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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby sanchoz on Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:26 am

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AFC Wimbledon 1 Charlton Athletic 2 - Vetokele with winner

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Igor Vetokele’s last minute strike gave Charlton a crucial three points at Kingsmeadow where Lee Bowyer watched from the stands for the majority of the second half.

A first half strike from on-loan Watford forward Michael Folivi was cancelled out by Naby Sarr’s excellent free-kick shortly after the manger’s dismissal.


Cullen and Jonny Williams nearly gave the Addicks the lead but Ramsgate produced two fine stops to frustrate the now buoyant visitors.



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Player Ratings: AFC Wimbledon 1 Charlton Athletic 2

Josh Cullen

Looked off the pace in the first half, having his pocket picked more than once which could’ve been costly. Picked the pace up in the second half and dictated play from the base of the midfield. 6


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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby sanchoz on Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:29 am

Curle confident loanees Elsnik and Powell will shine for Cobblers

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Boss Keith Curle is backing young loanees Timi Elsnik and Joe Powell to keep on improving and play a key role for the Cobblers in the final 13 games of the Sky Bet League Two season.

The midfield pair were brought to the club in the January transfer window, with Elsnik joining from Championship side Derby County and Powell signing from Premier League West Ham United.

Both players made their debuts in the 1-1 draw with Morecambe lasat month, with Elsnik making an immediate impact as he impressed and scored, while Powell struggled.

The pair have gone on to start three games apiece, with Powell playing his part in the recent 2-1 win at Tranmere Rovers, and they were both in the team for Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Crawley Town.

Elsnik and Powell played in an attacking midfield trio alongside Jack Bridge, but struggled to assert themselves, although both did go close to breaking the deadlock.

In the first half, Elsnik fired a close range volley from a long throw into the box just over the bar, and then after the break, Powell was a whisker wide with a 25-yard free-kick, the effort proving to be his final touch before he was substituted.

Despite those glimpses of quality, the pair failed to make much of an impression in general play, although Curle says he is pleased with the pair’s progress and that they will continue to improve.

“I think Joe Powell is growing with every minute he plays,” said the Cobblers boss.

“I think in the first game, with how he wanted to play he found it a massive step up, and a massive leap from Under-23s Premier League football to competitive league two football.

“We knew it was going to take time for him to adjust, but the pleasing thing is he has handled it, he has responded to it and there is more to come from him.”

On Elsnik, he added: “Timi is a goalscoring midfielder that can get on the front foot, and we saw that with the opportunity he had on Saturday.

“He made great movement in the box his finish went slightly over the bar, but he arrives in the box and creates chances.

“I think he is the type of player who overa period of time can be quiet in a game, but will then score goals, and goals change games.

“I am very pleased with him.”


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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby sanchoz on Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:34 am

Super sub Williams the hero as Cobblers snatch injury-time win at Stevenage




Andy Williams came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner as Cobblers laid to rest their relegation fears once and for all with a dramatic 2-1 victory at Stevenage on Saturday.

In similar fashion to three years ago, when Ricky Holmes was the last-minute hero on the same ground, Williams sent away fans wild at the Lamex Stadium by coolly slotting home in the 92nd minute, extending Town's unbeaten run to four games and lifting them 12 points above the drop in League Two.

The visitors had been leading for much of the contest after their bright start was rewarded by Joe Powell's first senior goal on 19 minutes, however Alex Revell struck against his old team to level with only 13 minutes to play.


Hoskins was at the heart of their 19th-minute opener when the visitors pressed high and forced Stevenage to lose possession, the ball dropping to Hoskins who remained composed to pick out Powell and he too steadied himself under pressure when calmly sliding past Paul Farman for his first goal for the club.


Cobblers were mostly content to sit deep and defend, but they had their moments in attack with John-Joe O'Toole toe-poking straight at Farman, Powell just unable to turn in Jack Bridge's teasing cross and Turnbull also firing too close to the home stopper from 25 yards.


