Loan Watch: Kirk scores on debut to reach FA Cup

Alex Kirk

20-year-old Alex Kirk marked his Bromley debut with a perfect start, heading in the opening goal of Saturday’s 3-2 win at home to Wealdstone in the fourth qualifying round for the Emirates FA Cup

Bromley have been drawn at home to League One side Blackpool for the first round of the FA Cup on Saturday, November 4.

In Sky Bet League Two, Arthur Okonkwo was pivotal to Wrexham’s 3-2 win at home to Salford City on Saturday.

2-1 down, Wrexham scored in the 88th and 89th minutes to win and go fifth in League Two, just three points off of Stockport County at the top. Arthur made a fantastic save in the game’s dying embers to deny Matt Smith’s stoppage-time header, after he had already scored twice in the game.

Elsewhere in the division, Mauro Bandeira came on in the 75th minute of Colchester United’s 5-0 defeat away to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday. The U's are 22nd in League Two with 10 points from 12 games, level with Rovers but ahead on goals scored and with a game in hand.

Out in the Netherlands, Salah-Eddine Oulad M’hand came on in the 77th minute of FC Den Bosch’s 3-1 defeat away to Willem II in the Eerste Divisie on Sunday. Den Bosch are now 17th in the second tier of Dutch football with nine points from 10 games.

Five of our Gunners were involved in the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup last week. Araya Dennis came on for Crystal Palace in the 76th minute of Wednesday’s 1-1 draw away to Lewis, which the hosts won 2-0 on penalties.

She then came on in the 70th minute of Sunday’s 6-1 win at home to London City Lionesses in the FA Women’s Championship. The Eagles are third in the league on 14 points, one point behind Southampton and Sunderland but with a game in hand.

Over at Watford, Katie Reid played 90 minutes of Wednesday’s 2-2 Conti Cup draw at London City Lionesses, which the Hornetsd won 7-6 on penalties, while Laila Harbert came on in the 60th minute.

On Sunday, Katie played 88 minutes of a 2-1 defeat at home to Lewes, while Laila played the full 90 minutes as Watford remained 11th in the Women’s Championship, level on points with bottom-placed Lewes.

Freya Godfrey was also in Conti Cup action and got the assist for Carla Humphrey’s opening goal of the game for Charlton Athletic in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat away to West Ham United. Freya also played 63 minutes of Sunday’s 1-0 win away to Blackburn Rovers to go fourth in the Championship, level on points with Blackburn but with a better goal difference.

Finally, Kaylan Marckese played 90 minutes of Bristol City’s 1-1 draw at home to Southampton on Wednesday in the Conti Cup, which Bristol lost 4-3 on penalties. She made a great save to keep the scores level in the final stages, tipping Emma Thompson’s shot over the bar, and she saved two penalties in the shootout.

Kaylan then played 90 minutes of Sunday’s 5-0 defeat away to Manchester City in the Barclays Women’s Super League. Bristol are bottom of the WSL, still looking for their first point of the season in the league ahead of the visit of Arsenal this weekend.

Players who were unused substitutes:

  • Omar Rekik - Wigan Athletic
  • Kido Taylor-Hart - Bromley

Players who weren’t included in the matchday squad:

  • Tyreece John-Jules - Derby County
  • Nathan Butler-Oyedeji - Cheltenham Town
  • Michelle Agyemang - Watford Women

Players whose teams didn’t play last week:

  • Kieran Tierney - Real Sociedad
  • Nuno Tavares - Nottingham Forest
  • Sambi Lokonga - Luton Town
  • Marquinhos - Nantes
  • Charlie Patino - Swansea City
  • Alex Runarsson - Cardiff City
  • Brooke Norton-Cuffy - Millwall
  • Mika Biereth - Motherwell
  • Catalin Cirjan - FC Rapid Bucuresti
  • Billy Vigar - Eastbourne Borough
  • Brian Okonkwo - Leatherhead
  • Henry Jeffcott - Derby County Under-21s
  • Ruby Doe - Ipswich Town Women
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