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Loan watch: Raffie scores his first goal for Nantwich against FC United

14 March 2022

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Akiel Raffie after scoring his first goal for Nantwich Town in a 2-0 win over FC United of Manchester. Jonathan Moore (Nantwich Town)
Akiel Raffie after scoring his first goal for Nantwich Town in a 2-0 win over FC United of Manchester.

Five of Fleetwood Town’s young players were on show for their respected loan sides in the last week, with three of them helping their sides to vital wins – here’s how they got on.

Connor Teale (Curzon Ashton – National League North)

Teale carried on his run of games in the starting XI for Curzon at the weekend when they faced Bradford Park Avenue at Horsfall Stadium. The home side found the back of the net five minutes into the game, but Curzon pulled it back to level terms from the penalty spot 20 minutes later.

Curren, who scored the penalty, quickly made it two before the half-hour mark and then three on the hour mark. Teale was subbed off just before the third went in and was replaced by Wilson and even though Bradford PA pulled one back after the substitution, the forward’s hat-trick was enough to get all three points on this away day.

Next game: York City (A – Tuesday 15 March)

Akiel Raffie (Nantwich Town  - Northern Premier League Premier Division)

It was a great weekend for Akiel with the Dabbers as, not only did they manage to beat FC United of Manchester 2-0, but the young midfielder also found the net for the first time for the side. As we’ve come to expect, Raffie started the game in the midfield and caused trouble from the start.

Nantwich opened the scoring 10 minutes before the half as Jake Bickerstaff got on the end of Jamie Cooke’s through ball before slotting under the rushing goalkeeper. Then, Raffie doubled the lead with 20 minutes to go as Joel Stair found the midfielder on a counter, who raced behind and finished well.

Next game: Gainsborough Trinity (A – Saturday 19 March)

Max McMillan (Radcliffe – Northern Premier League Premier Division)

McMillan and Boro had a rough game in their last outing as they lost 3-0 to Buxton at The Silverlands on Saturday afternoon. Town’s forward started the game and even created a chance early on as Bobby Grant found the head of McMillan, but his effort on goal was collected by the goalkeeper.

The home side then turned the tables as they netted three quick goals, with the third being from the penalty spot, which forced a triple change at the break for Radcliffe. In the flurry of subs, both former-Cod Grant and McMillan were both subbed off for Callum Gribbin and Luca Navarro respectively.

Next game: Morpeth Town (H – Saturday 19 March)

Danny Edwards (Colne – Northern Premier League Division One West)

Another start was on the cards for Edwards as he and Colne travelled to Greenfields to face Market Drayton Town, which ended in a comfortable 5-0 league win. He stayed on the pitch for the full 90 minutes, in which Ethan Sutcliffe (2), Tom Dean, Jack Williams, and Dean Ing all got on the score sheet.

Next game: Ramsbottom United (H – Saturday 19 March)

Donte Thompson-Prempeh (Kendal Town – Northern Premier League Division One West)

In Kendal Town latest league fixture against Mossley at home, Thompson-Prempeh started on the bench and before he came on the pitch, the away side took the lead through a Mason Fawns strike. Chris Wraighte pulled Kendal back to level terms on the half-hour mark, but then fell behind again one minute later. Donte then came on the pitch after half-time but couldn’t quite make an impact on the game as it ended in defeat.

Next game: Prescot Cables (A – Saturday 19 March)

Player(s) returning from loan


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