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LOAN WATCH | Thumping victory and agonising defeats

Check out how our loan players got in this week's Loan Watch

21 February 2024

Feature

LOAN WATCH | Thumping victory and agonising defeats

Check out how our loan players got in this week's Loan Watch

21 February 2024

After another round of fixtures has passed, it was another big week for our players that are out on loan with an important victory and agonising defeats.

Closer to the STōK Cae Ras, Colwyn Bay suffered a narrow defeat in the Welsh Cup Quarter Finals, seeing their campaign come to an end in a five-goal thriller.

With the split in the JD Cymru Premier now in full effect, Steve Jones’ side made the journey south to take on Cardiff Met who sit just outside of the European Conference League qualification places.

Owen Cushion was named in the starting lineup for the Seagulls, and he featured for 85 minutes of the tie before being substituted.

After falling a goal behind in the opening quarter of an hour, it was former Wrexham AFC Academy product and Wrexham Red Dragons player Dan Jones who found the equaliser just before half time.

Cushion and the Bay managed to grab control of the game in the second half, and they took their chance to go ahead when it came through Udoyen Akpan.

However, that lead was to be short lived as two goals in the space of ten minutes resulted in Met re-establishing the advantage and ensuring their place in the Semi-Final.

Across the border and in Sky Bet League Two, both Jake Bickerstaff and Billy Waters earned more minutes for their respective clubs.

Bickerstaff was handed another start by Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman, as he featured for 56 minutes in their fixture against Colchester United.

It finished 1-1 at the Colchester Community Stadium, as an own goal ten minutes from time managed to salvage a point for Stanley.

Billy Waters came off the bench to help Doncaster Rovers secure a thumping 5-1 victory against Grimsby Town.

He replaced Harrison Biggins on the 65th minute with the score at 3-1 and Waters added to their attacking firepower with Rovers winning 5-1 at the final whistle.

Elsewhere Scott Butler continued his impressive form at Marine with yet another position in the starting lineup.

It was an intense top of the table clash as they visited the Northern Premier League leaders Radcliffe Borough.

Butler donned the number two shirt and played the full 90 minutes in the defeat which saw them slip one position into fourth place.


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