Loan Watch: Cup Wins For Blues Duo

It was another busy weekend of football with young Everton loanees in FA Cup action for their temporary clubs. Here is an overview of how some of our players performed in this week’s Loan Watch... 

Harry Tyrer - Chesterfield    
Opponent: Portsmouth (H) 
Competition: FA Cup first round    
Date: Sunday 5 November    
Result: 1-0 win
Overview: A clean sheet for goalkeeper Tyrer helped Chesterfield towards an FA Cup upset on Sunday.

Tom Naylor’s headed first-half goal was enough for the Spireites of the National League to overcome League One leaders Portsmouth – the highest-ranked team in the FA Cup first round.

Everton’s Tyrer played the full game for Chesterfield, making three saves, including an important stop at his near post just minutes before the game’s only goal.

Stanley Mills - Oxford United   
Opponent: Maidenhead United (H)    
Competition: FA Cup first round
Date: Saturday 4 November    
Result: 2-0 win 
Overview: Mills contributed a third assist of the season during Oxford's comfortable 2-0 FA Cup victory at the weekend.

After just 15 minutes, he played through Billy Bodin with a first-time ball from the right side of the Maidenhead penalty area. Bodin scored and went on to secure a brace for the U’s later in the game.

20-year-old Mills played 61 minutes for Oxford, who face Chelsea Under-21s on Tuesday evening in the EFL Trophy.

Reece Welch - Forest Green   
Opponent: Scarborough Athletic (A)     
Competition: FA Cup first round
Date: Saturday 4 November     
Result: 1-1 draw    
Overview: 20-year-old Welch started again for Forest Green at the weekend. This time, the centre-back played in the FA Cup, featuring for 64 minutes.

A first-half Scarborough goal saw the hosts lead for much of the contest, until substitute Olly Sully rescued the result for Forest Green by netting a 93rd minute equaliser.

Neal Maupay - Brentford 
Opponent: West Ham (H) 
Premier League
Saturday 4 November    
3-2 win 
Maupay opened the scoring for Brentford in an entertaining affair at the Gtech Community Stadium.

Hovering around the six-yard-box, he was alert to head past Alphonse Areola from close range, after Frank Onyeka’s volleyed effort bounced into the ground, and into the path of Maupay.

Brentford were trailing 2-1 at half-time, but a second-half own goal, before a Nathan Collins winner ensured the Bees took all three points from the five-goal thriller.

Zan-Luk Leban - Farsley Celtic  
Opponent: Darlington (H)   
Competition: National League North   
Date: Saturday 4 November   
Result: 2-1 defeat  
Overview: Farsley Celtic may have fell to a narrow 2-1 defeat on Saturday, but on-loan goalkeeper Leban impressed throughout the 90 minutes, making several important stops for the hosts.

Two goals down early in the second half, Farsley saw Connor O’Brien dismissed after 78 minutes, before pulling a goal back just moments later.

Leban’s side will be hoping to bounce back when they face Boston United on Tuesday evening.