Loan Lads: Bachmann’s Kilmarnock Hold Rangers

Daniel Bachmann’s Kilmarnock managed a well-earned point against second placed Rangers on Saturday, extending their unbeaten run to three games and maintaining their fourth place in the league.

Killie took a first-half lead at Ibrox through Conor McAleny, but Steven Gerrard's side equalised thanks to Alfredo Morelo after the break.

Elsewhere, Dimitri Foulquier played 78 minutes in Getafe’s 0-0 away draw at Valencia. This result extends their unbeaten run to seven, whilst holding onto the fourth Champions League spot in La Liga. 

Also in Spain, Cucho Hernandez was a 61st-minute substitute for rock-bottom Huesca in their 3-1 loss at home to Alaves, leaving them seven points from safety with 10 games remaining.

In Germany, Dodi Lukebakio was substituted after 78 minutes in his side's 5-2 defeat away to Wolfsburg. A second defeat in a row leaves Fortuna Dusseldorf 12th in the Bundesliga. 

Marvin Zeegelaar managed the full 90 minutes for Udinese in their 4-2 loss away at Napoli. Stefano Okaka was an 86th-minute substitute, whilst Ben Wilmot was unused. With Genoa at home next in the league, Udinese find themselves just a point above the drop zone, albeit with a game in hand over their relegation rivals.

Jerome Sinclair played the full 90 minutes for Oxford United in their crucial 1-0 win over last-placed Bradford City, with Jamie Mackie notching a dramatic winner in the fourth minute of additional time. The victory lifts them out of the relegation zone up to 19th, with eight games remaining. 

Elsewhere in League One, Alex Jakubiak was brought on in the 65th minute for Bristol Rovers and had a goal disallowed in their 0-0 draw with Charlton. Although this result leaves them 13th in the league, Rovers are still in a somewhat perilous position, just two points clear of the drop zone.

Michael Folivi played 70 minutes in AFC Wimbledon’s 1-0 win at fellow relegation strugglers Southend. The victory leaves them three points from safety.

Andrew Eleftheriou’s Braintree Town lost 2-1 at second placed Solihull Moors despite taking an early lead in the game, cementing them to the bottom of the league, still 14 points from safety with just seven games remaining. Eleftheriou played the full 90 minutes. 

First Team 20/03/2019

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