IT WAS a positive week for Paul Smyth at Accrington Stanley – who picked up four points in League One.
Smyth scored the winning goal as Stanley saw off fellow promotion chasers Doncaster Rovers 1-0 last Wednesday, playing for the full 90 minutes, before featuring for the first 45 minutes of Accrington’s 1-1 home draw with Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.
Also in League One, it was a mixed bag for Mide Shodipo’s Oxford United – beaten by Tranmere Rovers in their EFL Trophy semi-final in midweek before bouncing back to draw 0-0 at Ipswich Town on Saturday.
Shodipo played the full 90 minutes versus Tranmere, before coming from the bench in the 62nd minute at Portman Road.
Into League Two, and Rem Oteh started Colchester United’s 1-0 weekend defeat at Crawley Town. The striker was withdrawn in the 67th minute.
In the National League, Themis Kefalas played all 90 minutes of Barnet’s 2-0 home weekend defeat to Woking.
He was an unused substitute in last Tuesday’s 2-1 success over FC Halifax Town at The Hive – as was Deshane Dalling on Saturday as Wealdstone were beaten 4-1 at Sutton United.
In Scotland, Liam Kelly was in goal for the full 90 minutes as Motherwell were beaten 3-0 by St. Johnstone at home in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.
National League South curtailed
A number of Loan Rangers have seen their seasons cut short with their respective clubs after the curtailment of the National League South.
The status of temporary stints for Aaron Drewe (Oxford City), Kai Woollard-Innocent and Charley Kendall (both Eastbourne Borough) will be confirmed in due course.
The trio weren’t the only on-loan R’s forced to sit on the sidelines at the weekend. Conor Masterson and Dillon Barnes missed out for Swindon Town and Burton Albion respectively through injury.