Joseph Anang and Nathan Trott both were in a battle between posts this weekend when three West Ham United tenants took to the pitch for their foster clubs.
Anang, who has spent the season on loan from Stevenage in the second league, has the best result, with Borough tied 1-1 at home with Port Vale, maintaining an impressive start to the season.
The 21-year-old has already impressed his new club with five clean results in his first eight games, including competitive and non-competitive, and a streak of free throws against Luton Town in the Carabao Cup.
And after adding another penalty to his record of 4-1 defeat to Bradford City last weekend, Anang was back in good shape for Stevenage during Saturday’s draw with Port Vale.
With Jake Reeves hitting the post early in Stevenage’s game, goalkeeper Anang had little to do before Veil took the lead in the 20th minute and Devante Rodney made a low cross from close range.
The free kick, heavily punched by Luke Norris, leveled Stevenage ten minutes before the break, but in the second half the home team had few chances: Luke Prosser knocked the ball off the line in the corner of Reeves with his head.
Port Vale looked like they could have won it in the final stage, when Ben Garrity shot low on Anang’s goal, but the stopper not only worked great in the first case, but also jumped to his feet to boldly dive on the ball when to us the striker came up at a party.
As a result, Stevenage moved up to fifth place after scoring seven points in the first four games – a positive start for Alex Revell’s team.
Battle at the opposite end of the League 2 table Trott and Nancy, the French club to lose their fourth defeat in five games after losing 1-0 at Caen on Saturday afternoon.
The largely tiered match was settled by Alexander Mendy’s goal in the 17th minute – a precision shot from close range that Trott had little chance of – but the goalkeeper did excellently on several trials, most notably straightening up to stop Jesse Demingue from scoring a goal. at the final stage.
The 22-year-old has so far played four games for Nancy but has yet to score on a squad that is bottom in France’s second division; Next in turn is a home game with the undefeated Auxerre.
AND Nathan Holland also suffered a defeat on Saturday after reaching the final stages of Oxford United’s 2-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers.
Matt Taylor took the U to the top at Bolton University Stadium, but former Hammer Oladapo Afolayan brought the Lilywhites up to Lilliwights at half-time with an excellent long-range shot.
After Eoin Doyle put the home team ahead in the middle of the second half, Holland got into the fray in the 77th minute, his third substitute in a row since returning to Oxford on loan for the entire season.
The winger nearly struck hard, reaching the line in stoppage time and returning the ball to the danger zone, but Gavin White shot over the post, although perhaps he should have scored. Oxford is ranked tenth after four games.
And elsewhere in the first league Frederic Alves looks forward to making his Sunderland debut as the Denmark U21 defender remained on the bench for the second week of the Black Cats’ 1-0 win over Wimbledon at Light Stadium.