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Loan Round-Up: Ellery Balcombe makes two penalty saves against Lincoln City

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1 February 2021

It was a busy weekend for our loan players across England whilst there was also return to league action in Poland.

Starting on home soil, it was Ellery Balcombe who stole the headlines as he saved two penalties for Doncaster Rovers as they picked up a 1-0 win away from home at fellow promotion rivals Lincoln City.

Taylor Richards put Rovers ahead from the edge of the box after 15 minutes, but The Imps had the chance to level from the spot when Jorge Grant was tripped in the box. The Lincoln man stepped up to take the spot kick, forcing a smart save from the young keeper.

Lincoln were awarded a second penalty when Ellery brought down Tom Hopper in the 87th minute. Anthony Scully then stepped up to take the next spot kick, but once again Balcombe denied his opponent as the side held out for a memorable win. They are now third on 45 points, three points points off Hull City who are top and they have three games in hand on The Tigers.

Also in Sky Bet League One Dom Thompson gained another 90 minutes for Swindon Town as they fell to a narrow defeat at Hull City away from home. Greg Docherty got the only goal of the game on five minutes and that leaves Swindon 23rd in the league table before they take on Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.

Jaakko Oksanen earned 12 minutes from the bench for AFC Wimbledon but was unable to prevent the 2-0 defeat at home to MK Dons. The goals came from Matt O’Riley and Matthew Sorinola, and following the loss Glyn Hodges has departed the club as manager. The side will travel to Oxford United on Tuesday in the Papa John's Trophy.

In Sky Bet League Two, Arthur Read was part of the Stevenage side who picked up a very late win away at Grimsby Town on Saturday. Arthur played the first 76 minutes of a game where Elliot List put Stevenage ahead three minutes before the break. Grimsby pushed for an equaliser and may have thought they'd secured themselves a point when Stefan Payne finished in the 93rd minute, but the away side hit back in the dying seconds as Matt Stevens finished from close range following a long ball over the top to take all three points.

In Turkey, Halil Dervişoğlu earned his first minutes for Galatasaray as a late substitute as they picked up a 2-1 win away from home against Gaziantep. Henry Onyekuru got both of the goals for the away side before Gaziantep netted in the 98th minute.

Joel Valencia came on as a second half substitute for Legia Warsaw as they returned to Ekstraklasa action with a 1-0 defeat to Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała. They currently sit second in the league table and are back in action on Saturday against Rakow.

Patrik Gunnarsson's next game for Silkeborg will be on 14 February as they return to league against against Hvidovre.

As for Kasımpaşa S.K. they were beaten 1-0 at home to Kayserispor, and Julian Jeanvier is still missing through injury.


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