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Five loanees defeat the 'Beast from the East'

7 March 2018

As games up and down the country fell foul to the weather, the majority of our loanees enjoyed a weekend off, but five players did manage to get some game-time under their belts…

George Taft (Defender)

Defender George Taft made another start for loan club Cambridge United on Saturday, completing 90 minutes in their 1-1 draw with Luton Town. After falling behind to a 33rd minute James Collins goal, the U’s fought back and earned a point through striker Jabo Ibehre, as he struck the equaliser in the 83rd minute.

Jack Thomas (Midfielder)

Although Tamworth’s game at the weekend was postponed, the Lambs made the trip to the Peninsula Stadium to take on Salford City on Tuesday night. Midfielder Jack Thomas was named in Tamworth’s starting line-up and completed an hour of the 2-1 defeat to the Class of 92’s side, who returned to the top of the National League North with the victory.

Calum Butcher (Midfielder)

Midfielder Calum Butcher has been named in the starting XI for both of Billericay Town’s last two games. The former Millwall man completed 90 minutes in Ricay’s 2-1 defeat to Worthing on Saturday, before being replaced after an hour as Town slipped to a fourth successive defeat at the hands of Dulwich Hamlet on Tuesday.  

Teddy Bloor (Defender)

Right-back Teddy Bloor got some action on Tuesday evening as his Frickley Athletic side earned a 2-0 victory over Newcastle Town. The youngster completed 90 minutes as his loan side eased to victory thanks to strikes from Jacob Hazel and Sam Liversidge.

Alistair Smith (Midfielder)

Attacking midfielder Alistair Smith enjoyed arguably his best game yet for Loughborough Dynamo, as he scored twice in their Leicestershire Challenge Cup win over Shepshed Dynamo. Shepshed went ahead in the 53rd minute thanks to a strike from Jake Betts, but Paolo Piliero equalised just six minutes later. Then, in the 82nd minute, Smith struck to put Boro in the lead before he, and Tolani Omotola, struck in injury time to make it 4-1.


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