Completing an initial one-month loan deal to National League outfit Chesterfield on Friday, young forward Jordan Hallam managed to hit his first goal for the club 41 minutes into his Spireites debut, as eight others feature.
Here’s the full lowdown of this week’s action beginning with the debutant and goal scorer…
Being placed straight into the starting 11, less than 24 hours after signing for the club, Jordan Hallam couldn’t have asked for a better start to life at Chesterfield. Placing a cross from Jerome Binnom-Williams directly into the bottom right-corner, Hallam secured the equalizer for the Spireites as they drew 1-1 away at Eastleigh.
Glancing over this week’s League One, only two loanees featured, with Ricky Holmes (Oxford United) being ruled out with a back injury, and Samir Carruthers (Oxford United) unable to feature for his side midweek against Forest Green Rovers in the FA Cup, and away at Bradford this weekend.
Enduring the most success, central defender Ben Heneghan started and played another 90 minutes for Blackpool. Being a key member in shutting out Burton at Bloomfield Road, the Seasiders ran away with a convincing 3-0 victory.
Making his 14th league appearance for Fleetwood, former Wales International Ched Evans lacked cutting edge in front of goal, despite causing danger for Plymouths defence. Evans had his chance to gift Fleetwood the lead early into the second half, although Plymouth capitalised on his missed chances, and went on to win the fixture 2-1.
Additionally, three loanees featured for League Two clubs this weekend, with Caolan Lavery (Bury FC) still ruled out of action due to injury, and Sam Graham (Oldham Athletic) unable to appear off the bench against Tranmere Rovers.
Reaping the rewards from a fantastic month, on-loan at Tranmere Harvey Gilmour was named EFL Young Player of the Month. During the month of October, Gilmour scored three goals including an emphatic 89th minute winner against Morecombe, as well as assisting one goal, and confirming his name consistently in the Tranmere starting eleven.
Playing another 90 minutes for the Rovers midweek, Gilmour again helped marshal their midfield, as they knocked out Oxford City 2-1, in the first round of the FA Cup. However, in a 1-1 draw against Oldham, Gilmour was rested despite his fantastic current form.
On-loan at Carlisle United, Regan Slater pulled off another Man of the Match performance, despite his side narrowly losing 2-1 at home to Forest Green. An early opportunity from Slater nearly gave the Cumbrians the lead, however his shot angled slightly over the bar, which opened
Subsequently, Nathan Thomas played 90 minutes for Notts County, although he was unable to make any sort of impact, as County drew 1-1 away at Morecombe.
🔥🔥🔥 A good day for some of our loanees today.@reganslater8 was Carlisle's MOTM against Forest Green Rovers, @tylersmith1_ bagged for Barrow and @JordanHallam8 scored 41 minutes into his Chesterfield debut. #ForgedinSteel
— Sheffield United Development (@sufcdevelopment) November 24, 2018
Looking outside of the Football League, Tyler Smith and Rhys Norrington-Davies both started for Barrow AFC in a 20 win away at Aldershot. Whilst, Norrington-Davies had a quiet game, Smith on the other hand caused havoc for the entirely for the first half, leaving Aldershot’s goalkeeper Will Mannion stranded as he slotted the ball into the bottom right-corner in the 27th minute.
In addition, David Parkhouse didn’t feature for Boston United as they defeated Ashton United 5-0 in the FA Trophy third qualifying round.
Finally, Callum Semple on-loan at Queen of the South in the Scottish Championship, was subbed on late into their impressive 4-1 victory over Formartine United, which saw them into the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.