Loan Watch: First senior strike for Sørensen
Elias Sørensen netted his first goal in senior football on Friday night, helping Almere City record a 2-0 win over NAC Breda.
The Danish forward, who spent time on loan at Blackpool and Carlisle United in recent seasons, will spend the whole campaign at the Eerste Divisie outfit as he looks for gametime away from St. James’ Park.
And Sørensen started the league game for the Dutch side, and made a striking impact as his well-placed looping header gave his side the lead on the stroke of half time.
It finished 2-0 to the hosts in the end, with Sørensen completing 76 minutes on a memorable night for the 21-year-old.
Meanwhile, in League Two, Jack Young made his first start for Tranmere Rovers as they beat Southend United 2-0 on Saturday.
The midfielder played the entire game at Prenton Park as goals from veterans Peter Clarke and James Vaughan moved Rovers up to 16th in the table.
It was a good afternoon for defender Lewis Cass as well, as he helped Hartlepool United record an emphatic 6-0 win over Ilkeston Town in the FA Cup.
Full back Cass played the full game as he continued his fine start to life on loan at Victoria Park.
It was a fairly nondescript weekend for a handful of other Magpies loanees, although Kell Watts did help Plymouth Argyle earn a point in a 1-1 draw at Wigan Athletic with a steady showing at centre half.
There was another outing for Jake Turner, too, but the Morecambe goalkeeper was beaten twice as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to Forest Green Rovers in League Two.
Freddie Woodman was between the posts for Swansea City’s 1-1 Championship draw at Bristol City, but Accrington Stanley’s home game against Bristol Rovers in League One was postponed, meaning there was no run-outs for either Tom Allan or Mo Sangare.
Further afield, Florian Lejeune played the full game as Alaves earned a 2-0 away win at Real Valladolid in La Liga.
But Yoshinori Muto was left on the bench as Eibar beat Sevilla 1-0 away from home in the Spanish top flight clash.