KENYA BROWN - Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Richard Ledezma bagged two goals for Jong PSV in their win in Holland's Eerste Divisie while Emmanuel Sabbi scored for Hobro in their win in the Danish Superliga.
Richard Ledezma led the way for Jong PSV as they came from behind to beat Jong AZ 3-2 at Sportcomplex De Herdgang.
Ledezma started and played the full 90 minutes while Chris Gloster came off the bench to play the remaining 27 minutes.
PSV started of shaky and went down a goal four minutes into the contest when Tijani Reijnders found the back of the net with a strike just inside the area.
AZ were the aggresive team early on and it showed as they doubled their lead seven minutes later when Des Kunst slammed home a shot from long range.
It looked like it was not going to be PSV's night, but things turned around for them in the second half.
Ledesma reduced the deficit in the 65th minute when he collected a pass from Robin Lauwers and slotted his shot past AZ goalkeeper Rody de Boer.
The host leveled the score in the 72nd minute as Ledezma released Amar Catic with a through-ball and the young Bosnia chipped his shot over the goalkeeper before it rolled into the goal.
Ledezma completed the comeback with another goal in the 85th minute with a lovely chip over the goalkeeper to ensure they took all three points in the end.
Jong PSV sits in 18th place in the Eerste Divisie standings with four points.
In the Eredivisie, Haji Wright started for VVV Venlo in their 2-1 win over Gronignen.
Sergino Dest watched from the bench as Ajax marched on to a 4-1 win over Heerenveen.
Back in the Eerste Divisie, Alex Mendez came off the bench for Jong Ajax in their 3-2 loss to De Graafschap.
Following Friday's win Ledezma, Gloster and Jong PSV went back to work on Monday as they faced Mendez, Joshua Pynadath and Jong Ajax. It would be the young Amsterdamers that would come out on top in a 2-0 win.
Hobro scored two early goals and did enough to hold on for a 2-1 win over FC Copenhagen at the DS Arena.
Emmanuel Sabbi and Christian Cappis started while Yosef Samuel watched from the bench for Hobro in a much-needed win for the team.
The host opened the scoring just four minutes into the contest when Julian Kristoffersen steered the ball into the goal following a cross from Edgar Babayan.
Hobro doubled their lead nine minutes later with a similar play. This time Babayan sending his cross into the area for Sabbi to head home.
The capital team pulled one back in the 25th minute as Michael Santos received a pass from teammate Pep Mas to slot past Hobro goalkeeper Jesper Rask.
However, they could not find the equalizer as Hobro claimed all three points in the end.
Hobro sits in 10th place in the standings with 11 points.
Elsewhere in the Superliga, Michael Lansing started for AC Horsens and made several saves to preserve a 0-0 tie with Sonderjyske.
Jonathan Amon came off the bench in Nordsjaelland's 4-2 loss to Brondby.
Jens-Lys Cajuste came off the bench for Midtjylland in their 3-0 win over Lyngby
Theoson Jordan-Siebatcheu started for Rennes as they could not find the back of the net in their 0-0 tie with Brest.
In the Scottish Premier League, Finnish-American defender Niko Hamalainen started for Kilmarnock in their 2-0 win over Hibernian.
In the Championship, Ian Harkes came off the bench for Dundee United as they went down in a 2-0 loss to Ayr United.
James Murphy started for Arbroath in their 1-1 tie with Partick Thistle.
Andrija Novakovich made his debut for Frosinone as he came off the bench to play the entire second half in their 1-0 loss to
Danny Williams started for his new team Pafos FC in their 3-2 loss to Apollon Limassol.
Jonathan Klinsmann started for St. Gallen and was sent off a half-hour later as they were dumped out of the Swiss Cup following a 2-0 loss to Winterthur.
Romain Gall watched from the bench as Malmo came away with a 1-0 win over Norrkoping.
Aron Johannsson started but left the game with an injury as Hammarby romped to a 6-2 win over Goteborg.
Erik Palmer-Brown started for Austria Wien as they fell to Wolfsberg in a 3-0 loss.
Shaq Moore watched from the bench as Tenerife rolled to a 4-0 win over Albacete.
Tyler Boyd came off the bench for Besiktas in their 3-2 loss to Gazisehir.
Gboly Ariyibi played the entire second half for his new team Panaitolikos as they continue to chase their first points of the season following a 3-1 loss to OFI Crete.
Eric McWoods was on the score sheet once again for FC Narva Trans as they shared the points with Nomme Kalju following a 2-2 tie.