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Reading FC Loan Report: May 1st

With many of our loanee's leagues finishing this week, find out if our young players managed to survive relegation or earn promotion in the final game of the season.

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Lasha Dvali - Kasimpasa (Turkish Super Lig) Appearances: 7

Dvali could only find a place on the bench last week, as his Kasimpasa side picked up their first win in six to climb to 12th. They're next in action against Bursaspor on Sunday, with six games remaining for the Turkish side.


Dom Hyam - Hemel Hempstead (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 14

With mid-table mediocrity secured for both these sides, it was little surprise to see them ease off in the final game of the season. Dom Hyam did play 90 minutes to keep a clean sheet as Hemel Hempstead drew 0-0 with Eastbourne Borough in front of a decent crowd, under the circumstances, of 609.


George McLennan - Hayes & Yeading (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 7

With safety also assured for McLennan's Hayes side long before last week's game, they could afford to take their foot off the pedal going into the final game. McLennan started the match, but was replaced  in the 69th minute with the score at 0-0 before three late goals from opponents St Albans City condemned the hosts to a disappointing 3-0 defeat to end the season. They finish 19th.


Rob Dickie/Stuart Moore - Basingstoke Town (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 23/47

Dickie and Moore both went into their final league game of the campaign knowing it wouldn't be their last in Basingstoke shirts, as they finished in their highest ever league position of 3rd following their 2-1 win over Weston-Super-Mare on the final day. Before the game, Stuart Moore was awarded with Basingstoke's 'Away player of the year' to complete a double for the young goalkeeper who last week won his side's 'Home player of the year'. Many congratulations from us at The Tilehurst End, Stuart.

On Tuesday night, Basingstoke began their play-off campaign against Whitehawk, and Chris Flood set Town off on a perfect start just ten minutes in before Jake Robinson equalised to send the two sides into this weekend's second leg with all to play for.


Jon Henly - Welling United (Vanarama Conference Prem) Appearances: 26

Jon Henly returned to the starting line-up for Welling's final match of the season, with his side needing to match Alfreton's result against Barnet to secure safety. Unfortunately, a late Steven Hewitt goal condemned Welling to defeat against Southport, which meant that Welling were solely relying on Barnet doing what they themselves couldn't just a week beforehand... beat Alfreton. Fortunately for Welling, Barnet knew they could secure the league title with a win, and they did just that, with a thumping 7-0 victory to condemn their opponents to relegation, and keep Henly's Welling up in the process.


Aaron Tshibola - Hartlepool United (SkyBet League Two) Appearances: 23

If you'd have told me two months ago that Hartlepool would have gone on a four-match winning run and secured survival with a game to spare, I'd have laughed in your face. Hartlepool were ten points adrift of safety when Tshibola joined in January, and that drifted to 12 points a month later, but that winning streak closed the gap dramatically. Meanwhile, Tranmere's collapse in league form allowed the Monkey Hangers to sneak in and secure safety, BEFORE they play their last game against Carlisle next week. Pool did it with a hard-fought but thoroughly deserved 2-1 victory over Exeter, with Scott Fenwick opening the scoring in the 15th minute, before Exeter drew level just two minutes later. Nevertheless, up stepped Aaron Tshibola, who slipped a ball through for Jordan Hugill to slot home what turned out to be the winner on the stroke of half-time. Extraordinary.


Craig Tanner - AFC Wimbledon (SkyBet League Two) Appearances: 18

Tanner came off the bench in his penultimate game for Wimbledon in the 65th minute, but he couldn't prevent his side from losing 2-0 to Bury, as they continue to slide down the table. It's one win in ten now for the 'Dons, but they'll still survive with ease, which may explain their recent terrible form. Sound familiar?


Jake Taylor - Leyton Orient (SkyBet League One) Appearances: 3

Taylor returned to Orient's match-day squad this week, but could only find a place on the bench as his side looked to halt their terrible league form and secure an unlikely escape. They drew 1-1 with Sheffield United on Saturday, but with one game to play, Orient are two points adrift of safety and have done nothing to suggest they could win their last game - against Swindon on Sunday.


Danny Guthrie - Fulham (SkyBet Championship) Appearances: 5

Playing at the base of Fulham's diamond formation, Guthrie played his part in a thrilling Championship game that ended Middlesbrough's automatic promotion chances, as a Ross McCormack hat-trick gave Fulham a 4-3 victory.


Stuart Moore won his second accolade of the season this week, as he picked up the 'Away player of the season', but Aaron Tshibola's assist for the goal that kept Hartlepool in the Football League will stay with him for a long time. Congratulations Aaron.