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Loan Round-Up: Late Heartbreak For Quartet

24 March 2015

Four of Palace's loanees suffered last-gasp drama in the Championship on the weekend, with Jack Hunt seeing three vitals points slip away from his Rotherham United side's grasp, dealing a major blow to their hopes of staying up.

The Millers, who saw Zeki Fryers return to Palace last week after his loan deal expired, were leading 2-1 in the 90th minute at home to Sheffield Wednesday before the Owls fought back by scoring twice in quick succession to stun Steve Evans' side, but they still sit a place outside the relegation spots, five points ahead of Wigan Athletic.

The Latics were on the receiving end of an injury-time goal as Martyn Waghorn struck in the 94th minute to grab a 1-1 draw at home to Bolton Wanderers, who had Paddy McCarthy and Barry Bannan in their starting line-up, with both Eagles playing the full 90 minutes.

There was also a late blow for Adlene Guedioura's Watford who slipped off the top spot in the table thanks to Richard Chaplow's strike in the fifth minute of additional time to hand Ipswich Town a 1-0 home win over the Hornets, who were replaced by Bournemouth at the summit.

In League One Lewis Price helped Crawley Town climb out of the relegation zone by beating Leyton Orient 1-0 at the Broadfield Stadium, but the keeper was forced off at half-time through concussion however played his part in helping the Red Devils to their first clean sheet since December.

Stephen Dobbie started his first game for Fleetwood Town since January and played 82 minutes as his side made a late rally to snatch a point at Bradford City, leaving them 10th in the table, four points off the play-off places.

Barnsley's Peter Ramage made his comeback from injury in strange circumstances, playing 45 minutes in a development game against his parent club as Gary Issott's under-21 side beat the Tykes 2-0 yesterday. Their first-team got a 1-1 draw against Preston North End on Saturday to remain a place outside the play-off places.

Two of the development side faced each other in League Two on the same day as Jerome Binnom-Williams and Sullay Kaikai's Southend United and Cambridge United met at Roots Hall, with the left-back coming on for the hosts in 73rd minute for his first appearance in five weeks. Kaikai meanwhile was an unused substitute as the sides played out a goalless draw, a result that sees the Shrimpers slip five points behind the automatic promotion spots.

In the Conference South Gus Sow was also left on the bench as Farnborough Town were hammered 7-2 at home to Bath City, leaving them seven points adrift of safety.

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