Sunday 20 August 2017 / 04:41 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

While much of the European football has finished up for the season, a handful of Australians continued to feature in crunch matches last week.

Aaron Mooy kicked Huddersfield Town’s fourth penalty in their shootout with Sheffield Wednesday, with Town winning 4-3 to advance to the May 30 Championship Play-Off against Reading, where a place in the Premier League for next season will be on the line.

Mooy also celebrated being selected in the latest Socceroos squad for their upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

A league lower and it was less pleasing news for NSW-born defender James Meredith, whose Bradford City team lost 1-0 to Millwall in their play-off match, a result which keeps them in the English third tier for next season rather than being promoted.

Meanwhile former Aussie favourite Harry Kewell has been named as the new manager of League Two side Crawley Town in what is the 38-year-old’s first senior managerial position.

Elsewhere Tom Rogic scored a goal for Celtic in their 5-0 thrashing of Partick Thistle, coming up against fellow Australian Ryan Edwards.

[YouTube – OfficialHTAFC]

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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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