Socceroos Central: Souttar winner, Rogic assist

by Ben Somerford on Feb 02, 2020

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Tom Rogic produced a sublime pass to set up Celtic's goal in a 4-1 win away to Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

Rogic started the game on the bench but entered the fray in the 76th minute with scores locked at 1-1.

The Socceroo helped Celtic make it 3-1, with a deft pass on the edge of the box to Odsonne Edouard who slotted home.


Daniel Arzani also started on the bench but didn't play.

Rogic got a 7/10 rating from the Read Celtic blog, who wrote: "Delightful link-up play for Edouard’s second and looked well up for it."

Mat Ryan put in a full shift while Aaron Mooy started and played 72 minutes as Brighton scored twice in the final 15 minutes to rescue a 3-3 draw at West Ham in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Ryan was caught out from a free-kick for Issa Diop’s opening goal. The goalkeeper earned a 6/10 from the Brighton & Hove Independent.

“Great reaction stop to deny Ogbonna early on,” the Brighton & Hove Independent wrote.

“Nothing he could do about the goals after some big deflections and poor marking.”

Mooy received a 6/10 rating: “Missed a sitter early on with his head after a great cross from Montoya. Quiet afternoon for his standards. Subbed off for March (71).”

Brad Smith signed with Cardiff City in midweek but wasn’t ready for Friday’s 1-1 draw with Reading in the English Championship on Friday night.

Jackson Irvine received a 4/10 rating after playing 67 minutes in Hull City’s 5-1 home loss to Brentford on Saturday.

The Hull Daily Mail wrote: “The Australian kept on pushing on to try and rally City, firing narrowly over early in the second half but he was too loose with possession. Brentford were far more diligent, forcing his replacement late on.”

Harry Souttar hit the decisive goal as Fleetwood Town defeated Doncaster Rovers 2-1 in the English League One on Saturday.

Souttar, who put in a full shift, had an early header cleared off the line, before poking home the eventual winner in the 49th minute.

Elsewhere, Bailey Wright followed up his midweek debut for Sunderland with a full game as his side lost 2-0 at Portsmouth. Ryan Williams put in a full shift for Pompey.

Martin Boyle got an assist as Hibernian came from two goals down to claim a 2-2 draw with St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.

Boyle, who played the full 90 minutes, found space on the right flank and whipped in a low pass for Scott Allan to make it 2-1 in the 25th minute.

The Socceroo earned a 6/10 rating from the Edinburgh Evening News who wrote: “Another assist from the talismanic winger after he darted down the right to set up Allan. Saw an effort deflected wide in second half.”

Full games

Lyndon Dykes, Mark Milligan
Ajdin Hrustic – SB 65, Jackson Irvine – ST 67, Ryan Edwards – ST 83, Tom Beadling – SB 87
Unused subs
Aziz Behich, Kenny Dougall, Oliver Bozanic, Mitch Austin
Notable absentees
Mathew Leckie, Massimo Luongo