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Loan Round-Up: Morris’ late assist rescues a point

14 September 2020

Carlton Morris played roughly 120 minutes for Milton Keynes Dons last week, with his late assist rescuing a first point of the season on the weekend.

The City loanee came on in the 61st minute of Tuesday night’s EFL Trophy game against Northampton Town with the scores level at 1-1. MK Dons went on to win 3-1 to go to the top of Group K.

Four days later, Morris played the full 90 as Russell Martin’s side found themselves trailing to Doncaster Rovers at Keepmoat Stadium. But the visitors weren’t switching off, as Baily Cargill played a neat one-two with Morris before finding the back of the net for 1-1 in the 88th minute.

The draw put MK Dons perfectly mid-table, 12th in League One.

Morris wasn’t the only City loanee to notch an assist last week. Norwich City Academy product Jordan Thomas also provided for Leyton Orient in their 3-2 win at home to Brighton & Hove Albion Under-21s in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday.

Thomas, on his debut, put a cross in for Danny Johnson to give Leyton Orient a 2-0 lead in the 55th minute. They’re now top of Group O in the competition after securing the win.

Over in the Netherlands, Dan Adshead played 92 minutes of SC Telstar’s 2-1 defeat at home to MVV Maastricht, while fellow City loanee Sebastian Soto came on in the 80th minute for his first appearance.

Telstar are now eighth in the league of 20 teams with one win, one draw and one defeat.

Two City loanees featured in the FA Cup’s preliminary round, Matthew Richardson taking part in Leiston’s 5-0 win at home to Halstead Town on Saturday, while Joe Rose kept a clean sheet in Bury Town’s 1-0 victory against Cogenhoe United.

Both Leiston and Bury Town will now progress to the FA Cup’s First Round qualifying stage.

Last but not least, Isak Thorvaldsson played the full 90 minutes in IA Akranes’ 3-2 defeat away to JK Kopavogur on Sunday. Akranes are now ninth in the 12-team Urvalsdeild with 13 games played.

Players who were unused substitutes: Rocky Bushiri (KV Mechelen)

Players who weren’t involved in matchday squads: Gassan Ahadme (Real Oviedo), Louis Thompson (MK Dons)

Players whose teams haven’t played in the past week: Archie Mair, Simon Power (King’s Lynn Town), Caleb Richards (Kidderminster Harriers)

Image credit: (Carlton Morris)

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