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Loan Round-Up: Joe Adams nets first goal for Grimsby Town

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26 February 2021

It was a perfect home debut for Joe Adams in midweek as he grabbed the winner for Grimsby Town against Crawley in Sky Bet League Two.

The Mariners, who are fighting to climb out of the relegation places, went ahead when Filipe Morais found the net on 21 minutes but the away side quickly hit back with a goal of their own from Jack Powell. With the match heading to the latter stages, Joe popped up with an improvised finish from close range 11 minutes from time to confirm a 2-1 win. Grimsby are now three points off Southend who occupy 22nd and are out of the relegation zone, and Town have two games in hand on United. They will be looking to follow up the win with another positive result. (Feature image courtesy of Lee Blease/PRIME Media Images)

In the same division Arthur Read was an unused substitute for Stevenage away at Port Vale where the side claimed a 0-0 draw on Tuesday night. They are now eight points clear of the drop zone and travel to Newport County next.

In Sky Bet League One there was game time for Dom Thompson for Swindon Town as he completed another 90 minutes as the side drew 2-2 with Lincoln City away from home. Dom actually grabbed an assist on two minutes when he burst down the left to cross for Jordan Garrick to finish. The home side levelled on 26 minutes from the spot before Brett Pitman put Swindon back ahead when he found the net just before the break. Swindon would then surrender the lead just before the hour mark as Morgan Rogers finished to draw level as the side took a valuable point.

Jaakko Oksanen was an unused substitute as AFC Wimbledon claimed a 1-0 win over Gillingham to pick up an important three points with Jack Rudoni finding the net late on. Ellery Balcombe and his Doncaster Rovers side had their match postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. They travel to Ipswich Town on Saturday looking to get back to winning ways.

On foreign soil, last night Patrik Gunnarsson got 90 minutes for Silkeborg IF as they picked up an important three points to keep themselves in contention for the top positions in the Danish First Division away against Esbjerg. Nicklas Helenius grabbed two goals before the 20-minute mark to give Silkeborg a commanding lead, and despite the hosts scoring late on, they held out to claim the points.

In Turkey, Halil Dervişoğlu could get minutes for Galatasaray when they take on Büyükşehir Belediye Erzurumspor on Saturday. Kasımpaşa S.K. take on Göztepe away from home on Sunday on the road- Julian Jeanvier has been absent following a long-term injury.

In Poland, Legia Warsaw take on Górnik Zabrze on Saturday and they sit top of the Ekstraklasa with Joel Valencia pushing for more minutes for the side.


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