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LOAN ROUND-UP: TOFFOLO SCORES IN IRON DEFEAT

13 March 2017

Three players in action

HARRY Toffolo found the net for Scunthorpe United on Saturday, but couldn't prevent his side from ultimately falling to a 3-2 Sky Bet League One defeat at Gillingham.

The Iron went in front early on through Paddy Madden, before Toffolo's long-range effort on 73 minutes appeared to leave the Iron firmly in control.

However, the match turned in remarkable fashion, Josh Wright scoring a hat-trick of penalties late on to complete a dramatic comeback for the hosts.

Defeat means Scunthorpe are now winless in nine league games, dropping down to fifth in the league standings as a result.

One team more firmly rooted in midtable are Charlton Athletic, who remained in 14th courtesy of a 1-1 draw at home to Walsall.

Former City striker struck past Norwich's Declan Rudd a minute before the interval for the visitors, only for Tony Watt to level just after the hour-mark.

Over the border, fellow goalkeeper Remi Matthews remained on the bench as Hamilton Academical were convincingly beaten 4-0 at Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.

Four different players got on the scoresheet for the home side, with Hamilton now just a point above Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the bottom of the division.

A tier further down, Tony Andreu played just over an hour as Dundee United were beaten 1-0 by Hibernian in a top-of-the-table clash.

Jason Cummings' goal settled the contest, with each team having a player sent off - Cummings himself being dismissed in the second period following Lewis Toshney's first half red for United.

Back in England, Ray Grant was an unused substitute as Dagenham and Redbridge earned a late National League win over Forest Green.

Jordan Maguire-Drew put the home side in front on 53 minutes, ahead of Christian Doidge appearing to have rescued a point for the visitors with an 81st minute header.

That wouldn't be the case however, with Scott Doe notching in the dying moments to give the Daggers an invaluable win in their pursuit of promotion to the Football League.

Finally, Carlton Morris will link up with Rotherham United shortly as he moves closer to a full return from a hamstring injury suffered while representing City's Under-23s. 



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