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Loan watch: Johnson and Raffie win the Liverpool Senior Cup

26 April 2023

Club News

Loan watch: Johnson and Raffie win the Liverpool Senior Cup

26 April 2023

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A number of Fleetwood Town players featured for their respective loan clubs this week, and two have ended up with silverware after winning the Liverpool Senior Cup with Marine AFC!

The main focus of the loan watch this week is to feature both Will Johnson and Akiel Raffie who helped Marine lift the Liverpool Senior Cup a week ago, where they managed to beat Runcorn Linnets 4-3 on penalties after a goalless draw.

Raffie featured for 66 minutes in the final, with Johnson playing the whole way through, even though he wasn’t required to take a spot kick.

Another game would be right around the corner for them as the final day of the season saw the team from Merseyside host Matlock Town on Saturday, where they, unfortunately, fell to a 1-0 loss.

Both Johnson and Raffie played the full 90 minutes, meaning Marine would finish their season in the Northern Premier League Premier Division in ninth place.

Moving over to Ireland now, it’s been some week for the lads over in Waterford as they’ve managed to continue their form after the unbeaten run in April – extending it to four games – after coming out on top in their clashes against Athlone Town and Treaty United, netting four goals in each of those games!

Their star man Ronan Coughlan can’t seem to stop scoring for the Blues, but also a special mention to Barry Baggley, who has featured constantly since joining the side and has made a difference to the midfield.

Chris Conn-Clarke has been subbed on two games in a row, replacing Coughlan both times, with Tom Donaghy being named on the bench on those two occasions.

Another player who’s playing for a team over the Irish Sea is Drew Baker who was named in the matchday squad for Bohemian FC, who currently sit top of the Irish Premier Division after their 2-0 win over Drogheda, but he wasn’t one of the three players who were called upon in the fixture.

Back in England now, Dylan Boyle has continued to make his mark on the Curzon Ashton side in Greater Manchester as he was part of the team who nicked a point against Boston United at the weekend.

The midfielder thought he had snatched the equaliser, but his strike was blocked off the line – luckily though, The Nash nicked the point thanks to a Ryan Hall strike in the 90th minute.

Since then, they have faced off against top-of-the-table, AFC Fylde, and lost that clash 2-0, but their minds will now be on their final game of the season against King’s Lynn Town on Saturday as they will want to finish the season on a high with all three points on the road.

Another success story in this loan watch is that of Connor Teale who will be looking to help Alfreton Town cement their spot in the National League North play-offs this evening as they travel to Bradford Park Avenue in their penultimate game of the year.

Last week, Teale and the Alfreton back line kept a clean sheet in the last outing against Blyth Spartans, meaning they go into the Bradford PA clash sitting in fourth place in the table.

Next up: Alfreton Town (Teale): Bradford Park Avenue (A) 26 April (7:45pm), Bohemian FC (Baker): UCD (A) 28 April (7:45pm), Curzon Ashton (Boyle): King’s Lynn Town (A) 29 April (3pm), Waterford FC (Baggley, Conn-Clarke, and Donaghy): Bray Wanderers (A) on 28 April (7:45pm).

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