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Loan Round-Up: Loanees pick up important points in Leagues One and Two over weekend

Check in with the latest action for our players away from Griffin Park

25 March 2019

Jack Bonham conceded in Sky Bet League One for the first time in more than seven hours of football as Bristol Rovers drew 2-2 at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

Rovers, looking for a fifth straight league win, fell behind five minutes into the second-half as Ruben Lameiras showed fantastic feet, and a finish to match, to find the back of the net. In-form striker Jonson Clarke-Harris restored parity with 20 minutes to play only for defender Tony Craig to head into his own net three minutes later as Argyle retook the lead. That looked to be how it was ending until Gavin Reilly nodded home in injury-time. Rovers dropped to 15th following the draw and are still just three points clear of the drop zone ahead of Saturday’s home game against runaway leaders Luton Town.

Also in League One, Josh Clarke was an unused substitute as Burton Albion came from behind to beat Accrington Stanley 5-2. Stanley led 2-0 just before the break but Scott Fraser started the comeback with a late first-half goal. Lucas Akins scored twice from the spot after the break, Kyle McFadzean and David Templeton getting the others, as The Brewers kept their Play-Off hopes alive with victory.

Another team to keep Play-Off hopes alive on Saturday were Swindon Town after they thrashed Morecambe 4-0 at The County Ground. Canice Carroll played 86 minutes for The Robins who led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Theo Robinson and Kaiyne Woolery. Dion Conroy made it three midway through the second-half with Kyle Bennett completing the scoring late on. The win leaves Swindon seven points off the Play-Offs with eight to play, starting at Bury next weekend.

A late Danny Whittaker goal rescued a point for Reece Cole and Macclesfield Town against Stevenage to leave them just two points from League Two safety. Elliott Durrell and Ben Nugent traded goals late on in the first-half as the two sides went in level. Dan Newton then fired Stevenage ahead seven minutes after the restart. Reece was replaced just before the hour with substitute Whittaker proving to be The Silkmen’s saviour with his 93rd minute finish. Sol Campbell’s men face a tough test next weekend as they make the trip to leaders Lincoln City.

In the National League, Justin Shaibu was a second-half substitute as Boreham Wood continued their slide down the table with a 2-0 defeat at home to fellow strugglers Aldershot. John Goddard and Scott Rendell got the second-half goals for The Shots at Meadow Park. Wood are now just six points above the drop zone with seven games to play, starting at home to promotion chasing Solihull Moors on Tuesday.

Also in the National League, Jarvis Edobor wasn’t in the matchday squad as Maidstone United’s relegation was all-but confirmed after defeat at home to Ebbsfleet United. Gozie Ugwu opened the scoring after 20 minutes with Michael Cheek making the game safe in the dying seconds. The Kent club are now 14 points from safety with seven games to play. Next up is a trip to Harrogate Town on Saturday.

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