Midweek Round up.
Midweek player round up from Sophie Beresford.
Danny Collins played for away side Nottingham
Forest in their FA Cup fourth-round replay. Forest finished 2-0 winners and are
now unbeaten in 14 games in all competition, but manager Billy Davies feel it
was the League One side who deserved to go through. Forest will face Sheffield
United, who knocked out Fulham on Tuesday, a 120th-minute goal
saving them from the lottery of penalties. If Sheffield United beat Forest as
well, get ready for the puns about blades cutting down forests.
Wes Burns is seen as a bit of a supersub and in
Bristol City’s home match against Coventry City, he did exactly what a supersub
ought to do: he came off the bench and scored a goal in the 82nd
minute. Unfortunately, one goal isn’t enough when you’re 2-0 down and there
wasn’t quite time for a miracle. George Thomas returned to Coventry’s
squad as an unused substitute, a week after his surprise debut.
Elliott Hewitt’s run in Gillingham’s side came to an
abrupt end when he was sent off for a handball in the 22nd minute.
The resulting penalty was duly converted and home side Stevenage grabbed the
chance to take all three points in a 3-1 victory. Michael Doughty
returned from a knock and was a 63rd-minute substitute for
Stevenage; Sam Wedgbury was on the bench.
Craig Jones gave Bury the lead at home to Oxford
United in the 56th minute, but Oxford struck back just two minutes
later to extend their unbeaten run to six games. Daniel Nardiello made
his return from a hamstring problem in the 50th minute: this was his
first appearance for Bury since turning his loan move from Rotherham United
into a permanent deal.
Johnstone’s Paint Trophy
Chris Maxwell was on the bench for Fleetwood Town
as they lost 3-1 at home to Chesterfield in first leg of the Northern Area
Final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. This is only the second time Fleetwood
have participated in the competition and they’ve knocked out four League One
clubs along the way. Neither Maxwell nor the recently-released Alex
Titchiner seem to have featured in this competition.
Louis Thompson was promoted to Swindon Town’s
starting line-up for the first leg of the Southern Area Final. Swindon were 2-0
down after 14 mins, but Thompson set up Nile Ranger in the 31st
minute and a second Swindon goal followed on the stroke of half-time. The match
finished two goals apiece, which both teams benefitting from an own goal.