Corry Evans and Jordan Rhodes were both on the winning side for their respective countries on Sunday.
The two Rovers' representatives both saw game time on a successful day for Northern Ireland and Scotland.
At Windsor Park, Corry Evans played the whole of the second half as Northern Ireland kept pace with Romania at the top of their group with a 2-1 win over Finland.
Two first half goals from Kyle Lafferty put the home side in control, and although an injury-time strike from Berat Sadik made it a nervy ending, Northern Ireland saw the match out to claim the victory.
There was a larger margin of victory at Hampden Park as Scotland defeated minnows Gibraltar 6-1.
Shaun Maloney put the home side in front from the spot, but they were left stunned moments later when a goal from Lee Casciaro, Gibraltar's first in competitive football, saw the underdogs level.
But by half-time the Scots were well in control as a further penalty from Maloney was converted between goals from Steven Fletcher and Steven Naismith.
Jordan Rhodes came on just past the hour mark and he laid on Scotland's fifth for Fletcher, and the Sunderland forward completed his hat-trick on full-time.
Scotland remain third in their group but have closed the gap on leaders Poland to just one point after the latest round of matches.