Dale Gorman played in midfield and set up the opening goal as Stevenage recorded an important victory in League 2 at Morcombe.
Stevenage won 2-0 with Gorman crossing perfectly for Matt Godden to head the opener.
Seamus Coleman will also have been happy with his day. He was in the Everton side that battled to a 1-1 draw at Manchester City where the home side saw two penalties saved by the Everton keeper, Maarten Stekelenburg.
Stephen McLaughlin featured for Southend United in their League 1 victory over Chesterfield (1-0).
Conrad Logan had to be content with a place among the substitutes as Rochdale beat Bury 2-0.
And another Donegal goalkeeper, Shay Given, was among the subs as Stoke City won at home to Sunderland.
Carl McHugh remains on the injured list so didn't feature for Motherwell as they lost 2-0 at Celtic in the SPL.