There was action for five of our players away from Griffin Park over the weekend.
The best afternoon was had by Ellery Balcombe as Viborg FF netted five without reply at home to Fremad Amager to keep up the pace at the top of the NordicBet Liga. VFF had the game sewn up before the break, leading 3-0, and added another two goals late on. The clean sheet was Ellery’s second in six matches and leaves Viborg three points off top spot with a game in hand. On Thursday, Ellery and his teammates head to ninth-place Naestved.
Also in Denmark, Emiliano Marcondes played an hour on Monday night as FC Midtjylland came from behind to beat Randers. All three goals came in a 13-minute spell at the start of the second-half. Defender Simon Piesinger opened the scoring nine minutes after the restart but FCM were level three minutes later through Mikael Anderson. Emiliano was withdrawn just past the hour with Jens Cajuste netting the winner shortly after. The win leaves FCM four points clear at the top of the Danish Superliga ahead of Friday’s trip to Esbjerg.
Elsewhere, Justin Shaibu was a late substitute as Boreham Wood were beaten 3-2 at Torquay United in the Fourth Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup. Marcus Forss played 85 minutes for an AFC Wimbledon side who made it three straight Sky Bet League One wins with a 93rd minute Terrell Thomas header at home to Portsmouth. In Holland, two goals in the final five minutes condemned Halil Dervişoğlu and Sparta Rotterdam to defeat on the road at Groningen.
Marcus and The Dons head to Burton Albion tonight, hoping to climb out of the relegation zone for the first time all season, while the weekend’s action will see Boreham Wood host AFC Fylde and Sparta entertain FC Utrecht.
Neither Canice Carroll nor Reece Cole featured for their respective clubs over the weekend. Carlisle United lost 2-0 away at Plymouth Argyle but there was better for Partick Thistle as three goals in the final five minutes gave them victory over Dundee. The Cumbrians host Northampton Town tonight while Arbroath visit Firhill, home of The Jags, this Saturday.