Loan Round-Up

Monday 22 February 2016 10:14

George Williams came off the bench in the 79th minute to make his Gillingham debut on Saturday, but he couldn’t prevent them from slipping to a 2-1 loss at Oldham Athletic.

The Gills had taken an early lead through Doug Loft’s long-range shot, but second-half efforts from Timothee Dieng and Jonathan Forte earned the home side victory.

Gillingham slip to third in Sky Bet League One as a result of the loss.

In the Vanarama National League, Cameron Burgess played the entirety of Cheltenham Town’s 1-0 win at Tranmere Rovers.

Danny Wright’s goal three minutes in proved the difference between the sides, as the league leaders set a new club record of 21 games unbeaten.

Elsewhere in the division, Marek Rodák’s Welling United were beaten 2-0 at home by Wrexham.

Lee Fowler’s close-range finish and a Connor Jennings penalty gave the Welsh outfit all three points, as Welling remain 22nd in the standings.

In Portugal, Kostas Mitroglou set Benfica on their way to a 3-1 win at Pacos de Ferreira.

The on-loan Fulham man’s 13th-minute strike was cancelled out by a Diogo Jota effort, but a spot-kick from Jonas in first-half stoppage time and a Victor Nilsson Lindelof goal just before the hour mark secured the win that kept Benfica top.

Finally, Andrew Dawber made his debut for Bishop’s Stortford as they were beaten 1-0 at home to Maidstone United in the Vanarama National League South. Goalkeeper Dawber has joined Stortford on loan until 30th April.