Take a look at how players are getting on away from the clubTown’s loan players continue to see plenty of game time away from the club as the season begins to reach its climax.
Saturday was a particularly successful day for Town’s young goalkeepers as both kept clean-sheets in their team’s respective fights for promotion and relegation. Shaun Rowley’s Slough Town remain in fourth in the Evo-Stick Southern Premier Division after a comfortable 3-0 win over Kings Lynn on Saturday. Slough were rarely troubled as Chris Flood and Simon Dunn gave them a 2-0 half time lead. Liam Enver-Marum added a third in the second half, his first goal for the club. Rowley was a passenger for most of the afternoon, but did well when called upon.
Callum Burton kept his second clean sheet in a week as AFC Telford eased their relegation worries. Telford had beaten relegation rivals Stalybridge Celtic 2-0 earlier in the week and followed that up with a 1-0 win over Worcester City, who also sit below Telford in the table. Former Town man John Marsden scored the only goal of the game at the New Bucks Head, a result which leaves Telford nine points clear of the relegation zone with five games remaining.
Meanwhile, young striker Kaiman Anderson was part of the Oxford City side which beat Bishop’s Stortford 2-0. Anderson started the game and played 66 minutes, in which Oxford scored both their goals. The first came from Ezra Forde from the edge of the box and the second was scored from the penalty spot by Scott Davies. Anderson was removed straight after the second goal after playing his part in a strong Oxford performance.
Callum Grogan’s Skelmersdale side put in a spirited display against Halesowen Town. Skelmersdale were relegated last weekend, but put on a far better showing against Halesowen, eventually losing 1-0. Grogan started at the heart of the Skelmersdale back four and they held out until the second half before conceding.
Jim O’Brien made a brief substitute appearance on Saturday. Ross County were already 2-1 down after Kris Doolan scored his 100th and 101st goals for Partick Thistle. Former Town trialist Craig Curran got County’s goal, but O’Brien couldn’t help find a late equaliser after coming on in the 80th minute. Meanwhile, Ethan Jones did not play for Stourbridge on Saturday.