Manchester City’s Under-21s staged 4-2 victory over Rochdale and seal a place in the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-finals. Daniel Grimshaw was in goal with Nathanael Ogbeta, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Philippe Sandler and Jeremie Frimpong forming the back four. The young blues were 2-0 down at half time, but substitute Jayden Braaf who scored twice for City turned the game on its head. And then Taylor Richards rounded off the game with a further 2 goals. Taylor and the squad face Sunderland in the quarter finals on Tuesday 22nd January.
Taylor also played in Man City U18’s FA Youth Cup match against Clevedon Town where they won 4-0. Taylor opened up the scoring with a close range shot from Fiorini’s cross. The team will face Nottingham Forest at home in the 4th round today (Friday 18th January) at 7pm.
Sam Gallagher played in Premier League side Southampton’s FA Cup replay midweek match against Derby on Wednesday. Sam was subbed on in the 73rd minute. The match ended in a 2-2 draw after extra time, but Southampton’s third penalty shoot-out of the season ended in defeat as Derby County won 5-3.
Calum Dyson bagged a hat-trick in Plymouth Argyle’s Central League game against Cheltenham Town. Calum’s first goal came when he headed in Law’s cross into the top corner. Five minutes later, Dyson notched his second and Argyle’s fifth of the afternoon, rounding the ‘keeper and slotting home with ease. He completed his hat-trick on 85 minutes with the simplest of tap-ins following a through ball from substitute Alex Fletcher.
Gary Warren captained the Yeovil Town to a win against Mansfield Town this week. The Glovers claimed a much needed three points, upsetting promotion chasing Mansfield Town.
January transfer news:
Preston North End goalkeeper Chris Maxwell has signed a loan deal with Charlton Athletic until the end of the season. Speaking of his new acquisition between the sticks, the Addicks boss said: "He’s a very good goalie. We’ve had some great reports back from people and obviously seen him play for ourselves. He’s got good distribution; he’s a good, all-around goalie, so I think he’s going to be very good for us.”
After a successful 6-month loan with Crewe Alexandra, Corey Whelan has now returned to the Liverpool U23 squad. Corey made 18 appearances for Crewe Alex between the end of last August and first week of January. Although the loan was not extended, manager David Artell says the defender ‘has been terrific’.
Cole Stockton has joined Wrexham AFC on loan until the end of the season. Cole said "I am delighted to sign. "It is a massive club and as soon as I heard about the chance to come to Wrexham, I couldn't wait to get going and to try and help the club get promoted.” Good luck for the rest of the season Cole!