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Loan Rovers

25 February 2014

All but two of Rovers' players out on loan saw game time in a busy few days of football action.

In the Championship, a fourth minute strike from Jim O'Brien saw Barnsley claim the points at home to Millwall.

DJ Campbell played the full match for the Lions as Barnsley closed the gap between the two sides to just three points.

But David Goodwillie wasn't involved as Blackpool lost 2-1 at home to Birmingham City.

Sheffield Wednesday won on their travels at Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town at the weekend as goals from Jeremy Helan and Jacques Maghoma gave the Owls a 2-0 win. Leon Best started the match on the bench, coming on after 66 minutes.

Leon Best scores for Sheffield Wednesday

Monday evening saw Best back in action as Wednesday took on Charlton Athletic in the rearranged FA Cup tie at Hillsborough.

However it was to be a bittersweet night for the striker as he scored his first goal for the Owls but it wasn't enough as Charlton progressed to the 6th round of the competition courtesy of a 2-1 win.

Callum Harriott opened the scoring in the first half before Best levelled on 57 minutes, however parity lasted just eight minutes as Simon Church grabbed the eventual winner for the Addicks who now face Sheffield United in the quarter-finals.

The big match in League One on Saturday saw Brentford and Wolverhampton Wanderers go head-to-head at Griffin Park.

Alan Judge played the full match for the Bees, but it was the visitors who ran out comfortable winners as a first half goal from James Henry was added to by a brace from Michael Jacobs.

The win sees Wolves move up to second in League One on the same number of points leaders Leyton Orient. Brentford a point further back.

In La Liga on Sunday Rayo Vallecano remain in the relegation places as they slipped to a 1-0 home defeat by Seville. A game in which Ruben Rochina was an unused substitute.

Ross County got back to winning ways in the Scottish Premiership as they defeated St. Mirren 2-1 at the Global Energy Stadium

Jordan Slew played all but four minutes, whilst Yann Songo'o played the entire match as the Staggies picked up three points to move away from the relegation places.

Both Songo'o and Slew could have scored before Yoann Arquin opened the scoring for the home side before the break.

St. Mirren levelled just past the hour mark through John McGinn, but a Melvin De Leeuw strike seven minutes from time secured the points.

In the Skrill Premier, John O'Sullivan scored his first goal for Southport but it wasn't enough to prevent the Sandgrounders slipping to a 3-1 away defeat at Forest Green.

Both O'Sullivan and Kellen Daly played the full match for Southport and although after trailing by two goals the Rovers midfielder scored on 48 minutes to reduce the deficit, the visitors conceded a third late on.

There were mixed fortunes for the Rovers players plying their trade in League Two.

Anton Forrester played 55 minutes for Bury as the Shakers scored a last minute winner to defeat AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow.

But Anthony O'Connor and Alex Marrow were both on the losing side as Torquay United lost 1-0 away at Accrington Stanley, and Fleetwood lost 1-0 at Mansfield Town. Both players played the full ninety minutes.

On the winning side was Jack O'Connell's Rochdale. As they maintained their promotion push with a 1-0 win away at Exeter City.

Jamie Allen's goal on the stroke of half-time saw Dale move back into the top three. O'Connell played the full match once more.

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