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Loan watch: Ndjoli fires Gills to win

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Mikael Ndjoli came out on top in the battle of the AFC Bournemouth team-mates and scored twice in Gillingham’s 2-0 win over League One high-fliers Wycombe.

Nnamdi Ofoborh made his second appearance for the Chairboys as Ndjoli’s double condemned them to a first league defeat of the season at Priestfield.

Ndjoli fired home from close range to open the scoring in the 59th minute and netted from the penalty spot to seal the victory 17 minutes from time.

The 20-year-old frontman, who has now scored three in seven games for the Gills, was replaced by Stuart O’Keefe in stoppage-time while Ofoborh played 90 minutes.

Gillingham manager Steve Evans said: “Mikael has a big following, home and away. They will have been disappointed because he hasn’t been starting but they would have had a great drive home on Saturday.

“Those friends of Mikael who haven’t heard from him for a month, he will be messaging all of them now! He deserved it and he has been working incredibly hard.”

Gillingham visit Tranmere Rovers tomorrow while Wycombe host Accrington Stanley.

Sam Surridge made his fifth appearance in the Championship as Swansea’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end at the hands of Nottingham Forest.

Surridge replaced Borja after 75 minutes at the Liberty Stadium with Alfa Semedo netting the only goal five minutes from time to earn Forest a deserved win in south Wales.

Kyle Taylor (pictured above) went close to opening the scoring as Forest Green moved up to third place in League Two with a 1-0 win over Colchester at the New Lawn.

Taylor, who was making his fourth appearance for Rovers, saw his left-footed strike well saved by Colchester goalkeeper Dean Gerken in the 17th minute.

Luke Prosser’s first-half own goal earned Forest Green their fifth 1-0 win of the season before Taylor was replaced by Junior Mondal in the 60th minute.

Rovers travel to Carlisle tomorrow.

SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP

Jermain Defoe came off the bench 10 minutes from time as Rangers kept the heat on leaders Celtic with a 3-1 win over Livingston at Ibrox.

Defoe replaced Alfredo Morelos who had earlier cancelled out Steven Lawless’s penalty opener for the visitors.

James Tavernier and Brandon Barker also scored for Rangers while Livi’s Lyndon Dykes was sent off in the 73rd minute.

AZERBAIJAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Asmir Begovic (pictured above) kept a clean sheet on his debut for Qarabag as they continued their 100 per cent winning start with a 2-0 victory over Neftchi at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.

Begovic made a superb save to deny Steeven Joseph-Monrose an opening goal before Mahir Emreli and Abdellah Zoubir netted to earn Qarabag a fourth straight league win.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Emerson Hyndman had a hand in Atlanta United’s consolation goal in their 3-1 defeat by Eastern Conference rivals Columbus.

Hyndman played 90 minutes as United surrendered a lead given to them by Josef Martinez’s 19th-minute goal as they suffered their first home defeat since April 20.

Brad Smith played 90 minutes as Seattle Sounders registered a 4-2 win over New York Red Bulls to go second in the Western Conference.

Goals from Jordan Morris and Nicolas Lodeiro gave Sounders a 2-0 lead before Red Bulls hit back to level at CenturyLink Field.

A Sean Davis own goal restored Sounders’s lead seven minutes from time before Lodeiro completed the scoring in the closing stages.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Tyler Cordner turned in another assured display for Ebbsfleet United in their 2-2 draw with leaders Woking at Kingfield.

Cordner, who was making his third appearance for Fleet, did an excellent job in shackling Cards dangerman Dave Tarpey.

And although goals from Tyreke Johnson and Jake Hyde gave Woking a 2-0 lead, Fleet hit back to claim a share of the spoils through Alex Reid and Myles Weston.

Frank Vincent played the full 90 minutes for Torquay as they went down 1-0 at Chesterfield with Scott Boden’s goal earning the Spireites their first win of the season.

Charlie Seaman started for Eastleigh in their 1-1 draw with high-flying Bromley at the Silverlake Stadium.

Former Spitfires man Luke Coulson opened the scoring for Bromley before substitute Cavanagh Miley levelled five minutes from time. Seaman was replaced by Marcus Barnes in the 65th minute.

NATIONAL SOUTH

Weymouth boss Mark Molesley hailed Shaun Hobson’s “fantastic strike” in their emphatic 4-1 win at St Albans City as the Terras moved up to fifth.

Hobson (pictured above) netted a stunning goal to add to efforts from Yemi Odubade and Andy Robinson before former Cherries scholar Jake McCarthy completed the scoring at Clarence Park.

Molesley told the Dorset Echo: “Shaun was on the corner of the box and showed twinkle toes, dropping a couple of people, getting it out of his feet and unleashing an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

“It was a fantastic strike – really great feet for a big, strong centre-half. I’m really pleased, I thought Shaun was fantastic again.”

Goalkeeper Calum Ward also played his part in a victory described by Molesley as “a really good team performance on the road”.

SOUTHERN PREMIER SOUTH

Goalkeeper Cameron Plain kept a clean sheet in Wimborne Town’s emphatic 4-0 win over struggling Beaconsfield Town.

Tony Lee’s double, Stefan Penny’s penalty and a goal from Luke Burbidge saw the Magpies ease to victory at Holloways Park. Wimborne host high-flying Truro City tomorrow.

Tom Hanfrey made his second appearance for Farnborough in their 2-0 defeat at Blackfield & Langley.

Hanfrey, who was replaced by John Oyenuga in the 65th minute, could feature when Boro host the Watersiders in the second round of the Hampshire Senior Cup on Wednesday.

Jake Cope was an unused substitute in Poole Town’s 3-1 win over Harrow Borough in Southern Premier South as goals from Harry Baker, Marvin Brooks and Luke Holmes saw the Dolphins retain top spot.

Mikael Ndjoli picture courtesy of Kent Pro Images.

Shaun Hobson picture courtesy of Mark Probin.

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