Loan Watch: Dennis equalises with a rocket


Loan Watch: Dennis equalises with a rocket


Araya Dennis scored a goal of the season contender for Crystal Palace Women on Sunday.

From around 30 yards out, Araya smashed the ball in off the crossbar for an equalising goal, but the Eagles would go on to be defeated 3-2 by Charlton Athletic.

Palace are now fourth in the Barclays Women’s Championship, one point behind Charlton.

Fellow Arsenal loanee Freya Godfrey came on in the 62nd minute of the game for the Addicks, who are now third in the league, three points behind leaders Sunderland.

Elsewhere in the division, Watford are 11th with four points from eight games following Sunday’s 5-2 loss away to Birmingham City, which Laila Harbert played 63 minutes of.

Unfortunately for Ruby Doe at Ipswich Town Women, she left Sunday’s 6-1 win at Chatham Town with a sour taste in her mouth after being sent off in the 95th minute.

Ipswich are third in the FA Women’s Premier League Premier Division South, three points behind Portsmouth and six behind Hashtag United, who have played one game more.

In the Sky Bet Championship, Brooke Norton-Cuffy played 90 minutes of Millwall’s 1-1 draw away to Preston North End on Saturday.

Millwall are 14th in the league with four wins, four draws and four defeats.

There was less to celebrate for Charlie Patino and Swansea City. He played 71 minutes of their 3-1 defeat at home to league leaders Leicester City on the weekend.

Swansea are 17th in the division.

Turning attention to Sky Bet League One, Omar Rekik was part of a remarkable 2-0 win for Wigan Athletic against Exeter City, coming on in the 72nd minute.

Exeter had 30 shots while Wigan only had five, yet the three points saw the visitors go 21st in the league.

Into Sky Bet League Two, Wrexham are now just five points off the top of the table following Saturday’s 1-1 draw away to Bradford City, which Arthur Okonkwo was in goal for.

Overseas, Salah-Eddine Oulad M’Hand came on in the 56th minute of FC Den Bosch’s 2-1 defeat at home to VVV-Venlo on Friday night to go 17th in Eerste Divisie with three wins from 11 games.

Regarding National League action, Alex Kirk played the first half of Bromley’s 3-1 win at home to Oxford City to climb to fourth in the table.

In the National League South, Eastbourne Borough are 19th after Saturday’s 3-1 loss at Weymouth, which Billy Vigar played 90 minutes of.

Players who were unused substitutes:

  • Alex Runarsson - Cardiff City
  • Katie Reid - Watford Women
  • Nathan Butler-Oyedeji - Cheltenham Town
  • Catalin Cirjan - FC Rapid Bucuresti

Players who weren’t included in the match day squad:

  • Nuno Tavares - Nottingham Forest
  • Sambi Lokonga - Luton Town
  • Kieran Tierney - Real Sociedad
  • Marquinhos - Nantes
  • Mauro Bandeira - Colchester United
  • Michelle Agyemang - Watford Women
  • Kaylan Marckese - Bristol City Women
  • Kido Taylor-Hart - Bromley
  • Tyreece John-Jules - Derby County
  • Brian Okonkwo - Leatherhead

Players whose teams didn’t play last week:

  • Mika Biereth - Motherwell
  • Henry Jeffcott - Derby County Under-21s
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