Loan Watch: Hesketh involved in Dons win

By SFC Media Mon 25 Feb Loan Watch
Photo by MK Dons | Jake Hesketh

Jake Hesketh's MK Dons mounted further assault on a League Two play-off spot with a 2-0 home victory over cup specialists Newport County at the weekend.

A week after their FA Cup fifth round exit to Manchester City, County were outdone by two second-half Dons strikes, with both Ousseynou Cisse and Chuks Aneke on the scoresheet.

Hesketh played 84 minutes of the tie on the left side of a front three, and was unlucky not to add a third goal before making way for Ryan Harley. The win means that Paul Tisdale's side keep pace with the league's three front-runners - Lincoln City, Bury and Mansfield Town - who incidentally all won their respective league encounters.

Staying in the EFL, Harry Reed was involved in 64 minutes of Blackburn Rovers' lively 2-2 meeting with Birmingham City at St Andrews.

Che Adams was twice on target for Blues, either side of strikes from Charlie Mulgrew and Danny Graham for the visitors. Rovers remain securely mid-table, unlikely to make a late dash for a play-off spot, but also a comfortable distance from the Championship drop zone.

On the continent, Celta Vigo were held to a 0-0 stalemate away at Deportivo Alaves in La Liga, where Wesley Hoedt played 90 minutes and Sofiane Boufal was used as a second-half substitute.

Guido Carrillo played the final 20 minutes of Leganes' 1-1 draw with Valencia, as a late Martin Braithwaite goal cancelled out Geoffrey Kondogbia's opener.

In Eredivisie, Jordy Clasie played the full 90 against league leaders PSV Eindhoven, claiming a valiant point in a 1-1 draw.

Feyenoord had taken the lead through Nicolai Jorgensen but were pegged back a mere two minutes later by Hirving Lozano's impressive close-range volley.

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