Matty Longstaff was back in Aberdeen’s squad on Saturday after being left out last weekend. The midfielder came on for the injured Declan Gallagher in the first half of a 1-0 win at home against Hibernian.
Longstaff struggled in possession completing just 60% of his passes. The midfielder did contribute 2 tackles and 1 clearance in helping his team keep a clean sheet. American striker Christian Ramirez bagged his 5th goal of the campaign with a first-half strike.
That was all The Dons needed as they end a five-match losing streak with the win. For Matty, it was just his second appearance in the last five matches after starting his first two.
Kell Watts continues to rack up minutes on the pitch for Wigan. The defender has played every minute in the league since he joined in August. Kell helped The Latics keep a clean sheet in a 2-0 win at Wimbledon on Saturday.
A second-half own goal from Paul Kalambayi and a goal from Republic of Ireland international James McClean a few minutes later clinched the 3 points for Wigan. They remain third in League One just two points behind Plymouth but with 2 games in hand. Kell spent last season on loan with The Pilgrims.
Rodrigo Vilca got off the mark for Doncaster on Saturday in a 3-2 win at home against Cheltenham. The second-half strike from the Peruvian proved the match-winner. Here is a short video of Rodrigo’s goal.
¡PERO QUÉ GOLAZO ???! Así fue el primer gol de Rodrigo Vilca con el Doncaster Rovers. @RodrigoVilca27
— Fanáticos del Fútbol – Perú (@fanaticospe) October 23, 2021
The 22-year-old was not in Doncaster’s squad in their mid-week defeat at Gillingham. However, Vilca was handed a start on Saturday which was his fourth since joining on loan.
Doncaster took a 2-0 lead into halftime with goals from Joe Dodoo and Tom Anderson. Vilca added the third ten minutes after the break. Cheltenham brought two back but one was well into extra time to make the final score 3-2.
Lewis Cass put in an excellent display in Port Vale’s 3-0 win at home against Colchester on Saturday. Jake Turner was an unused substitute for visitors. Cass had 3 interceptions and 4 clearances in helping keep the clean sheet.
James Gibbons bagged a brace within 16 minutes before Aaron Martin added a third in the second half. The win places Port Vale second in League Two behind Forest Green.
Tom Allan and Oisin McEntee both started Greenock Morton’s 0-0 draw at Queen of the South. Allan lasted 78 minutes before being replaced by striker Gary Oliver in the 78th minute. It was Allan’s fifth start of the campaign.
McEntee was also starting his fifth match. He’s played every minute since joining the Scottish Championship club in September. Unfortunately, the club haven’t won since our two lads joined and have just one win all season.