Aberdeen-born ex-Montrose winger Martin Boyle has scored his first goals for Australia.
Boyle, 25, was called up to the Socceroos by boss Graham Arnold after talks with the manager and with the blessing of Hibernian gaffer Neil Lennon.
The Hibees star was playing today in a friendly against Lebanon, scoring the Aussies’ first two goals.
On 19 minutes, Boyle smashed home right-footed from the edge of the area after a good run.
His second, which came just before half-time, was an easier finish, the north-east player presented with an open goal after Australia hit the bar.
Mat Leckie’s volley for the home side’s third was also the product of a Boyle cross in what was an emphatic debut.
Of his eligibility to play for Arnold’s team, Boyle has previously said: “Apparently I am eligible through my dad being born in Australia and if anything came about I’d probably grasp it with both hands.
“If they were to know that I’m eligible then, who knows, they might have a look at me.
“To play for any country would be a great honour and I have family in Australia.
“Any international side would be a pleasure to play in.”
The friendly also marked the farewell appearance of Australia’s greatest player, former Everton striker Tim Cahill.