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Loan Report: March 18th

Afternoon everyone, this week, we've got news of another addition to our round-up, as a left back departs for the Conference South. Elsewhere, find out how our other youngsters got on away at their respective clubs.

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Lasha Dvali - Kasimpasa (Turkish Super Lig) Appearances: 5

Despite last week's own goal, Lasha Dvali started in last week's trip to 12th-placed Konyaspor, but his side eventually went down 2-1, with Hasan Kabze cancelling out Ryan Donk's opener, before Kabze doubled his tally from the spot before half-time. The defeat leaves Kasimpasa 10th, as Konyaspor stay 12th.


Dom Hyam - Hemel Hempstead (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 7

Dom Hyam earned himself a call-up to Scotland's U21 squad this week, following a string of impressive performances at the heart of Hemel's defence in recent weeks. He will travel with the squad to face Hungary in a friendly in Budapest on March 26th, meaning he will miss his club side's rearranged fixture against Chelmsford City on March 24th.

He started once again for the Tudors, as they hosted the league leaders Bromley. The game sprung to life in stoppage time, when Jamie Slabber thought he'd scored the winner in the 92nd minute, but, just a minute later, Hemel snatched a point from the jaws of defeat, as Luke Allen scored to salvage a point for Hyam's side, who rise to 9th. Bromley stay top, but the chasing pack will be hot on their heels.


George McLennan - Hayes and Yeading (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 0

On Wednesday, Reading Football Club confirmed the loan departure of George McLennan to Conference South side and Hayes and Yeading until April 25th. The young left back is perhaps best known amongst Reading fans for his dramatic equaliser against Liverpool last season for the academy, as he struck to make it 4-4 with virtually the last kick of extra time. It was a game in which they would eventually go on to win via a penalty shoot out. McLennan will hope to make his debut this weekend, but he will be up against the familiar face of Dom Hyam, as his Hayes side host Hemel Hempstead.


Rob Dickie/Stuart Moore - Basingstoke Town (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 16/39

Now mainstays in the side, both Dickie and Moore started Basingstoke's latest game against Weston-Super-Mare, as they looked to close the gap on the league leaders Bromley, who slipped up this week, following their draw with Hemel Hempstead. Jamie Lucas ensured it wouldn't be a walk in the park for Town though, as he scored inside the first 20 minutes to give the away side a slender advantage. A Jordan Tillson own goal put Town back on terms though, before Liam Enver-Marum scored what turned out to be the winner as the game ticked into stoppage time. Basingstoke stay third, but their comfort zone inside the play-off places extends to six points.


Jon Henly - Welling United (Vanarama Conference Prem) Appearances: 20


Without a win since before Christmas, Welling fans may have thought the next win might never come, but come it did, as Jon Henly's side beat Lincoln 2-0 to record their first win in 13 games. What a time to be alive.

First half goals from Dominic Vose and Jason Williams gave Welling all three points, but they remain three points adrift of safety, and having played a game more than Alfreton Town in 20th. Henly kept a clean sheet for the first time since December 28th, and his heroics were rewarded with the news that he has extended his loan at Welling until the end of April.


Aaron Tshibola - Hartlepool United (SkyBet League Two) Appearances: 14

THEY'VE DONE IT! (parts two and three)

With one win in six prior to their visit to Morecambe last weekend, Hartlepool fans may also have had that sinking feeling heading into the run-in, with their side cut adrift at the bottom of the football league and survival seeming like a distant dream.

But two wins in the past week, and two clean sheets in that time too, has given Hartlepool fans something to cheer about as that gap suddenly looks attainable again. An Andy Parrish own goal gave them all three points against Morecambe on Saturday, before Tuesday saw United overcome Oxford 2-0, with goals from Ryan Bird and Neil Austin helping to cut Hartlepool's deficit to just four points.

Is the great escape actually on?


Craig Tanner - AFC Wimbledon (SkyBet League Two) Appearances: 10

Tanner played a total of 138 minutes over the past week, as his side went down 3-2 to Exeter. The youngster was withdrawn in the 64th minute for Sammy Moore with the game finely poised at 1-1 (Akinfenwa's stunner was cancelled out by Tom Nichols) but, minutes after making the substitution, Wimbledon found themselves behind, as Nichols stroked home from the spot. David Wheeler added a third late on, and although Jamon Hamon put through his own net in stoppage time, Wimbledon were denied what may have been a valuable point.

The Dons then travelled to Mansfield on Tuesday, looking to make amends for the previous defeat. Mansfield went ahead through Lee Beevers, before George Francomb equalised from the spot. Again, Tanner was replaced with the score at 1-1 (by Alfie Potter) and, again, Wimbledon went on to lose the game, as Rakish Bingham scored late on to condemn Wimbledon to their third defeat in six.


Dom Samuel - Coventry City (SkyBet League One) Appearances: 10

Samuel's Coventry travelled to Chesterfield last week, as Mowbray's men looked to distance themselves from any relegation worries they may have had. Samuel lead the line admirably on Saturday, as Mowbray switched to a 4-2-3-1 formation which relied heavily on the role that Samuel filled. He was withdrawn with the score at 1-1 (Tudgay's opener was cancelled out Jay O'Shea) and two quick fire goals from his replacement, Odelusi, and Frank Nouble more than justified Mowbray's tactical shift. Gboly Ariyibi did pull one back late on for Chesterfield, but Coventry held on for three valuable points.

On Tuesday night, Coventry travelled to Fleetwood Town, looking to build on their well-deserved victory over Chesterfield at the weekend. Again, Samuel lead the line, but he had to wait 88 minutes for his chance to come. He struck home after substitute Jim O'Brien produced a lovely turn on the half way line and fed Samuel down the left-wing. The striker raced into the area and cooly slotted home from eight-yards under the keeper to give Coventry the lead. Frank Nouble rounded off the victory in the 95th minute as Coventry rise to 18th.


There's a number of contenders this week, as Jon Henly kept a clean sheet for the first time in 13 games, Aaron Tshibola helped his Hartlepool side claw the gap back to four points and Dom Hyam earned a call up to Scotland's U21 side.

But you just can't put a price on a goal-scorer. Goals win games, and Dom Samuel's 88th minute strike helped Coventry to a 2-0 victory over Fleetwood Town as they eased their relegation fears with two valuable wins this week.