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Loan review: Mo Faal at the double for Fylde

Mo Faal celebrates scoring for AFC Fylde

Five Baggies featured for their respective loan sides over the course of the weekend.

Striker Mo Faal netted twice as AFC Fylde continued their fine recent form in the National League North with a 5-0 win over Banbury United.

Connor Barrett got Fylde off to the perfect start with a goal just three minutes into the game, Nick Haughton doubled their lead on the 17th minute before Faal netted his first half strike.

Emeka Obi made it four soon after the resumption, before Albion's towering forward sealed a five-star showing ten minutes from time.

Mo Faal in action for AFC Fylde
Mo Faal celebrates netting his second goal of the game for AFC Fylde against Banbury

There were FA Cup duties for Josh Griffiths and Portsmouth, as they travelled to North London to take on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon.

The young Baggies goalkeeper played the full 90 minutes, in which his side put in a hardy display but suffered a 1-0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Harry Kane's superb strike in the 50th minute was enough to earn Antonio Conte's side passage into the fourth round of the competition.

Josh Griffiths in action against Spurs.

But there were better fortunes for fellow Albion shot-stopper Ronnie Hollingshead, who made his debut in Hednesford Town's 3-1 win over Bedford Town.

Goals from Kyle Bennett, Riley O'Sullivan and James McQuilkin gave the Pitmen a 3-0 half-time lead, before Charley Sanders netted a late consolation to deny Hollingshead a clean sheet.

Elsewhere, Alex Mowatt came off the bench for Middlesbrough in their 5-1 defeat to Brighton in the FA Cup.

Caleb Taylor made his 23rd league appearance for Cheltenham Town and played the full 90 minutes as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Morecambe.

Goals from Jensen Weir and Kieran Phillips, either side of Alfie May's strike earned all three points for the Shrimps.

Quevin Castro also made his final appearance for Notts County as they extended their lead atop the National League table with a 3-0 win over Aldershot Town.

Castro came off the bench in the 81st minute with County 2-0 up courtesy of goals from Jim O'Brien and Rúben Rodrigues, before Aaron Nemane capped proceedings off with a stunning chip in the 90th minute.

  • Faal
  • Castro
  • Griffiths
  • Mowatt