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Midweek Roundup: Williams scores first international goal

Joe McCarthy

Tuesday, 4th September 2018
Football League Trophy
Carlisle United 3-2 Morecambe

Jamie Devitt’s start was his 100th appearance for Carlisle UnitedBarry Roche made his 450th appearance for Morecambe

Sunderland 0-0 Stoke City U21

Nathan Collins made his first appearance in senior football

Macclesfield 3-3 Blackpool

John O’Sullivan and Paudie O’Connor both scored their first goals for Blackpool

Burton Albion 1-2 Walsall
Connor Ronan made his first appearance for Walsall
Callum Cockerill-Mollett made his first career appearance
Colchester 0-2 Southampton U21
Paul Rooney’s first appearance for Colchester was his first appearance since January 2017
Thomas O’Connor’s start was his first appearance in senior football since December 2016
Michael Obafemi scored his first senior goal of his career

Luton 2-1 Brighton U21
Eunan O’Kane made his first start for Luton was also the midfielder’s 300th career appearance
Aaron Connolly scored his first goal of his career
MK Dons 3-3 Peterborough
Conor O’Malley’s start was his first appearance of the season
Northampton 0-1 Wycombe Wanderers
John-Joe O’Toole was booked for the first time this season
Crawley 1-1 Tottenham U21
Troy Parrott came off the bench to make his first career appearance
Thursday, 6th September 2018
UEFA Nations League
Wales 4-1 Republic of Ireland

Starting XI
Darren Randolph’s first appearance since Tuesday, 14 November 2017 was his 29th appearance for Ireland
Stephen Ward made his 50th appearance for Ireland
Shane Duffy continued his record of starting every cap in his 21st appearance for Ireland
Ciaran Clark’s first start since Tuesday, 14 November 2017 was his 32nd appearance for Ireland, and was booked for the first time since October 2017
Seamus Coleman made his 47th appearance for Ireland
Jeff Hendrick’s start was his 40th appearance for Ireland
Conor Hourihane made his sixth appearance for Ireland
Callum O’Dowda made his 11th appearance for Ireland
Cyrus Christie ‘s first start since Tuesday, 14 November 2017 was his 18th appearance for Ireland
Callum Robinson’s start was his international debut
Jonathan Walters made his 54th appearance for Ireland

Substitutes 
Enda Stevens made his second appearance for Ireland
Daryl Horgan made his fifth appearance for Ireland
Shaun Williams scored his first international goal in his second appearance for Ireland

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