Cobblers: Cornell, Goode, Taylor, Pierre (c), Buchanan, J Powell (A Williams 70), O'Toole, Turnbull (McWilliams 75), Bridge, Hoskins, Sordell (Foley 61)

Subs not used: Coddington, Elsnik, D Powell, Morias


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Stevenage 1 Northampton Town 2 – match review and highlights

It was not quite the scenes of three years ago – the overriding emotion was one of relief rather than unconfined joy – but for a flickering, glorious moment at Stevenage on Saturday, Cobblers and their fans may as well have been back in 2016.


Earlier, Town’s bright start was rewarded by Joe Powell’s first senior goal 19 minutes in. Showing more attacking intent than they did at home to Crawley last week, Cobblers pressed high, forced a mistake and Hoskins’ composure picked out Powell, who also remained calm to slot past Paul Farman.

Hoskins, a livewire throughout, was close with two efforts either side of Powell’s goal, but the visitors were on the back foot for the final 20 minutes of the first-half as the impressive, if at times erratic, Ilias Chair spearheaded Stevenage’s best spell of the game.


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Stevenage 1 Northampton Town 2: James Heneghan's player ratings as Cobblers grab late win

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8. Joe Powell
His first senior goal in football was a good one as he stayed calm to take a touch and find the net 19 minutes in, though Farman might feel he should have done better. Grew in confidence from that and nearly had a second too... 7


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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby Swiss Pauli on Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:49 pm

Oxford has been given a three match ban for his sending off at the weekend. Augsburg are appealing for the length of ban to be reduced.
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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby LeonRivers on Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:21 pm

Coppa Italia:

Edimilson Fernandes

Edi played 38 minutes as Fiorentina drew 3-3 at home to Atalanta in the Coppa Italia Semi Final 1st Leg.

Next Match: Sun 3rd March vs Atalanta (a)

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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby LeonRivers on Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:21 pm

Weekend Fixtures:

Marcus Browne

Marcus played 5 minutes as Oxford beat Scunthorpe 2-1.

Next Match: Sat 9th March vs Gillingham (a)

Jordan Hugill

Jordan played 9 minutes as Middlesbrough drew 0-0 at Wigan.

Next Match: Sat 9th March vs Brentford (h)

Edimilson Fernandes

Edi made his 20th start of the season as Fiorentina lost 3-1 at Atalanta after taking a very early lead. He completed 30 of 35 passes (86%), was successful with 3 of 6 dribbles, won his only aerial duel and completed 2 of 3 tackles. He was awarded a final match rating of 6.62 - one of Fiorentina's better players on the day.

Next Match: Sun 10th March vs Lazio (h)

Josh Cullen

Josh played as Charlton drew 1-1 at Doncaster. He assisted the own goal that gave them a second-half lead.

LIVE TWEETS:

10' Close again! Cullen shot deflects just over for a corner.
37' Cullen's corner is headed away.
65' Taylor chopped down on the right-hand edge of the box. Chance for Cullen to deliver. It's an attempted routine as it's played low to Aribo, but Doncaster snuff it out.
72' Goal for Charlton! Short corner to Josh Cullen, he whips in a low cross which spins off a Doncaster head and into the back of the net. COME ON!

Next Match: Sat 9th March vs Portsmouth (h) - Live on SKY Sports

Vashon Neufville

not in squad

Next Match: Sat 9th March vs Colchester (a)

Moses Makasi

Moses played the full 90 minutes for the first time this season as Stevenage drew 1-1 at Oldham.

LIVE TWEETS:

30' - Following the substitution, Moses Makasi has dropped into the midfield three - Guthrie, Revell and Chair make up the three up top.
36' - Great combination play from Chair and Makasi on the edge of the box creates numerous crossing opportunities, but Oldham stand firm and defend well.

Next Match: Sat 9th March vs Bury (h)

Sead Haksabanovic

Sead was subbed after just 31 minutes as Norrkoping drew 1-1 at home to Eskilstuna in the last group match of the Swedish Cup. Norrkoping missed out on top spot to Eskilstuna on goal difference and are eliminated from the tournament.

Next Match: Mon 25th March vs Rosenborg (h) - Friendly

Toni Martinez

Toni played 62 minutes as Lugo drew 1-1 at Real Oviedo.

