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7 November 2016

Three teams helped into FA Cup second round by Latics loanees.

  • FA Cup first round weekend loan report from Wigan Athletic.
  • Billy Mckay goal proves crucial in Oldham Athletic's 2-1 win against Doncaster Rovers.
  • Bolton Wanderers and MK Dons progress, with Cheltenham Town and Rochdale forced into replays.

Billy Mckay - Oldham Athletic

Northern Ireland international striker Billy Mckay provided the standout moment for Latics' players out on loan this weekend with his 53rd minute goal proving crucial for Oldham Athletic as they won 2-1 at home to Doncaster Rovers in the first round of the FA Cup.

Mckay's goal doubled the first half lead provided by Ryan Flynn's opener in stoppage time to ensure Liam Mandeville's 94th minute goal was merely a consolation for the visitors.

Jack Hendry & Ryan Colclough - MK Dons

After a difficult month in Sky Bet League One, MK Dons grabbed themselves a much needed boost on Saturday when they booked their place in the second round of the FA Cup with a 3-2 victory over non-league Spennymoor Town.

Jack Hendry featured for the full 90 minutes in the Dons' defence, with Ryan Colclough introduced as 70th minute substitute.

MK came flying out of the traps against their part-time counterparts, with goals from Ben Reeves, Brandon Thomas-Asante and Kieran Agard giving them a 3-0 lead after just 14 minutes.

Spennymoor's Joe Tait made it four goals in less than 20 minutes of the clash when he pulled a goal back in the 19th minute, with Andrew Johnson giving the hosts a scare late on when he made it 3-2 with six minutes remaining, but the Dons held out to make it into tonight's draw.

Andrew Taylor - Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers have been on a roll in Sky Bet League One of late with five straight victories, and that form has carried on into the cups, with Saturday's 1-0 win over Grimsby Town in the FA Cup making it seven straight wins in all competitions thanks to Liam Trotter's 20th minute goal.

Defender Andrew Taylor featured for the full 90 minutes, but picked up a yellow card as Bolton claimed their sixth clean sheet in seven outings.

Danny Whitehead - Cheltenham Town

Midfielder Danny Whitehead got his first Cheltenham Town appearance for over two months on Saturday when he came on as an 88th minute substitute in their 1-1 first round draw at home to Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

Kyle Storer's red card in the first half made things difficult for the Robins, but they still managed to take the lead through Billy Waters midway through the second half, before Jamie Jones forced a replay for the Railwaymen.

Cheltenham will travel to Crewe on Tuesday 15 November for their second shot at reaching the second round.

Sanmi Odelusi - Rochdale

Sanmi Odelusi didn't feature in Rochdale's match day squad as they rescued a replay from the jaws of an early exit to non-league Maidstone United on Saturday, with Callum Camps' 94th minute goal earning a 1-1 draw.

Dale fell behind early on to a Bobby-Joe Taylor penalty in the first half.

Sam Morsy - Barnsley

Back in the EFL, and Sam Morsy's Barnsley continued to steady themselves in mid-table of the Sky Bet Championship as they earned a goalless draw away to Burton Albion to make it three matches unbeaten.

Midfielder Morsy featured for the full 90 minutes in their second consecutive draw, as they edged themselves onto 21 points in 13th place, just five from the play-off places.

Upcoming Fixtures

Tuesday 8 November - Cheltenham Town v Bolton Wanderers (EFL Trophy) / Blackburn Rovers U21s v Oldham Athletic (EFL Trophy) / Norwich City U21s v MK Dons (EFL Trophy)

Wednesday 9 November - Hartlepool United v Rochdale (EFL Trophy)

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