LOAN WATCH | 2018/19 Season (1)
Aug 22, 2018 1377 Views

LOAN WATCH | 2018/19 Season (1)

Whilst the National League North campaign is well-underway, for four of the clubs players their season in the Northern Premier League has just begun with a double-header of fixtures.

Lewis Doyle

Out of all the players out on loan, Lewis Doyle enjoyed the best start wearing the number seven shirt, as he played 73 minutes for Droylsden in their 4-2 win over Runcorn at the weekend.

The Bloods went into half-time with a comfortable 2-0 lead; but Runcorn put the pressure on in the second pegging them back to only a one goal lead on two occasions before Madeley made it certain with his 89th minute header.

Lewis Doyle

They followed their opening day win with a draw on Tuesday night away at Leek Town. Once again Doyle started and played a large majority of the match before being subbed off in the 83rd minute.

Droylsden were leading heading into the last ten minutes, but a Mat Bailey header for Leek made sure the points were shared.

A win and a draw leave Droylsden in 6th place in the Northern Premier Division West table after the opening two games, with Squires Gate up next at home in the FA Cup.

Dan Cockerline

Elsewhere, Dan Cockerline was also in action, featuring for 75 minutes for Hednesford Town, as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Scarborough on Saturday.

After conceding after 60 seconds to a Wayne Brooksby goal, things went worse for The Pitmen as they went down to ten men for the majority of the match.

Dan Cockerline

Hednesford didn’t have to wait long to put things right, as they were back in action 48 hours later, travelling to Basford United.

Cockerline featured again, this time playing 88 minutes, as two first half goals from team mates, Mike Howard and Charlie Gatter, helped the Pitmen to a 2-1 win over the newly promoted opposition.

A defeat and a win leaves Hednesford sitting in 12th in the Northern Premier Division table, with their next game coming against Gainsborough Trinity at home.

Marine Duo

Meanwhile defender Andy Hollins and midfielder Liam Davies have both been sent out on loan to Marine for the start of the season.

The pair had to settle for places on the bench in the opening game, as they watched the Mariners draw their opening game 1-1 with North Ferriby United.

Former Lancaster man, Craig Carney, got the goal to share the points with ten minutes to go.

Hollins earned himself some game time on Tuesday night though, playing the full-90 as Marine stumbled to a 3-2 defeat to Stalybridge Celtic.

Andy Hollins

Marine currently sit in 15th in the same division at Hednesford, with Basford United up next for them.

Mixed fortunes for each player out on loan, some will be hoping for more game time across the next few weeks whilst others will be hoping to get into winning ways.

Written by Amos Wynn

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