Sunday 22 October 2017 / 03:04 AM

THE 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 Championship division Chris Wood grabbed a double in the space of 13 minutes as his Leeds side downed Yorkshire rivals Rotherham 3-0.

The brace sees the All Whites marksman jump to fifth position in the race for the Golden Boot award in the English second tier, with 16 goals in 28 games for Leeds this season.

Aussie sensation Aaron Mooy played a full match for Huddersfield Town as they beat Wigan Athletic 1-0.

The former Melbourne City player continues to turn heads at Huddersfield, winning the club’s Player of the Month award for the third time since arriving there on loan from Manchester City.

New Bristol City signing Bailey Wright, a veteran of 12 internationals for the Socceroos, made his club debut after signing mid-week from Preston North End.

Over in Scotland, Gold Coast product Lyndon Dykes came on from the bench to help Queen of the South beat St. Mirren 3-0.

The FA Cup is made for fairytales, and subsequently heart-breaking defeats which deny them.

Sadly for Kiwi keeper Matthew Gould it was the latter which occurred last week, as his seventh-tier, and only semi-pro, Stourbridge FC team went down 2-1 to League 2 side Wycombe.

The 22-year-old had enjoyed a fine day at the office, but was helpless to deny Wycombe striker Adebayo Akinfenwa – better known as ‘The Beast’ due to his frame and ability to bench press over 200kgs – who headed home the winner at the back post.

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