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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
McDonald's scoring spree continues

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray has been rewarded for including Australian Scott McDonald in his run-on side with the striker helping secure the club's fifth straight win.

Mowbray's men moved into second place on the English Championship league table after Saturday's 4-1 win over Charlton Athletic.

Melbourne-born McDonald, 29, found the net in the 53rd minute, ploughing a left-footed shot past Charlton keeper Ben Hamer.

However, the keeper wasn't to be beaten twice by McDonald, making an impressive save of an on-target right footer in the 71st minute.

Saturday's match was a good result for the Australian who played a full game for Middlesbrough after recent Championship league appearances coming off from the bench.

McDonald's teammates Jonathan Woodgate, Emmanuel Ledesma and Richard Smallwood joined him on the scoreboard in Saturday's clash, while Robert Hulse scored Charlton's sole goal.

At Craven Cottage Socceroos keeper Mark Schwarzer had a busy night in the net for Fulham's 2-2 Premiership League result against Everton.

The Australian notched up six saves in Saturday's match, but conceded two goals to Marouane Fellaini.

Fulham were lucky to salvage a point from the fixture with Steve Sidwell providing an equaliser in the 90th minute after Everton keeper Tim Howard fumbled to provide an own goal in opening minutes.




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