All four of our players out on loan were in action this and it proved to be a good weekend all round.
In Sky Bet League Two, Ilias Chatzitheodoridis played 75 minutes as Cheltenham Town thrashed Port Vale 5-1 at the LCI Rail Stadium. Mo Eisa was the star of the show with a hat-trick as Gary Johnson’s side registered a first league win since early January. Elijah Adebayo and Will Boyle netted the other goals as The Robins biggest victory of the campaign saw them rise to 14th in the table ahead of tomorrow’s game at Lincoln City.
Also in League Two, Jack Bonham and Carlisle United picked up a point from their home game against in-form Colchester United. The opening goal went to the visitors as former Brentford youngster Courtney Senior gobbled up a rebound on the stroke of half-time. However, Keith Curle’s side grabbed a leveller with 11 minutes to play thanks to Jamie Devitt’s thunderous free-kick. The Cumbrians are now ten points off the Play-Off places and face a trip to fourth-placed Notts County on Tuesday night.
Justin Shaibu came off the bench as Walsall picked up another point in their battle for Sky Bet League One survival following a 2-2 draw at Blackpool. Joe Edwards and Nathan Delfouneso traded first-half goals before Jon Guthrie gave The Saddlers a late lead. However, Armand Gnanduillet netted with two minutes to play to deny Walsall back-to-back league wins. Jon Whitney’s side will be looking to put more daylight between themselves and the bottom four when out-of-form Doncaster Rovers visit the Banks’s Stadium tomorrow.
In Germany, DSC Arminia Bielefeld remain unbeaten in 2018 following their 2-2 draw at MSV Duisburg on Saturday lunchtime. Fresh from his stunning goal in last weekend’s draw against Union Berlin, Konstantin Kerschbaumer was involved again, winning the free-kick from which Tom Schütz gave DSC the lead. However, Boris Tashchy and Kevin Wolze struck after the restart, either side of Patrick Weihrauch’s effort for Arminia, as the game ended all square. Bielefeld slipped to ninth after the draw but they are still just five points off the promotion places with second-from-bottom Darmstadt 98 heading to the SchücoArena on Saturday.