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Loan Report: March 1st

1 March 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)

Connor was straight back into the starting XI against Bishop's Stortford, having missed Truro's last two games through injury. And he helped Steve Tully's men keep their eleventh clean sheet in the league this season, though he'll have former Grecian Martin Rice to thank, as the keeper made several saves at key moments during the game.
 
Stats

League: 25 starts, 2 goals, 2206 minutes.
FA Cup: 3 starts, 252 minutes.
FA Trophy: 4 starts, 258 minutes.
Last game
27th February: Bishop's Stortford 0-3 Truro, played 90 mins.
 
Matt Jay
Truro City, National League South (Joined in January, one-month loan extended until the end of the season)

Matt celebrated his 20th birthday by finishing off the scoring in the win on Saturday, but he could easily have been walking off with the match ball at full-time. He put a shot wide of the goal just before his side went into half-time with a 1-0 lead, and he was denied by opposition keeper Tom Lovelock when one-on-one with the score at 2-0. The birthday boy was not to be denied though, as he finished an Isaac Vassell cross at the far post on the hour mark to send Truro into the play-off positions. It proved to be his final contribution of the day, as he was replaced by Ben Adelsbury just a minute later.
 
Stats
Truro City:
League: 6 starts, 2 goals, 447 minutes.
 
Hayes & Yeading:
League: 6 starts, 2 goals, 540 minutes.
FA Trophy: 1 start, 90 minutes.

Last game
27th February: Bishop's Stortford 0-3 Truro, played 63 mins and scored the 3rd goal.
 
Alex Byrne
Weston-super-Mare, National League South (Joined in July, six-month loan extended until the end of the season)
 
Alex was involved on Saturday as Weston succumbed to a third consecutive defeat at the hands of Chelmsford. The Seagulls, who have only won three home games all season, and they barely threatened in the first half and were 1-0 down at half-time. They improved in the second half but, just as they were getting back into the game, Ollie Barnes was sent off for going through the back of Jason Williams. Shortly after that Chelmsford sealed the win as Jack Bridge coolly finished past the home keeper, with a ninety-second-minute Lee Sawyer penalty putting a gloss on the scoreline for the visitors.
 
Stats
League: 23 appearances, 18 starts, 1653 minutes.
FA Cup: 2 starts.
FA Trophy: 3 starts, 270 minutes.
Last game
27th February: W-s-M 0-3 Chelmsford, played 90 minutes.
 
Jason Pope
Weston-super-Mare, National League South (Joined in July)

Jason started once again for Weston, and it was he who got the home side's first shot on target: a pile-driver from distance which brought a wonderful save from Chelmsford keeper Christian Dibble shortly before the red card incident. Weston now sit three points adrift of safety, but with two games in hand on Havant & Waterlooville. It's proving to be a tight league though, with just ten points separating ninth-placed Concord Rangers and twentieth-placed Weston.


Stats
League: 5 appearances, 4 starts, 313 minutes
FA Trophy: 0 starts, 2 games, 46 minutes
Last game
27th February: W-s-M 0-3 Chelmsford, played 84 minutes.
 
James Hamon
Hayes & Yeading United, National League South (Joined in February, one-month loan)

James joined a Hayes & Yeading side batlling relegation last week and was brought straight into the first-team for their visit to league leaders Ebbsfleet. He was called into action almost instantly as, just two minutes into his debut, he did well to hold onto a close-range effort by Stuart Lewis. He was called into action again before half-time, saving an effort by Aaron McLean. And just like in the first half, Ebbsfleet were denied early on in the second: Hamon parrying a McLean header back into the six-yard box which, fortunately, bounced just behind onrushing striker Matt Godden. Little else happened until a mass brawl erupted with just over twenty minutes to go, which saw both sides reduced to nine men. Garry Haylock's men then saw out the rest of the game and won a valuable point against the table-toppers. They now sit four points clear of Weston.

Stats
League: 1 start, 1 clean sheet, 90 minutes
Last game
27th February: Ebbsfleet 0-0 H&Y, played 90 minutes.
 
Toby Down
Willand Rovers, Western Football League Premier Division (Joined in February, one-month loan)

Academy defender Toby joined Willand Rovers on a one-month loan last week. The Devonshire side, who ply their trade in the Western Football League Premier Division (ninth tier), stretched their unbeaten run in the league to eleven games with a 1-1 draw at Gillingham Town. They are currently second in the division, four points behind leaders Odd Town but having played four more games. Toby was brought on as a second half substitute, with manager Russell Jee saying he was "pleased" with his performance. He also went on to say that they had worked hard for the last ten days to bring in the City scholar, and that he believes that Toby's addition will provide the strength in depth they need over the coming weeks.

Stats
League: 1 appearance, 0 starts, 30 minutes
Last game
27th February: Gillingham Town 1-1 Willand, played 30 minutes.

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