There were plenty of individual highlights across the A-League, W-League and overseas this week, as players netted hat-tricks, braces, debuted and brought up significant milestones including the capping of the 600th Socceroo. We revisit the major player achievements across the weekend…

We commence in England where a sensational double from former Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City FC midfielder Aaron Mooy made a huge impact for Huddersfield Town. 

Mooy scored in both halves against Wolverhampton Wanderers to notch his 10th English Premier League goal. His first finish after six minutes was a classy side-footed strike from the edge of the 18-yard box, before his 74th minute sealer was delivered via a trademark curling free-kick – a regular the Socceroo produced while in the A-League.

Mooy had scored four goals in each of his previous two seasons with the Terriers – first in the 2016/17 season, helping Town secure promotion, before scoring four in his second campaign in 2017/18 – the club’s first season in the Premier League.

After featuring in #MilestoneMonday last week for his first appearance in green and gold, Martin Boyle backed up his debut with a double in the Socceroos’ 3-0 win over Lebanon. 

Wasting no time settling into Graham Arnold’s line up, Boyle was central to Australia’s performance, which was marked by Tim Cahill’s farewell.

Following in Boyle’s footsteps, Rhyan Grant made his national team debut, becoming the 600th Socceroo to be capped for the national team, while Jimmy Jeggo became the 601st after coming off the bench late in the match

Two A-League imports made an impact on the weekend, with Ken Ilslø and Ola Toivonen scoring their first goals for Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory, respectively.

Ilslø, United’s Danish forward, scored twice in Adelaide’s 3-1 win over Wellington Phoenix, while Victory’s Swedish striker Toivonen netted the opener on debut in the Big Blue – as Melbourne emerged the eventual 2-1 winners.

Central Coast’s Aiden O’Neill also scored his first goal in the A-League for the Mariners – netting an absolutely superb curling strike into the top corner, which was fittingly awarded the Goal of the Week.

Further debut action came the way of Ramy Najjarine, who received 14 minutes for Melbourne City, coming on as a second half substitute for Lachlan Wales, but was unable to impact the scoreboard as City went down 2-0 against Brisbane Roar. 

For the Roar, Dylan Wenzel-Halls was a late debutant, earning his first minutes – albeit coming deep into stoppage time.

PFA Executive Member Elise Kellond-Knight found her first goals for new club Melbourne City, with a beautifully executed free-kick and penalty, although City were outdone by the prolific Perth Glory, with Sam Kerr and American Alyssa Mautz bagging a brace each.

Victory’s Natasha Dowie was amongst the goals, netting her second W-League hat-trick for the Melbourne club in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Sydney FC.

Perth Glory’s Shane Lowry was also on the scoresheet, marking his 50th A-League appearance with a headed goal in Glory’s dramatic 3-2 win over the Mariners.