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LOAN WATCH: MURPHY OFF THE MARK

29 February 2016

Mixed fortunes for our on-loan trio...

AMADOU BAKAYOKO & JORDAN MURPHY – WORCESTER CITY

Jordan Murphy’s first goal of his second loan spell with Worcester earned ten-man City a creditable 1-1 draw at high-flying Boston.

Conor Gater slotted the hosts into a 36th-minute lead but Worcester equalised in fortuitous circumstances just seconds before half-time.

Fellow Saddler Amadou Bakayoko’s low drive was heading wide until it took a telling deflection off Murphy’s boot and completely wrong-footed home keeper Fabian Spiess.

GOAL!!! 1-1!!! Bakayoko smashes it from 30 yards, it hits Murphy and rolls in, just as the ref had the whistle in his mouth.

— Worcester City FC (@WorcesterCityFc) February 27, 2016
However, the afternoon turned sour for on-loan striker Bakayoko, who was sent off late on for two bookable offences.

Earlier in the game, Bakayoko – with three goals in his previous six matches – was twice denied by Spiess.

The result leaves improving City, who have taken 11 points from their last six fixtures, in 15th place in National League North.

Watch Murphy's goal below (2:05)...



LEVI ROWLEY – STAFFORD RANGERS

Young forward Levi Rowley came on as a late substitute in Stafford’s 1-0 win at Rugby in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South.

Despite starting Rangers’ previous three matches, Rowley had to settle for a place on the bench and didn’t come on until the 86th minute.

The victory extended Stafford’s lead at the summit to a huge 16 points, although they have played more games than their promotion rivals.

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