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Loan Update: Graczyk Secures Clean Sheet, Patino Makes Starting Debut
- Updated: August 23, 2023
Hubert Graczyk’s impressive goalkeeping earned him a clean sheet for Slough Town in their convincing 3-0 victory against Weston-Super-Mare on the road.
George Alexander’s first-half hat-trick provided Slough Town with a comfortable lead, but the 20-year-old goalkeeper, Hubert Graczyk, demonstrated his prowess by making crucial saves to maintain their advantage. Graczyk swiftly denied an early near-post opportunity and effectively blocked a powerful strike, ensuring his team’s clean sheet remained intact.
Meanwhile, in the Championship, Charlie Patino’s promising performance as a substitute in the previous week’s match against West Brom earned him a starting position for Swansea City. Although Coventry City initially took the lead at the Swansea.com Stadium, the Swans swiftly equalized through Jerry Yates. Despite both sides’ efforts, neither could break the deadlock, resulting in a 1-1 draw.
Swansea manager Michael Duff praised Patino’s versatility, stating that his presence adds depth and different options to the team. Duff acknowledged Patino’s impressive track record, having already accumulated significant Championship experience at a young age.
In Ligue 1 action, Marquinhos made his second appearance for Nantes but was unable to turn the tide as they were defeated by Lille. Coming on as a substitute in the 72nd minute, the Brazilian winger couldn’t secure a comeback for his team. Nantes appeared to have found a lifeline through Stredair Appuah’s goal, but VAR ruled it out for offside. Lille sealed their victory with a late stoppage-time goal.
Building on his impactful debut for Motherwell, Mika Biereth entered the fray in the 67th minute during their Scottish League Cup clash against St. Mirren. Despite Biereth’s efforts to create opportunities, Motherwell’s quest for a comeback fell short, resulting in a 1-0 loss and their exit from the Cup.
Switching to EFL League Two, Colchester United welcomed academy midfielder Mauro Bandeira as a late substitution in their match against MK Dons at the Colchester Community Stadium. A flurry of early goals led to a 2-1 lead for Colchester, maintained until the 88th minute when MK Dons equalized. In a dramatic turnaround, a stoppage-time winner from former Gunner Matthew Dennis sealed the victory for MK Dons.
Meanwhile, in the National League South, Eastbourne Borough suffered their second consecutive loss, succumbing to a 2-1 defeat against Bath City. Billy Vigar commenced the match for Eastbourne Borough but was substituted at halftime.
In the Romanian SuperLig, Catalin Cirjan made it to the matchday squad for Rapid Bucharest, although he didn’t feature in their 3-1 victory over Farul Constanta.
By- Sahiba Suri