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Loan Report: April 6th

6 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 weren't in action at the weekend, but faced a stern test against play-off chasing Dartford on Tuesday night. It was the hosts who ran out comfortable winners at Treyew Road, defeating their South Eastern counterparts 3-0 thanks to goals from Ollie Knowles, Dan Green and Matt Jay. Connor was again involved from the start, but was replaced at half time by Ben Adelsbury.
 
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)

Matt started the game on the bench for the White Tigers, coming on with just over fifteen minutes left on the clock and scoring his third Truro goal three minutes from time. He has now scored five goals this season from fifteen starts.
 
The result leaves Truro six points ahead of the play off chasing pack, with two games in hand. They will secure a play off spot if they win three of their remaining seven matches.
 
Stats
Truro City:
League: 13 appearances, 9 starts, 3 goals, 787 minutes.
 
Hayes & Yeading United:
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 missed out on Weston's back-to-back wins this week as he continues to be out with an ankle injury.
 
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)

It's been a very good week for Weston. They beat fellow strugglers Margate (who were on a run of seven consecutive defeats) thanks to an eighty-third minute Jake Mawford goal on Saturday. And on Tuesday they defeated rock-bottom Basingstoke Town 2-1 as a second half Dayle Grubb brace secured back-to-back victories for only the third time this season. The results leave the Seagulls two points clear of the relegation zone with a game in hand.
 
Jason was on the bench for both games, coming on in the last 5 minutes against Margate as Weston held on for the win. Manager Ryan Northmore made no substitutions against Basingstoke.

Stats
League: 13 appearances,9 starts, 825 minutes
FA Trophy: 0 starts, 2 games, 46 minutes
Last game
5th April: W-s-M 1-0 Margate, played 5 minutes.
 
James Hamon
Hayes & Yeading, National League South (Joined in February, one-month loan)

It was a bad weekend for relegation troubled Hayes as they succumbed to a 5-0 home defeat at the hands of league leaders Ebbsfleet. Matt Godden started the rout early, wrong footing James Hamon on seven minutes after Darren Purse had cleared his earlier effort off the line. The hosts created little as the visitors dominated the half and doubled their lead in stoppage time, Godden hitting a half-volley in off the upright. It didn't get any better for Garry Haylock's men after the break, with Hamon producing a couple of good saves to keep them in the game. He was beaten again in the sixty-eighth minute though, as Godden dribbled past him before scoring his hattrick. And Godden completed his personal rout just six minutes later as he thundered in another from a deep Bryan van den Bogaert cross. The scoring was completed just four minutes from time when Charlie Sheringham finished from close range after Hayes' defence had been picked apart by some good build up play.
 
The result leaves Hayes on a poor run of form which has seen them drop into the relegation zone having picked up just six points from their last twenty-four, and having conceded ten in their last two games. They are equal on points with safety, but have played on more game than the teams around them.

Stats
League: 10 starts, 1 clean sheet, 900 minutes
Last game
2nd April: H&Y 0-5 Ebbsfleet United, played 90 minutes.
 
Kyle Egan
Bideford, Southern League Premier (Joined in March)
 
Both Kyle and Jordan joined Southern League Premier Division bottom side Bideford in March in order to give them an early taste of first team football. Their first involvement was on Easter Monday, as they fell to a 3-2 home defeat to a Dorchester Town side featuring former Grecian Ben Watson. They staved off relegation last Saturday though, for the time being at least, with a 4-3 win over Cirencester Town. The Robins had found themselves 3-0 down at half time, but goals from Dan Western (twice) and Billy Tucker brought them back level with fifteen minutes left on the clock, before an Ian Simpson header ten minutes from time secured an incredible comeback victory. Bideford beat Biggleswade Town 2-0 on Tuesday evening, a result which lifted the Robins off the bottom of the table. A defeat would have sealed their relegation.
 
Kyle started in both the defeat to Dorchester and the victory over Cirencester. He was in the match day squad against Biggleswade on Tuesday.
 
Stats
League: 2 starts, 180 minutes
Last game
5th April: Biggleswade Town 0-2 Bideford, in the match day squad.
 
Jordan Storey
Bideford, Southern League Premier (Joined in March)
Jordan was an unsused substitute in the defeat against Dorchester, but earned his first-ever senior start against Cirencester. He too was in the match-day squad against Biggleswade.
 
Stats
League: 1 starts, 90 minutes
Last game
5th April: Biggleswade Town 0-2 Bideford, in the match day squad.

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