury, James Holland, Nikita Rukavytsya, Callum Elder, Scott McDonald (GOAL), Connor Chapman, Mitch Langerak, Anthony Caceres
Awer Mabil – ST 66, Ryan Edwards – SB 64, James Meredith – ST 83, Ryan Williams – ST 78, Kwabena Appiah – ST 87, Mitch Duke – SB 70, Andrew Nabbout – SB 58, Bernie Ibini – SB 86
Unused subs
Brad Smith, Tomi Juric, Aleksandar Susnjar, Tommy Oar, Mile Jedinak, Jackson Irvine, Cameron Burgess, Milos Degenek, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Tomislav Mrcela
Notable absentees
Massimo Luongo, Bailey Wright, Brandon Borrello, Apostolos Giannou, Matt Jurman, Dylan McGowan, Ben Halloran