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Loan Round-Up: DSC keep promotion hopes alive with comeback win

Catch up with the latest from our players away from Griffin Park

30 April 2018

Konstantin Kerschbaumer played the 90 minutes as DSC Arminia Bielefeld came from two down to beat ten man 1.FC Kaiserslautern 3-2 on Friday night to move up to fourth in the 2.Bundesliga. Sebastian Andersson’s double looked to have the visitors well in control but the match changed on the hour. Benjamin Kessel was shown a straight red card for deliberate handball; Fabian Klos netting the resulting penalty to halve the arrears. Arminia were level seven minutes later through Andreas Voglsammer before Klos had the final say in injury-time, completing the turnaround to keep DSC’s promotion hopes alive for another week. Arminia head to FC St. Pauli next Sunday, five points off third with two games to play.

In Sky Bet League Two, Jack Bonham made his 48th appearance of the season for Carlisle United as The Cumbrians signed off on their away campaign with a 2-1 win over Port Vale on Saturday. Dior Angus put the hosts ahead ten minutes before the break, capitalising after Jack had made a fine save to deny Dan Turner. However, Ashley Nadesan levelled early on in the second-half with Hallam Hope grabbing the winner 20 minutes from time. United host Newport County next weekend with victory ensuring ninth placed finish.

It was a difficult afternoon for Ilias Chatzitheodoridis as Cheltenham Town were beaten 6-1 by play-off chasing Coventry City. Marc McNulty netted a hat-trick with Tom Bayliss, Jordan Shipley, and Maxime Biamou also on target for The Sky Blues; Mo Eisa with the only consolation for The Robins. Gary Johnson’s side head to Crewe Alexandra next Saturday looking to end the season on a high.

In Sky Bet League One, Justin Shaibu was not involved as Walsall all-but secured safety with an injury-time victory over Northampton Town. George Dobson decided matters with a fine 92nd minute strike as The Saddlers opened up a three-point cushion over the relegation places. Walsall have a game in hand at Bradford City on Tuesday night before finishing their season at Fleetwood Town next Saturday.

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