Next Match: Sun 10th March vs Reus (a)

Joe Powell

unused sub

Next Match: Sat 9th March vs Exeter (h)

Reece Oxford

suspended

Next Match: Sat 30th March vs Nuernburg (a)

Oladapo Afolayan

Oladapo played 9 minutes as Oldham conceded in injury time to draw 1-1 at home to Stevenage.

LIVE TWEETS:

81' Change for Latics. Jose Baxter off Oladapo Afolayan on
85' Pinball in the Stevenage box as Afolayan sees a shot deflected wide.

Next Match: Sat 9th March vs Cambridge (a)

Martin Samuelsen

Martin played 83 minutes as Haugesund lost a pre-season friendly at Brann 0-3. He was cautioned.

MATCH REPORT:
"The second half appeared far more smoothly and FK Haugesund might well have settled almost immediately after the break if today's judge had sentenced a penalty kick in what Martin Samuelsen was put on the ground, apparently irregular, shortly after kicking off again after the rest."

Next Match: Fri 8th March vs Sandnes Ulf (h) - Friendly

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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby sanchoz on Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:43 am

Atalanta 3-1 Fiorentina | Atalanta Overcome Early Error to Take All 3 Points! | Serie A





Charlton deserved their point at Doncaster says Bowyer

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A point was the least Charlton deserved from their trip to Doncaster according to Lee Bowyer.

John Marquis 72nd minute own goal was cancelled out by Mallik Wilks strike four minutes later to leave Bowyer’s men in fifth and five points clear of Donny in the race for the play-off places.


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Oxford United 2 (Sinclair 65 & 80), Scunthorpe United 1 (Thomas 90+2)

JEROME Sinclair’s second-half double secured Oxford United a precious victory at home to Scunthorpe United which kept them out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone.

The Watford loanee got off the mark for the U’s by heading in Mark Sykes’s 65th-minute cross and followed it up a quarter of an hour later from John Mousinho’s delicious delivery.


Whyte, Marcus Browne and Jamie Mackie were all fit to return, but had to make do with places on the bench as Karl Robinson named an unchanged side.


Oxford Utd (4-1-4-1): Eastwood, Long, Nelson, Dickie, Ruffels, Mousinho, Graham (Browne 85), Sykes, Henry, Garbutt (Whyte 59), Sinclair (Mackie 90).

Unused subs: Stevens, Hanson, Carruthers, Smith.

Booked: None.


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Oxford United v Scunthorpe United - player ratings

Browne (Graham 85) (no rating)


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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby sanchoz on Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:51 am

Wigan 0-0 Middlesbrough: Poor finishing costs Boro a vital victory at the DW

Pulis made a double substitution in the 81st minute, sending on Jordan Hugill and Marcus Tavernier for Assombalonga and Fletcher.

Hugill went up front to lead the line while Tavernier dropped in behind to link up with Saville, who had gone inside following Downing’s introduction as a replacement wing-back.

But neither team could break the deadlock in the closing stages.


Middlesbrough (5-1-2-2): Randolph; Howson, captain – Ayala, Shotton, Fry, Friend; Mikel; Wing, Besic (Downing 67); Fletcher (Tavernier 81), Assombalonga (Hugill 81)

Subs: Konstantopoulos, McNair, Clayton, van La Parra


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Substitute pecking order, dugout frustrations & a Middlesbrough issue nobody saw coming

If the team selection has been obvious and inevitable in the last couple of weeks, so too have the substitutions.

For the second week on the bounce, Pulis made exactly the same changes and in the same order. First Stewart Downing gets the nod. Then Jordan Hugill and Marcus Tavernier are introduced.


Here's an issue nobody imaged we'd be discussing before the start of the season: set-pieces.

Dead balls were expected to be the sharpest attacking tool in the box this term and yet Boro are blunt - and have been for a while now.

All the elements are there. Lewis Wing, George Saville and Stewart Downing can deliver. And Jordan Hugill, Daniel Ayala, Aden Flint, George Friend and Dael Fry can climb and make a nuisance of themselves in the box.

