There were three wins, one draw, and one defeat for our five players out on loan over the weekend.
Konstantin Kerschbaumer scored one and set one up as DSC Arminia Bielefeld thrashed St Pauli 5-0 at home on Friday night. Leandro Putaro gave DSC the lead late on in the first-half, converting Kerschbaumer’s through ball with the two Florian’s, Dick and Hartherz, netting after the break to make it 3-0 on the hour. The Bees on-loan Austrian midfielder then finished off a counter-attack for his fourth of the season before Fabian Klos added a fifth in the dying stages. Victory moved Bielefeld up to fifth in the 2.Bundesliga, four points off the promotion places, ahead of their trip to mid-table Sandhausen next Sunday.
Also on target over the weekend was Emiliano Marcondes as he netted his 15th of the season in FC Nordsjaelland’s 3-1 win at FC Copenhagen. Karlo Bartolec put FCN ahead just before half-time with Emiliano making it two shortly after, sweeping home from eight yards out. A Pieros Sotiriou penalty halved the arrears on the stroke of the inteval but Mads Pedersen scored his first league goal to wrap up the win late on. FCN are at home to Hobro next Sunday in what will be Emiliano’s final competitive game before he joins The Bees in January.
Back in England, Jack Bonham and Carlisle United are in the hat for tonight’s Emirates FA Cup Third Round draw after a 1-1 draw at Gillingham on Saturday. Both goals came from set-pieces inside the opening 20 minutes: Luke O’Neill curling home a fine free-kick for the home side before Danny Grainger equalised for The Cumbrians from the penalty spot. Jack played the full 90 minutes for Keith Curle’s side who, alongside The Gills, will be ball number 60 in tonight’s draw before doing it all again at Brunton Park next week.
Elsewhere, Tom Field wasn’t in the matchday 18 as Bradford City booked their place in Round Three as ball 57 after a 3-1 win over Plymouth Argyle at the Northern Commercials Stadium. Goals from Romain Vincelot, Nathaniel Knight-Percival and Charlie Wyke secured the win and cup progression for Stuart McCall's men. Zain Westbrooke was an unused substitute as Leyton Orient slipped to another defeat in the National League, this time going down 1-0 at Damson Park against bottom-of-the-table Solihull Moors. Liam Daly scored the only goal on the hour to leave Orient just three points above the drop zone after a run of just one win in 17.