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Loan Round-Up: Shrewsbury pick up vital win

19 March 2018

Shrewsbury Town moved back into the Sky Bet League One automatic promotion spots after coming from behind to beat Scunthorpe United 2-1 on Saturday.

Salop trailed after only eight minutes when a Josh Morris free-kick found the net but goals in the second-half from Jon Nolan and Stefan Payne helped Paul Hurst’s side pick up a valuable three points on the road.

Ben Godfrey and Carlton Morris both started the match at Glanford Park with Godfrey featuring for 32 minutes and Morris being substituted with a few minutes to play.

Plymouth Argyle were also victorious in League One at the weekend with a thrilling 3-2 victory over local rivals Bristol Rovers at Home Park.

Chris Lines gave the away side the advantage early on but Jamie Ness headed home to equalise for the Pilgrims, although Ellis Harrison restored the visitors’ lead within moments of the scores being level.

However, two second-half goals from Ness again and then Graham Carey helped make it eight wins in nine unbeaten games for an in-form Plymouth with Remi Matthews once again playing 90 minutes.

In League Two, Diallang Jaiyesimi was introduced as a second-half substitute in Grimsby Town’s 3-1 defeat to local rivals Lincoln City. Meanwhile, Paul Jones was an unused substitute in Exeter City’s defeat at Morecambe.

In Scotland, Kenny McLean played 90 minutes for Aberdeen as they beat Dundee 1-0 in the Scottish Premiership.

Graeme Shinnie’s close-range strike was enough for the Dons to close the gap on second-place Rangers to just two points.

The Gers were beaten 1-0 at home to Kilmarnock which made it back-to-back defeats at Ibrox, although Russell Martin did play 90 minutes after missing last weekend’s Old Firm Derby defeat through injury.

In the same division, Hearts won for the first time in five matches with a 3-0 victory over Partick Thistle with Steven Naismith among the goalscorers.

In the National League, Louis Ramsay played for the first time in six weeks as he came on for the final 13 minutes of Woking’s 2-2 draw with Wrexham.

A place above Woking in the table are Leyton Orient and they also drew at the weekend against Eastleigh with Ebou Adams playing 90 minutes.

In 2. Bundesliga, Marcel Franke played 90 minutes but couldn’t prevent Dynamo Dresden being beaten 4-2 at Ingolstadt.

Todd Cantwell (Fortuna Sittard), Adam Phillips (Cambridge United), Michee Efete (Torquay United) and Jake Hallett (Mildenhall Town) didn’t feature for their sides at the weekend with Yanic Wildschut also absent from action because Cardiff City’s trip to Derby County was postponed due to the adverse weather.

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