Garang Kuol made his first start for loan club FC Volendam, playing 80 minutes as they went down 2-0 at home to FC Twente in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday.
Kuol came close to opening the scoring in the 26th minute when he was found in space down the left flank, dribbling inside and unleashing a curling right-foot shot that was marginally wide.
The Aussie had another chance to score on the stroke of half-time, getting in behind the Twente defence, nodding the ball clear into the box before a toe-poked shot on the bounce went wide again after a finger-tip save.
Mat Ryan continued his good early season form with a clean sheet as AZ won 2-0 away to Vitesse on Sunday.
Ryan was the hero for AZ in midweek with game-winning penalty save in their shootout win over Bran clinching the club’s spot in the UEFA Conference League for 2023-24.
Awer Mabil made his debut for new Swiss club Grasshoppers as a half-time substitute as they let slip a lead to lose 2-1 away to Lausanne in the Super League on Saturday.
Mabil had a great chance to make it 2-0 in the 57th minute when he burst into the box in space, but his left-foot shot was straight at the goalkeeper and saved. He also almost got on the end of a ball across goal in the 79th minute for a tap-in, but it was desperately cleared by a defender.
Former Aussie youth international Joshua Laws was an unused sub for Grasshoppers.
Denis Genreau was a 74th minute substitute as Toulouse conceded late to draw 2-2 with Clermont in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Ajdin Hrustic was absent as Hellas Verona lost 3-1 at Sassuolo in Serie A on Friday, while Alessandro Circati put in a full shift as Parma drew 0-0 with Reggiana in Serie B on Saturday.
Jackson Irvine got the assist for St Pauli’s goal in a 1-1 draw away to Eintracht Braunschweig in Germany’s 2.Bundesliga on Saturday.
Irvine played a full game in midfield and provided the pass for Elias Saad’s 59th minute goal. Connor Metcalfe was a 90th minute substitute. St Pauli are unbeaten this campaign but have drawn four straight games to sit ninth.
— FC St. Pauli English (@fcstpauli_EN) September 1, 2023
Tyrese Francois was on the bench for Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday as they were hammered 5-1 by champions Manchester City.
Cameron Peupion was loaned out by Brighton & Hove Albion in midweek to League One club Cheltenham Town for whom he debuted on Saturday as a 76th minute substitute in a 2-0 home loss to Barnsley.
Good luck to Cam Peupion, who has joined @CTFCOfficial on a season-long loan. ✍️
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) August 29, 2023
Newly called-up Socceroo Sam Silvera started and played another full game for Middlesbrough but they continue to struggle, going down 2-0 at home to QPR in the English Championship.
The Evening Gazette rated Silvera 5/10 and wrote: “Carrick swapped his wingers on two occasions in the first half, but the 22-year-old could only contribute a couple of wayward shots before his withdrawal.”
Riley McGree was a 58th minute substitute for Boro. The Evening Gazette wrote: “Shone in midweek but was guilty of snatching at a chance which could have given the hosts a glimmer of hope.”
Cameron Burgess put in a full shift and Massimo Luongo started and played 75 minutes as newly promoted Ipswich Town maintained their fine start to the campaign with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Cardiff City. The East Anglian Daily Times rated Burgess 7/10 and Luongo 5/10.
Kenny Dougall netted a 94th minute winner for Blackpool as they beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 in League One.
Five-time Socceroo Dougall entered the fray in the 82nd minute and tapped in from point-blank range after Matthew Virtue-Thick’s cutback.
Stefan Mauk came off the bench to score a 90th minute winner from the penalty spot as Fagiano Okayama triumphed 2-1 away to Iwaki in the Japanese J2 League on Sunday.
Mauk was a 56th minute substitute before his late decisive intervention for Fagiano, who move up to seventh.
Mitch Duke started and played 82 minutes as leaders Machida Zelvia drew 0-0 at ThespaKusatsu Gunma.
Aiden O’Neill (Standard Liege), Martin Boyle, Jimmy Jeggo & Lewis Miller (all Hibernian), Kye Rowles & Nathaniel Atkinson (both Hearts), Ryan Strain (St Mirren), Nicholas Bilokapic (Peterborough), Harrison Delbridge (Incheon United), Alex Grant (Pohang Steelers), Patrick Flottmann (Seongnam), Mitch Langerak (Nagoya Grampus), Thomas Deng (Albirex Niigata)
Jason Davidson – ST 88 (KAS Eupen), Cammy Devlin – ST 72 (Hearts), Nick D’Agostino – SB 83 (Viking), Patrick Yazbek – ST 91 (Viking), Anthony Kalik – SB 78 (Hajduk Split), Keanu Baccus – ST 80 (St Mirren), Callum Elder – ST 75 (Derby County), Alex Robertson – SB 90 (Portsmouth) Brad Smith – SB 68 (Houston Dynamo), Aaron Calver – SB 36 (Gwangju)
Milos Degenek (Red Star Belgrade), Tom Glover (Middlesbrough), Nectarios Triantis (Sunderland), Ash Maynard-Brewer (Charlton), Zach Duncan (AGF)
Harry Souttar – selection (Leicester City), Jordan Bos – injury (Westerlo)