Elliot Anderson started for Bristol Rovers in a 4-0 win at Stevenage. The attacking midfielder put on a fine display as he opened his account for Joey Barton’s side while adding an assist.
With Rovers leading 1-0, Anderson passed the ball from the right side of the box. He took a step before planting the ball in the far corner to make it 2-0 just after the break. Le Gas added two more for the lopsided victory.
Elliot put on a Man of the Match type display this afternoon. Along with his goal and assist, he provided 4 key passes, 5 crosses and 3 clearances while completing 83% of his 70+ passes.
Matty Longstaff started for Mansfield Town in a 1-1 draw at Newport County. The Stags took the lead with an own goal from Josh Pask after Stephen McLaughlin’s shot was deflected into the net in the 68th minute.
Mansfield’s John-Joe O’Toole was sent off five minutes later. Newport received a stiff penalty after a shot hit the arm of a Mansfield player. Dom Telford converted the penalty to tie the game.
Matty was taken off in the 83rd minute for striker Josh Bowery just after Newport equalized. The 21-year-old provided 3 key assists in the afternoon playing a deep midfield role.
After about 9 minutes of added time, the match ended with one goal apiece. The point keeps Mansfield unbeaten at 12 games. They are 6th in the Ligue 2 standings.
Joe White started Hartlepool’s game this afternoon against Sutton United at home. The visitors got off to a fast start with a goal from right-back Joseph Kizzi in the 3rd minute.
Pools equalized through Tom Crawford early in the second half. White was replaced by Marcus Carver in the 69th minute. He had a decent performance playing on the left side of a top three.
Jeff Hendrick started and played the whole game in QPR’s 1-1 draw at home to Hull City. Hendrick had a busy afternoon completing over 80% of his 71 passes. The point keeps QPR fourth in the Championship table.
Oisin McEntee started again for Greenock Morton as they fell 1-0 to Hamilton. The loss ends a three-game unbeaten streak for McEntee’s loan club.
Kel Watts was an unused substitute for Wigan in their 1-1 draw with League One leaders Rotherham on Friday.