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Loan review | Mo Faal's fine form continues as five others feature

Mo Faal celebrates after AFC Fylde's victory over Curzon Ashton

Mo Faal continued his hot streak in front of goal for Vanarama National League North side AFC Fylde at the weekend.

The towering forward bagged a brace and the Man of the Match award in their 3-1 home victory over Curzon Ashton – a result which sent the Coasters top of the table, while also extending their unbeaten run to seven matches.

Both of Faal’s finishes were with his head, taking the scoreline to 2-1 and then 3-1 after a Nick Haughton penalty for the hosts and a Hayden Campbell effort for Curzon Ashton earlier in the contest.

The Albion man, who has now scored seven league goals for Fylde since joining at the start of December, played the whole 90 minutes at Mill Farm.

Elsewhere, defender Zac Ashworth was involved in a dramatic clash in Sky Bet League One.

His Burton Albion team secured three important points away at Fleetwood courtesy of a winner scored six minutes into second-half added time.

Ashworth’s Brewers won 3-2 at Highbury, with the Baggies man completing the whole game.

All five goals came after the 58-minute mark. Fleetwood scored first through Jayden Stockley, but Burton replied almost instantly thanks to Adedeji Oshilaja. Tom Hamer then put the Brewers 2-1 up before Josh Vela was sent-off for the hosts.

Fleetwood forced an equaliser in the 93rd minute of the match, yet there was still time for late drama as Charlie Kirk earned Ashworth’s men a huge triumph with virtually the last kick of the game.

Zac in action against Fleetwood on Saturday

In the same division, there was disappointment for fellow defender Caleb Taylor as his Cheltenham Town side lost 1-0 away at Bolton Wanderers. 

Taylor played 90 minutes at the University of Bolton Stadium in a game which was settled by Kyle Dempsey’s effort ten minutes from the end.

In Sky Bet League Two, Tom Fellows completed another full game for Crawley Town but was unable to prevent them from falling to a narrow 1-0 loss at Gillingham. 

Irishman Shaun Williams scored the only goal of the afternoon for the hosts shortly after the break.

Two Baggies featured in the Sky Bet Championship over the weekend, with Cedric Kipre playing the whole game for Cardiff against Hull and Alex Mowatt coming on six minutes from time for Middlesbrough against Blackpool.

Kipre’s Cardiff lost 1-0 up at the MKM Stadium thanks to Cyrus Christie’s second-half strike, while Mowatt’s Boro claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory, with their goals coming courtesy of Chuba Akpom (2) and Paddy McNair.

The Albion midfielder replaced Jonny Howson late on at the Riverside Stadium.

Defender Martin Kelly could make his Wigan Athletic debut on Monday night when the Latics travel to Blackburn Rovers in the second tier. 

*With thanks to AFC Fylde for the use of the photo of Mo Faal.

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