Wednesday 23 August 2017 / 08:29 AM

DOWN UNDER REPORT: FOOTBALL

Commentary Box Sports brings you a wrap of last week’s action involving Aussies and Kiwis playing over in Europe.

Football

Aussie defender Brad Smith was a non-playing sub for Bournemouth as they beat Sunderland 1-0, while Kiwi centre back Winston Reid captained West Ham to a 0-0 draw against Stoke.

Down in the Championship Chris Wood scored Leeds United’s first goal in a come-from-behind 3-3 draw with Norwich.

It was a vital rescued point for Leeds, but given they still sit one spot outside of the play-offs with only two matches remaining, The Whites look unlikely to contend for promotion this season.

In nearby Huddersfield, Australia’s Aaron Mooy will certainly be playing for promotion after Town secured a top-six berth last week, while this week he also picked up the club’s Player of the Year Award.

It is the latest achievement in what has been an amazing first year in Europe for the former Melbourne City player, whose contract is owned by Premier League giants Manchester City while he is on loan at Huddersfield Town.

Massimo Luongo, Jackson Irvine and Bailey Wright’s sides all ensured their spot in next year’s English second division with vital points last week.

In the Danish Superliga former Central Coast Mariner Mustafa Amini helped his AGF side to a crucial 2-0 win over Silkeborg, as they strive to avoid relegation.

In Germany, Queensland-born keeper Mitch Langerak put in an excellent performance for VFB Stuttgart in a 3-2 comeback win over FC Nuremberg, which inches them to towards promotion into the top tier.

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Corey Rosser

One of CBS’s newest contributors, Te Aroha product Corey is the New Zealand correspondent for NRL.com, the editor for the excellent new site Kiwi League Central, and a guru of the local Auckland rugby league scene.

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