Thursday 19 October 2017 / 07:20 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

New Zealand defender Winston Reid lasted only 18 minutes of West Ham’s 3-2 loss to Leicester City, with the abductor injury set to keep him out of the All Whites’ upcoming home and away leg World Cup qualifiers against Fiji.

In the Championship, the goals keep coming for Chris Wood, with the Kiwi big man helping Leeds United a 2-0 win over Brighton.

Wood placed a header perfectly to open the scoring in the 63rd minute of the match, before sealing victory with a thunderous penalty with five minutes remaining in regulation time.

The brace takes Wood to 24 goals in this campaign, as Leeds consolidated their spot in fourth position.

The 25-year-old has also been included in the Football Manager Championship Team of the Year.

Australians Aaron Mooy, Mile Jedinak, Bailey Wright and Jackson Irvine all started and played every minute for their respective clubs, while Massimo Luongo found the back of the net for Queen’s Park Rangers in a 5-1 thrashing of Rotherham.

In Scotland, Melbourne’s Scott McDonald scored a goal for Motherwell in a 2-1 loss, while 21-year-old Queenslander Lyndon Dykes played over an hour of the match for Queen of the South against St Mirren.

All White Ryan Thomas’ PEC Zwolle team got up for a crucial 3-1 over relegation-threatened Go Ahead Eagles in the Dutch Eredivisie.

[YouTube – Queens Park Rangers FC]

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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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