Socceroos Central: Millar scores again, Wright 'sloppy'

by Ben Somerford on Nov 15, 2020

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On-loan Newcastle Jets winger Matt Millar scored his first league goal in England on Saturday, while Socceroo Martin Boyle set up two goals and ex-Young Socceroos defender Callum Elder got an assist for Hull City.

Matt Millar got his maiden league goal in England for Shrewsbury Town as they fluffed a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Swindon Town in England’s League One on Saturday.

Millar started on the right side of midfield for the Shrews and made it 2-0 after 16 minutes with his strike, nodding home Marc Pugh’s centre.

The on-loan Newcastle Jets man, who scored in the EFL Trophy in midweek, was substituted off in the 59th minute with his side 3-1 up before conceding twice in the final half hour.

In the Scottish League Cup group stage on Sunday, Martin Boyle got two assists as Hibernian eased past second tier Dundee 4-1.

Boyle set up two goals within three minutes down the right side, firstly cutting back for James Gullan in the 80th minute, before driving inside the box for Melker Hallberg on 83 minutes.

Edinburgh Live gave Boyle an 8/10 rating and wrote: “A better display from Boyle after a few disappointing recent performances.”

Hibernian will actually play Dundee again in a fortnight’s time in the knockout stage.

In the Scottish League Cup, William Baynham started and played 62 minutes as Queen’s Park lost 1-0 to St Mirren.

Back to League One, Callum Elder got an assist as Hull City defeated Ryan Edwards’ 10-man Burton Albion 2-0.

Elder played a full game at left-back and provided the pass for Hakeen Adelakan’s 88th minute goal. Edwards also put in a full shift in midfield for the Brewers.

Elder earned a 6/10 rating from the Hull Daily Mail who wrote: “Started well, some good balls into the box but in the second half, gave away a particularly silly free-kick on the edge of his box.

"Looked good going forward again in the second and claimed an assist for Adelakun’s strike.”

Cameron Burgess put in a full shift as Accrington Stanley won 1-0 away to Northampton Town.

Bailey Wright also played a full game as Sunderland went down 2-1 at home to Milton Keynes Dons.

Wright got a 5/10 rating from the Sunderland Chronicle who wrote: “Beaten in the air by Jerome for the goal, and was uncharacteristically sloppy on the ball in the first half.”

In League Two, Jack Iredale was a 69th minute sub as Cambridge United drew 1-1 with Barrow, while George Blackwood started and played 62 minutes as Harry Kewell’s Oldham lost 2-0 to Scunthorpe.

In Japan, Thomas Deng was an unused sub as Urawa Reds’ defence was torn apart losing 6-2 to Ange Postecoglou’s Yokohama F. Marinos in the J.League on Saturday.

On Sunday, Mitch Langerak kept another clean sheet as Nagoya Grampus got past FC Tokyo 1-0 to move into third spot.

In the J2.League on Sunday, Jason Geria put in a full shift as JEF United Chiba won 2-0 at Albirex Niigata.

In the Dutch Eerste Divisie on Sunday, Declan Lambert started and was replaced at half-time while Ryan Lambert was an unused sub as Den Bosch lost 3-0 at Go Ahead Eagles.