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28 October 2018

Walker's Peterborough United win 2-1 at Cole's Burton Albion to close the gap on Sky Bet League One leaders Portsmouth.

  • Loan Round-Up: Four Wigan Athletic players in action across the EFL and National League.
  • Walker wins battle of Latics loanees in 2-1 Peterborough United triumph at Cole's Burton Albion.
  • Lang and Burgess face defeat.

Devante Cole and Jamie Walker

It was a battle of Latics loan players on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet League One as Jamie Walker's Peterborough United came out 2-1 winners against Devante Cole's Burton Albion.

Cole featured for the full 90 minutes at the Pirelli Stadium, with Walker on as a 65th minute substitute for the Posh.

Joe Ward and Siriki Dembele gave Peterborough a 2-0 lead, with Jamie Allen on target for the Brewers.

Victory closes the gap for Steve Evans' men, with Posh now just two points behind league leaders Portsmouth who drew 1-1 away at Accrington Stanley, whilst Burton sit 16th on 18 points, four points clear of Oxford United in the relegation zone.

Callum Lang

After his goal scoring heroics in midweek, Callum Lang faced defeat at the weekend courtesy of first half goals from John Joe O'Toole and Kevin van Veen in Oldham Athletic's 2-1 loss away at Northampton Town.

Lang featured for the full 90 minutes against the Cobblers who had to play for 50 minutes with ten men following the dismisall of Sam Foley, but even a Rob Hunt goal with 18 minutes to play couldn't help the Latics recover from the first half.

Oldham dropped to 15th in Sky Bet League Two and are now seven points from the play-off places.

Luke Burgess

Midfielder Luke Burgess suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Barnet with his National League side Barrow AFC, with goals from Manny Duku and Wesley Fonguck earning victory for the visitors. Burgess featured for the full 90 minutes.

Barrow sit 13th in the table on 21 points, 11 points off the play-off places and nine points clear of the relegation zone.

Joe Piggott and Jordan Perrin

Striker Joe Piggott was an unused substitute in Morecambe's 1-1 away draw at Newport County as Kevin Ellison earned the Shrimps a point in the second half following Padraig Amond's first minute opener at Rodney Parade.

Morecambe are 21st in League Two on 14 points, four points clear of Cheltenham Town in the first relegation spot in 23rd.

Goalkeeper Jordan Perrin was also an unused substitute in a 1-1 draw, with his FC United of Manchester team mates coming out with a point at home to Brackley Town.

Mike Potts was on target in the first half for FC United, with James Armson earning the visitors a point on the hour mark.

Perrin's side are 21st in National League North on 10 points, two points from Hereford in the safety spot of 19th.

Upcoming Fixtures

Tuesday 30 October

Oldham Athletic v Everton U21s (Checkatrade Trophy)
Harrogate Town v Barrow AFC (National League)
FC United of Manchester v Alfreton Town (National League North)

Saturday 3 November

Plymouth Argyle v Sunderland (Sky Bet League One)
Walsall v Burton Albion (Sky Bet League One)
Wycombe Wanderers v Peterborough United (Sky Bet League One)
Morecambe v Yeovil Town (Sky Bet League Two)
Stevenage v Oldham Athletic (Sky Bet League Two)
Ebbsfleet United v Barrow AFC (National League)
Blyth Spartans v FC United of Manchester (National League North)

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