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Loan Update

18 December 2017

A look at how our players are getting on away from the club

Weather once again disrupted this weekend’s action meaning just four of Town’s seven loan players were in action this weekend.

Ryan Sears’ Newtown side picked up an important win against Llandudno on Thursday night to lift themselves three points away from the relegation zone in the Welsh Premier League. Former Town Scholar Joe Kenton proved the hero after coming off the bench and scoring the winner. Luke Boundford had given Newtown the lead but Llandudno hit back on the hour mark and it was up to Kenton to find the winner.

Dundee’s upturn in form continued as they beat Partick Thistle 3-0. AJ Leitch-Smith was back in the starting eleven after a few weeks of coming off the bench and he played his part in Partick’s second goal that was scored by Mark O’Hara. The other two goals came from the spot courtesy of Sofien Moussa. The result lifted Dundee out of the relegation zone and moved them four points clear of their opponents who are at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership.

Shaun Rowley was also on the winning side as Tamworth beat Bradford Park Avenue in a seven goal thriller. Tamworth led 4-1 with 15 minutes remaining, but they almost threw it away as Bradford pulled two back in the space of five minutes. However, Tamworth held on for the victory which moves them up to eight in the National League North, just one place outside the play-offs.

Dom Smith’s Southport are still searching for their first win since September as they were beaten 3-2 by Boston United. Smith dropped to the bench for this game and Southport appeared to be in command when Jason Gilchrist gave them a 2-1 lead at the break, but two late goals meant Boston came out on top and Southport are now just one point above the relegation zone in National League North.

Finally, Halesowen, TNS and Stalybridge Celtic all had their games called off meaning John McAtee, Callum Roberts and Chris Gallagher all had the weekend off.

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