KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Conor O'Brien got a goal and an assist in Horsens win over AaB in the Danish Superliga over the weekend, while Bjorn Johnsen, Perry Kitchen and Hearts were beaten by Rangers in Scotland.
Horsens snapped their three-game losing streak in a big way as they went to a 3-0 shutout win over AaB at the
The host got things rolling in the eighth minute of play when Kjartan Finnbogason opened the scored the first goal of the game. O'Brien's through ball found the forward in the area and he was able to chip his shot over Aab goalkeeper Nicolai Larsen.
Kim Aabech doubled Horsens' lead in the 51st minute. Finnbogason this time became the provider as his cross from the right found the head of the Danish midfielder and left Larsen with nothing to do but watch it go into the goal.
It was O'Brien's turn in the 70th minute as he iced the game for the team. Aabech sent is blistering shot from the edge of the area that rattled the cross bar. But O'Brien would be in the right place for the rebound and head over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
The win moves Horsens up to seventh place in the standings with 27 points.
Elswhere in the Danish Superliga, George Fochive entered the game in the second half for Viborg as their game with OB ended in a 1-1 tie.
It was rough going for Hearts at Ibrox Stadium as goals in each half saw the blue side of Glasgow walk away 2-0 winners and widen the gap to five points for second place.
Both Johnsen and Kitchen started and played the entire game in the first game under the Jambos new head coach, Ian Cathro, debut for the team.
Rob Kiernan scored Rangers' first goal in the 21st minute as he was able to head in his shot from a James Tavernier free kick.
The host doubled their lead in the 51st minute of the second half when Barry McKay was left wide open to collect the ball from a Lee Wallace throw-in and put his shot past Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton to guarantee the win.
Hearts drop to fourth place in the standings with 27 points.
Matt Miazga watched from the bench as Vitesse pipped Sparta Rotterdam to a 1-0 win.
Rubio Rubin watched from the bench as Utrecht earned a 2-0 win over Heracles.
Down in the second division, Shane O'Neill started for NAC Breda, but a 6-2 hammering at the hands of Eindhoven.
Joshua Perez watched from the bench as Fiorentina secured a 2-1 win over Sassuolo.
Caleb Stanko started and played 77 minutes for Vaduz in their 1-1 tie with Lausanne Sport.
Erik Palmer-Brown started but only played 32 minutes in Porto II's 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon II.
Keaton Parks entered the game in the 87th minute for Varzim SC and forced the penalty call that earned the team a 2-1 win over Cova Piedade.