Jon Henly - Welling United (Vanarama Conference Prem) Appearances: 15
This week, we start with Jon Henly, whose side went down 3-1 to Chester last weekend. Welling took the lead midway through the first half thanks to Reece Harris but Oliver McBurnie levelled before a Jake Gallagher red card on the stroke of half time gave Chester a penalty, which man of the match John Rooney duly converted. Two minutes after the break, Chester doubled their advantage through Rooney's second of the game and they held on against 10-man Welling who remain 19th following the defeat.
Rob Dickie/Stuart Moore - Basingstoke Town (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 8/31
It's been a great week for Rob Dickie, who saw his loan at Basingstoke Town extended by a further month, and manager Jason Bristow commented that "He is very calm on the ball and gives us options, so we are pleased he will remain with us for another month."
Lining up alongside Dickie for their visit to league leaders, Boreham Wood, Stuart Moore made his 31st appearance of the season behind a familiar and settled back three of Dickie, David Ray and Nathan Smart. A magnificent hat-trick from Chris Flood and a goal from Liam Enver-Marum gave Town a shock but welcomed win against a side who had previously only lost seven times this season.
Craig Tanner - AFC Wimbledon (SkyBet League Two) Appearances: 2
Tanner continued his first taste of loan action, completing 66 minutes as his side battled to a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Morecambe. Padraig Amond equalised for Morecambe after Jake Reeves had given the 'Dons the lead after 12 minutes. Wimbledon remain 13th, seven points behind 7th-placed Bury.
Aaron Tshibola - Hartlepool United (SkyBet League Two) Appearances: 5
Young central midfielder Aaron Tshibola, who last week signed an extension to keep him at Hartlepool until the end of the season, played a big part as rock-bottom Hartlepool United were involved in one of the games of the day, as United moved just 7 points adrift of survival with all three points against Plymouth. Jonathan Franks had given Hartlepool the lead, before Ryan Brunt equalised for Argyle. Franks doubled the hosts' advantage after half-time, before Scott Fenwick looked to have given United a comfortable three points in the 76th minute. Olly Lee gave Plymouth hope in stoppage time, but Hartlepool held on for three crucial points.
Tish provided another outstanding display, claiming an assist for the first goal, gaining the man of the match award and winning a spot in League Two's team of the week, and manager Ronnie Moore was delighted by Tshibola's loyalty to the club who sit bottom of the Football League. Moore said:
"Teams in better places wanted to take him but credit to Tish - he wanted to stay and fight, he's big and he's strong, when the initial loan was up he could have left and we thank him for staying."
Dom Samuel - Coventry City (SkyBet League One) Appearances: 1
Dominic Samuel marked his first start for his new side with a superb strike as Coventry led twice before drawing with Rochdale 2-2. Reading manager Steve Clarke said on his departure,
"He's a young striker we think a lot about. He obviously came off the bench for us at Huddersfield, he’s very much in our thoughts, at this stage of the season it’s good for him to go out and get competitive action and improve as a player."
You can see Dom's goal in the highlights here.
That gave Coventry the lead, but Callum Camps equalised for Rochdale before another loanee, Sanmi Odelusi, regained the lead for Coventry. They weren't able to hold on though, as Calvin Andrew scored the equaliser in the 66th minute to condemn City to 19th.
Afterwards, Coventry manager, Steven Pressley said on Samuel's impressive debut,
"Dominic Samuel was very good in front of goal and his finish for the goal was sensational. It was a great debut for him. It was a typical striker's finish, following things up after a great move by Jim O'Brien and Frank Nouble, and he had a great opportunity in the second half as well and was unlucky not to get a second."
Lasha Dvali - Kasimpasa (Turkish Super Lig) Appearances: 0
Now, for most Reading fans, the name Lasha Dvali will undoubtedly be the least well-known name on the round-up, but get used to it, because he's signed for the rest of the season at Turkish Super Lig side Kasimpasa SK. Lasha signed for Reading in the summer of 2013, but has been unable to play competitively for the youth team having failed to secure a work permit. The 19-year-old's loan to the side who sit 9th in the Turkish 'Premier League' suggests that Reading are not confident of him obtaining one either, as it is believed that Kasimpasa have the option to sign the defender, who can play either at centre back or left back, on a permanent deal in the summer should they wish to.
LOAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
It's a difficult one this week, as so many of our youngsters have had a good week at their respective clubs. Rob Dickie signed an extension at Basingstoke and helped his side beat the league leaders 4-0, Dom Samuel scored on his first start for Coventry but, after much deliberation, there's only one winner this week.
Aaron Tshibola extended his loan until the end of the season, grabbed an assist, won man of the match, got in the team of the week AND helped rock-bottom Hartlepool claim their 2nd win in 4 games! Not a bad week that.