Socceroos Central: Rogic 'anonymous', Edwards & Ibini score

by Ben Somerford on May 27, 2019

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Tom Rogic had an “anonymous” Scottish Cup final but lifted the silverware while Australian opponent Ryan Edwards got on the scoresheet for losing Hearts.

In the Scottish Cup final on Saturday, Tom Rogic earned a 5/10 rating from the Scottish Daily Record as Celtic won 2-1 over Hearts.

Rogic started but was replaced after 70 minutes with the Hoops level at 1-1 after Ryan Edwards had initially put Hearts ahead.

The Scottish Daily Record wrote: “The big Aussie was pretty anonymous at the start as Celtic found it difficult to get him into the game.

“Haring was picking up the spaces he usually operates in which frustrated him. Wasn't faring any better after the break before he was hooked for Ntcham.”

Edwards had put Hearts ahead in the 52nd minute, firing home a loose ball at the back post.

Oliver Bozanic was an 81st minute substitute while Edwards put in a full shift.

In the K-League, Bernie Ibini came off the bench to get on the scoresheet as Jeonbuk Motors thrashed Gyeongnam 4-1.

Ibini was an 86th minute substitute before netting in stoppage time from a Lee Dong-Gook assist.

In the J.League, Mitch Langerak’s high-flying Nagoya Grampus went down 1-0 at home to Matsumoto Yamaga.

Langerak put in a full shift but was beaten by a 16th minute Taro Sugimoto’s goal.

Andrew Nabbout was absent due to injury a Urawa Reds suffered a dismal 4-0 home loss to Sanfrecce Hiroshima. 

Awer Mabil was a 68th minute substitute as runners-up FC Midtjylland finished the Danish Superliga season with a 2-1 home loss to Esbjerg.

Elsewhere, Mustafa Amini put in a full shift as AGF’s Europa League hopes ended after a 1-1 draw with Randers in the playoffs.

Nikita Rukavytsya’s Maccabi Haifa finished the Israeli season as runners-up after a final day 2-1 win at Maccabi Netanya on Saturday.


Full games

Brad Smith
Aleksandar Jovanovic – ST 46
Unused subs
Jason Geria
Notable absentees
Tomi Juric, James Holland, Jimmy Jeggo, Adam Taggart