Midweek Roundup: Rooney reaches milestone, Doyle opens Portsmouth account

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1 Ipswich

David McGoldrick was booked for the first time in 2017

League 1
Bristol Rovers 0-0 Sheffield United

After signing for Sheffield United on loan, Jay O’Shea made his first start for the Blades against Bristol

Gillingham 1-1 Chesterfield

Bradley Garmston continued his recovery from injury with hs first start since November 16th

Millwall 2-0 Port Vale

Aiden O’Brien’s first goal since the beginning of January was also his 20th goal in League One

Scunthorpe 0-0 Walsall

Paddy Madden returned to the Scunthorpe starting XI for his first start since January 2nd

Bolton 1-0 Rochdale

Keith Keane was booked for the fifth time this season

League 2
Carlisle United 2-1 Doncaster Rovers

Ian Lawlor was booked for the first time this season, this was the goalkeeper’s first yellow card in more than a year

Colchester 2-3 Crawley

Mark Connolly made his 100th start for Crawley, spread across two spells with the reds

Notts County 2-2 Exeter

Liam McAlinden was booked for the first time in 2017

Portsmouth 2-0 Blackpool

Eoin Doyle scored his first goal for Portsmouth, more than two months after his last goal on December 3rd

Yeovil 1-1 Cambridge United

Jake Carroll made his 100th start in England
After returning from injury following a year out, Barry Corr scored his first goal since December 2015

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Scottish Premier League
Aberdeen 7-2 Motherwell

Jonathan Hayes scored his first goal since December 30th to match his total of six goals in 2015/16
Adam Rooney reached 15 goals for the season with his first hat trick since September 2014

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