Loan Watch League One: Jones, Friend and Batth
Two League One games with interest for Wolves supporters have been played this afternoon. Carlisle v Bristol Rovers and Exeter v Colchester. Wolves actually has players out on-loan at three of the clubs.
Bristol Rovers – with Daniel Jones voted Player Of The Month by Vital Rovers members for March – got completely battered by Carlisle. Carlisle were the better team already in the first half, with the Pirates not having a shot at goal in the first. After a sending off and penalty ten minutes into the second half the Pirates misery really started. Ian Harte (!) netted the penalty for Carslisle.
Just one minute later Bristol came to equal terms again with Heffernan scoring, but that wouldn’t last for long. Just four minutes later Carslisle took the lead with Price thumping in a cross from the far corner. And in the 71st minute the Pirates and Daniel Jones hopes sank definitely when the home team were given another penalty and veteran Ian Harte made no mistake.
Bristol Rovers chances of a play-off are now slim, but if they win against MK Dons next -who knows?
Colchester United travelled to Exeter to play City in an important match for both teams. Colchester has not played well lately and have to pull their act together to reach the play off. Exeter have played well, but are fighting to avoid the drop.
As usual Danny Batth had to spend all time at the bench. But George Friend played all match for the Grecians. How did it end? Exeter did win the game with two goals against nothing. Stuart Fleetwood scored the first after half an hour and the second came after a penalty in the last minute.
It seems that Colchester are letting in many goals. Why don’t they play Danny Batth? George Friend seem to play well still at Exeter. The fans votes did not go for him on the official page this time – as they did the last – but he was among those with the highest percentages for Man Of The Match.