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LOAN REPORT: ROBLES FEATURES AS GLOUCESTER SECURE SAFETY

26 April 2016

Six feature in weekend action as end of season draws closer.

  • Robles involved as Gloucester secure safety in National League North.
  • Huws and Taylor involved in Sky Bet Championship draws.
  • Mckay and Dundee United powerless to resist Hamilton Academical.
  • Hendry helps Shrewsbury Town to vital away win.

GLOUCESTER CITY 3 NORTH FERRIBY UNITED 2 - LOUIS ROBLES

CITY ARE SAFE! A nervy second half for the Tigers who led 3-0 at the break but we held firm & with that, we are staying up once more!

— Gloucester City AFC (@GCAFCofficial) April 23, 2016

We start in the National League North as Gloucester City secured their place in the division for the 2016-17 season with an impressive 3-2 victory over high-flying promotion chasers North Ferriby United.

Development Squad striker Louis Robles was introduced for the final 10 minutes, replacing Man of the Match Omari Sterling-James, just in time for the full time celebrations as the Tigers held out to deny their visitors a late equaliser.

The victory sees Gloucester sitting in 15th place on 49 points.

GILLINGHAM 2 SHREWSBURY TOWN 3 - JACK HENDRY

Get in!!! Massive result that, great team performance! Fans were class safe travels home 👏🏼

— Jack hendry (@Jack_Hendry2) April 23, 2016

In another 3-2 victory involving a Latics player, Shrewsbury Town triumphed on the road to aid their Sky Bet League One survival hopes when Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro netted a late winner nine minutes from time in the Shropshire side's 3-2 victory at Gillingham.

Defender Jack Hendry featured for the full 90 minutes, helping his side onto 50 points in 19th place, four points above Blackpool with two games remaining.

Tuesday's 2-1 defeat, which Hendry featured in for just 15 minutes, leaves Shrewsbury in the same position.

GRIMSBY TOWN 1 CHESTER 2 - RYAN JENNINGS AND DANNY O'BRIEN

Moving up the non-league pyramid, winger Ryan Jennings was a second half substitute for Grimsby Town as they fell to a 2-1 home defeat against Chester on Saturday.

Despite the defeat, the Mariners' season will continue beyond the regular league fixtures, with a play-off place secured as they remained in third place.

Danny O'Brien was not included in Chester's squad.

DUNDEE UNITED 1 HAMILTON ACADEMICAL 3 - BILLY MCKAY

Another of Latics' loan players whose season isn't quite over yet is striker Billy Mckay, as his Dundee United side still hold on to hope of catching 11th place Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership, despite a 3-1 home defeat to Hamilton Academical on Saturday leaving them eight points behind at the foot of the table with four games to go.

Mckay featured for 80 minutes before being substituted.

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 BIRMINGHAM CITY 1 - EMYR HUWS

Midfielder Emyr Huws featured for the full 90 minutes in Huddersfield Town's 1-1 draw at home to Birmingham City on Saturday, with the Terriers looking set for a mid-table finish as they now sit 16th in the Sky Bet Championship on 51 points.

Huws will be hoping to continue his appearances into the final two matches of the season, with hopes of a place in Wales' 2016 UEFA European Championship squad in the summer.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1 READING 1 - ANDREW TAYLOR

Full back Andrew Taylor featured for 77 minutes before being replaced by Chris Gunter, as Reading drew 1-1 away at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

The Royals enter the final two matches of the season in 15th place on 52 points.

REST OF THE ACTION

Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town), Dan Lavercombe (Torquay United) and Sam Cosgrove (Nantwich Town) did not feature over the weekend.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Saturday 30 April - Bristol City v Huddersfield Town (Sky Bet Championship) / Reading v Preston North End (Sky Bet Championship) / Shrewsbury Town v Peterborough (Sky Bet League One) / Chester v Gateshead (National League) / Halifax v Macclesfield Town (National League) / Guiseley v Torquay United (National League) / Tranmere Rovers v Grimsby Town (National League) / Lowestoft Town v Gloucester City (National League North)

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