Here’s a look back at how our loanees got on across the weekend.
Joel Nouble & Harrison Clark – Arbroath
Joel and Harrison both started for Arbroath on Saturday as the Red Lichties were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Ayr United. Former Lion Michael McKenna gave Arbroath the lead before a late equaliser from Jonathan Afolabi meant a share of the spoils.
Next up – Inverness CT (A).
Gavin Reilly – Greenock Morton
Gavin started and played 69 minutes for Morton this weekend as the Cappielow men travelled to take on Queen of the South in Dumfries. Neither side could break the deadlock though and settled for a point each in a 0-0 draw which keeps the Greenock side in 9th.
Next up – Partick Thistle (H).
Matej Poplatnik – Raith Rovers
Matej came on after only 21 minutes on Saturday to replace Ethan Varian as Rovers drew 1-1 at home to league leaders Inverness – despite playing the entire second half with only 10 men. Aidan Connolly actually gave the Starks Park side the lead but a late Sean Welsh equaliser meant a point a piece in this one.
Next up – Dunfermline (H).
Josh Mullin – Hamilton Academical
It was another 90 minutes for Josh Mullin as he claimed an assist for Jamie Hamilton despite Accies going 2-1 away to Kilmarnock. Old Shaw fired the hosts ahead before Josh set-up Hamilton for an equaliser. Accies looked set for a big point before Danny Armstrong won the game for Kiltie late on meaning Hamilton stay in 8th, 2 points off the bottom.
Next up – Queen of the South (H).
Carlo Pignatiello – Dumbarton
A dramatic afternoon for Carlo and his Dumbarton team mates away to Airdrie, with Carlo playing the full 90. The Diamonds lead early on before Ross MacLean equalised and took the game in 1-1 at the break. Dumbarton were reduced to 10 men on the hour and then nine men on 88 minutes as Ross MacLean and Gregor Buchanan were both sent off. Dylan Easton then fired Airdrie ahead on 90 minutes before Dumbarton were further reduced to 8 men with Andrew Geggan sent off early into injury-time. Unbelievably, Paul Paton then equalised for the 8 men on 94 minutes, looking to have nicked an unlikely point, before former-Lion Salim Kouider-Aissa broke Dumbarton hearts with a last-gasp, 96th minute winner for the Diamonds!
Next up – East Fife (A).
Brian Schwake – Edinburgh City
It was Scottish Cup duty for Brian and Edinburgh on Saturday as they hosted Bo’ness United in the 2nd round. The Citizens fell behind early on but fought back with goals either side of half-time to seal the win and book a tie away to either Dunbar United or Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale in round 3.
Next up – Elgin City (A)