Loan Report | Cardiff City Academy: 08/10/2019


We take a look at how all of our young Bluebirds got on in action for their respective sides in this week’s loan report…

Jack Bodenham, on loan with Hereford FC...


Jack Bodenham and Warren Burwood – Hereford FC

Jack Bodenham and former City boss Russell Slade face Tamworth in an FA Cup Third Round Qualifying replay this week, after a 0-0 stalemate on Saturday.

The defender played the full ninety minutes for the Bulls at the Lamb Ground, and helped his side to another clean sheet. However, the draw means that the two sides will have to do it all over again at Edgar Street this evening (October 8th).

Goalkeeper Warren Burwood, on loan with Hereford for the month as back up to Brandon Hall, was on the bench for the FA Cup clash. 

Daniel Martin and Connor Davies – Weston Super-Mare

Connor Davies also faces an FA Cup replay this week as Weston-Super-Mare were held to a 1-1 draw with Kingstonian. 

The defender played 77 minutes of the Third Round Qualifying clash, before being replaced by Nick McCootie. The Seagulls and the K’s will face off at the Optima Stadium tonight (October 8th). Fellow Bluebird loanee, Daniel Martin did not feature in the matchday squad.

Sion Spence in pre-season action for the Bluebirds...


George Ratcliffe and Sion Spence – Barry Town United

After nine matches Barry Town United remain top of the Cymru Premier Division. Their most recent victory came on Saturday, with a 3-2 win over Newtown.

Midfielder Sion Spence (pictured above in pre-season action for the Bluebirds) netted his first goal for Town on the weekend scoring the opener at Latham Park. Sion, who recently celebrated his 19th birthday, was also called up for the Wales’ under 21-squad to face Moldova.

Goalkeeper George Ratcliffe has also been named in Paul Bodin’s U21 squad, and the stopper again played a key part in helping Gavin Chesterfield’s team to take all three points, moving them four points clear at the top of the Cymru Premier table.

Dan Griffiths and Keenan Patten – Penybont FC

Forward Daniel Griffiths came off the bench for Penybont on Friday night, as Rhys Griffiths’ team scored late on against Aberystwyth Town.

Striker Griffiths was introduced on the hour to replace Luke Borelli, and played his part as Kostya Georgievsky netted in the 90th minute to earn a 1-1 draw.

Midfielder Keenan Patten started for Penybont, but was withdrawn just before the interval, with Cullen Kinsella coming on in his place.

Mark Harris during his time with the Wales youth team...


Mark Harris – Wrexham

Wales U21 international Mark Harris was introduced as a second half substitute for the Dragons, as they draw 1-1 away at Woking.

Against the fourth placed Cardinals, Harris replaced Mark Carrington after sixty-four minutes, helping to earn an important point for Wrexham. Former Bluebirds striker, Ibrahim Meite, came off the bench for Woking.

After the temporary reign of Brian Flynn, Harris will soon be working under new manager Dean Keates, whose return to Wrexham was announced by the club earlier this week.

Article: Connor Pearce
Images: Hereford FC, Cardiff City FC & Press Association, Rhys Skinner (Barry Town United)