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Loan Watch

28th January 2019

Good afternoon and welcome back to Loan Watch, where there has been a few returns and departures since our last report. 


Ryan Edwards, Bobby Burns, Malaury Martin, Aidan Keena, Andy Irving, Kevin Silva, and Chris Hamilton have all returned from their loan spells, whilst Anthony McDonald has departed to join Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Now that we're all caught up, let's get back into it. 

Currie takes part in League One classic

East Fife were 3-1 down when Rory Currie entered the fray at Stair Park against Stranraer but the young striker helped the Fife take all three points back home.

First-half goals from Grant Anderson and Innes Cameron put Stranraer ahead at the break, and despite Kevin Smith scoring four minutes after half-time, they went 3-1 ahead when Joao Vitoria scored.

Currie came on the 65th minute and five minutes later Craig Watson had the score back at 3-2. It only took another two minutes for Anton Dowds to get the equaliser and suddenly it was anyone's game.

With ten minutes to go, Dowds popped up again to get his second and it proved to be the winner in a game that East Fife won't forget for a while.


New-look Falkirk fight back against Caley

Anthony McDonald made his debut for John Robertson's Inverness after coming off the bench in the second-half of their 2-2 draw with Falkirk.

Shaun Rooney put the Caley Jags ahead when he poked in Joe Chalmers' free-kick. Zak Rudden levelled for the Bairns after great play from on-loan Stoke man Mark Waddington. The striker fought past two players before crossing for Rudden to finish.

Aaron Doran then scored a fantastic goal that gave Caley the lead going into half-time. A free-kick was lofted into the area and headed away but Doran chested it down and struck it on the half-volley, sending the ball flying into the top corner.

The game wasn't done there though, as new signing Ian McShane curled a corner straight over the head of Cameron Mackay and into the net.


Zanatta can't help as Alloa go down to County

Ross County pushed themselves to the top of the Championship table with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Alloa Athletic.

Dario played the full 90 minutes but couldn't get himself on the scoresheet as goals from Declan McManus and Jamie Lindsay pulled the Staggies away.

Firstly, McManus fired into a powerful right-footed effort into the bottom corner. Then, in the second-half, Lindsay played a nice one-two that put him clean through on goal. Parry saved his initial effort but the former Celtic midfielder was able to head in the rebound.


Late drama as Hendo's Montrose draw with Dumbarton

Euan Henderson started as Montrose could only muster a draw against League One strugglers Dumbarton.

Boris Melingui's 83rd-minute goal looked to have won it for the Sons before Martin Rennie's 89th-minute penalty rescued a point for Stewart Petrie's side.