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Loan Watch: Wins for Silva, Reid and Afolayan

Xande Silva


Three West Ham United loanees completed on successful sides this weekend, with a grand complete of 5 that includes for their respective adopted golf equipment.

In Super League Greece, Xande Silva got here off the bench to attain his third objective of the season in Aris Thessaloniki FC’s thumping 3-0 win at dwelling to Atromitos.

With their place within the high tier of the league cut up already confirmed – on the finish of the season, the highest 6 golf equipment face one another in a 10-game championship spherical to determine the champions and European qualifiers – Aris had been in search of to recapture successful kind after three video games with no victory in all competitions.

Having already gone two objectives forward via Cristian Ganea and Lucas Sasha in a dominant exhibiting, Silva emerged from the bench with simply over 20 minutes to play hoping to make an influence.

And that he did ten minutes later, pouncing on a poor header from an Atromitos defender and driving on the two centre-backs earlier than laying the ball off to Dimitris Manos.

Silva then made a sensible run into the realm to comb the return cross excessive into the online, a wonderful end by the 23-year-old to wrap up the factors and put ahead a powerful case to begin Thursday night’s Greek Cup quarter-final second leg at dwelling to Olympiakos.

Aris go into that recreation with a 2-1 deficit to overturn in opposition to the competitors’s reigning champions at Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium.

Also having fun with that successful feeling was defender Winston Reid, who performed a pivotal half in Brentford’s 2-1 win over Stoke City at Brentford Community Stadium.

Despite protecting a clear sheet on Wednesday, the Bees suffered an early shock when the Potters capitalised on some slack passing on the again to attain via Jacob Brown. 

A bodily fixture ensued in west London between two totally dedicated groups, with Reid nearly the supply of an equaliser when he met Saman Ghoddos’ nook 12 yards out – however the New Zealand worldwide headed narrowly over the bar.

Into the second half and, following a shocking 20-yard strike from Vitaly Janelt to attract Brentford degree, Reid was compelled to make an important intervention on the goal-line to cease Jordan Cousins’ header from looping over goalkeeper David Raya.

That cease proved essential in sealing the three factors as, 5 minutes later, Ivan Toney raced onto a free ball to steer a first-time shot throughout Angus Gunn and into the far nook, protecting the Bees simply seven factors behind Championship leaders Norwich City.

Winston Reid

Bolton Wanderers and Oladapo Afolayan, in the meantime, merely can not cease successful in League Two; a 1-0 victory over Barrow on Saturday marked the West Ham loanees’ fifth begin, and his crew’s fifth straight victory, within the division.

Ian Evatt’s aspect had been fully dominant in opposition to the guests to the University of Bolton Stadium, having fun with over 70 per cent possession, however had been compelled to attend till the third minute of stoppage time to clinch the end result when Shaun Miller completed effectively from inside the realm with just about the final kick of the competition.  

Playing on the left of a entrance three, Afolayan thrice got here near breaking the impasse throughout his 70 minutes on the pitch, however was denied on all three events by Barrow ‘keeper Joel Dixon in impressed kind – the decide of the bunch being a reflex cease from the ahead’s near-post header.

In east London, in the meantime, Leyton Orient’s seventh straight recreation with no win noticed the membership half methods with supervisor Ross Embleton.

West Ham United loanee Olatunji Akinola performed the total 90 minutes of the match at dwelling to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, however was unable to cease the guests from taking a 3-0 lead shortly after half-time via Paul Lewis, Kaiyne Woolery and Kieron Morris.

Orient did quickly after pull a objective again via Jamie Turley, however for Akinola – who picked up his first yellow card of the season in the course of the match – a tenth straight begin didn’t present the end result the 22-year-old was trying for.

Elsewhere in the identical division, defender Ajibola Alese was an unused substitute in league leaders Cambridge United’s 1-0 win at Port Vale, the place Liam O’Neil plundered an Eighty fifth-minute winner.

And within the Swiss Super League, fellow loanee defender Goncalo Cardoso performed the total 90 minutes of FC Basel’s 3-1 loss at St Gallen, selecting up a reserving within the course of.

Basel are actually 5 video games with no win in all competitions, however will hope to restart their season once they host Young Boys at St Jakob-Park on Wednesday evening.