Long wins striker battle against Agyei
Two of Burnley’s fifteen players currently out on loan came face to face with each other in League One last Saturday with Chris Long at Fleetwood certainly getting the better of Coventry City’s Dan Agyei.
The two sides met at Highbury with Fleetwood winning the game 2-0 and it was Long (pictured) who opened the scoring with an excellent solo goal just before the hour and was replaced after an excellent performance with eleven minutes remaining.
Agyei, who partnered Marvin Sordell in attack, had just come off by then and had reportedly done well for struggling Coventry who are now next to bottom of League One and only Marcus Tudgay has scored for them this season other than Agyei.
It’s Long’s second Fleetwood goal in four appearances and this recent win has taken them up to third in the table but it’s no fun being a Coventry fan. It looks as though it is going to be another difficult season for them. Back in 1969/70 season, their third season in the top flight, they finished in sixth place under the management of Noel Cantwell. They have not finished that high in any division since. That’s 46 years and 26 permanent managers since Cantwell.
Because of the internationals, none of Rouwen Hennings (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Luke Jutkiewicz (Birmingham), Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton), Josh Ginnelly (Walsall), George Green and Luke Hendrie (Kilmarnock played) but there were two more who went out on loan last week who made League One appearances.
Tom Anderson returned to Chesterfield but it wasn’t a happy return for him. He came on as a substitute on 87 minutes with their game at Wimbledon level at 1-1, but Wimbledon went on to win it, their first victory at this level since the club was reformed.
Danny Lafferty made his Sheffield United debut at Gillingham and was involved in two of the three goals. He gave away the free kick from which Gillingham took the lead but played a part in Sheffield United’s equaliser. The Blades went on to win with a stoppage time penalty when a Gillingham defender inexplicably decided to handle the ball.
Morecambe lost top spot in League Two after losing 2-1 at home against Leyton Orient. Alex Whitmore, who has been in the side since the start of the season, had another good game while Ntumba Massanka, who joined them late on Wednesday, was named as a substitute but wasn’t called upon.
Jamie Thomas was in action for Ayr United who beat Airdrieonians 3-2 in the Scottish League Challenge Cup. He played just over seventy minutes in a game that went to extra time before being decided.
Khius Metz was again ruled out of the Altrincham side who were beaten 3-2 by Stockport but Tony Aghayere was in the Colne side that went out of the FA Cup, losing 1-0 against Hyde United at Ewen Fields.Follow UpTheClarets:
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