Boro had seven corners against the Latics plus several free-kicks thanks to whistle-happy Martin but the deliveries went from one extreme to the other - either failing to beat the first man or looping far too deep.


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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby sanchoz on Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:39 am

Charlton Athletic 2 Portsmouth 1 - Taylor delivers Pompey KO

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Charlton dealt a huge psychological blow against probable play-off rivals Pompey with a well-earned 2-1 victory at The Valley.

Joe Aribo and Ronan Curtis traded blows in the opening half before Lyle Tylor’s strike shortly after the break gave the hosts three-points in front of a television audience.


Josh Cullen was denied the opener on 20 minutes in comical fashion after his ‘tap-in’ was blocked on the line by the back of teammate Igor Vetokele after Williams’ cut-back.

On 41 minutes the home-side broke the deadlock and it was thoroughly deserved.

Aribo turning and unleashing an effort to Craig MacGillivray’s far corner from ten yards out following some neat play from Cullen and Bielik in the build-up.


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Charlton Athletic 2 Portsmouth 1 - Player ratings

Josh Cullen

Connected play well but never found that crucial pass when required in the first 45. Played the central midfield role in the second half after Bielik’s withdrawal. Put his fit in and read the game well. 6


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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby sanchoz on Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:45 am

Middlesbrough 1-2 Brentford: Questions for Pulis after Boro grab defeat from jaws of victory

If Pulis’s tactical change was designed to bolster the Boro backline, it didn’t work because the visitors equalised in the 70th minute.

The goal came from a poor headed clearance from Saville and the ball fell to Dalsgaard who, from a position to the right of goal, dummied Saville then drilled a low shot goalwards and Shotton, at the far post, turned the ball into his own net attempting to clear.

Worse was to come.

Three minutes later Dalsgaard made his way to the byline down the inside right channel then calmly waited for Friend to commit himself before pulling a pass back into the path of Benrahma who scored with a first-time shot.

Pulis immediately made another change, sending on Jordan Hugill for Besic and switching to a 4-4-2 formation.

Boro did have several efforts at goal in the closing stages with Hugill heading a Shotton cross over the bar and then blasting a shot from distance over the bar.

But, despite eight minutes of stoppage time, the home side couldn't create an equaliser.


Middlesbrough (5-1-2-2): Randolph; Howson, captain – Ayala, Shotton, Fry, Saville (Tavernier 88); Mikel; Wing, Besic (Hugill 74); Fletcher, Assombalonga (Friend 61).

Subs: Konstantopoulos, McNair, Clayton, Downing.


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How Middlesbrough players rated in disappointing Brentford defeat

Jordan Hugill (73, for Besic) - 5 - had a good header well saved


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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby sanchoz on Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:53 am

Latics surrender yet another lead, this time at Cambridge United

Latics did have a wonderful chance to take the lead again 20 minutes from time but Oladapo Afolayan fired wide after collecting Nepomuceno’s corner at the back post.


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Fiorentina 1-1 Lazio | Lazio Held to Frustrating Draw in Race for Europe | Serie A





Northampton Town 2 Exeter City 1: James Heneghan's player ratings in pictures

13. Joe Powell
On for the final 15 minutes to help see out victory... 6


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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby LeonRivers on Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:29 pm

Weekend Fixtures:

Marcus Browne

unused sub

Next Match: Tues 12th March vs Rochdale (a)

Jordan Hugill

Jordan played 16 minutes as Middlesbrough lost 1-2 at home to Brentford. He was cautioned for a late foul.

LIVE TWEETS:

74: Boro respond to going behind with a sub. Hugill replaces Besic.
82: Ryan Shotton with a cross from the right and Jordan Hugill's header is palmed away

Next Match: Weds 13th March vs Preston (a)

Edimilson Fernandes

Edi played 45 minutes and was withdrawn at half-time as Fiorentina drew 1-1 with Lazio. He completed 26 of 29 passes (90%) including one key pass, was successful with his only atempted dribblesbut was dispossessed twice. He was awarded a final match rating of 6.28.

Next Match: Fri 15th March vs Cagliari (a)

Josh Cullen

Josh played as Charlton beat playoff rivals Portsmouth 2-1 to go 12 unbeaten. He assisted the opening goal and came close to scoring on a couple of occasions.

