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Loan watch: Edwards scores and wins man of the match award

24 March 2022

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Five young Cods are still out on loan at as many clubs and have been in action over the last week, with one of them scoring and being named man of the match – here’s how they got on.

Connor Teale (Curzon Ashton – National League North)

Teale has had a spell out of the Curzon starting XI as he hasn’t featured in the last three games, which have taken place over the last week.

The first was a goalless draw against York City at the LNER Community Stadium last week, then he was named on the bench in the narrow 2-1 loss to Farsley Celtic at the weekend.

The final game of the three was an away clash against Gateshead, in which he was named on the bench, but didn’t manage to get subbed on.

Next game: Kidderminster Harriers (A – Saturday 26 March)

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

It’s been a battle for Raffie whilst on loan over the last week as he has been in some tough games at the Dabbers. He started their clash against Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday and played on both wings to try and work the ball forwards, but the midfielder had to be more defensive on this occasion, breaking up the play when needed and did his job well. The game ended goalless.

Next up was a tie against Grantham Town, in which he started. There wasn’t much between the two sides at the break, with the unfortunate news of forward Shaun Miller having to be replaced due to injury. Just before Sean Cooke scored the opener for Nantwich, another injury was sustained as Troy Bourne had to be replaced after a bad landing. Raffie was then subbed off with nine minutes to go as Nantwich went on to win the game 1-0 at The Optimum Pay Stadium.

Next game: Lancaster City (A – Saturday 26 March)

Max McMillan (Radcliffe – Northern Premier League Premier Division)

McMillan had to watch on from the bench in their league fixture against Morpeth Town at the weekend as he was replaced by Luca Navarro on the day. Unfortunately for Boro, the visitors started a scoring frenzy early on and, even though Jack Baxter pulled one back in the 12th minute, they ended up losing the game 5-1.

Next game: Warrington Town (H – Saturday 26 March)

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

Edwards has had a good stint out on loan at Colne over the last week. He started their game against Ramsbottom United in a classy fashion on Saturday as he was able to get on the end of Hakan Burton’s long ball to finish past the goalkeeper to open the scoring. He continued to cause trouble throughout the game and was named man of the match on the afternoon.

In the game against City of Liverpool on Tuesday evening, he was left out of the squad, with the game ending goalless at the VanEupen Arena.

Next game: Leek Town (H – Saturday 26 March)

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

Kendal Town travelled to the IP Truck Parts Stadium to face Prescot Cables at the weekend and forward Donte Thompson-Prempeh was named on the bench for the league clash. It was a stalemate for the majority of the game, with our player out on loan unable to get on the pitch. In fact, it was a former-Cod who sealed the win for Prescot as Sam O’Halleron netted with seconds to spare in the 1-0 win.

Next game: City of Liverpool (H – Saturday 26 March)

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