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LOAN ROUND-UP: NINE PLAYERS IN ACTION

18 April 2016

Kean makes debut, Norman scores a last-minute winner

JOSH Murphy got an assist but the odds are against MK Dons prolonging their stay in the Sky Bet Championship after they drew 1-1 with Preston North End.

Nicky Maynard converted the winger's cross to bring Karl Robinson's side level after Jermaine Beckford had fired the home side into a sixth-minute lead.

A dramatic end to the match generated an unlikely goalkeeping hero for the Dons in Alex Revell - the striker took on the gloves following the dismissal of Cody Cropper, saving Joe Garner's penalty to preserve a point for his team.

Murphy missed a late opportunity to win it for the stugglers, who are now nine points from safety with just 12 left to play for.
 


Elsewhere in the division Kyle Lafferty came on a second half substitute for Birmingham City, with Gary Rowett's men going down 2-1 at home to promotion-chasing Burnley.

The match was evenly-poised after Jacques Maghoma levelled it up following George Boyd's opener, but Andre Gray's finish into the roof of the net proved the winning goal with Lafferty coming on for the final 11 minutes.

At Hillsborough, Sheffield Wednesday were held to a 1-1 draw by Ipswich Town but Michael Turner wasn't involved for the Owls.

In Sky Bet League, Jake Kean made his Swindon Town debut in their 1-0 loss to Bury at the County Ground.

Kean and Louis Thompson each completed 90 minutes as Danny Mayor's header midway through the second half kept Bury above their hosts in the table.

Coventry City secured their first win in six league matches, coming from behind to beat ten-man Millwall 2-1 thanks to goals from John Fleck and Marcus Tudgay.

Norwich pair James Maddison and Jacob Murphy are both on loan to the Sky Blues, with Maddison coming on as a 36th-minute substitute in place of Romain Vincelot. Murphy was an unused substitute.

Remi Matthews was on the winning side for the first time in a Doncaster Rovers shirt as they shocked leaders Wigan Athletic.

There it is the luck we needed and the result we deserved, if we can beat them we can beat anyone,on to the next one #believe@drfc_official

— remi matthews (@Remi_matthews) April 16, 2016
Andy Butler scored twice in a 3-1 victory for Darren Ferguson's team at the Keepmoat Stadium, their first three points in 17 matches.

Also in third tier, Jamar Loza came on for the last five minutes in Southend United's 1-0 defeat to Walsall, but Harry Toffolo wasn't involved in Peterborough United's matchday squad for their 4-1 triumph at Colchester United.

In the Vanarama National League Cameron Norman scored a memorable first senior goal, securing Woking a 2-1 win at high-flying Forest Green Rovers with a stoppage time strike.

What a result today!! Support was 🔥🔥 as always, buzzing to get stuck in with you all at the end, made up to get the winner 😁😜✅ #cardinals🔴

— Cameron Norman (@CameronNorman95) April 16, 2016
Norman powered a shot beyond Steve Arnold to earn the Cards their first league win since January 9, lifting them up to 14th place in the division.

Ben Killip kept goal for Lowestoft Town in their Vanarama National League North 1-1 draw away to Gainsborough Trinity. The Suffolk side remain embroiled in a tense relegation battle with four games left to play.

Finally, Ricky van Wolfswinkel was an unused Real Betis substitute for their 1-1 draw away to Celta Vigo on Saturday.



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