Tuesday 17 October 2017 / 03:09 PM

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

In the Premier League New Zealand centre back Winston Reid endured a horror 90 minutes against Liverpool, as his West Ham United side leaked four goals without reply.

Despite the loss his team hold 12th position on the ladder.

Down in the Championship Aaron Mooy played the full match for Huddersfield in a 0-0 stalemate against Sheffield Wednesday in the first game of their promotion play-off.

They meet again on Thursday morning (NZ and Australia time), with the winner to face Reading for a place in the top flight for next season.

Across in Scotland, Tom Rogic started and played just under an hour for Celtic as they won 3-1 over Aberdeen.

In the Netherlands, Australia has a new football champion, with keeper Brad Jones taking the field for Feyenoord Rotterdam as they beat Heracles 3-1 to win the Dutch Eredivisie.

It marks an incredible 18 months for Jones, going from the back-up keeper at third-tier English side Bradford City to being the No.1 shot-stopper for the Dutch champions.

It was Feyenoord’s first title in 18 years.

Staying in the Netherlands and All White Ryan Thomas’ PEC Zwolle finished their campaign suffering a 4-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven.

In Germany, Mathew Leckie’s Ingolstadt drew 1-1 with Freiburg, relegating them to the second division for next season, while in Belgium Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet for Genk in their 2-0 over Royal Excel Mouscron.

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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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