Ex-Newcastle Jets keeper Mark Birighitti was also in action, playing a full match and keeping a clean sheet in Swansea City U23’s 2-0 win over West Ham’s youngsters.

Irvine makes it three from three

Former Western Sydney Wanderers flyer Golgol Mebrahtu played 83 minutes as his Mlada Boleslav won 2-0 against Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic, while Thomas Deng came on in stoppage time of Jong PSV’s 2-0 win at Jong Utrecht in the Eerste Divisie in Holland.

Winger Ben Halloran watched from the bench as his Heidenheim side lost 2-1 at home to Wurzburger Kickers.

Finally, it was a winning start to the season for Josh Mitchell’s Eastern SC in the Hong Kong Premier League.

Mitchell, whose side takes on Newcastle Jets in a friendly next week, played a full match and marshalled his defence superbly as they beat Tai Po 1-0.