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LOAN REPORT: PIGGOTT MAKES IT FOUR GOALS IN TWO GAMES AS CRANKSHAW GRABS A BRACE OF ASSISTS

4 March 2019

Joe Piggott celebrates his goal against Chester FC - Image Credit: Michael Ripley Michael Ripley
Joe Piggott celebrates his goal against Chester FC - Image Credit: Michael Ripley

Six of Latics' players out on loan were in action across the EFL and non-league.

  • Loan Update: Joe Piggott on target in Altrincham's 4-0 win against Chester FC.
  • Olly Crankshaw set up two goals in Curzon Ashton's 2-2 draw against Bradford Park Avenue.
  • Leo Da Silva Lopes, James Vaughan, Callum Lang and Jordan Perrin also in action.

Joe Piggott

After netting a hat-trick in a 6-0 victory against Curzon Ashton the weekend before, Development Squad striker Joe Piggott made it four goals in two matches when he got the ball rolling in Altrincham's 4-0 victory over Chester FC on Saturday.



Piggott's opener was added to by a Josh Hancock double and a late fourth from John Johnston, leaving the Robins fifth in the National League North table on 52 points, 12 behind league leaders Chorley and two ahead of Kidderminster with a game in hand.

Olly Crankshaw

Curzon Ashton got back on track with a 2-2 draw away at Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday, just a week after their heavy 6-0 defeat at the hands of Altrincham FC.

Development Squad winger Olly Crankshaw set up both goals from corner kicks, with the Nash pulling level for 1-1 and taking a 2-1 lead, only for the hosts to claw a point back.



Curzon are now 15th in the National League North on 42 points, nine points behind AFC Telford in the final play off place.

Leo Da Silva Lopes

Gillingham were moments away from securing a third 1-0 victory in their last four games, only for Tom Eaves' 83rd minute goal away at Fleetwood Town to be cancelled out by James Husband's 91st minute equaliser.

Leo Da Silva Lopes featured for the full 90 minutes for the Gills, who now sit 18th in Sky Bet League One on 40 points, three points clear of Bristol Rovers in the final relegation spot.

James Vaughan

Clearly carrying momentum from their 3-0 away win against Bury in the Checkatrade Trophy semi-final last Tuesday, Portsmouth romped to a 5-1 home victory against Bradford City on Saturday, with James Vaughan a 69th minute substitute for Kenny Jackett's side.

Pompey's impressive win has them fourth in League One on 65 points, five points behind second place Barnsley, 10 points behind leaders Luton Town and 10 points ahead of Peterborough United who sit seventh.

Callum Lang

Like Gillingham in League One, Oldham Athletic were moments away from securing a narrow victory on Saturday, only for Jose Baxter's opener to be cancelled out by Jon Guthrie's 91st minute equaliser for visitors Stevenage.

Callum Lang featured for the full 90 minutes at Boundary Park, with Paul Scholes' side now 13th in Sky Bet League Two on 47 points, seven points behind Forest Green Rovers in the final play-off place.

Elsewhere in non-league

Development Squad goalkeeper Jordan Perrin featured in a 6-0 defeat for Runcorn Linnets away at Kidsgrove Athletic in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League West. The Linnets remain in a title battle with Atherton Collieries and Radcliffe Borough, but now sit third on 56 points, level with Radcliffe and four points behind Colls.

In the National League, Development Squad midfielder Luke Burgess was an unused substitute in Barrow AFC's 3-1 defeat away against Barnet, leaving the Bluebirds 12th in the National League on 46 points, 12 behind Eastleigh in the final play-off place.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Monday 4 March

Olly Crankshaw - Curzon Ashton v Guiseley

Tuesday 5 March

Joe Piggott - Altrincham v Blyth Spartans
Luke Burgess - Barrow AFC v Leyton Orient

Saturday 9 March

Leo Da Silva Lopes - Gillingham v Oxford United
James Vaughan - Charlton Athletic v Portsmouth (5.30pm)
Callum Lang - Cambridge United v Oldham Athletic
Luke Burgess - Barrow AFC v Aldershot Town
Olly Crankshaw - Curzon Ashton v Blyth Spartans
Joe Piggott - York City v Altrincham FC
Jordan Perrin - Runcorn Linnets v Market Drayton Town


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