MATCH REPORT:
"Williams driven cross came to Cullen inside the six-yard box who looked like he’d scored but his shot hit teammate Igor Vetokele on the line, on the back to cruelly prevent the Charlton midfielder from opening his Addicks account."
"The deserved goal did come and it was Biellik who started the move. He found Purrington who played it to Cullen. The midfielder’s cross from deep came to Aribo who swivelled skilfully onto his preferred left foot and drove into the bottom corner."
"Bielik picked up a hamstring injury just before the Addicks goal and had to be replaced by Ben Reeves at half-time with Cullen moving to defensive midfield. Charlton didn’t lose anything with the Arsenal loanee going off though as Cullen was as good in that role in the second half as Bielik had been in the first."

LIVE TWEETS:

3' Cullen's delivery is good, but a red shirt just can't get on the end of it.
20' SO CLOSE! Great football as Williams pulls back for Cullen, the keeper is beaten but it comes back off the back of Vetokele on the line.
34' Vetokele lays off for Cullen on the edge of the box, but he doesn't get the connection he wants on his shot and it dribbles wide.
74' Chance! Cullen's shot deflects wide. Corner.

Next Match: Tues 12th March vs Burton (h)

Vashon Neufville

not in squad

Next Match: Tues 12th March vs Northampton (a)

Moses Makasi

Moses played the 68 minutes as Stevenage lost 1-0 to an injury-time goal at home to Bury.

MATCH REPORT:
"Stevenage had the better of the early play, with the tone set when Moses Makasi was unable to convert a Joel Byrom cross in the opening minutes."
"Maynard should have opened the scoring later in the half but failed to control from Caolan Lavery, while Makasi had two further chances before the break, the latter seeing him denied by Joe Murphy."

LIVE TWEETS:

3' - BIG CHANCE! - Some early territory almost paid off for Boro as Joel Byrom does really well to put a low cross in from the left hand side. Makasi meets it unmarked in the box but can't gather the ball.
22' - ANOTHER BORO CHANCE! - Excellent play down the left hand side again, this time by Ilias Chair as he wiggles his way through the oncoming Bury defence. He creates some space for himself and finds Makasi in the box, he fails to convert however.
43' - BIG CHANCE! - The trademark Boro pressing almost put us ahead as Moses Makasi closes down the Bury defender and wins the ball. He has time to get a shot off 1-on-1 with Murphy but the keeper does well to tip it around the post.
68' - Our first change of the day now as Jordan Gibson replaces Moses Makasi.

Next Match: Tues 12th March vs Swindon (h)

Sead Haksabanovic

Next Match: Fri 15th March vs Malmo (h) - Friendly

Toni Martinez

not in squad

Next Match: Sat 16th March vs Cadiz (a)

Joe Powell

Joe played 12 minutes as Northampton held on to a 2-1 win over Exeter.

LIVE TWEETS:

78' A warm ovation for Daniel Powell as he makes way for Joe Powell in Keith Curle's second change.
83' Powell delivers the corner but Goode's ****ed header goes over from close range.

Next Match: Tues 12th March vs Newport (h)

Reece Oxford

suspended

Next Match: Sat 30th March vs Nuernburg (a)

Oladapo Afolayan

Dapo made his full professional debut, playing 74 minutes as Oldham drew 1-1 at Cambridge.

MATCH REPORT:
"Oldham probably had the best chance of the second half as Nepomuceno’s corner fell to the feet of Dapo Afolayan, but the West Ham United loanee drilled his effort wide."

LIVE TWEETS:

17' Afolayan does well down the right, beating Dunk before winning his team a corner
27' YELLOW: Lambe booked for bringing down Afolayan who did well to evade a few other challenges before being brought down
50' YELLOW: Dunk booked for bringing down Afolayan, freekick in a decent position for Latics
69' CHANCE: Nepomuceno's corner falls to Afolayan who drills one wide
74' Latics make their final change: Dapo Afolayan off, Chris O'Grady on.

