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Loan Round-Up: Fortuna Sittard win promotion

30 April 2018

It was a memorable Saturday for City youngster Todd Cantwell as he helped Fortuna Sittard clinch a return to the Eredivisie for the first time in 16 years with a 1-0 victory over PSV II.

Sittard needed a win to ensure a second-place finish in the Eerste Divisie, which would have confirmed promotion with leaders Ajax II unable to go up.

Cantwell assisted Finn Stokkers to score the only goal of the match, sparking jubilant scenes among the home supporters at the Fortuna Sittard Stadion.

What a feeling! Promotion to the @eredivisie I can’t put into words how much this club believed in me and @FortunaSittard have a place in my heart! Back to where we belong! #oneteamonedream #TC36 pic.twitter.com/ypAG7ZDBEx

— Todd Cantwell (@ToddCantwell_10) April 29, 2018

Closer to home, Plymouth Argyle kept their hopes of a Sky Bet League One play-off place alive with a 2-1 victory over fourth-place Rotherham United.

Remi Matthews was named Man of the Match at Home Park as Graham Carey netted a late spot kick for the three points.

In the same division, Shrewsbury Town drew 1-1 with Blackpool with Ben Godfrey absent from action but Carlton Morris there with another 90 minutes.

Salop have a third place finish already confirmed in League One and their eyes will be firmly set on the upcoming play-offs when the regular season finishes next weekend.

In League Two, Grimsby Town secured safety after Jamille Matt's injury-time winner helped them beat Notts County 2-1. Diallang Jaiyesimi was an unused substitute at Blundell Park.

Adam Phillips didn't feature in Cambridge United's matchday squad as they were beaten 2-1 by Newport.

Also, Paul Jones was an unused substitute for Exeter City as they went down 3-1 at Stevenage.

The National League season ended at the weekend, bringing to an end loan spells for Louis Ramsay, Michee Efete and Ebou Adams.

There was disappointment for Ramsay and Woking as they suffered relegation to the sixth-tier of English football with a 2-1 defeat at home to Dover Athletic, although the City full-back did rack up another 90 minutes in their loss.

Efete played 90 minutes as already-relegated Torquay United brought to an end their season with a 1-1 draw at home to Ebbsfleet United.

However, there was positive news for Adams and Leyton Orient as they ended their campaign with a 3-1 victory at Gateshead. 

In Scotland, Russell Martin played 90 minutes as Rangers were beaten 5-0 by Celtic in the Old Firm derby.

In the Championship, Yanic Wildschut wasn't included in Cardiff City's matchday squad for their 2-0 victory over Hull City.

In Germany, Marcel Franke's Dynamo Dresden were beaten 2-1 by Fortuna Dusseldorf and in non-league, Jake Hallett played 90 minutes for Mildenhall Town as they were beaten 3-1 at Aveley.


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