Socceroo goalkeeper Mitch Langerak continued his rich vein of form as his Vfb Stuttgart side held on for a big 2-1 away win at SV Sandhausen in the German 2. Bundesliga overnight.
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.
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.