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Loan watch: Watters back to winning ways with Maidstone United

10 March 2020

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Rovers forwards Alex Kiwomya and Max Watters both retained their places up front for their loan clubs this week with both of their respective clubs picking up wins while Ian Lawlor was on the bench for Scunthorpe United.

Kiwomya was making his fourth consecutive start for Chorley against Chesterfield this weekend, as The Magpies had played a midweek fixture against Eastleigh FC. The Rovers loanee impressed against Eastleigh by assisting Chorley’s opening goal.

Kiwomya’s volleyed through ball sent Connor Hall through on goal just 2 minutes into the game, who smashed the ball past the keeper. Kiwomya was productive for the 81 minutes he was on the field, providing energy and useful link up play for his side. However, the result didn’t quite go Chorley’s way, they cruelly lost 2-1, conceding in the dying embers of the Tuesday night tie.

Kiwomya played positively against Chesterfield getting down the line well and forcing corners, but Chorley failed to capitalise. He played the full 90 minutes for the first time for the Lancashire side as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat against The Spireites in the National League.

Watters made his third consecutive start for Maidstone United as they hosted Welling United at the Gallagher Stadium. Watters was bright in the first half - he crossed a teasing ball into the area, but Iffy Allen failed to convert the chance.

However, in the second half the pair combined successfully for the opening goal, Watters got on the end of a lofted cross and the ball fell to Allen who smashed the ball home. Watters played all 90 minutes in The Stones 3-1 victory in the National League South.

Ian Lawlor made the bench for Scunthorpe United for their derby game against Grimsby Town. It was the third time he’d been amongst the substitutes since he returned from a minor groin strain at the end of last month.

Rieves Boocock has returned to Rovers following the end of his one-month loan spell at Cleethorpes Town playing his part in the U23s Premier League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion on Friday evening.

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