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Loan Review | Mixed fortunes for eight in action away from Albion

Zac Ashworth in action for Burton Albion

Several Albion players featured for their loan clubs over the latest weekend. 

Starting in the Sky Bet Championship, defender Cedric Kipre played the full 90 minutes of Cardiff’s disappointing 4-1 defeat at automatic promotion-chasing Sheffield United on Saturday lunchtime. 

Sory Kaba’s penalty gave the visitors the lead, but the Blades hit back to claim three points thanks to efforts from James McAtee, Jack Robinson, Iliman Ndiaye and Ciaran Clark. 

The result leaves Cardiff one place above the drop zone, with only goal difference separating them and Reading in 22nd. 

Elsewhere in the second tier, midfielder Alex Mowatt came on in the 26th minute of Middlesbrough’s impressive 5-1 home win over Norwich City on Friday night.

Mowatt replaced Aaron Ramsey at the Riverside with the score already at 1-0 to the hosts courtesy of Ramsey’s close-range strike. Boro’s other goals on the night were scored by Hayden Hackney, Cameron Archer (2) and Chuba Akpom, while Norwich’s consolation came through Josh Sargent. 

Alex Mowatt helped Middlesbrough to another home win on Friday

In Sky Bet League One, Zac Ashworth delivered an eye-catching 90 minutes for Burton Albion who recorded a 3-2 win over high-flying Sheffield Wednesday at the Pirelli Stadium.

Burton took an lead through John Brayford but Callum Paterson equalised for the Owls soon after. The Brewers then scored twice before the break, with Mark Helm bagging a brace. Michael Smith converted a late plenalty for the visitors, but Ashworth’s men held on to the three points which helped push them further away from trouble. 

Fellow defender Caleb Taylor also played a full game for Cheltenham Town on Saturday afternoon. 

They drew 2-2 at MK Dons in a game which saw Taylor’s team equalise in seventh minute of second-half injury time courtesy of Alfie May’s effort. 

Elliot Bonds had given the visitors the lead but MK Dons then scored twice before May’s equaliser thanks to Mo Eisa’s double. 

Cheltenham are seven points clear of the relegation zone and have four fixtures left to play. 

Caleb Taylor's team earned a dramatic point on their travels

Tom Fellows’ Crawley Town secured three crucial points in their bid to escape the drop in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday afternoon. 

Fellows was introduced to the action in the 86th minute of the 2-1 win at home to Tranmere Rovers, a result which lifted them out of the relegation zone. 

Harvey Saunders opened the scoring for the away side but Crawley turned the game around with goals from Aramide Oteh and Jack Powell. 

Fellows’ team are two points clear of trouble with four matches left to play. 

Over in the Republic of Ireland, winger Rayhaan Tulloch played the majority of the second half as Dundalk drew 2-2 at home to Derry City on Sunday afternoon.

Tulloch replaced John Martin after 51 minutes of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division encounter.

Ben Doherty and Cian Kavanagh were on target for Derry, while Robbie Benson and Johannes Yli-Kokko found the net for Dundalk.

There was late heartbreak for goalkeeper Ted Cann in the Vanarama National League North as Leamington lost 2-1 in second-half stoppage time to Chorley at home. 

Cann played the full 90 minutes at Your Co-Op Community Stadium in a game which was settled by Chorley’s Jonathan Ustabasi right at the death. Chorley’s other goal was scored by Jack Sampson, with Ollie Hulbert converting a spot-kick for Cann’s men. 

Leamington have work to do to stay in the division and are two points adrift of safety with only two games remaining. 

Finally, teenager Fenton Heard came on the 59th minute of Hednesford Town’s 1-0 home win over Kings Langley in the Northern Premier League Premier Division. 

  • Mowatt
  • Kipré
  • Taylor
  • Ashworth
  • Fellows
  • Tulloch
  • Cann