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Loan Round-Up: Archibald and Field battle in League Two

Loan players face off for first time this season

6 September 2018

Brentford loanees Theo Archibald, Chiedozie Ogbene and Tom Field were all in action this week for their respective clubs. Exeter City played Yeovil Town, while Cheltenham Town met Forest Green Rovers in the same competition.

Ellery Balcombe missed out on Boreham Wood's 1-0 win over Chesterfield on Tuesday as he heads off on international duty for England. Justin Shaibu came off the bench after 55 minutes with The Wood leading already. His long range effort on the hour was spilled by Callum Burton but Josh Umerah couldn't capitalise on the loose ball.

Theo Archibald started at left-back for Rovers, with Tom Field in the same position on the opposite side of the pitch in the colours of Cheltenham Town. Both got the full 90 minutes as Forest Green emerged 4-0 winners at The New Lawn. Dayle Grubb started the scoring after 14 minutes, the only goal of the first half. In the second, Tahvon Campbell and George Williams netted before Isaac Pearce completed the rout in the second minute of added time.

Chiedozie Ogbene came off the bench for The Grecians after 56 minutes, then saw the game to a final score of 0-0. A penalty shootout then determined the winner of an extra point, as the rules of the competition dictate. Ogbene drilled his spot-kick wide of the goal, but City still confirmed their victory 4-3 overall from 12 yards out. Jack Sparkes netted the winning kick after Omari Patrick had sent his over the crossbar and James Hamon saved one from Alex Pattison.

All three players could be back in action this weekend as League Two continues over the international break. Boreham Wood also have a fixture in place, they are taking part in the Scottish Challenge Cup this term. 

The Wood are one of only two English entrants into the SCC (known as the Irn Bru Cup) this season, along with Sutton United, and will play Dunfermline Athletic on Saturday at Meadow Park.

Ogbene and Exeter City host Notts County on Saturday 8 September with a new boss in the away dugout. Harry Kewell took over from Kevin Nolan at the start of the month and Chiedozie will be hoping to cause him problems from the start.

Forest Green are also at home on Saturday, they play Port Vale in League Two. The Rovers are seventh in the table as things stand and Vale are 12 places below in 19th. In the same division, Cheltenham travel to Northampton, hoping to escape from the bottom four places having picked up just four points from their opening six league matches.

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