Loan Lads | Jakubiak Wins Award
Alex Jakubiak got back to his usual goal-scoring ways for Falkirk as he netted in a 3-1 win over Morton on Saturday.
Falkirk were already 2-0 up when Jakubiak got on the scoresheet, winning the ball high up the pitch before firing in off the post.
It capped a good week for the young striker, after he also won the Bairns’ Player of the Month award - he scored five goals in five games in February.
Costel Pantilimon was the hero for his side in the East Midlands derby, as Nottingham Forest drew 0-0 at home with their bitter rivals Derby County.
The towering goalkeeper produced a fine double save – first from David Nugent, and then from Tom Lawrence’s follow-up – to keep a clean sheet for Forest, who are now unbeaten in six games.
Nordin Amrabat’s Leganes lost 2-0 in Bilbao against Athletic Club. The Moroccan had one dangerous shot tipped away by Kepa Arrizabalaga – the goalkeeper that was linked with a move to Real Madrid in the last transfer window – but while Leganes are languishing towards the bottom of the table, they are at least 13 points clear of the drop zone.
Just 12 minutes remained when Isaac Success came off the bench for Malaga against Barcelona with the southern Spanish side a man and two goals down, after Luis Suarez and Phillipe Coutinho got on the scoresheet.
Barça top the table in La Liga , while Malaga are propping it up – they are 11 points from safety with just 10 games remaining.
Mauro Zarate played 79 minutes for Velez in a 2-2 draw with Rosario Central, coming off for Rodrigo Salinas. Gabriel Heinze’s choice of substitution proved a masterstroke, as Salinas scored in the 80th minute to equalise for El Fortín.
Pontus Dahlberg was always facing a tough test against Swedish giants Malmö in the quarter-final of the Swedish Cup, but the young shot-stopper saw his side exit the competition after a 1-0 loss.
Brice Dja Djédjé played the full 90 as RC Lens slumped to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Bourg-en-Bresse in Ligue 2.
Obbi Oulare came on just before the hour-mark for Royal Antwerp as they fell 2-1 to RSC Anderlecht. Premier League transfer target Leander Dendoncker was sent off for after just three minutes, but Anderlecht still won, despite finishing the game with nine men.
Connor Stevens played 80 minutes for Oxford City as they lost 1-0 at home to Havant & Waterlooville – who went top of the National League South table with that result.
Harvey Bradbury came on as a substitute in St Albans City’s 3-1 loss away at Hungerford Town. Michael Folivi was an unused substitute for Boreham Wood on Saturday, but could play tonight at home to Maidenhead United, while Brandon Mason could also play this evening, as Dundee United travel to Queen of the South.
And finally, Charlie Rowan might not have been involved, but he will still have been very pleased as Accrington Stanley managed a last-gasp win over Luton Town. A goal from Billy Kee in the 93rd minute knocked the Kenilworth Road side off the top of the table in League 2, and sent Accy top.