Yeovil Town have got five players out on loan at present, with four of them in action over the last week. The most senior of those players is striker Ryan Seager and he gained his third appearance for National League South side Havant and Waterlooville on Saturday. Whilst the 23 year old gained 66 minutes and 45 minutes during his first two appearances for the Hawks, on this occasion, he was rationed to coming on for the final 11 minutes of their match on Saturday.
By then, Havant and Waterlooville were 1-2 down at home to Braintree Town and the Essex side scored in the 88th minute to give them a 1-3 away win, to leave Havant in third place and now ten points behind runaway leaders Wealdstone. Havant's next match is at home to Taunton Town in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round - at present it's not clear if Yeovil Town will allow him to become cup-tied in this competition.
Heading west on the South Coast, Gosport Borough have played a pair of matches since Nestor Shako and Alex John joined them on loan just under a week ago. On the day that they were signed up, the pair made an immediate debut in the Southern League Cup, enduring a difficult evening as Sholing Sports beat then 5-1 last Wednesday night. Both players played the full 90 minutes with John providing the 66th minute free kick that saw Sam Argent head home. Manager Lee Molyneaux was full of praise for the pair, and said that 'rave reports' would be going back to Huish Park about them:
"They were a stand-out for me. Absolutely superb. For their age, with two 19 year olds, Alex John got on the ball a lot and I think Nestor had about eight or nine shots. For a striker to have eight or nine shots - he didn't score, but he's had eight or nine shots, with a lot of them on target, they can ricochet or they can go in. He gets a shot off, which is what we haven't had. So I'm really pleased and they'll be getting rave reports to Yeovil. I spoke about Nestor getting the shots off, but Alex John gets on the ball so well. In any position he wants the ball. So I'm not surprised he's with the Welsh (Under-19s) international team."
Given both Shako and John were both given the thumbs up for their performances, the omission of Shako for Gosport's weekend trip to Truro City would suggest that the attacker picked up an injury at some point during the Sholing Sports match. John played the opening 78 minutes in that game, and had to watch from the dugouts when Truro scored their 95th minute goal in a 1-0 win for the Cornish side. They have a ten day break now as they are out of the FA Cup, and will host Poole Town on Wednesday 25th September.
Up in Wiltshire, Melksham Town had a local derby against Highworth Town. This allowed Daniel Ojo to make his debut as part of his three-and-a-half month loan deal with the Southern League Division One South side. Melksham won the match 3-0, with all three goals scored by former Glovers - Jack Ball got two and Phil Ormrod got the other. As far as we can tell, Daniel played the full 90 minutes. Certainly he was on the pitch in the 82nd minute when Highworth Town's Twitter account started to look at the opposition players, singling out Ojo who was wearing the No.3 shirt:
Highworth Town's Twitter account wish they'd taken Daniel Ojo on loan
Melksham didn't field Tai Fleming, who is on work experience alongside Ojo. Instead Fleming was captaining Yeovil Town Under-18s in their 1-1 draw against Oxford United Under-18s, having also played in the Thursday night match against Plymouth Argyle Under-23s in the Premier League Under-23 Cup at Home Park. Finally, Your Sport Swindon have produced some short video clips of some of Daniel Ojo's play during the match, and why Highworth's Twitter account might have been waxing lyrical about him. Watch the video clip below.