Loan Report | Cardiff City Academy: 14/10/2019
The international break meant a lack of action for some of our Bluebirds, while some enjoyed youth call-ups. It's back to Club football this week...
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE
Mark Harris – Wrexham
The 20-year-old was on international duty for Wales’ U21 side over the past week, as Paul Bodin’s side travelled to Moldova for the UEFA U21 European Championship qualifiers. Harris would be named in the starting XI for the match, and almost won a penalty for his side in the second half, before being substituted for Jack Vale after 84 minutes in a 2-1 defeat.
Harris will be looking to return to the Wrexham fold this Tuesday, with the Red Dragons facing Chesterfield at the Racecourse. It will be Dean Keates’ second league match back in charge of Wrexham having returned for his second stint as manager in early October.
CYMRU PREMIER LEAGUE
Sion Spence and George Ratcliffe – Barry Town United
Both Sion Spence and George Ratcliffe linked up with Harris on international duty for Wales’ U21 side, with Spence receiving his first call-up into Paul Bodin’s side. Ratcliffe was originally meant to start the match but he was forced to pull out of the starting XI due to illness just before kick-off. Spence was an unused sub in the defeat.
Barry Town United’s next match is against Bala Town on Saturday, as they look to further strengthen their position at the top of the table.
Dan Griffiths, Keenan Patten & Ryan Reynolds – Penybont FC
Rhys Griffiths’ side were set to face Barry Town United last Saturday, but the game was rearranged to a later date due to international call-ups. Keenan Patten was called up for Wales’ U19 side over the international break, however an injury sustained against Aberystwyth Town earlier this month would mean that he would have to pull out of the squad.
Patten and forward Dan Griffiths will be hoping to return to the starting XI for Penybont’s next fixture, in a mouth-watering clash against The New Saints at the KYMCO Stadium this Saturday. City defender Ryan Reynolds continues his rehabilitation, and will be aiming for a return to action soon.
NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH
Hereford FC – Jack Bodenham and Warren Burwood
The Bulls, managed by ex-City manager Russell Slade - endured a tough week, losing both of their games. The first came in the FA Cup, with a replay of the third qualifying round against Tamworth. Jack Bodenham played the full 120 minutes in defence, as Hereford were knocked out of the cup on penalties following a 0-0 draw after extra time. Warren Burwood was an unused substitute.
Slade’s side also fell to a disappointing defeat last Saturday, as they were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Bradford PA away from home. Bodenham yet again appeared for the entirety of the match, with Burwood on the bench providing back-up to keeper Matt Hall.
Next up for the Bulls is a local trip to face Hinton on Wednesday night, 7:45pm kick-off.
SOUTHERN PREMIER SOUTH
Weston Super-Mare – Dan Martin, Connor Davies and James Waite
Defender Connor Davies appeared in both of Weston Super-Mare’s matches over the past week, as Scott Bartlett’s side endured a mixed week.
A disappointing loss 4-1 in the FA Cup to Kingstonian, who knocked the Seagulls out of the competition in the third qualifying round, having drawn against the visitors to force a replay at home on October 5th. Davies played the full ninety in the defeat, while Dan Martin wasn't named in their squad.
Last week, it was announced that James Waite – who won August’s club goal of the month competition, would join Weston Super-Mare on a short-term loan deal.
He would register in time to appear in the starting eleven against Dorchester Town, with the attacker causing a number of problems for the visitors throughout the match on his debut and he can count himself unlucky not to have netted in the victory. Connor Davies also started the match.
Weston-Super-Mare’s next fixture is against Blackfield and Langley on Tuesday night at 7:45pm.