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Loan Round Up: Samuel bags a brace

24 February 2015

News away from Madejski Stadium

Dominic Samuel continued a successful start to his loan spell with Coventry City by firing home a brace in a 2-2 draw with Sheffield United this weekend.

It was a dramatic game at Bramall Lane, with the Blades reduced to ten men before the Royals Academy product fired his side into a two goal lead. His first goal certainly caught the eye, controlling a dropping ball brilliantly before racing into the area and showing composure to stroke the ball home.

The striker could only watch on however as Nigel Clough's men battled back to clinch a point with goals from Michael Doyle and Jamie Murphy.

Samuel, who now has three goals in four starts for the Sky Blues, said: "It's always good to score, but the main thing is to win. It's never the best mood when you don't win, but we're strong, we'll talk it out and see how we can improve. We're going to keep fighting for the points and to improve our position. The games are coming thick and fast, there is no time to waste."

The game signalled the end of manager Stephen Pressley's time at the Ricoh Arena, with Neil MacFarlane and Dave Hockaday placed in temporary charge.

Elsewhere, Craig Tanner helped AFC Wimbledon to a 3-2 victory over Luton Town at the weekend - having a hand in one goal after a neat one two with strike partner Adebayo Akinfenwa.

In the Vanarama South there was frustration for Stuart Moore and Rob Dickie at Basingstoke Town, who fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Bishops Stortford. Jon Henly (Welling) and Dom Hyam (Hemel Hempstead) both saw games postponed.

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