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Loan Round-Up: Nine players in weekend action

25 September 2017

Shrewsbury Town extended their unbeaten league run on Saturday, although came within minutes of collecting all three Sky Bet League One points against Blackburn Rovers.

Heading into the match having collected 22 points from their opening eight games, Town seemed poised for another maximum haul when Toto Nsiala put them in front just before the hour-mark.

However, Blackburn equalised five minutes from time when Bradley Dack struck, meaning Paul Hurst's high-flying Shrews were restricted to a draw.

City's Ben Godfrey continued his run of starts for the hosts, being replaced in injury-time by Ebou Adams.

Carlton Morris also featured in the match, coming on as a late substitute as he he completed his return from a minor injury.

In the same division, Harry Toffolo came on during the second half as Doncaster Rovers swept to a convincing 3-0 with at Plymouth Argyle.

Andy Butler, John Marquis and Alfie May scored for the away side, with Argyle reduced to ten men on 80 minutes when defender Sonny Bradley was sent off for an off-the-ball incident.

A level further down, Diallang Jaiyesmi's 71st minute introduction off the bench couldn't prevent Grimsby Town falling to a 1-0 defeat at Newport County.

With Town already trailing to Padraig Amond's strike when Jaiyesimi entered the fray, the Norwich youngster went closest to snatching a point for his side but saw a shot saved by goalkeeper Joe Day.

It was a difficult afternoon for Sean Ragget's Lincoln City too, with The Imps beaten 4-1 at Notts County as The Magpies extended their winning run to five league games.

Lincoln found themselves up against it from the 28th minute when Billy Knott was sent off, and fell behind soon after when Jon Stead converted via a deflection.

Danny Cowley's men responded well, and hauled themselves level early in the second half when Harry Anderson headed home.

However, the game moves away from them after Matt Tootle added Notts County's second, with Jorge Grant making it 3-1 before former City player Terry Hawkridge completed the scoring late on.

In the Vanarama National League, Michee Efete's Torquay United are still looking for their first win following a 1-0 home defeat to Macclesfield Town this weekend.

Scott Wilson's 49th minute strike proved enough to settle the contest, with Efete playing the full 90 minutes for a Torquay side who find themselves eight points of safety after 12 games.

A frequent teammate of Efete in City's Development Squad last term, Louis Ramsay, missed Woking's 2-1 victory at AFC Fylde through injury.

Further afield, Joe Crowe played the final eleven minutes to help Limerick over the line as they closed out a 2-1 victory over Cork City in the League of Ireland Premier Division.

Facing their Munster rivals and champions-in-waiting, Limerick produced a fine display to take the points with Rodrigo Tosi and Shane Tracy on target for the hosts.

More locally, Henry Pollock played  the opening 73 minutes for Norwich United on Saturday as they won 2-0 against Isthmian Football League North Division leaders Hornchurch United.


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