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Loan Round-Up: Lots of opening weekend minutes for Norwich City's loanees

6 August 2019

Carlton Morris made a winning start to life on loan at Rotherham United as they beat AFC Wimbledon on the opening day of the Sky Bet League One season.

The Millers, playing their first match since relegation from the Championship, made a strong start and took the lead through Freddie Ladapo on 29 minutes.

Joe Pigott levelled the scores shortly after half-time but Rotherham made sure the points would head back to Yorkshire when Clark Robertson converted from a corner with just six minutes left.

Morris was introduced on 75 minutes by manager Paul Warne.

Elsewhere in League One, James Husband and Rocky Bushiri both featured for Blackpool in their 2-0 victory over Bristol Rovers.

Goals from Jay Spearing and Armand Gnanduillet gave new boss Simon Grayson three points to kickstart his second spell in charge.

Husband played 85 minutes at Bloomfield Road and was replaced by Bushiri.

Meanwhile, Sean Raggett was absent from Portsmouth’s 1-0 defeat at Shrewsbury.

In League Two, Mason Bloomfield came on as a second-half substitute in Crawley Town’s 2-1 defeat at Carlisle United.

All the goals came in the first-half. Harry McKirdy gave the hosts an early advantage but that was soon cancelled out by Bez Lubala on 16 minutes.

Stefan Scougall restored Carlisle’s lead shortly after and Crawley couldn’t respond for a second time.

Bloomfield played 27 minutes of the match after being introduced as a substitute just after the hour mark.

In the same division, Diallang Jaiyesimi came on as a stoppage-time substitute in Swindon Town’s 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United.

Two second-half goals from Jerry Yates and Keshi Anderson helped Swindon to victory on their opening day assignment.

Across the Atlantic in the USL Championship, Tampa Bay Rowdies maintained their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference standings with a 5-0 triumph over Charleston Battery - Caleb Richards once again played the full 90 minutes.

In the National League, Anthony Spyrou missed Chesterfield’s defeat at Dover Athletic through injury.

In the Scottish Premiership, Simon Power was also absent from Ross County’s 3-0 victory over Hamilton Academical.

In the Scottish Championship, Josh Coley started and played the first hour of Dunfermline Athletic’s 2-2 draw with Dundee on Friday evening.

Dunfermline led by two after goals from Ryan Dow and Kevin Nisbet but contentious penalties, both netted by Danny Johnson, helped Dundee fight back to take a point.

In National League South, Aston Oxborough made some crucial saves on his debut for Wealdstone in their 4-1 win over Dartford at the weekend.

And in the National League North, Alfie Payne was an unused substitute in King’s Lynn Town’s 3-0 defeat at Guiseley.


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