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Monday 01 Nov 2021
Northern Ireland striker on target for Charlton

Striker Conor Washington scored from the penalty spot as Charlton Athletic recorded a resounding 4-0 home win over Doncaster Rovers at the weekend to ease their League One relegation worries. 

The 29-year-old ended his two-month goal drought when he clinically converted his 34th minute spot kick to chalk up his second goal of the campaign for the Addicks.

Also on target in League One was Cheltenham Town frontman Kyle Vassell who took his tally for the season to four as Michael Duff’s side drew 2-2 at home to Sheffield Wednesday who had on-loan Bailey Peacock-Farrell in goal for them.

In the Premier League Stuart Dallas, Jonny Evans and Craig Cathcart all completed 90 minutes, while Jamal Lewis continues to be an unused substitute for Newcastle United.

There was good news for international boss Ian Baraclough as Ali McCann, who had been out of action for three weeks with an ankle injury, lined out for Preston North End for the second time in four days as they defeated Luton Town 2-0 at Deepdale on Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Championship striker Shayne Lavery remains sidelined with a hamstring complaint, though Daniel Ballard, George Saville, Paddy McNair and Jordan Thompson all started for their respective clubs while Josh Magennis was a 63rd minute substitute for struggling Hull City who lost 1-0 at home to Coventry.

Meanwhile, back in League One, Shane Ferguson provided an assist for Rotherham United’s third goal as the Millers put five past promotion hopefuls Sunderland who had Carl Winchester and Tom Flanagan in their back-line and Corry Evans coming on for the last half hour as a substitute.  

In Scotland Rangers came from a goal down to hammer 10-man Motherwell 6-1 at Fir Park to stay top of the Scottish Premiership, four points ahead of fierce rivals Celtic.

Thirty-six-year-old Steven Davis, who weighed in with an assist for the Gers' fifth, was again hugely influential throughout the 90 minutes and earned special praise from manager Steven Gerrard after the game. 

“It was an absolute midfield masterclass,” he told the club website, “everything you need to do as a midfielder, and not just the passing and the running, but the second balls and the positional play was outstanding.”

After a busy week away with Northern Ireland Rachel Furness was back in club action when she came on for the last quarter of Liverpool Women’s 2-0 success at home to Lewes who had international colleague Rebecca McKenna in their starting XI. 

Liverpool Women are now second in the Championship, two points behind Sarah McFadden’s Durham side who retained pole position following their single goal victory over London City Lionesses.

There was, however, disappointment for Demi Vance after Rangers Women were beaten 1-0 by Celtic in the quarter-finals of the SWPL Cup. 

Finally, teenager Conor Bradley relished his new role as a right-sided midfielder for Liverpool U23s at the weekend when he assisted two of the three goals his side scored against Derby County in the U23 Premier League.