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Eddie at the double

Posted: Mon 25 Mar 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk

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The international matches may have taken centre stage over the last few days but a quartet of Rovers players out on loan all saw game time at the weekend.

There was a win, a draw and two losses as Ryan Edwards, Edinho, Jack O'Connell and Bruno Ribeiro all featured for their respective clubs.

In India, Edinho made his A-League debut for Shillong Lajong on Sunday, with the Portuguese youngster scoring twice as his side drew 2-2 away at Pune FC.

The young forward had twice given Shillong Lajong the lead, but the visitors were pegged back twice.

Closer to home, central defender Ryan Edwards returned to the Fleetwood Town starting line-up as they picked up a welcome 2-1 home win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

Edwards played the full match as the Cod Army overcame the shock of conceding a 5th minute penalty to score a goal in each half to win the match.

The result sees Fleetwood sit three points outside the play-off places in League Two.

Fellow central defender Jack O'Connell had no such fortune as York City lost 2-1 away at Torquay United.

First half strikes from Elliot Benyon and Ryan Jarvis gave the Seagulls a comfortable lead at the break and although Richard Cresswell reduced arrears from the penalty spot with just under 20 minutes remaining they couldn't find the equaliser in the final minutes.

The result means that York City remain in the relegation places, two points behind third from bottom Accrington Stanley.

O'Connell, who had returned to the Minstermen after playing for England's Under-19s in midweek, played the full match.

In Brasil, Bruno Ribeiro played the full ninety minutes as Linense lost 3-0 away at Botafago.