Next Match: Tues 12th March vs Lincoln (a)

Martin Samuelsen

Martin played the full match as Haugesund won a pre-season friendly against Sandnes Ulf 3-0.

Next Match: Fri 15th March vs ODD (h) - Friendly

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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby LeonRivers on Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:19 pm

Tonight's Fixtures:

Marcus Browne

Marcus returned to the starting line up and played 72 minutes as Oxford drew 0-0 at Rochdale. The result keeps them above Rochdale and in the top position of the relegation zone. They are three points behind the side five places above them.

MATCH REPORT:
"United then started to hit their stride: Henry fizzed a cross just in front of the sliding Marcus Browne on 22 minutes"
"Browne almost guided a Henry cross on target on 38 after a flowing move from the U’s"

LIVE TWEETS:

6' Browne and Ryan McLaughlin challenge for a high ball and the United winger is left on the ground, but he recovers without the need for the physio.
19' Browne lays the ball back to Ruffels who delivers a cross that appears to strike a Rochdale arm. United players all appeal but referee A Backhouse is unmoved.
32' YELLOW to Jimmy McNulty for smashing into Browne 10 yards from the corner flag.
39' United with a quick free kick and Henry delivers a cross that Browne sidefoots inches wide.
61' Browne nicks the ball on the wing and gets into the Dale area where he goes down. Nothing doing, says the ref.
70' Browne comes forward and plays the ball inside for Henry. He knocks it wide to Whyte whose first-time shot slices wide of the near post.
72' SUB for United: Marcus Browne is replaced by Jordan Graham

Next Match: Sat 16th March vs Bradford (h)

Josh Cullen

Josh made his 20th start of the season as Charlton beat in-form Burton 2-1, Burton's first home defeat of 2019. He got no mention on the live tweets.

Next Match: Sat 16th March vs Bristol Rovers (a)

Vashon Neufville

not in squad

Next Match: Fri 15th March vs Cheltenham (h)

Moses Makasi

Moses made his 10th start of the season, and played 64 minutes as Stevenage beat Swindon 2-0 to climb into the top 10. He hit the bar with a header in the first half.

LIVE TWEETS:

3' - CHANCE! Lawrence Vigouroux collects and then spills a long ball over the Swindon back four, allowing Makasi the chance to set up Revell with an open goal. The pass, however, is slightly behind Revs and the striker can't quite get enough on his effort.
41' - CROSSBAR! Moses Makasi goes close to bagging his first for Stevenage, winning a header from a tight angle at the back post. His shot loops over Vigouroux, but has just too much on it as the ball rebounds off the woodwork.
64' - First sub of the game for Boro... Jordan Gibson enters the fray to replace Moses Makasi.

Next Match: Sat 16th March vs MK Dons (a)

Joe Powell

Joe played 4 minutes and scored the game's only goal as Northampton beat Newport 1-0. He currently leads the clubs twitter poll for man of the match with 60% of the votes! :lol:

MATCH REPORT:
"Joe Powell came on for the final few minutes in place of John-Joe O’Toole and the West Ham United loanee was to make some impact on proceedings, smashing a volley in to the top corner from fully 25-yards to clinch the Cobblers fourth straight victory with a goal worthy of winning any game."

LIVE TWEETS:

86' Our second change of the evening sees Joe Powell replace O'Toole.
88' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! An unbelievable strike from Joe Powell gives us the lead! A cross into the box is cleared towards the edge of the box and Powell is there with a powerful left-footed volley from 25 yards. Get in!
FT: Joe Powell’s sensational late strike earns us the 3️ points this evening!

Next Match: Sat 16th March vs Grimsby (a)

Oladapo Afolayan

Dapo kept his starting place but was withdrawn injured on 44 minutes immediately after a team mate was dismissed. Oldham's ten men went on to lose 2-0 at Lincoln.

