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LOAN REPORT: DERBY DAY DRAMA AS MCKAY GRABS LATE EQUALISER

21 March 2016

Catch up with Latics' players out on loan.

  • Loan report rounds up the latest action from the FL, SPFL and non-league.
  • Mckay scores twice in all square Dundee derby.
  • Taylor, Huws, O'Brien and Whitehead all involved in weekend action.

DUNDEE UNITED 2 DUNDEE 2 - BILLY MCKAY

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The pick of the action from Latics' players out on loan came on Sunday afternoon at Tannadice as it finished honours even in the Dundee derby, with Billy Mckay on target twice, grabbing his second in dramatic style to earn Dundee United a point in the 91st minute.

Dundee took a two goal lead in the first half through Kane Hemmings, but had Scott Bain sent off just moments before Mckay's first goal pulled United back to 1-2.  The striker then remained sharp to get his head onto the end of a cross in the final moments of the game, earning his side a crucial point in their battle to avoid relegation from the Scottish Premiership.

The single point now has Mixu Paatelainen's side seven points behind Kilmarnock in 11th with a game in hand, and 12 behind Hamilton Academical in 10th.

LEEDS UNITED 1 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 4 - EMYR HUWS

After making his return from injury last week, midfielder Emyr Huws, who has been called up into the Wales squad for the upcoming international friendlies, was a 67th minute substitute as Huddersfield Town came from 1-0 down to win 4-1 against Leeds United in the West Yorkshire clash at Elland Road.

The emphatic victory has the Terriers sat in 16th on 45 points, eight clear of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.

READING 1 CARDIFF CITY 1 - ANDREW TAYLOR

After two matches out of the starting XI, defender Andrew Taylor returned to the Royals' line-up as they drew 1-1 with Cardiff City at the Madejski Stadium.


With Huddersfield triumphant at Leeds, Reading moved down a place in the Championship table to 17th, level with Emyr Huws' Terriers on 45 points and eight clear of the drop zone.

WREXHAM 3 CHESTER 0 - DANNY O'BRIEN

The third Latics player to be involved in a local rivalry this weekend was Danny O'Brien, but there was no emphatic victory or last minute drama, instead Wrexham ran out 3-0 winners against 10-man Chester after Ryan Astles saw red in the second half.

O'Brien featured for 83 minutes before being substituted.

The defeat for Chester sees them 16th in the National League on 43 points, six clear of the relegation zone.

BOREHAM WOOD 0 MACCLESFIELD TOWN 0 - DANNY WHITEHEAD

Our final action for the weekend saw Danny Whitehead feature for 88 minutes as Macclesfield Town drew 0-0 away at Boreham Wood.

The goalless draw leaves the Silkmen 12th in the National League on 51 points, 14 from the play-off places and 13 above the relegation zone.

TORQUAY UNITED 1 SOUTHPORT 0 - DAN LAVERCOMBE

Despite Dan Lavercombe still being sidelined through injury, a special mention goes to Torquay United who extended their unbeaten run to eight matches, with the 1-0 victory over Southport on Saturday lifting them out of the National League relegation zone into 19th place on 38 points, one point above the drop zone with a game in hand.

FA TROPHY SEMI-FINALS

Ryan Jennings' loan club Grimsby Town are off to Wembley! Although cup tied Jennings' Mariners won 2-1 at home to Bognor Regis Town in the second leg of their FA Trophy semi-final, with the tie finishing 3-1 on aggregate.

Sam Cosgrove's Nantwich Town missed out on the opportunity to join Grimsby at Wembley after they drew 2-2 away at Halifax, but lost out 6-4 on aggregate.  The striker was also cup tied for the semi-final.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Tuesday 22 March - Nantwich Town v Darlington 1883 (Evo-Stik Northern Premier)
Friday 25 March - Gateshead v Macclesfield Town (National League)
Saturday 26 March - Chester v Barrow (National League) / Dover Athletic v Torquay United (National League) / Grimsby Town v Wrexham (National League) / Nantwich Town v Barwell (Evo-Stik Northern Premier)


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