Celtic beat the Brisbane Roar in the Translink Cup; Newcastle beat Shamrock Rovers; York peg back Leeds in six-goal thriller

Shamrock Rovers 0 – Newcastle United 3 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) After a slow start, Steven Taylor scored on 50 minutes when he turned home the ball after Kazenga LuaLua’s shot was saved by the Shamrock keeper. Danny Guthrie hit the crossbar with a free kick on 74 minutes, before Shola Ameobi made sure of the victory three minutes from time as his deflected shot ended up in the back of the net. Upstart Nile Ranger bagged his first senior goal for the club when he put the ball into an empty net after the keeper came out to block late on.

Brisbane Roar 0 – Celtic 3 (Friendly, July 12, 2009) Tony Mowbray celebrated his first game in charge of Celtic with win. New Zealand international Chris Killen scored two goals in the space of three minutes late in the first half before substitute Koki Mizuno struck in the 50th minute with a diving header.

York 3 – Leeds 3 (Friendly, July 12, 2009) All the off-the field talk was about Fabian Delph, but the game was a real cracker. Adam Smith put the home side in front only for Luciano Becchio, Michael Whitwell and Andy Milne to put Leeds in a winning position. Yet, two goals in injury-time from Alex Lawless (great strike) and Darli Gomes levelled the match.

Swindon 1 – CFR Cluj 1 (Friendly, July 12, 2009) Anthony McNamee put Swindon in front, Ruiz equalised for Cluj.

Sion 2 – Benfica 2 (Friendly, July 12, 2009)

Buckie Thistle 0 – Inverness CT 2 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) Inside two minutes Robert Eagle supplied a fine cross for Richie Foran to nod in the opener, and the striker netted a second header in the first half to seal the win.

Sturm Graz 0 – Werder Bremen 0 (Friendly, July 11, 2009)


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