Following a full round of weekend fixtures, there were minutes for Jaakko Oksanen, Aaron Pressley, Patrik Gunnarsson and Halil Dervişoğlu whilst out on loan.
Starting up in Scotland, there was 90 minutes for Jaakko in midfield as he continues to get regular game time for Greenock Morton, and this time around the minutes came in the Scottish Cup. In their way stood Inverness Caledonian Thistle as a trip to the Caledonian Stadium beckoned for Morton. Billy McKay put the home side ahead before Gavin Reilly levelled nine minutes from time to set up a replay between the sides. Next up for Morton is another away trip as they head to Queen of the South on Wednesday evening.
South of the border there was five minutes of game time for Aaron Pressley as he featured in AFC Wimbledon’s 2-2 home draw with Fleetwood Town. The away side took the lead on 35 minutes through Gerard Garner before The Dons hit back to lead 2-1 with goals from Ayoub Assal and Luke McCormick. Wimbledon were denied three points when Callum Johnson scored with six minutes to play to ensure they took a point away from the capital. The Dons will now prepare for another home game this weekend as they take on Cheltenham Town with the side currently 17th in the table.
Also in League One there was a win for Ellery Balcombe’s Burton Albion as they claimed back to back victories after beating Doncaster Rovers 2-0 with goals from Tom O’Connor and Daniel Jebbison. Ellery wasn’t involved in the match day squad as Burton sit tenth in the table and host Port Vale on Saturday.
Sky Bet League Two saw Swindon Town draw 1-1 with Harrogate Town on home soil. Alex Gilbert was an unused substitute for Town in a game where Jack Diamond put the away side ahead on 24 minutes and it took an 83rd minute penalty from Jack Payne for Swindon to secure themselves a point. They are fourth in the table and are at home to Colchester United on Tuesday evening.
On foreign shores, Patrik’s Viking FK won their match away at Kristiansund 3-2 as they came from behind to win with two late goals. It was 2-1 to Kristiansund going into the final couple of minutes of the 90 before Veton Berisha found the net from the penalty spot to make it 2-2 and Sondre Bjørshol grabbed the winner on 93 minutes. Viking then played the final moments of the match with ten men following a clash between Patrik and his teammate, David Brekalo, as the defender was sent from the field by the referee. Nonetheless, they held out for the win as Viking currently sit third in the league table.
Halil was a 65th minute substitute in Galatasaray’s 0-0 draw with Yeni Malatyaspor. The side are eighth in the Turkish Super Lig and they face Altay on Saturday.