EuROOvision: Aussies cool their heels

EuROOvision: Aussies cool their heels


A number of Championship and League One-based Aussies were handed a rest or reduced minutes in midweek League Cup action.

Bristol City captain Bailey Wright was rotated to the bench as the Robins thrashed Plymouth Argyle 5-0, already out of sight with a 4-0 lead at half time.

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James Meredith was handed the night off for Millwall, who defeated Stevenage 2-0 at the Den. The defensive utility started the Bermondsey club’s first game of the Championship season at the weekend against Nottingham Forest.

Mass Luongo also sat on the bench as QPR recorded a slender 1-0 home win over 10-man Northampton Town at Loftus Road.

Defender Cameron Burgess was thrown on for extra time’s dying stages in Scunthorpe United’s thrilling battle with Notts County.

Scores were locked at 2-2 after 90 minutes and the game ended 3-3 after 120, but it was the Irons who went on to advance 6-5 in the ensuing penalty shootout.

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Ryan Williams was the only one of the Australian contingent to be handed a start, seeing out 63 minutes of Rotherham United’s win over Lincoln City. The Millers saw off a spirited City to claim a 2-1 win.

Bradden Inman was introduced as an 80th-minute substitute in Rochdale’s 1-0 away win against Mansfield Town.

In Scotland, Tom Rogic started and saw out 90 minutes in Celtic’s comfortable League Cup win against Kilmarnock. The Hoops were 3-0 to the good before the half hour and saw out the game 5-0.

Meanwhile, Ryan Edwards found the back of the net for Partick Thistle in the same competition as they downed St Johnstone 3-0.