Weekend Roundup: O’Dowda and McGoldrick score, Hogan returns

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Friday, 3rd November 2017
English FA Cup
Port Vale 2-0 Oxford United

Gavin Gunning marked his first appearance in the FA Cup with his first goal since March 2014

Saturday, 4th November 2017
Premier League

The nine Irish players to appear in the Premier League games today equals the season high for players in one day

Huddersfield 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

James McClean was booked for the first time in a month

Newcastle Utd 0-1 Bournemouth

Ciaran Clark’s introduction from the bench was his first appearance since Sunday, 1st October

Bristol City 2-1 Cardiff

After scoring his first goal for Bristol City recently, Callum O’Dowda’s opener against Cardiff was his first goal in the Championship

Aston Villa 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Scott Hogan returned to the Aston Villa starting XI for the first time since Tuesday, 19th September

Derby County 2-4 Reading

Alex Pearce’s introduction from the bench (his first appearance since Tuesday, 12th September) was his 50th appearance for Derby County

Ipswich 3-0 Preston North End

After coming off the bench in Derby’s previous game, Kevin O’Connor started first game since Tuesday, 8th August

David McGoldrick scored his first goal since Tuesday, 26th September

Scottish Premier League
Hibernian 2-1 Dundee

Anthony Stokes was booked for the first time since August

English FA Cup
Bradford City 2-0 Chesterfield

Connor Dimaio’s first start in two months was also his 50th career appearance

Peterborough 1-1 Tranmere

Conor O’Malley made his first start for Peterborough in a month

Shrewsbury 5-0 Aldershot

After extending his loan deal at Aldershot by another month, Ipswich Town’s Adam McDonnell made his first appearance in the FA Cup

Hereford 1-0 AFC Telford

Dara O’Shea made his first appearance in the FA Cup while on loan at Hereford from West Brom

Gravesend 2-6 Doncaster Rovers

Ian Lawlor was shown his first yellow card of 2017/18

Carlisle United 3-2 Oldham

Paul Green started his first game in almost three months, his last start came on  Wednesday, 9th August 2017

Cheltenham 2-4 Maidstone United

Kevin Dawson scored his fifth goal of the season, also his first goal in the FA Cup, then was sent off for the third time in his career. The midfielder’s last red card came almost exactly a year ago on Saturday, 5th November 2016

Newport Co. 2-1 Walsall

Liam Kinsella made his 25th start for Walsall

Australian A-League

Newcastle Jets 3-0 Wellington Phoenix

The first goal of Roy O’Donovan’s brace was his 25th goal in the A-League

Perth Glory 1-0 Adelaide United

Andy Keogh was booked for the first time this season

Sunday, 5 November 2017
Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland
The six Irish players to start this game was a season high for the Championship
Cyrus Christie was booked for the fifth time this season and will be suspended for Middlesbrough’s next game

English FA Cup

Coventry 2-0 Maidenhead

Michael Doyle made his 50th appearance in the FA Cup

Solihull Moors 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

After signing a short term deal with Solihull Moors, Sean St Ledger made his first appearance in more than two years

Exeter 3-1 Heybridge Swifts

Liam McAlinden scored his first goal in the FA Cup was also his tenth goal for Exeter


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