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Loan Watch: Jacob Nets Brace For Gateshead

20 September 2021

We take a look at how some of our young players got on in our weekly loan watch.

Matty Jacob at Gateshead FC:

After coming on as a late substitute a week ago against Kidderminster Harriers, Matty Jacob was rewarded for his efforts by being named in Mike Williamson’s starting line-up for the visit of Bradford Park Avenue in the FA Cup. The 20-year-old defender didn’t let his manager down as he netted twice in the second half as the Heed won 6-2 at the International Stadium.

Harvey Cartwright at Gainsborough Trinity:

Just hours after joining Gainsborough Trinity on a one-month loan, Harvey Cartwright was straight into the starting line-up as the Holy Blues came up against Stalybridge Celtic in the Northern Premier League. The 19-year-old impressed as he kept a clean sheet on his debut and will now be looking to retain his place in the side.

Jake Leake at Boston United:

Eighteen-year-old defender Jake Leake got another 90 minutes under his belt as Boston United beat Corby Town 6-0 in the FA Cup at the Jakemans Community Street.

Festus Arthur at Barrow:

Another player who got 90 minutes under his belt over the weekend was Festus Arthur at Barrow. He helped the Bluebirds pick up a point on the road at Bradford City.

Harry Wood at Scunthorpe United:

Nineteen-year-old midfielder Harry Wood was named in the starting line-up for Scunthorpe United’s 2-2 draw away at Carlisle United. He was replaced by Tom Pugh after 68 minutes.

Billy Chadwick & Ahmed Salam at Linfield FC:

Billy Chadwick was introduced in the 83rd minute as Linfield drew 1-1 against Coleraine in the NIFL Premiership. Ahmed Salam was an unused substitute in the same game.

Callum Jones at Morecambe:

Elsewhere, Callum Jones was also an unused substitute as Morecambe were beaten 1-0 away at Doncaster Rovers in League One.

Andy Smith at Salford City:

Andy Smith was left out of the squad as Salford City were beaten 2-0 away at Tranmere Rovers in League Two.

James Scott at Hibernian:

Forward James Scott was also left out of the squad as Hibernian drew 2-2 against St Mirren at Easter Road in the Scottish Premiership.


Image: Emilio Kirtley

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