HIBS star Martin Boyle has scored his first goals for Australia.
The winger made his Socceroos debut as a substitute in a 1-1 draw against South Korea on Saturday, and was in the starting line-up for today’s friendly against Lebanon.
He’s netted a first half double in the match, which is also Tim Cahill’s final game for the national side.
Martin Boyle scores his first goal for Australia! ??
— Caltex Socceroos (@Socceroos) November 20, 2018
— 10 Sport (@10SportAU) November 20, 2018
Three Hibs players are in the Australia squad, with Jamie Maclaren and Mark Milligan also involved.
Boyle was born in Aberdeen, but was granted Australian citizenship due to his father being born in Sydney.
He had never set foot in the country before joining up with the squad last week.
Where’s Martin Boyle been ? #AUSvLEB
— Kyah Simon (@KyahSimon) November 20, 2018
Anyone who was against the @Socceroos going out and getting Martin Boyle can go and swim with the Loch Ness monster. ?????????⚽️
— Daniel Garb (@DanielGarb) November 20, 2018
Following his debut, he told the national team’s website: “I was very honoured. For the gaffer just to throw me on, he’s given me a right good chance here and I want to grab it with two hands.
“The lads were great out there and they’ve been great with me since I walked in the door.
“Hopefully I can show more glimpses like that on the pitch.”