ROVERS winger Keith Gillespie was also on song for Northern Ireland in Copenhagen, setting up a second half equaliser for Phil Mulryne.

But Welsh boss Mark Hughes was left cursing his luck after his side failed to polish off Armenia after a 0-0 stalemate in front of just 18,000 fans at the Millennium Stadium.

Henning Berg will also be disappointed by Norway's form in group five after their 3-0 defeat in Poland left them rock-bottom.

Turkey remain on course for at least a play-off place, however, after beating Slovakia 1-0 without Rovers midfielder Tugay.

Rovers' Academy teams enjoyed an excellent weekend after chalking up maximum points from two exhausting away trips.

Scottish Under 16 International Ian Black scored a hat-trick in the Under 17s 3-0 victory at Watford, including two penalties and a 'wonder' goal.

And prolific marksman Jonathan Walters was on target twice for the Under 19s as they won 3-2 at Norwich. Defender Michael Taylor bagged the other.