Lewis Ward - Whitehawk FC (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 2
This week, we kick off with a straight forward and abrupt update from Lewis' loan team
@TalkMurtyToMe returned to Reading I'm afraid— Whitehawk FC (@comeonyouhawks) October 18, 2014
I must hold my hands up here, I had no idea that his loan - as confirmed by the club - was only as a short term cover for their cup-tied goalie. It's a shame that his loan has ended so prematurely but I'm sure it was all a good experience for Lewis.
Jon Henly - Welling United (Vanarama Conference Prem) Appearances: 9
Henly started on the bench for Welling in their league match against Staines Town last Saturday, making way for Welling's veteran goalkeeper Jamie Turner. However, as the first half neared its conclusion (and with the score still at 0-0), the 34-year old saw red - in more ways than one - as he was sent back to the dressing room for an apparent stamp on the Staines striker. On came Jon Henly in place of midfielder Malachi Hudson, and Henly kept Staines out for much of the second half, only to be undone by a 94th minute winner. A quick word on the situation down at Welling though, they've just signed former keeper and fan favourite Lee Butcher on non-contract terms. It remains to be seen where this leaves Henly in terms of the goalkeeping order but I'm sure we'll find out in the coming weeks.
Stuart Moore - Basingstoke Town (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances; 11
Stuart's Basingstoke travelled to Wealdstone in the league looking to make it six wins on the bounce and extend their lead at the top of the Conference South to two points with a game in hand. Moore played the full 90 minutes as his 'Stoke side left it late to beat a stubborn Wealdstone side. David Ray bulleted a 93rd minute header into the top corner from close range to seal all three points for the visitors.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>One of our supporters captured David Ray's match winning header in today's match against Wealdstone. <a href="http://t.co/aZIOs53DX4">http://t.co/aZIOs53DX4</a></p>— BASINGSTOKE TOWN FC (@BASINGSTOKE_FC) <a href="https://twitter.com/BASINGSTOKE_FC/status/523543467826638848">October 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Royston Drenthe - Sheffield Wednesday (SkyBet Championship) Appearances: 6
There were another two cameo appearances for Royston last week as the 24 Championship sides returned to league action following the international break. Drenthe replaced Hallam Hope at half time against Watford with Wednesday already 2-0 down. Matej Vydra made it 3-0 midway through the second half, but the Wednesday Twitter account described Royston's extended cameo as
"an impressive appearance from the bench."
It all seemed to be going so well for the Dutch winger, that is until...
88: Drenthe booked for simulation in the penalty area #swfcLIVE— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) October 18, 2014
Anyway, another quick turn around for Wednesday as they travelled to Brentford, looking to bounce back from their disappointing thrashing at the hands of Watford. Drenthe was again demoted to the bench but entered the fray in the 84th minute, seeing a free kick well saved by Button as the points were shared at Griffin Park.