LIVE TWEETS:

9' Another shot from Baxter on target. Collected with ease after Afolayan did well to find him on the edge of the box.
19' Afolayan beats two men before a heavy touch in the final stages prevents a shot on goal.
38' Afolayan caught over the advertisement boards after chasing the ball. Back on the pitch but involved in another heavy challenge on the other side. Can't fault his effort tonight so far!
41' Down to ten at the moment as Dapo receives treatment...
44' Forced change due to injury. ON - Dearnley OFF - Afolayan

Next Match: Sat 16th March vs Tranmere (h)

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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby kel on Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:38 pm

Was at the Northampton match tonight (I work up there Mon-Wed each week). It was a truly dour match until Powell come on (86th minute).
He had a couple of nice touches, before scoring an absolutely cracking left foot volley (88th minute). The game did not deserve such a moment of class.
Shame he came on so late, the cobblers fans were calling for him to come on about 20 minutes earlier.
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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby LeonRivers on Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:39 pm

Great to hear. :thup:

The highlights aren't up yet, but when they are it will be here:: https://www.skysports.com/football/nort ... ort/394087
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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby steveyrockstar on Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:33 am

Thanks for your continual brilliant reports Leon. :thup:

Sadly, it doesn't seem that many of our loanees are doing very well, nearly all struggling for game time with exception of Cullen and maybe Fernandes.

Browne seems to have lost his way at Oxford, perhaps too many injuries, and no idea what the point of Neufville's move was.

Not sure we can have hopes for any of these guys unfortunately. Hope I'm wrong!
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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby sanchoz on Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:44 am

Rochdale 0, Oxford United 0

OXFORD United stayed in the Sky Bet League One relegation zone after a stalemate with fellow strugglers Rochdale on a nervy night at Spotland.

In difficult conditions they showed plenty of defensive grit, but despite fielding a more attacking line-up from the start the visitors could not find a way through the EFL’s leakiest defence.


With both teams starting the night in the bottom four, the stakes were high and it was clear neither side wanted to take any risks in their own half on a poor playing surface.

The changes gave United more energy, though, with Marcus Browne – another of those to come into the team – causing problems on the left.


A tight, nervy game sprung into life late in the first half.

Whyte’s quick thinking over a free-kick put Henry away down the right and from his low cross Browne’s shot grazed the near post.


Oxford Utd (4-3-3): Eastwood, Long, Nelson, Dickie, Ruffels, Kashi, Brannagan, Henry, Whyte, Mackie (Sinclair 77), Browne (Graham 72).

Unused subs: Stevens, Mousinho, Garbutt, Hanson, Sykes.


https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/oxfo ... -united-0/


Charlton Athletic 2 Burton Albion 1 - Reeves with winner

Charlton, similar to Lyle Taylor’s penalty run-up, ambled to a 2-1 victory over mid-table Burton at The Valley.

First half goals from Taylor and Ben Reeves gave the Addicks the points despite a Lucas Akins penalty momentarily levelling the tie.


Charlton were content to soak up pressure in the second half and other than Fosu nearly getting on the end of another inviting Taylor cross early on, it wasn’t until the hour a real threat on Burton’s goal.

Neat play between Ben Purrington and Josh Cullen freed Joe Aribo whose effort was wildly cleared over their own bar by Kyle McFadzean.


https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/sport/174 ... th-winner/


Player ratings from Charlton’s win over Burton

Josh Cullen - 9 - Playing at the base of the diamond, it’s hard to think of a pass he put wrong. The West Ham loanee was everywhere and his tackling was superb.


https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/sport/174 ... er-burton/
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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby sanchoz on Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:48 am

Powell piledriver claims dramatic last-gasp victory for in-form Cobblers

Joe Powell scored a sensational last-gasp winner as Cobblers kept alive their play-off hopes with a fourth successive win as they left it late to stun Newport County 1-0 at the PTS on Tuesday evening.

With the game meandering towards a goalless draw, it was always going to take something special to claim all three points and Powell, on as a second-half substitute, provided just that with a wonderful left-footed volley that flew into the top corner from 25 yards.

It’s debatable whether Town merited victory on the balance of play but at this stage of the season it’s all about substance over style and Powell’s 88th minute strike ensured they remain in the play-off picture.


Despite plenty of chances though, it remained goalless at half-time and Town were then below-par in the second-half, but it didn’t matter when Powell blasted home in spectacular style to grab a dramatic victory, their fourth in a row and seventh successive game unbeaten.


