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Loan Report: April 12th

12 April 2016

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 extended until the end of the season)

Truro had already arrived in Hampshire when their game against Havant & Waterlooville was postponed just ninety minutes before kick-off. The White Tigers now have to play seven games in eighteen days. Manager Steve Tully said he was "really disappointed" about the postponement, and added: "We've got games in hand but when you've got to play Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - that's four games in a week and for any squad you'll struggle".
 
They face Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday evening.
 
Stats
League: 32 starts, 2 goals, 2775 minutes.
FA Cup: 3 starts, 252 minutes.
FA Trophy: 4 starts, 258 minutes.
Last game
5th April: Truro 3-0 Dartford, played 45 mins, replaced at half time.
 
Matt Jay
Truro City, National League South (Joined in January, one-month loan extended until the end of the season)

Truro's game against Havant & Waterlooville was postponed. They face Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday.
 
Stats

Truro City:
League: 13 appearances, 9 starts, 3 goals, 787 minutes.
 
Hayes & Yeading:
League: 6 starts, 2 goals, 540 minutes.
FA Trophy: 1 start, 90 minutes.

Last game
5th April: Truro 3-0 Dartford, played 17 mins, scored the third goal.
 
Alex Byrne
Weston-super-Mare, National League South (Joined in July, six-month loan extended until the end of the season)
 
Alex is still out injured with a sprained ankle.
 
Stats
League: 27 appearances, 20 starts, 1824 minutes.
FA Cup: 2 starts.
FA Trophy: 3 starts, 270 minutes.
Last game
15th March: W-s-M 1-2 Maidstone United, played 29 minutes before being taken off with a sprained ankle.
 
Jason Pope
Weston-super-Mare, National League South (Joined in July, six-month loan extended until the end of the season)

Weston travelled to rock-bottom Basingstoke for their second meeting in the space of five days. And it was a nightmare start for the Seagulls as Chris Flood headed home unmarked at the back post just six minutes into the game. The visitors were creating the majority of the chances, but it was the hosts who doubled their advantage just before half time; Liam Enver-Marum taking advantage of a mix-up at the back to beat Luke Purnell at his near post. The Somerset outfit rallied after the break though, Ollie Barnes powering home a header from a corner on sixty-five minutes, before Scott Wilson brought them level from the spot on seventy-eight minutes.

It was at this point that Jason entered the fray, and it was he who had Weston's best chance to produce and incredible comeback. Imaginative play from Dayle Grubb and Jake Mawford had worked an opening for the Grecian loanee, but he "rashly" fired over the bar. Ryan Northmore's side continue to attack, but in the end were forced to settle for a draw. They now sit two points clear of the relegation zone with four games remaining.

Stats
League: 15 appearances,9 starts, 848 minutes
FA Trophy: 0 starts, 2 games, 46 minutes
Last game
9th April: Basingstoke Town 2-2 W-s-M, played 12 minutes.
 
James Hamon
Hayes & Yeading United, National League South (Joined in February, one-month loan extended until the end of the season)

Hayes travelled to play off chasing Oxford City on Saturday. They had Hamon to thank for a good diving save to his left early into the game to keep the scores level. The visitors then looked the most likely to score and broke the deadlock on thirty-one minutes; Elliott Benyon's first effort was saved, but he pounced on the rebound and forced Josetxo Lapoujade to turn into his own net. Benyon was again in the mix seven minutes later as a set-piece routine allowed him to head home from three yards out . However, poor defending has cost Hayes dearly this season and just minutes into the second half, Lapoujade was somehow allowed to atone for his earlier mistake, heading home completely unmarked at the back post. Ten minutes later the hosts were level; a cut back into the area allowing Bradley Bubb to wrong-foot Hamon as he blasted it into the near post. From then on it was the hosts who looked the most likely to score, but Hamon saved well with his feet with their only meaningful effot on target. The result leaves Garry Haylock's men equal on points with safety, but Havant & Waterlooville have a game in hand.

Stats
League: 11 starts, 1 clean sheet, 990 minutes
Last game
9th April: Oxford City 2-2 H&Y, played 90 minutes.
 
Kyle Egan
Bideford, Southern League Premier (Joined in March)

Bideford hosted third-from-bottom Bedworth United on Saturday, in a match where at least one of the teams would be relegated. It was the hosts who drew first blood twenty minutes in, Billy Tucker lofting a ball to Ben Wood who placed it under the onrushing keeper. The visitors then applied plenty of pressure as they went in search for an equaliser, but they had to wait until the fifty-seventh minute for it to arrive, courtesy of Jonathan Gould. But just two minutes later the Robins were back in front as Kyle Egan passed in from the by line for Matty Andrew to finish. Both sides continued to press after the goal, with Bedworth striking the post and Bideford having a number of shots saved. The hosts were reduced to ten men for a professional foul with six minutes to go, but they held on to fight off relegation for another day. Bideford now sit third from bottom, equal on points with twenty-first placed Histon, but eleven points behind twentieth placed Stratford Town (who have won just once in seventeen league matches) with just twelve points left to play for.
 
Stats
League: 4 starts, 360 minutes
Last game
9th April: Bideford 2-1 Bedworth United, played 90 minutes and assisted the winner.
 
Jordan Storey
Bideford, Southern League Premier (Joined in March)

Jordan came off the bench as the Robins held onto their Southern League Premier Division status for at least another week.
 
Stats
League: 2 appearances, 1 start
Last game
9th April: Bideford 2-1 Bedworth United, came off the bench.

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