Our weekly look at how our loanees are getting on
AJ Leitch-Smith made a dream full-debut for Dundee as they picked up their first win of the season against St Johnstone. The Town loanee scored either side of half time to give Dee a 2-0 lead – with his second goal a sweet finish after taking the ball down nicely in the box. Three penalties were then awarded in the final 15 minutes with St Johnstone scoring two of them and Dundee getting the other as the home side hung on to win 3-2.
Zak Jules’ Chesterfield side are now managerless after Gary Caldwell was sacked following their 2-1 defeat by Accrington Stanley. Chesterfield had a man sent-off at 0-0 and Accrington then took the lead through Billy Kee. However, the Spireites levelled from the spot, only for Stanley to score the winner in the 82nd minute. The result left Chesterfield just a point off the bottom of League Two and cost Caldwell his job.
Ryan Sears’ Newtown side put Aberystwyth Town to the sword on Saturday. Sear has been an ever-present at the heart of the Newtown defence and helped keep a clean-sheet in this one. At the other end, former Town scholar Joe Kenton grabbed a brace in the 4-0 victory. Elsewhere in Wales, Callum Roberts had to sit on the bench as TNS drew 0-0 with Cardiff Metropolitan University. Roberts had been an ever-present since joining the club, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Meanwhile, both of Town’s English Non-League players lost in the FA Cup this weekend. Tamworth were facing local rivals Stafford Rangers, but Shaun Rowley was ineligible for the fixture as the Lambs lost 1-0. Meanwhile. Earlier in the week, Rowley had been part of the Tamworth side which beat Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 – the first time they had beaten Kiddy since 2009.
Dom Smith’s Southport continued their bad form in the FA Cup. They were beaten 3-0 by Bradford Park Avenue, meaning they have now conceded 16 goals in their last four games.