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Loan Rangers: Great weekend for non-league duo

KAI Woollard-Innocent helped Eastbourne Borough rise to seventh in the National League South on Saturday by playing 90 minutes in their 3-2 victory against Hungerford Town.

In what was their first encounter for two weeks – following a fortnight-long circuit break across the division – The Sports made the perfect return by beating fifth-placed Hungerford.

Charley Kendall – who is also spending time on loan at Eastbourne – did not feature in the game but he and Woollard-Innocent will both hope to play a part in Eastbourne’s next game, which is against Dartford on Tuesday.

Aaron Drewe and Oxford City reached the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy on Saturday by beating Peterborough Sports 2-0. Full-back Drewe played the full game, helping his team to keep a clean sheet.

In Sky Bet League One, Mide Shodipo was on target for Oxford United but could not prevent their nine-match winning run from coming to an end against Doncaster Rovers. Both teams came into the game on nine-match winning streaks but it was Donny who extended theirs into double figures, winning the game 3-2 at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Shodipo has now scored 10 goals for the U’s and he could add to that when they travel to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night.

Also in League One, Conor Masterson’s Swindon Town fell to a 1-0 defeat against Shrewsbury Town at the County Ground. Masterson started the game but was substituted after 41 minutes with an injury.

Paul Smyth played the final 10 minutes of Accrington Stanley’s clash against Northampton Town on Saturday, but couldn’t help his team find a winner as the game finished goalless.

Dillon Barnes was on the bench for Burton Albion, who pulled off a shock at the weekend by beating promotion chasing Hull City 1-0 at Pirelli Stadium.

In League Two, Rem Oteh was named on the bench – but wasn’t called upon - for Colchester United’s goalless draw away at Leyton Orient at the weekend.

In the Vanarama National League, Themis Kefalas was an unused substitute for Barnet, who fell to a 2-1 defeat against Aldershot Town at The EBB Stadium.

North of the border, Liam Kelly’s Motherwell were edged out by Celtic in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, falling to a narrow 2-1 defeat.

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