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Boy Don good as Healy hits winner

Goal-shy hitman David Healy completed a dream debut for Doncaster Rovers yesterday when he re-discovered his goal-scoring boots by bagging the winning goal in their 2-1 victory over Millwall.

The struggling Northern Ireland ace, on a month’s loan from Sunderland where he has failed to kick a ball this season, hadn’t hit the net in a competitive game since playing for Ipswich on loan in February.

But the 31-year-old — Northern Ireland’s all-time leading goalscorer — showed his magic of the past when he struck in clinical fashion on 51 minutes, tucking the ball away from 12 yards out.

He will now hope to build on yesterday’s strike to secure a permanent deal to Rovers in the January transfer window.

Healy’s winner for Donny sparked a Northern Ireland goal blitz in England yesterday.Internationals Martin Paterson (2), Gareth McAuley, Michael O’Connor and Warren Feeney were all on target.

Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington, who names his squad for the home friendly against Morocco on November 17 tomorrow, will be taking notes after his side’s failure to beat the Faroe Islands last month.

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