Socceroos Central: Jedinak's play-off heartbreak

by Ben Somerford on May 27, 2018

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Mile Jedinak suffered heartbreak as Aston Villa lost the Premier League play-off final on Saturday, while a handful of other Aussies were also in action.

Jedinak started and played 77 minutes as Villa went down 1-0 to Fulham at Wembley Stadium.

The Birmingham Mail rated Jedinak’s performance as a 5.5/10.

“Caught out for pace a few times and couldn’t help inspire his team like he did in the semi-final,” the Birmingham Mail wrote.

“Tried to rally the troops and still put in a dogged, determined effort but it was enough. Booked.”


Danny Vukovic kept a clean sheet as Genk clinched a spot in the Europa League with a 2-0 win over Zulte Waregem in the Belgian play-offs on Sunday.

Vukovic, who made 45 appearances in all competitions for Genk this term, will now link up with the Socceroos training camp in Turkey. 

Ryan Williams was a 75th minute substitute as Rotherham United secured promotion to the Championship with a 2-1 extra-time win over Shrewsbury on Sunday.

David Williams was a 45th minute substitute in Hungary's top flight as Szombathelyi Haladas lost 1-0 at Vasas on Sunday.

Fringe Socceroo Jason Davidson started in a left winger role as Olimpija Ljubljana won the Slovenian title despite a 1-1 draw with Domzale on Sunday.

Olimpija finished level on points with Maribor but behind on goal difference, but lifted the title due to a superior head-to-head record.


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Aleksandar Susnjar put in a full shift as Mlada Boleslav finished the Czech First League season with a 3-0 loss at Sigma Olomouc. Golgol Mebrahtu was absent.

Bernie Ibini was an unused sub as Vancouver Whitecaps drew 3-3 with New England Revolution in the MLS.

Mustafa Amini was absent on Friday night as AGF lost their Danish Europa League play-off against FC Kobenhavn 4-1.

In the Austrian Bundesliga, James Holland put in a full shift as LASK Linz finished the season with a 2-1 loss at Mattersburg.

Jimmy Jeggo wasn't required for Sturm Graz after opting to leave the club this off-season as a free agent.