Loan Report: December 29th

A look at how Grecians are getting on away from St James Park

CITY FAN Exiled Grecian delivers an update on the Grecians on loan away from St James Park.

Connor Riley-Lowe
Truro City, National League South (Joined in July, six-month loan)

Truro capped off a successful 2015 in style as they beat Bath City 3-0 on Boxing Day. With half-time fast approaching, two goals in as many minutes sent Steve Tully's men on their way to another league win, and a third just after the break sealed points for the Cornish outfit. Connor was once again involved from the start, as he made his twentieth league appearance and kept his eighth clean sheet in all competitions this season.

League: 20 starts, 2 goals, 1756 minutes.
FA Cup: 3 starts, 252 minutes.
FA Trophy: 3 starts, 168 minutes.
Last game
26th December: Bath 0-3 Truro, played 90 mins.

Cameron Gill
Truro City, National League South (Joined in December, one-month loan)

Cameron came off the bench on sixty-five minutes as Truro saw out their third conscutive win in all competitions. Steve Tully's men now sit two points behind the play offs and will host Bath City on Saturday.

League: 0 starts, 2 games, 32 minutes.
Last game
26th December: Bath 0-3 Truro, played 25 mins.

Alex Byrne
Weston-super-Mare, National League South (Joined in July, six-month loan)

Weston-Super-Mare's FA trophy match was postponed for a third time last week. The fixture has been re-arranged for Tuesday the 5th of January. They faced Garry Haylock's Hayes & Yeading on Boxing Day. The first half was very even, with both sides having a number of half-chances. But just three minutes after the break, Alex took control of a loose ball in midfield before perfectly executing a chipped through ball over the defence which Scott Wilson tucked away. Hayes & Yeading would later take advantage of a goalkeeping error to level the match on 62 minutes. The rest of the match saw long range efforts from both sides cause very few problems, until Weston had a one-on-one saved at the death.

Weston's Bank Holiday Monday match against Oxford City was postponed, as the Woodspring Stadium picth continues to be in a poor state. The Somerset club are on a good run at the moment and have not lost since the 14th of November. They are one point and one place above the drop zone, but have a game in hand over the teams below them.

League: 16 appearances, 12 starts, 1106 minutes.
FA Cup: 2 starts.
FA Trophy: 1 start.
Last game
26th December: Hayes & Yeading 1-1 W-s-M, played 90 minutes.

Jason Pope
Weston-super-Mare, National League South (Joined in July, six-month loan)

Jason was once again made to watch Weston's game from the bench, as he continues to search for his first senior game in three months.

League: 1 start, 65 minutes
Last game
3rd October: Margate 0-2 W-s-M, played 65 minutes before being replaced by Alex Byrne.

Matt Jay
Hayes & Yeading United - National League South (Joined in November, one-month loan)

Matt faced Weston-super-Mare on Saturday. He saw his only shot of the match sail just wide of the post, just minutes after Elliot Benyon had equalised for the home side.

Garry Haylock's men were in action again on Monday, as they succumbed to a 1-0 away defeat against bottom side Basingstoke. Matt had a volley saved in an uneventful first half. The home side took the lead shortly after half time when Manny Williams, completely unmarked in the area, volleyed into the bottom corner. Basingstoke should have made the most of the numerous chances they had to settle the tie. Jay had a couple of half chances to equalise, but the home side deservedly held on for only their third win of the season.

These results leave the London side four points clear of the drop, having played one more game than 21st placed St. Albans City.

League: 6 starts, 2 goals, 540 minutes.
FA Trophy: 1 start, 90 minutes.
Last game
28th December: Basingstoke Town 1-0 Hayes & Yeading, played 90 minutes.