Loan Round-Up - 24 February
evertonfc.com , 24th February 2014 - 15:07
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Matthews Pennington and Kennedy helped Tranmere pick up a vital three points before being recalled to Everton.
The duo had been on loan at Prenton Park since January but are now back at Finch Farm to aid the Under-21s' league run-in.
Both started the 3-1 win at home to Coventry City, with Pennington having a say in the opener.
Racing up from right-back, the 19-year-old evaded one challenge and entered the area only to brought down by Billy Daniels.
Ryan Lowe netted the penalty to put the Super Whites on their way and Kennedy claimed his own assist with the third goal on 64 minutes, skipping past Cyrus Christie and crossing low for Jake Kirby to tap home.
The pair leave Tranmere 18th in League One having opened up a three-point gap above the relegation places.
The past fortnight was similarly productive in Yeovil Town's fight against the drop.
Shane Duffy and John Lundstram
are both with the Glovers for the remainder of the season and they played their part in picking up four points from six this past week.
On Tuesday, Yeovil earned a 0-0 draw at home to last year's Playoff finalists Watford.
Lundstram was unable to net on his 20th birthday, but defender Duffy will have been pleased with the clean sheet and another commanding performance.
Things were to get even better on Saturday in a potential 'six-pointer' against relegation rivals Doncaster Rovers.
James Hayter's 59th-minute penalty was the decisive strike in the 1-0 win at Huish Park.
Lundstram missed out on the chance to face the side he helped seal promotion to the Championship with last term, but Duffy played the ball which led to the crucial spot-kick being awarded.
Yeovil remain bottom of the table with 25 points from 31 games, with a trip to Reading next up this Saturday.
switched loan clubs last week and will remain with Norwegian champions Stomsgodset until 15 July.
After finding game time hard to come by at Vitesse Arnhem, he now takes on a new challenge as Ronny Deila's side undergo pre-season.
Stromsgodset had two friendlies at the weekend - against Russian sides currently halfway through their own campaign.
Junior did not feature in the 3-0 defeat to CSKA Moscow but did play the full 90 minutes in a truly bizarre hammering at the hands of Lokomotiv Moscow.
The Norwegians had tried to postpone the game in advance, but the Russians refused and ran out 15-0 victors.
With injuries adding to a shortage of players, the team coach and assistant manager both took to the field as well as Spanish locals who had been approached near the training camp.
Former Tottenham striker Roman Pavluychenko grabbed a hat-trick before the referee opted to call time on the game after 83 minutes.
Stromsgodset have three more friendlies scheduled before the start of the campaign on 30 March.
Keep an eye on evertonfc.com for more updates on Everton's loaned-out contingent.