Loan Report | 23/10/2023
We review how all of our loanees fared for their respective sides in this week’s Loan Report…
Davies on target in Belgium
Isaak Davies was the hero once again for KV Kortrijk as he scored the winning goal in their 1-0 victory against Club Brugge. Isaak was on the receiving end of a through ball in the 36th minute which split the defence open and slotted the ball home first time on his left foot to beat former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Sheyi Ojo also started for Kortrijk on the left wing, playing the full 90 minutes. Isaak has now scored two winning goals in both of Kortrijk’s league wins this season, and will be hoping to carry his good home form into next week’s fixture against Genk.
Zulte Waregem continued their promotion push with their own 1-0 win against RFC Liege, thanks to Zinho Gano’s second half strike. Joel Bagan again completed the full 90 minutes and helped Essevee to another clean sheet, with the result pushing them to top spot in the Challenger Pro League.
Zimba in National League action
Maidenhead United experienced heartache as Dale Gorman won the game for Barnet in the 91st minute. Barnet opened the scoring through Idris Kanu in the fourth minute only for Jayden Mitchell-Lawson to level the score seven minutes later.
Bluebirds loanee Chanka Zimba came close to giving the visitors the lead, taking the ball around the goalkeeper before Barnet defenders were on hand to clear the ball of the line, but was avenged by Bradley Keetch moments later to give Maidenhead a 2-1 lead at half time. Callum Stead headed home the equalizer before Gorman made it 3-2 in stoppage time.
Another clean sheet for Rohan
Slough Town were unable to find a winner as they played out a 0-0 draw against Chelmsford City at Arbour Park. Goalkeeper Rohan Luthra was again handed the gloves for The Rebels, who made some important saves for the home side, but failed to take advantage from Luke Jenkins’ sending off for Chelmsford in the 76th minute.
Temi Eweka was also sent off late for Slough in 90+3 for a second yellow, but Slough will turn their focus to a trip to St Albans City on Tuesday.
Scottish Bluebirds amongst substitutes
Tom Davies and Ollie Denham were both named as a substitutes this weekend, but didn't feature for their respective sides.
Davies' Kilmarnock returned to winning ways with a 3-1 home victory against Livingston to move up to fifth in the Scottish Premiership.
Meanwhile, Dundee United extended their lead to four points at the top of the Scottish Championship with a thumping 5-0 win against Partick Thistle.