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Loanees feature in Emirates FA Cup action

Alex Palmer

Owen Windsor’s penalty and Alex Palmer’s involvement in Lincoln’s eight-goal thriller were the highlights as Albion’s loanees featured over the weekend in the Emirates FA Cup.

The first-round proper commenced on Friday and forward Windsor netted his second goal for the Mariners after converting an equalising spot-kick, but he couldn’t prevent Ian Holloway’s side falling to a 3-1 defeat against non-league Dagenham and Redbridge.

But stoppers Palmer and Josh Griffiths both progressed to the second round of the competition after comfortable wins against lower-league opposition.

Palmer started as Lincoln thrashed Sky Bet League Two outfit Forest Green Rovers 6-2, while 19-year-old Griffiths helped fellow fourth-tier side Cheltenham defeat South Shields 3-1.

Saul Shotton was another of Albion’s Academy graduates involved in an FA Cup thriller over the weekend. The defender featured for Woking as they took on League One Gillingham and despite a battling display, they were edged out 3-2.

The second-round draw was finalised on Monday evening, with the Imps travelling to Palmer’s loan club last season [Plymouth Argyle], while Griffiths and the Robins will go up against League One Crewe at The Alexandra Stadium.

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