An update on our twelve players currently on loan…
Striker Alex Reid headlines the Loan Report this week after his winning penalty knocked Barnet out of the FA Trophy, securing AFC Fylde’s place in the semi-finals.
The on-loan forward came on for the Coasters on the half-hour mark and after 120 minutes of football, neither team could break the deadlock.
After Barnet missed two of their first three penalties in the shoot-out, Alex Reid stepped up to calmly send AFC Fylde into the next round.
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Ben Kennedy returned to the Newport squad after missing out on their win away at Notts County in midweek, but after coming on with half-an-hour to go, he could not help the Exiles from going down 2-0 away at MK Dons.
Back in the National League, James Ferry was introduced to Halifax Town’s game at home to Havant & Waterlooville with 20 minutes to go, as the sides shared the points in a goalless draw.
In the Southern League Premier Central, Joe White continued his hot-streak with two more goals in a 3-1 home win versus Lowestoft Town, assisting the other. In the same league, Harry Draper played 90 minutes in Hitchin Town’s 2-0 victory over Stratford Town.
After signing for Wingate & Finchley Town on Friday, Donovan Makoma played 90 minutes in their 2-1 defeat at home to Worthing in the Isthmian Premier.
At the same level of the pyramid but in the Premier South, the Kings Langley duo of Andronicos Georgiou and Dylan Switters both played in their comfortable 3-0 win over Beaconsfield Town.
With 15 minutes to go in the game, Switters' relentless running finally paid dividends, after pressing the opposition defender into losing the ball at the last line of defence, before calmly taking the ball around the goalkeeper to slot home. This comes just days after the midfielder was sent off for a second yellow card in their midweek fixture, and will therefore miss Kings Langley's next game at home to Merthyr Town.
Both Marcus Gouldbourne and Paul Field played 90 minutes for their Southern League Division One Central sides. Gouldbourne was once again Dunstable Town’s livewire in attack, but his efforts would come in vein as his side fell 5-0 away at Thame United.
Field, on the other hand, was part of the Aylesbury side that overcame a 2-1 first leg deficit, with a 2-0 win at home to Leighton Town in the semi-finals of the Bucks Charity Cup.
Finally, without a game at the weekend, both Theo Sackey-Mensah and Drilon Krasniqi played for Great Yarmouth Town on Wednesday night, in a 2-2 draw at Walsham le Willows.