Take a look at how our youngsters got on away from the clubEthan Jones was back in the goals for Stourbridge this week as they maintained their play-off push with a 2-1 win over Ilkeston. Jones was on the scoresheet inside 6 minutes as he pounced on a Luke Benbow through ball before finishing past the Ilkeston ‘keeper. Ilkeston came back into it when they scored a penalty on 32 minutes, but Stourbridge retook the lead 15 minutes into the second half when Kennedy Digie finished after a Tom Tonks long throw. The result leaves Stourbridge in 4th place in the Evo-Stick Northern Premier Division on the weekend where Blyth Spartans were crowned league winners.
Sadly, it wasn’t such a good weekend for Town’s other loan players. Kaiman Anderson’s Oxford City were beaten 5-0 by Hampton and Richmond Borough. However, Kaiman only came on after 56 minutes with Oxford already losing 4-0.
Callum Burton’s AFC Telford United side were beaten 3-0 by Boston United. However, Callum actually put in a man of the match display despite the scoreline. Telford’s defence appeared to go missing on a warm afternoon in Lincoln and Burton made two or three world class save to keep the score respectable.
Meanwhile, it was a similar story for Shaun Rowley who also made some stunning saves in Slough Town’s 3-0 defeat by Kettering. It was nil-nil at half time, but Kettering put Slough to the sword in the second half and they could have scored more if it wasn’t for the goalkeeping of Rowley. That result leaves Slough in fourth place with three games of the season remaining.
Finally, Jim O’Brien and Callum Grogan were both unavailable on the weekend as Ross County drew 1-1 with Hamilton Academicals and Skelmersdale beat Frickley Athletic 3-1.