Norwich City loanee Mason Bloomfield earned Crawley Town three points in League Two with a headed goal in the 80th minute, while seven other Canaries were in action for their clubs over the weekend.
It’s now two goals in two games for Bloomfield, who rose above his marker to meet an Ashley Young cross and give Crawley a 2-1 win at home to Colchester United on Saturday.
It was an important victory for Crawley, who move up to 9th in the division, now level on points with Colchester and just two behind Swindon who are inside the play-off places.
Over in America, Tampa Bay Rowdies’ failure to win the USL Championship Eastern Conference was confirmed with a 1-1 draw at home to fellow title-chasers Indy Eleven on Sunday, with Caleb Richards playing the full 90 minutes.
Results elsewhere mean they’re 4th in the league with one game left, but no chance of catching Pittsburgh Riverhounds or Nashville – the two teams competing for the title on the final day.
One club looking good for their title challenge, however, is Wealdstone FC in the National League South. Aston Oxborough played in their 3-1 win away to Chelmsford City, a result which keeps them at the top of the table with 33 points.
Up in League One, Sean Raggett will be content with the job he did, after Portsmouth kept a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw at home to Gillingham on Saturday. Raggett thundered a header off the post as the result left Pompey in 16th and four points above the relegation zone.
Staying in the division, James Husband played 86 minutes of Blackpool’s 2-1 home defeat to Rotherham United on Saturday. Despite that, the Seasiders remain 6th in the league and are level on points with Fleetwood Town and Coventry City.
A couple of City loanees had minutes in the Eerste Divisie this weekend, with Charlie Gilmour playing all of SC Telstar’s 2-2 draw at FC Oss and Savvas Mourgos featuring in FC Dordrecht’s 3-2 away defeat to Excelsior. Telstar are now 13th in the league, while Dordrecht stay at the bottom of the table with six points from ten games.
Finally, Alfie Payne came on as a first-half substitute to contribute to King’s Lynn Town’s 2-2 draw at home to Chester FC on Saturday. King’s Lynn are now 3rd with 25 points, while Chester are 2nd with 26, so it was a game neither could afford to lose.
Players left on bench: Carlton Morris (Rotherham United)
Players not included in matchday squads: Rocky Bushiri (Blackpool), Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town), Daniel Barden (Bury Town)
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