Loan Report | 06/11/2023
Several City loanees were in action over the weekend - find out how they got on...
City kids in Cup clashes
The First Round of the Emirates FA Cup kicked off this weekend, with three Bluebirds loanees involved.
Eli King’s Morecambe mounted a comeback to defeat Lincoln City 2-1 and continue their impressive form. With the score level at half time, Eli assisted Tom Bloxham’s eventual winner in the 53rd minute, marking his return from injury to extend the Shrimps’ strong recent record - Morecambe have lost just one of their last ten games across all competitions.
Rohan Luthra and Slough Town almost pulled off an upset against Grimsby Town of League Two, drawing 1-1 to force a replay. Player-Manager Scott Davies put the home side ahead with a spectacular free-kick in front of a record crowd at Arbour Park, before Danny Rose scored 15 minutes from full time to level the score and force a rematch next week.
Maidenhead United exited the competition after falling to a 2-0 defeat at Oxford United, with Billy Bodin netting a brace for the hosts. Chanka Zimba didn’t feature in the tie, but the Magpies are back in action against Halifax Town next Saturday. Former Bluebirds Mark Harris, Ciaron Brown and Josh Murphy all featured for the U’s.
Bluebirds in Belgium
Sheyi Ojo was on the scoresheet as KV Kortrijk picked up a precious point against RWD Molenbeek. Sheyi opened the scoring in the 16th minute with their first chance of the game before the home side hit back eight minutes later through Ilay Camara.
The score remained level, finishing 1-1 at the end of the match, with Isaak Davies also featuring before being replaced midway in the second half.
Zulte Waregem remain top of the First Division B table despite a 1-0 loss to Oostende. Joel Bagan once again started for Essevee at left wing-back before being replaced in the 63rd minute. Zulte Waregem continue their promotion push against fourth-placed Patro Eisden next weekend.
Davies and Denham amongst substitutes in Scotland
Kilmarnock bounced back from a midweek loss to overcome Motherwell 1-0 at Rugby Park. A solitary goal from Innes Cameron was enough for all three points for the home side to move up to fourth in the table. Tom Davies was an unused substitute this week.
Dundee United remain unbeaten in the Scottish Championship after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Nathan Shaw opened the scoring five minutes after the break, only for Dundee to level just six minutes later through Kevin Holt to dampen new ICT manager Duncan Ferguson’s return to the club. Ollie Denham was named as a substitute but didn’t feature this week.