Loan Watch: McAllister Nets Free-Kick

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

Sean McAllister – Inverness Caledonian Thistle  
Opponent: Greenock Morton (A)
Competition: Scottish Championship
Date: Saturday 2 March   
Result: 2-0 win
Overview: McAllister scored his first goal on loan at Inverness on Saturday, netting his side's second in a 2-0 win.

In the 34th minute, the 21-year-old midfielder stepped up to take a free-kick from the edge of the Greenock Morton penalty area. He whipped the ball low and around the wall, finding the bottom corner.

The victory represents a welcome three points for Duncan Ferguson’s side, who had built a solid platform to find form after drawing three consecutive games prior to the weekend’s win.

Elijah Campbell – Fleetwood Town
Opponent: Wigan (H)
Competition: League One
Date: Saturday 2 March   
Result: 4-2 win
Overview: The 19-year-old Campbell played the full 90 minutes for Fleetwood on Saturday, helping his side to earn an important three points over Wigan.

The left-sided centre-back produced a well-rounded display in the defence, winning all three of his aerial duels and completing 95 per cent of his passes, including six out of seven long balls.

Campbell, a regular in the Fleetwood side, has already earned eight starts in League One since joining on loan on deadline day of the January transfer window.

Kenzie Weir – Glasgow City

Opponent: Aberdeen (H)
Competition: Scottish Women’s Premier League
Date: Sunday 3 March   
Result: 8-1 win
Overview: Weir played every minute of Glasgow City’s stunning 8-1 home victory over Aberdeen.

The win, Glasgow’s 10th consecutive league victory, sees them in third place after 22 games.

They now enter the SWPL split, with the league dividing the top six and bottom six. Each side within the two tables will now play each other once home and away.

The 20-year-old Weir and her Glasgow side are set to face Hearts in their first fixture of the split on Sunday 17 March.

Zan-Luk Leban – Farsley Celtic  
Opponent: Brackley Town (A)
Competition: National League North
Date: Saturday 2 March   
Result: 0-0 draw
Overview: A third clean sheet in his past four appearances saw goalkeeper Leban help Farsley to earn a point on the road.

The 21-year-old made a strong second-half save, diving down to his right to deny Danny Newton’s headed effort.

Next up, Farsley welcome high-flying Alfreton Town on Saturday for a 3pm (GMT) kick-off.

Jack Barrett – Cavalry
Opponent: Orlando SC (A)
Competition: CONCACAF Champions Cup
Date: Tuesday 27 February   
Result: 3-1 defeat
Overview: Canadian outfit Cavalry fell to a 3-1 away defeat to MLS side Orlando City in the second leg of the first round of the CONCACAF Champions Cup.

Goalkeeper Barrett was an unused substitute for his loan side across both fixtures of the tie.

Now out of the competition, Cavalry will be looking ahead to their league season, which begins on Saturday 13 April.

Harry Tyrer – Chesterfield    
Opponent: Dorking Wanderers (A)
Competition: National League
Date: Saturday 2 March    
Result: 4-1 defeat
Overview: Chesterfield suffered a 4-1 away defeat to Dorking Wanderers on Saturday.

Despite the loss, the Spireites remain 20 points clear at the top of the National League, with goalkeeper Tyrer earning more league minutes (3,060) than any other Chesterfield player this season.

Neal Maupay – Brentford
Opponent: Chelsea (H)
Competition: Premier League
Date: Saturday 2 March   
Result: 2-2 draw
Overview: A late substitute on Saturday, Maupay came on after 87 minutes as Brentford took a point against Chelsea in a 2-2 draw.