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Loan Round-Up: Ladapo Off The Mark

10 October 2016


Crystal Palace striker Freddie Ladapo scored his first goal for Oldham Athletic as they clinched a 2-1 at Gillingham on Saturday.

The striker came off the bench after 61 minutes and netted with his first touches. Receiving the ball with his back to goal, he spun past a defender and slammed the ball past the Gills goalkeeper to make it 1-1, before Ryan Flynn grabbed a late winner to move the Latics off the bottom of the League One table and earn their first victory since August.

After, he told the club's official website: "It felt great, it was one of those feelings that I'd been wishing and waiting for and whne it finally came it didn't feel real at first but we all enjoyed it, you could see it in all the fans' faces.

"The frustration in me was building and you could see it in the other players too. We all want to score and win games, but when I was on the bench today I just had to suck it up and come on and show what I could do. From the first minute I really wanted it and it showed, so I'm happy."

Bolton Wanderers also ended their long wait for a win as they beat Swindon Town 1-0 thanks to a last-gasp winner, with Keshi Anderson playing the final 10 minutes as a substitute and helping his side back into the top six, but Ryan Inniss had an afternoon to forget as his Southend United side were well beaten at Rochdale by a 3-0 scoreline, with the Eagles defender playing the full 90 minutes.

In League Two however, Luke Croll also played the entire match as he helped Exeter City claim a goalless draw against Grimsby Town, but the Grecians remain 23rd in the division as their wait for a league win stretched to six games.

Fellow loanees Hiram Boateng and Jonny Williams didn't have matches over the weekend, but Boateng did feature in the Pirates' EFL Trophy penalty shoout-out win against Yeovil the previous Wednesday, whereas Williams continued his recovery from injury as he played 70 minutes for Ipswich's under-23s in a behind-closed-doors against Southend United on the same day.

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