Loan Watch: The Hoff scores (video) and Ash fouls
At least a couple of our out on-loan players has played yesterday or today, so let’s have a look as usual.
Greg Halford is still suspended and watched the match against Forest away from the stands. Portsmouth lost it by two goals against one.
Andy Keogh didn’t get any precious playing time either, when Cardiff played a draw against Norwich away. And their new striker signing Parkin (!) presented himself after seven minutes with a stunner from 25 yards. The canaries equalised in the last minute of ordinary time.
It’s interesting that the Cardiff manager play ‘Bailed out Bellamy’ instead of ‘Honest Andy’.
And that they have signed another striker that goes straight into the team. Not an ideal situation for Andy Keogh for sure.
And no pitch time for Nathaniel Mendez-Laing either when Peterborough – with new manager Darren Ferguson – went down with 3-1 against Brighton away.
Burton didn’t play at all in the weekend, because of the tragic death of young Macclesfield player Richard Butcher. So Scott Malone has to wait until next Saturday when Burton face Burnley in the FA Cup.
I thought that John Dunleavy would start for Barnet against Shrewsbury in his first game in League two, but he was on the bench without entrance to the field when they played a draw. Maybe next week?!
At least one of our players out on-loan played this weekend, but maybe he wished he hadn’t afterwards? Ash Hemmings came on from the bench after an hour when Torquay played away against Morecambe.
In the 78th minute the Gulls went ahead after a 20 yard shot by Billy Kee and everything was fine and dandy until a minute before the 90 when Branston brought Morecambe player Duffy down in the area and they did no mistake with the spot-kick.
But the misery had only started for Torquay and Ash. Two minutes into stoppage time it was Hemmings turn to trip the same Duffy (bad bird!) and Morecambe scored from the spot again.
So they lost three points in three minutes. Harsh! I hope their manager will not blame it all on Hemmings.
Let us not forget our tall man in Germany! And nobody in Duisburg does – nor in Osnabruck – the team they played at home today. It was uncertain if The Hoff was strong enough to play after the flu – swine or not – but he walked out on the pitch from start.
It is reported that it was a fast-paced encounter and ‘The Zebra’s’ scored after only five minutes when Trojan launched a nice low shot into the far corner. But Osnabruck could level after half an hour from Kastrati (!) 😆
Soon after the start of the second half Stefan Maierhofer presented himself. Veigneau started a strong run on the left flank and pulled the ball into the box where The Hoff headed the ball into the net from close range. It was his seventh goal this season.
You can Watch the Hoff for yourself below. His goal comes after 7:30.Vodpod videos no longer available.
Stefan was also involved in the third Zebra goal seven minutes later. He seemed to be back with a vengeance from his illness and reports say that he was one of the best in the MSV Duisburg team.
And that’s all folks!