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Reece and Justin star in weekend victories

The action for our players away from Griffin Park

18 November 2019

Reece Cole scored one and set one up as Partick Thistle cruised into the semi-final of the Scottish Challenge Cup with a 4-1 win over Stenhousemuir on Saturday.

The 21-year-old slammed home a 34th minute opener before crossing for Gary Harkins as Partick re-took the lead 20 minutes from time. The Jags then booked their spot in the last four with two further goals in the final 11 minutes. The goal was Reece’s first north of the border in his eighth appearance. There’s more Cup action for Patrick next weekend as they welcome Penicuik Athletic to Mayhill in the Scottish Cup.

Another player enjoying an afternoon to remember was Justin Shaibu as he scored an 87th minute winner for Boreham Wood at home to Jaden Brissett’s Maidenhead United. Justin started at Meadow Park and set up Kabongo Tshimanga for the opener 18 minutes from time. Ibra Sekajja levelled things late on but Justin proved to be the hero with a bundled close-range finish. The goal was Justin’s third of the campaign as Wood moved up to 13th; Jaden’s Maidenhead are four places lower in the National League standings.

In the EFL, there were defeats for Canice Carroll and Marcus Forss. In Sky Bet League One, Marcus played 90 minutes as a pair of Armand Gnanduillet goals condemned AFC Wimbledon to defeat on the road at Blackpool while Canice made his first league start since September as The Cumbrians were beaten 2-1 at Port Vale.

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