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Loan Report: Barrow Scores Again, Winning Start For Osho

A good week for Barrow and Osho, but less so for some of Reading’s other loanees.

Yukatel Denizlispor vs Fenerbahce: Turkish Super Lig Photo by Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

After picking up an assist in the previous Super Lig game for Denizlispor, it was Mo Barrow’s turn to be the goalscorer as his side drew 1-1 with Istanbul Basaksehir. The visitors took the lead ten minutes after half time through Edin Visca, but five minutes later, once again on the counter, Hadi Sacko led the charge and slipped in Barrow, whose powerful shot flew past Gunok at the near past in the Basaksehir goal to make it 1-1.

Barrow was the best player for the Roosters in this match, proving a danger throughout the game. Denizlispor playing on the counter fits in with Barrow’s style of play, as his pace and directness can be utilised. Mo could have won the game for his side, hitting the post late on.

Gabriel Osho only joined Yeovil Town on loan last weekend, but went straight into the side for both of their games this week. He made his debut for Yeovil on Saturday at home to Halifax Town, and despite going down to ten men early on, the Glovers ran out 2-0 winners. Osho played the full 90 and manager Darren Sarll described his performance as “excellent” at the heart of the defence.

Osho retained his place in the side for Tuesday’s trip to Chesterfield, in which Yeovil were 2-1 winners. Yeovil led 2-0 at half time, but a goal in the second half for the home side opened up the game. However, Chesterfield goalkeeper Luke Coddington was stretchered off and, with all three subs made, the home side were down to ten men with centre half Will Evans having to go in goal. Going down to ten shifted the momentum from the home side, and Osho enjoyed two wins in two for his new team.

Luke Southwood continued his run in goal for Hamilton, but his side were beaten 1-0 at home by St Mirren. It was a busy afternoon for the Reading loanee as Southwood had to make a number of fine saves to keep the score at 1-0. St Mirren hit the woodwork three times in a game that they dominated. Hamilton have now not won in ten games, and are slipping down the SPL table, only off the bottom by goal difference.

Cambridge United picked up their first win in seven games in all competitions at the weekend, defeating Plymouth Argyle 1-0 at the Abbey Stadium. Kyle Knoyle scored the only goal of the game just before the twenty-minute mark as the U’s saw out the victory. Sam Smith played the full 90 for Cambridge and had a good game, proving a threat throughout, having a number of efforts and trying to create a spark for his team to make the victory more comfortable.

Atletico Baleares followed up their 6-1 win last time out in the Segunda Division with a bore 0-0 draw against Melila. Jordan Holsgrove played the full 90 minutes for Baleares but was unable to help his side make a breakthrough. Despite their good early-season form, the islanders are now on a run of only one win in five games. They remain top of the table, but are now only a point in front of Atletico Madrid B.

What a difference half a season can make. In the first phase of the Belgian First Division, KSV Roeselare finished seventh out of eight. Now the league has moved into its second phase, Roeselare currently sit third in the table, just one point off the top thanks to a 3-1 win away at Lokeren. The home side led 1-0 at half time, but three second half goals turned the game on its head and completed a fine comeback from Roeselare. Tom Holmes played the full 90 for the Belgian side and picked up a booking for his troubles.

Steaua Bucharest beat Gaz Metan 2-0 at the weekend to move above them in the Liga I table. Two second half goals from Florinel Coman and Dennis Man sealed the win for Steaua. Adrian Popa was an unused sub in this game. It seems Popa has made quite the impression whilst out on loan at Steaua despite now being used in this game.

Since Phil Parkinson’s appointment at Sunderland, life for the Black Cats has been far from ideal. Parky’s side have picked up just one win from their last ten games in all competitions, including last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Gillingham, the same result they suffered in the FA Cup first-round replay at Gillingham almost three weeks prior. Connor Ogilvie grabbed the winner for the Gills on this occasion in the 89th minute with the home side’s only effort on target in the game. Marc McNulty made a rare start for Sunderland but was brought off just after an hour.