Jack Burroughs and Ryan Howley both played the full 90 minutes for their respective loan sides this weekend.
Burroughs started at left wing back for Lincoln City in their 1-1 home draw with Carlisle United in Sky Bet League One. The home side conceded after 19 minutes, and Burroughs looked to equalise when Ali Smith laid the ball off for Jack who cut into the box and fired low into United keeper Jokull Andresson’s body. A 49th minute goal for City by Ethan Hamilton brought things level as they improved in the second-half of the match, with the point leaving Lincoln in 9th place in the table.
Speaking post-match, Burroughs told the Imps official website:
“We weren’t good enough in the first half but we showed good fight to come out in the second half and impose our game on them. We can take the positives from how we played in the second half.”
Meanwhile, Ryan Howley’s Dundee side were on the end of a 3-0 defeat against top-of-the table Celtic at the home of the Scottish giants. With proceedings level at the break, the visitors resistance was finally broken through a 51st minute penalty. Midfielder Howley was adjudged to have fouled David Turnbull, with VAR intervening to determine his foul was inside the box rather than on the edge.
Dundee boss Tony Docherty said after the game:
"I am really disappointed with the penalty decision. I thought it was really soft. I've looked back at it a few times myself and I think it was a really harsh decision against us.”
The results see Dundee drop down to 9th in the Scottish Premiership table ahead of hosting Kilmarnock next week.
Under 21s striker Tom Costello did not feature in Southport’s 3-0 defeat to Morpeth Town in the FA Cup.