Loan Round-Up

Wednesday 23 October 2013 09:52

Marcus Bettinelli and Accrington Stanley secured their first win of the season in Sky Bet League Two with a 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night.

The Pirates took the lead after five minutes when Manchester City loanee Alex Henshall's left-wing cross fooled Bettinelli. But James Gray netted from close range on 19 minutes and Kal Naismith drilled in a low shot on the half-hour mark to give Stanley the lead. James Beattie’s side held on for the three points, although they remain rooted to the foot of the table.

Elsewhere in League Two, Ryan Williams started as Oxford United drew 0-0 at home to fellow promotion hopefuls Exeter City. The winger was replaced on the hour mark for Oxford, who saw Dave Kitson dismissed in injury time for a second bookable offence. The draw keeps the U’s in fourth spot.

In the same division, Cauley Woodrow played the full 90 minutes but Rhys Murphy's seventh goal of the season fired Dagenham & Redbridge to victory against 10-man Southend United.

Shrimpers defender Mark Phillips was sent off for a reckless challenge on Murphy who then scored what proved to be the winner for Daggers in the 31st minute. The defeat sees Southend drop down to 11th.

In League One, Marcello Trotta was a 54th-minute substitute as Brentford won 2-1 at Bristol City on Tuesday night. Sam Saunders' 25-yard shot deflected in off Derrick Williams to break the deadlock in the 79th minute before Clayton Donaldson stabbed in at the back post on 86. Marlon Harewood scored in injury time but it proved to be a mere consolation for City as the Bees moved up to seventh.