McAleny And Tarashaj On Target

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Conor McAleny struck a wondergoal to help Wigan Athletic beat Walsall on Saturday.

In his third appearance for the Latics, the Blues forward netted for the second time - and in sensational fashion.

Picking up the ball 30 yards out, McAleny moved into space and lashed an unstoppable long-range drive past Neil Etheridge on 39 minutes.

Walsall drew level and McAleny was withdrawn on 87 minutes, only to watch his loan side snatch victory in injury time and rise to second in League One.

Shani Tarashaj was also on target as he scored twice for Grasshopper Club Zurich in their 3-0 win at home to FC Sion.

The January signing, who will link up with his new Toffees teammates in the summer, produced a deft and composed finish on 62 minutes and sealed the win late on by beating his defender to the ball at the far post.

In the Championship, Luke Garbutt played the full 90 minutes for Fulham, helping to keep a clean sheet in their 3-0 victory at home to Charlton Athletic.

There was a League One return for Conor Grant as he played the full 90 minutes for Doncaster Rovers having been sidelined since 26 January.

Donny were to suffer defeat at Barnsley, however, falling to Ashley Fletcher’s 81st minute winner.

In League Two, Ryan Ledson was named Man of the Match as Cambridge United emerged 3-1 victors against York City.

The 18-year-old played the full 90 minutes in central midfield as the U’s climbed to 11th and just two points off the play-off places.

In the same division, Liam Walsh also got another full run-out as Yeovil Town came within minutes of climbing out of the relegation places.

After taking the lead at home to Portsmouth on 73 minutes, the Glovers then saw their opponents reduced to 10 men but were stunned by an 84th-minute leveller which keeps them one point from safety.

At the top of the table, there was defeat for Jonjoe Kenny as Oxford United fell at home to Accrington Stanley.

Making his sixth appearance on loan, Kenny played the full 90 as Michael Appleton’s side remained in the third automatic promotion spot despite losing.

Meanwhile, it was a weekend without action for Aiden McGeady as Sheffield Wednesday lost at Preston North End.

The winger picked up a knock prior to the game, but is expected to return when the high-flying Owls entertain QPR on Tuesday.

David Henen continues his recovery from injury and sat out Fleetwood Town’s 2-1 win against Scunthorpe United, a result which lifts them out of the League One dropzone.

Everton’s remaining loaned-out youngster, Michael Donohue, was set for his first taste of loan action with Barrow on Saturday – only for the fixture to be postponed due to waterlogged pitch.


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