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Loan Update

16 October 2017

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

With George Hughes joining Colwyn Bay last week, Town now have eight players out on loan, although Zak Jules is currently out with a long-term injury.

Hughes made his debut as a 69th minute substitute as Colwyn Bay drew 1-1 with Tadcaster. Colwyn Bay were 1-0 up before the break thanks to Sam Barnes, but Tadcaster’s Josh Barrett took advantage of some lax defending to equalise in the 86th minute.

Callum Roberts had the best weekend as TNS powered past Prestatyn Town. TNS had only drawn in midweek, but they made up for that disappointment with a 6-1 demolition job. Roberts played the full ninety minutes as goals from Seargeant (2), Draper, Routledge, Darlington and Mullan kept TNS top.

Elsewhere in the Welsh Premier League, Newtown were beaten 3-1 by Bala Town. Ryan Sears once again played the full game as former Town Scholar Joe Kenton drew Newtown level, but Bala scored twice in two second half minutes to give them the victory.

Up in Scotland, Dundee were unlucky not to come away with at least a point after their encounter with Celtic. AJ Leitch-Smith started the game and played 60 minutes, but a minute after he was substituted Celtic scored the only goal of the game as Olivier Ntcham scored from outside the box. Dundee have a good shout for a penalty late on, but the referee waved away the appeals.

John McAtee’s Halesowen side were easily beaten by top of the table Altringham. Halesowen, who are currently 21st in the Evo-Stick Northern Premier League and performed well in the first-half, going into the break at 0-0, but Altringham scored 40 seconds after the interval and eventually won 3-0.

Meanwhile, Shaun Rowley and Dom Smith weren’t in action this weekend as their opponents were in FA Cup action.

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