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Loan Round-Up: Power brace gives King’s Lynn all three points

9 March 2020

Simon Power was the hero for King’s Lynn Town as he scored a goal in each half to end Gateshead's three-month unbeaten run on Saturday.

The Irish midfielder was the side’s sole scorer, netting goals in the 15th and 81st minutes to seal the victory and give the Linnets all three points. King’s Lynn maintain their second-place positioning in the National League North, just two points behind League leaders York City, but with a massive four games in-hand.

Sam McCallum enjoyed a full 90 minutes on the pitch as Coventry City beat Ipswich Town 1-0 in League One. The win strengthens the Sky Blues’ lead in the league, sitting five points clear of second-place Rotherham with a game in hand.

Carlton Morris and Louis Thompson featured for MK Dons as they were left empty-handed in their 1-0 loss to Doncaster Rovers. Morris featured for the full 90, whilst Thompson saw 75 minutes of action. City legend Russell Martin’s side now sit 18th in League One.

Sean Raggett made his return to the Portsmouth squad after their FA Cup defeat to Arsenal. Pompey were handed a 2-0 loss to Peterborough United, who now become the fifth club with 59 points in the League, joining Portsmouth among other clubs.

Looking further down in the League hierarchy, Diallang Jaiyesimi made yet another start for Swindon Town, playing 60 minutes of their 2-0 loss to Forest Green Rovers. Whilst not an ideal result for the side, they sit level on points with league leaders Crewe, with a game in hand.

Heading north to the Scottish Premiership, Akin Famewo continued his run of starts for St Mirren, featuring for the full 90 minutes in their 5-0 loss to Celtic. The high-flying Celtic boast 80 points in the league, whilst St Mirren continue their relegation battle with 26 points.

Just across the English Channel, Melvin Sitti featured for the full 90 minutes for FC Sochaux-Montbeliard against Clermont Foot in their 2-0 loss. Sochaux were going into the game as the underdogs, as Clermont sit nine places ahead of them in the Ligue 2. The French side sit 14th place in the table after the result.

Elsewhere in Europe, Rocky Bushiri got 90 minutes on the pitch as Sint-Truidense drew 0-0 with Standard Liege, keeping a clean sheet against the fifth-place side. Sint-Truidense sit 12th in the Belgian Pro League, maintaining their Europa League play-off position.

Heading across to Belgium’s neighbour, the Netherlands, Savvas Mourgos made the starting eleven for FC Dordrecht, clocking in 57 minutes to help the side in their 1-1 draw with Helmond Sport. Dordrecht are still fighting relegation, sitting 19th place in Eerste Divisie.

Bringing it closer to home and looking to the National League, Timi Odusina was on the end of another 90 minutes of game time for Hartlepool United, seeing the side take an unfortunate 1-0 loss to Ebbsfleet United.

Goalkeepers had a mixed bag of results over the past gameweek, Billy Johnson’s side Braintree Town feeling hard done by after a last-minute winner from Billericay Town, seeing Johnson’s side leave without the point they had settled for.

Nick Hayes also saw a loss, Hertford Town losing out 3-1 to league top dogs Ware, leaving Hertford no closer to climbing the table from their 16th place positioning in the Isthmian South Central League.

Daniel Barden also felt the pain of conceding a last-minute goal, his side Bury Town dropping two points to Hullbridge Sports in the dying minutes of the game.

Aston Oxborough felt the joy of a win over the weekend, however. Wealdstone FC came back from behind with two quick-fire goals, no longer than a minute apart, to take all three points against Dulwich Hamlet. Wealdstone now sit five points ahead of the competition at the top of the National League South.

Players who were unused substitutes: Isak Thorvaldsson (Fleetwood Town), Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town), Philip Heise (1. FC Nurnberg), Louis Lomas (Tampa Bay Rowdies), Caleb Richards (Yeovil Town)

📸: Ian Burt Photography (King's Lynn Town)

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