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LOAN WATCH: Bapaga back with a bang

He was among three in action...

18 October 2021

Will Bapaga returned from suspension to play a starring role in Grimsby Town’s 5-0 victory at Bromsgrove Sporting in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round.

The youngster set up the opener in the 18 minutes when he was out wide then pulled it back for Seb Revan who smashed a left footed effort into the back of the net

David Longe-King then doubled the Mariners lead before Bapaga set up Revan again who made it three from an acute angle.

Lenell John-Lewis then made it four for the visitors before Bapaga earned Grimsby a penalty after he was tripped by Will Shorrock but John-Lewis’s effort was saved by Akos Onodi.

However, it would be Bapaga who had the final say when he received the ball from John-Lewis and fired the ball into the far corner to get his name on the scoresheet and set up a First Round Tie at Kidderminster Harriers.

In Sky Bet League Two, Danny Cashman’s Rochdale were denied all three points at the death by Swindon Town.

The striker started in a front three, but his side went behind after 37 minutes from Ben Gladwin’s half volley at the County Ground.

After the break Dale turned it around when George Broadbent scored his first professional goal before Jake Beesley earned a corner from which Liam Kelly put Robbie Stockdale’s team ahead with 12 minutes to play in Wiltshire.

However, they would have to settle for a point when Wales International Jonny Williams levelled with a close-range effort three minutes into injury time to leave Rochdale 17th in the table.

North of the border Jack Burroughs started the first 56 minutes of Ross County’s defeat to St Mirren at Dingwall.

The visitors opened the scoring through Eammon Brophy after 15 minutes, but a mad four-minute spell, from the 34th minute to 38th, saw three goals go in as the Buddies doubled their lead through Marcus Fraser.

Blair Spittal then pulled one back for the Highland club but St Mirren reestablished their two-goal lead one minute later through Scott Tanser.

Burroughs was withdrawn in the 56th minute with his team getting one goal back ten minutes later through Alex Iacovitti but the visitors held on to leave Malky Mackay’s team 11th in the table.

Finally, ‘keeper Tom Billson is continuing his recovery at Ryton from the injury he sustained on the opening day of the season whilst at Scunthorpe.

 

We would like to thank Grimsby Town and Lee Blease for allowing us to use their photo of Will.


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