Loan Round up

Monday 29 April 2013 09:25

Watford kept up their hopes of automatic promotion from the npower Championship with a 2-1 win over Leicester City that saw Matthew Briggs come on in the 71st minute.

The Hornets went 2-0 up thanks to Troy Deeney’s strike and a 35-yard stunner from Nathaniel Chalobah, before Harry Kane's header made it a nervy final few moments.

Briggs was introduced for Ikecki Anya late in the second half to sure up the defence and picked up a booking as Watford held off the charge to move one point behind second-placed Hull City in the table.

Marcello Trotta was unlucky to see his hopes of automatic promotion with Brentford disappear in an incredible final few minutes as Doncaster Rovers clinched the League One title with a 1-0 win.

The Bees needed to beat Doncaster in order to avoid the Play-Offs and almost clinched a late win as Dean Furman fouled Toumani Diagouraga in the box in the 94th minute. Trotta took the spot-kick but saw his effort slam against the bar.

Then, to compound the Brentford misery, seconds later Billy Paynter ran down the right and pulled the ball back for James Coppinger to net the winner.

Hull City also missed out on claiming promotion as they lost 2-0 away at struggling Barnsley.

Goalkeeper David Stockdale was powerless to stop Jacob Mellis’ opener in the first-half and Hull could not get back into the game before Chris O'Grady doubled the lead in the 50th minute.

Hull now need to beat already-promoted Cardiff City on the final day of the season to seal their place in the Barclays Premier League.

Alex Smith was an unused substitute as Stevenage lost 2-0 at home to MK Dons in League One, and stay four points clear of the drop zone.

In the Swiss Super League, Pajtim Kasami played 60 minutes as FC Luzern shocked FC Basel on home turf 3-0 after their exploits in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals.

Goals for Daniel Gygax and Xavier Hochstrasser put them in control before the half and, after Kasami was replaced by Dimitar Rangelov, it was left to Jerome Thiesson to seal the win.