Newcastle Players Score Three in Rotherham’s 6-0 Win

Last Saturday Haris Vuckic scored twice and James Tavernier got the opener in Rotherham’s 6-0 trouncing of bottom of the league Notts County – formed in 1862 and one of the oldest club in the Football League.

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James Tavernier – in Rotherham colors

Rotherham are in 6th place in league One and currently in a playoff position – and 9 points off an automatic promotion place which are currently held by Wolves and Leyton Orient.

Haris and James are on loan at Rotherham though the end of the season and James opened the scoring with a terrific free kick which he put into the top left hand corner of the net with his right foot.

And then Haris scored the second after 16 minutes with a right footed belter into the top right hand corner, and Rotherham were 4-0 up at the break.

On 60 minutes Haris got Rotherham’s fifth goal, this time with his left foot into the top left hand corner.

Tavernier has now played 15 times with 3 goals and Vuckic 14 times with 3 goals for Rotherham, and both seem to be excelling at the League One club.

And in St. Mirren’s 2-0 home win against Kilmarnock on Saturday, Newcastle born Conor Newton scored the first goal after 79 minutes, when he smashed the ball into the net, and in that game Adam Campbell came on as a substitute after 89 minutes.

Conor has now played 30 times this season with four goals, after making 20 appearances at the club on loan last season with 3 goals.

And of course Conor scored in the Scottish League Cup Final in the 3-2 win over Hearts – a game in which Paul Dummett also played.

Adam Campbell has appeared 10 times with two goals for St. Mirren while on loan north of the border.

And in Greece last weekend Mehdi Abeid scored the third goal after 89 minutes in Panathinaikos’ 3-0 win at Olympiakos Piraeus.

Mehdi now has 25 appearances for Panathinaikos on loan this season with six goals, and he’s getting rave reports in Greece.

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