Matt could also only find the roof of the net when the ball dropped kindly to him inside the box as County threatened to win it, but instead it was Town who snatched all three points when Powell, off the bench, scored his second Cobblers goal in sensational fashion, clipping the crossbar with a left-footed volley 90 seconds from full-time.


Cobblers: Cornell, Goode, Taylor, Pierre, Buchanan, Turnbull, Foley, O’Toole (J Powell 86), Hoskins, D Powell, A Williams (Bridge 66)

Subs not used: Coddington, J Williams, Elsnik, Roberts, Bowditch


https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/spor ... -1-8845965


Gritty Cobblers delight Curle as Powell shows his class

Cobblers boss Keith Curle was delighted with the 'desire and character' of his players during Tuesday's win over Newport County as he hailed match-winner Joe Powell for providing the game's standout moment.
The match was heading for a 0-0 draw when Powell, only just on as a substitute, let fly with an unstoppable 25-yard volley that rifled into top corner via the crossbar two minutes from time.


That would be enough for Town to claim a fourth straight win and extend their unbeaten run to seven matches, lifting them into the top half of League Two and within six points of the play-offs.

Curle said: "As the game was panning out, it was one of those nights where both sets of players and both managers had set themselves out not to be intimidated and to make sure they were competitive.

"It was two teams who nullified each other and neither team wanted to take a backward step. Because of that, and because the emphasis was on trying to impose yourself on the opposition, sometimes the quality didn't shine through.

"We did get some opportunities but the intensity of our play in stopping the opposition detracted sometimes from when we had good possession of the ball.

"But the players showed the willingness, the desire and the character and one of the things I said to them before the game was that we have to make sure we don't lose any individual battle all over the park.

"I thought we competed very well and just lacked a little bit of quality but then Joe showed the one bit of quality to win the game - it was a fantastic goal. What a left peg, what a strike!"


https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/spor ... -1-8846019
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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby sanchoz on Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:10 pm

Northampton Town 1 Newport County 0 – match review and highlights

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Just when it seemed as if Northampton’s play-off chances were about to recede from possible to improbable, Joe Powell stepped up with his best Ricky Holmes impression.

The Cobblers were off the pace and below-par for much of Tuesday’s clash with Newport County but if they are to sustain their unlikely play-off surge until the very end this season, they will have to master the art of finding ways to win when not at their best.

Whether that’s through moments of magic, good fortune or scrappy, ugly goals is not relevant. We’re now at a stage of the season where it’s substance over style and points over everything else.

And if you are going to win a match with a dramatic late goal, you might as well do it like this. Powell’s wonderful strike on Tuesday, which required superb technique, perfect timing and brilliant execution, hardly belonged in such a low-key, low-quality game but will Town care? Not likely.


The game was meandering towards a goalless draw when the other Powell, Joe, announced himself in spectacular fashion. It’s not always been plain-sailing for the 20-year-old since signing on loan from West Ham United in January.

Whilst clearly talented, he’s been short on game-time and remains a little lightweight but that’s why he’s come to the rough and tumble of League Two: to test himself physically in the men’s game.

And talent will always shine through if it’s accompanied by hard work. Powell has shown both during his time at the Cobblers and you will struggle to find a better goal anywhere in the country than his thunderous left-footed volley that rifled into the top corner, pleasingly catching the crossbar on its way in.

That secured a fourth win in a row, the first time Northampton have achieved such a feat in the league since their record-breaking run in 2015/16. The winning goal in their fourth win during that sequence? Holmes’ sensational late volley at Dagenham.


https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/spor ... -1-8846858





Northampton Town 1 Newport County 0: James Heneghan's player ratings in pictures

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13. Joe Powell
What a goal! Sensational technique and timing to find the top corner, via the woodwork, with the ball dipping behind him from fully 25 yards. Wonderful way to win the game... 8


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Re: Hammers On Loan 2018/19

Postby DM on Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:22 pm

Josh Cullen has been called up to the Ireland squad :scarfer:

https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2019/03 ... ualifiers/
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