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Loan watch: Murdoch plays full 90 for Cobblers

2 November 2014

Town's loanee's all featured this weekend

Stewart Murdoch made a winning start to his stint at Northampton Town in the Cobblers’ 2-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon at Sixfields on Saturday.

The midfielder, who completed a move from Fleetwood last week, played the full 90 minutes in the win, which moves Chris Wilder's side up to 14th in the League.

A 32nd minute opener from Kaid Mohammed set the scene, before Alex Nicholls made sure of the points in the 90th minute of the game as he finished past Wimbledon keeper James Shea.

Elsewhere, goalkeeper Scott Davies was on the losing side as Morecambe succumbed to a 2-1 defeat away at high-flyers Accrington Stanley at the Store First Stadium on Friday evening.

Davies, who re-joined his former club last week, played his second game in succession for the Shrimps as they narrowly endured defeat in a televised League Two fixture.

Morecambe were behind after five minutes when former Fleetwood man Alan Goodall fouled John O'Sullivan in the box.

Luke Joyce stepped up and converted the penalty past Davies to put Stanley a goal to the good.

It was two after 11 minutes, when Davies was wrong-footed to a Shay McCarten effort which evaded the keeper and found the back of the net.

Jim Bentley's side eventually pulled one back, with Mullin heading into an empty net for the Shrimps.

However, despite pressuring Stanley’s goal towards the end, Morecambe left empty handed.

The Shrimps are currently 10th in the fourth tier, two points shy of the play-off places.

Meanwhile, fellow loanee Matty Hughes was sent off during Chester's 3-2 defeat away at Eastleigh on Saturday.

Eastleigh went three goals to the good, with Ben Strevans, Stuart Fleetwood and Craig McAllister all on target for the Hampshire outfit.

Sean McConville and Kingsley James added two for Chester in the final 12 minutes to set up a tense finish.

But it was the sending off of the 22 year-old which dampened spirts, with Hughes given his marching orders for an apparent head-butting incident.

The result means that Chester remain 14th in the Conference table, two points ahead of Braintree.

Tom Davies completed the full 90 minutes during Alfreton Town's 1-0 win away at Altrincham on Saturday.

The youngster put in another solid performance, helping his loan side to a clean-sheet in a tightly contested encounter.

Luke Graham found the eventual winner for the Derbyshire club, with Town keeper Cameron Dawson saving an injury time penalty to preserve all three points.

22 year-old Davies joined Alfreton earlier this month, on a one month loan deal, having impressed in the Cod Army’s development squad.

And finally, to complete the round-up, Jamie Allen also suffered defeat in AFC Fylde's 3-1 loss to Boston United in the Vanarama Conference North at the Jakeman's Stadium.

Despite the defeat, Allen was on the score-sheet in the fixture, as he gave Fylde the lead after 18 minutes of the game with a well-taken finish.

The youngster is currently on loan at Fleetwood's neighbours until December, and has settled in nicely to his new surroundings as he looks to gain match-fitness.

Boston equalised towards the end of the first half, with Zak Mills tapping home after 38 minutes.

Ben Piergianni then added a double, with his first on the stroke of half-time, before adding a second after 49 minutes, to wrap up the win for the Lincolnshire side.

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