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Loan Review | Five feature across Sky Bet Championship & Emirates FA Cup

Ethan Ingram in a Salford City tracksuit

Five Baggies players were in action across two separate competitions over the first weekend in November.

Three of them starred in the first round proper of the Emirates FA Cup, including defender Ethan Ingram, midfielder Jamie Andrew and forward Mo Faal.

Faal completed the full game for Doncaster Rovers who drew 2-2 at home to Accrington Stanley, with the striker claiming an assist for Rovers’ second goal of the afternoon.

Harrison Biggins picked up a pass from Mo around 30 yards away from goal, before firing a tremendous effort into the back of the net via the post after 80 minutes to put the hosts 2-1 up.

The second round was on the Horizon, however Accrington forced a replay when Seamus Conneely equalised late on.

Simon Whalley scored Stanley’s other goal, with Doncaster’s first arriving courtesy of an own goal.

Elsewhere, Ingram also played the full 90 minutes of Salford City’s 2-2 draw with Peterborough United at the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday.

Stevie Mallan gave Ethan’s side a first-half lead, but the Posh levelled matters just two minutes after the break through Ricky-Jade Jones.

Zak Sturge put the ball past his own goalkeeper to gift Salford the advantage once again, an advantage they held onto until the third minute of injury time when Emmanuel Fernandez struck to secure a replay.

Finally in the world’s most famous club cup competition, Andrews too earned 90 minutes in Grimsby’s 1-1 draw with Slough Town of the Vanarama National League South on Sunday.

Scott Davies’ stunning free-kick put the non-league side in front, but Grimsby fought back and booked a replay when Danny Rose equalised 15 minutes from time.

In the Sky Bet Championship, midfielder Taylor Gardner-Hickman and forward Karlan Grant featured for Bristol City and Cardiff City respectively.

Gardner-Hickman, who completed the entirety of the encounter, won the ‘Pick of the Match’ award for the Robins who narrowly beat bottom club Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at Ashton Gate. Rob Dickie scored the game’s only goal in the 64th minute.

Grant played the whole 90 minutes for the Bluebirds as they drew 0-0 at Stoke City.

The point leaves Cardiff 7th, while Gardner-Hickman’s City sit 11th in the table.

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