Loan Watch: Mika Biereth scores again


Loan Watch: Mika Biereth scores again


Mika Biereth got his second goal in two games for Motherwell on Wednesday, scoring a late consolation in a 4-2 defeat at home to Aberdeen.

After scoring on his return from injury the previous week, Mika came on at half-time before getting on the scoresheet in the 93rd minute. 

He then played 72 minutes of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat away to Kilmarnock as Motherwell went ninth in the Scottish Premiership with 11 points.

In the Sky Bet Championship, Brooke Norton-Cuffy played 64 minutes of Millwall’s 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton on Saturday, Ryan Fraser scoring a 93rd minute winner for the Saints.

Millwall are now 18th in the league with 17 points.

It was an afternoon to forget for Charlie Patino at Swansea City, as he played just 30 minutes of their 0-0 draw at home to Sunderland before he was dismissed for two bookable offences.

Two of our loanees were in Emirates FA Cup action last week and both advanced to the second round of the competition.

Omar Rekik came on in the 19th minute as Wigan Athletic beat Exeter City 2-0 away from home, while Arthur Okonkwo played 90 minutes in goal for Wrexham in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Mansfield Town.

Wrexham have been drawn at home to Yeovil Town for the second round tie, which will take place on December 2, while Wigan’s next opponent is yet to be decided.

Overseas, Salah-Eddine Oulad M’Hand played 61 minutes of FC Den Bosch’s 2-1 defeat at home to Excelsior Rotterdam in the KNVB Cup first round on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Catalin Cirjan played 62 minutes of FC Rapid Bucuresti’s 0-0 draw away to Steaua Bucuresti in Group B of the Cupa Romaniei.

Turning attention back to the British Isles, it was a busy week for Billy Vigar at Eastbourne Borough.

He was forced off in the first half of Monday’s 3-3 draw at home to Slough Town, but then played 90 minutes of Sunday’s 4-2 defeat away to Chippenham Town.

Eastbourne are 20th in the Vanarama National League South with 16 points, three points above the relegation zone.

In the Barclays Women’s Super League, Bristol City rose to 11th on Sunday, going above Aston Villa, following their 3-2 win away to West Ham United. Kaylan Marckese played the full 90 minutes in goal for the Robins.

One tier down, Freya Godfrey came on in the 58th minute of Charlton Athletic’s 1-0 win away to Lewes on Friday. She won the penalty that was scored by Kayleigh Green in the 90th minute.

The Addicks are third in the FA Women’s Championship, level on points with second-placed Southampton and three behind leaders Sunderland

One point below Charlton are Crystal Palace, who are fourth in the Championship after Sunday’s 3-0 win away to Watford, which Araya Dennis played 67 minutes of.

Players who were unused substitutes:

  • Alex Runarsson - Cardiff City
  • Nuno Tavares - Nottingham Forest
  • Katie Reid - Watford Women

Players who weren’t involved in match day squads:

  • Henry Jeffcott - Derby County Under-21s
  • Alex Kirk, Kido Taylor-Hart - Bromley
  • Sambi Lokonga - Luton Town
  • Kieran Tierney - Real Sociedad
  • Marquinhos - Nantes
  • Mauro Bandeira - Colchester United
  • Tyreece John-Jules - Derby County
  • Laila Harbert, Michelle Agyemang - Watford Women

Players whose teams didn’t play last week:

  • Brian Okonkwo - Leatherhead
  • Ruby Doe - Ipswich Town Women
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