Aussies Abroad: Kewell's Crawley win again

Former Socceroo Harry Kewell continues to work wonders at League Two side Crawley Town after the Reds moved within two points off promotion play-off contention with a 3-1 win against Lincoln City.

Harry Kewell

Crawley Town manager Harry Kewell Source: Crawley Town FC

Crawley have gone from strength to strength in recent months with Sunday's victory the side's eighth win in the past ten matches.

The result has moved Kewell's side within touching distance of a promotion playoff berth with 12 matches to play.

Crawley dominated the first half but could only take a 1-0 lead into the break before finding their shooting boots in the second stanza.

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The former Liverpool and Leeds winger praised his Crawley team's performance and told the Crawley Obserber his side '1000 per cent' deserved to win.

🗣 | The manager was pleased with the way the side stuck to the plan, and played with confidence throughout! Watch in full... 👉 https://t.co/rJw9QhAoMG pic.twitter.com/KJrZQNOMpS — Crawley Town FC (@crawleytown) February 17, 2018
“We were a bit annoyed we didn’t go in two or three goals up (in the first half) but we came back out and knew exactly what they were going to do," Kewell said.

“They started off good but the attitude of my players to get the ball on the floor, control it and press from the front was excellent."

Kewell's side play Forrest Green next weekend as they continue their promotion push.

In the Championship it was a night of mixed results for Australia's players plying their trade in the English second tier.

Massimo Luongo played the full 90 minutes for QPR as they clinched a 2-0 win against Bolton Wanderers.

It was Luongo's first match back after recovering from a knee injury which has kept him out of the Rangers' line-up.

Tim Cahill made a late cameo and James Meredith played 90 minutes in Millwall's 1-0 victory on the road against Birmingham City.

Cahill was once again brought on as a late substitute for coach Neil Harris coming on in the 85th minute.

Meredith delievered a composed performance in defence for Millwall as they snatched the win with a 77th minute goal.

Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak didn't have as much luck as his compatriats with his Aston Villa side going down 2-0 to Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Mile Jedinak


Jedinak started the match but was taken off after 67 minutes.

In Scotland Jamie Maclaren was given the game time he has been craving with the former Brisbane Roar striker playing 90 minutes and providing an assist in Hibernian's 2-0 win against Aberdeen.


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Published 18 February 2018 at 11:43am
Source: SBS The World Game