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Loan Review | Joy for Caleb Taylor as fine form continues

Caleb Taylor

It was another winning weekend for young Albion defender Caleb Taylor as he was among a selection of Baggies in action away from The Hawthorns.

The towering centre back put in another strong showing for the Robins and got himself on the scoresheet as they earned a 3-1 win at home against Exeter.

The hosts were ahead after less than 20 minutes through Aidan Keena, but were pegged back in the second half via Joshua Key's effort.

But it was Albion's youngster who regained the advantage for Cheltenham, heading a corner low into the net in the 74th minute, before Alfie May sealed the points with just over 10 minutes to play.

That result makes it three wins from the last four for Wade Elliott's side.

It was also a joyous weekend for fellow defender Zac Ashworth in Sky Bet League One, whose Burton Albion side managed to earn a thrilling 3-2 win at Port Vale.

The 20-year-old played the full 90 on the left flank as a Dale Taylor brace and Jonny Smith penalty earned the Brewers victory at Vale Park.

That win leaves Burton 18th in the table, one place below Cheltenham in the standings.

It was an interesting weekend in the Sky Bet Championship for Cedric Kipre, who saw his Cardiff City side's game abandoned just after half-time due to a waterlogged pitch.

Cardiff had netted early in their clash with Rotherham United at the New York Stadium through Jaden Philogene, but referee Oliver Longford was forced to abandon the game after just a few minutes of the second half due to the condition of the pitch.

Kipre had started the encounter and featured throughout for the Bluebirds before the game was forced to come to a halt.

That abandonment leaves both sides in limbo over a potential replay as they each continue to battle to avoid relegation from the second tier.

It was a much simpler weekend of action for Alex Mowatt's Middlesbrough, as they claimed a comfortable 4-0 home victory against Preston North End.

Goals from Chuba Akpom and Marcus Forss, either side of a Cameron Archer brace made for a complete performance from Michael Carrick's side, who still harbour hopes of an automatic promotion place.

Mowatt came on from the bench after 72 minutes at The Riverside to help the hosts claim the spoils.

Rayhaan Tulloch enjoyed a win of his own with Dundalk, as they claimed a 1-0 victory over Drogheda United.

Tulloch started the game and laid on the assist for Connor Malley's winner, but was withdrawn with eight minutes remaining.

There was drama to be had late on when Drogheda missed a golden chance to equalise from the spot with added time approaching, but Dundalk held out to claim the win.

There wasn't to be a win for Ted Cann, who couldn't help Leamington to a win away at Peterborough Sports in the National League North.

Ryan Fryatt's first half effort had the hosts in control at the break, before two more goals from Jordon Crawford and Isaiah Robert Bazeley-Graham were enough to put the game beyond doubt in the second half.

Finally, Tom Fellows was an unused substitute for Crawley Town in their 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.

Ashley Nadesan's fifth-minute effort was enough to decide the Sky Bet League Two encounter, a result which crucially lifts the Red Devils out of the relegation places.