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LOAN ROUND-UP: LAFFERTY NETS ON BLUES BOW

6 April 2016

Midweek action for four City players

KYLE Lafferty scored on his Birmingham City debut on Tuesday night, but couldn't prevent his side from going down to a 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton and Hove Albion in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Northern Ireland international put the hosts in front on 16 minutes, only for Seagulls defender Conor Goldson to glance home an equaliser before the half-hour.

Brighton would go on to secure all three points courtesy of Lewis Dunk's header early in the second half, leaving Gary Rowett's Birmingham in 9th place and 11 points off the play-offs.

Josh Murphy featured as a 65th minute substitute for MK Dons, with Karl Robinson's men falling to a 2-1 defeat at home to Wolves which leaves them six points short of safety.

The Dons struck first when Wolves defender Kortney Hause inadvertently diverted Carl Baker's cross into his own net, but saw the game turned on its head by two goals in four minutes during the second half.

George Saville's header just after the hour-mark pulled the visitors level, before Jack Price tapped home to leave MK Dons facing an uphill task to maintain their place in England's second tier.

really gotta dig deep now 😞😒😔😠 pic.twitter.com/j8eP5EcOTj

— Josh Murphy (@joshmurphy65) April 5, 2016
Michael Turner missed out on the matchday squad for Sheffield Wednesday's 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers, as did Harry Toffolo for Peterborough United's 2-0 defeat at Fleetwood Town in Sky Bet League One.

The third tier also saw Swindon Town in action, with midfielder Louis Thompson playing 90 minutes as the Robins were beaten 2-0 at relegation-threatened Oldham Athletic.

Liam Kelly opened the scoring for Oldham after just ten minutes, and the home side eventually secured victory eight minutes from time when Curtis Main headed past Swindon goalkeeper Tyrell Belford.

Finally, Ben Killip's Lowestoft Town were beaten 4-0 at promotion hopefuls Harrogate Town in the Vanarama National League North.



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