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Loan Update

29 January 2018

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

Zak Jules made his Port Vale debut this weekend as they drew two-all with Colchester United. Jules started at on the left of a back three as Vale twice came from behind to earn a point. Former Shrewsbury Town loanee David Worrall got both of Vale’s goals, including an 87th minute equaliser. That point means that Vale remain in 18th place in Sky Bet League Two, seven points clear of the drop.

AJ Leitch-Smith scored a 98th minute winner for Dundee as they beat Hamilton Academical 2-1 on Saturday. Hamilton had taken a second minute lead and were still leading until they had David Templeton sent off in the 74th minute. Matthew Henvey then levelled three minutes after Templeton’s dismissal and Leitch-Smith bagged all three points late on with a poachers finish from eight yards. The result meant that Dundee leapfrogged Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership table.

Newtown are through to the Fifth Round of the Welsh Cup after a penalty shootout win over Flint Town. Ryan Sears played in the game, but Callum Roberts was cup-tied from his previous spell with TNS. The game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes meaning that extra time would be needed and both sides then grabbed a further goal in the extra 30 minutes to take it to penalties. Dave Jones then made himself the hero for Newtown, saving two spot kicks as they won 4-3 in the shootout.

Meanwhile, George Hughes and Chris Gallagher both came out on the wrong side of 1-0 score lines on Saturday. Hughes’ Clitheroe side were beaten by Tadcaster Albion, although Hughes was singled out for special praise by Clitheroe Manager and former Shrewsbury Town Coach Simon Haworth. Whilst, Gallagher played 65 minutes in Stalybridge Celtic’s defeat to Barwell.

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