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Loan Update

3 April 2018

A look at how our players got on away from the club

The Easter Weekend promised to be a busy one for our players that are currently plying their trade away from the club, but the weather did its best to disrupt the game.

From a scheduled eight matches that were due to involve our players over the weekend, just three actually got underway, with our players picking up just a single point from those three fixtures.

That point came up in Scotland where AJ Leitch-Smith’s Dundee came back from a goal down to register a draw against Hearts. Hearts took the lead inside two minutes when Ross Callachan finished off a long passing sequence, but Dundee struck back midway through the first-half when Sofien Moussa bundled in an excellent cross from Roarie Deacon. AJ was only required for the final five minutes in this one, coming on for Moussa, but he couldn’t find a late winner.

Newtown’s game against Carmarthen went ahead on Saturday, but they were beaten 3-2. Former Town man Ethan Jones had put the Robins in front with a skilful finish, but Carmarthen led 2-1 at the break and made life even more difficult when they scored two minutes into the second-half. Town youngster Callum Roberts did manage to get a goal back in the 90th minute, but it proved to be just a consolation for Roberts and Ryan Sears’ side.

Finally, Stourbridge managed to get one of their two games on over the weekend when they faced Halesowen Town in a local derby. Chris Gallagher made yet another start for the Glassboys, but they were beaten 1-0 thanks to a goal from Ahmed Ali.

The games that were called off due to waterlogged pitches included Stourbridge’s Easter Monday game at home to Stafford Rangers, AFC Telford United’s games away at Blyth Spartans and at home to Leamington, and Clitheroe’s games away at Brighouse Town and at home to Colne. Therefore, John McAtee and George Hughes saw no match action this weekend.

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