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LOAN WATCH | Trio earn first victories

First victories and more minutes

12 February 2024

Feature

LOAN WATCH | Trio earn first victories

First victories and more minutes

12 February 2024

Billy Waters, Dan Davies and Owen Cushion all claimed their first victories for their loan clubs over the weekend, as we take a closer look at how the weekend unfolded for our players out on loan.

Davies and Cushion were the first players in action, as Colwyn Bay took on Aberystwyth Town in their second fixture since the start of Phase Two.

Prior to the game, the duo had started every game since joining the Seagulls and they were named once again in Steve Evans’ starting eleven.

They were winless in seven in the Cymru Premier, including two tight defeats to Penybont and Pontypridd United.

However, their fortunes changed in front of the television cameras, as they earned victory for the first time in league action since November.

Davies featured until half-time, meanwhile Cushion played another important 90 minutes, moving the Seagulls one point away from avoiding the relegation zone.

Across the border in the EFL, Rovers and Waters built on their point at Sutton United by securing an important home win.

Waters again featured for more than an hour for the Yorkshire side, but in a slightly deeper role than supporters have been accustomed too.

Joe Ironside continued his scoring form by taking the lead against Tranmere Rovers, before Josh Hawkes equalised on the hour mark.

They reclaimed the lead four minutes later through Hakeeb Adelakun and once the advantage was restored, Waters was replaced by Harrison Biggins.

Elsewhere in the division, Jake Bickerstaff was named by in the starting line-up by John Coleman for successive appearances.

He led the line at Stadium MK but was replaced at the break as Coleman opted for a personnel change.

The game ended in defeat for Stanley, and they currently sit in 13th place in Sky Bet League Two.

Due to fixture scheduling, there was no football for Scott Butler at the weekend, but Marine are back in action tomorrow evening against Everton.

It could be his first appearance for the Lilywhites in the Liverpool Senior Cup, and he will be looking to building on two impressive performances at the heart of their defence.

 


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