Loan Watch: Hesketh continues to shine for Dons

By SFC Media time Mon 01 Apr Loan Watch
Photo by MK Dons | Jake Hesketh

MK Dons' automatic-promotion ambitions remain firmly on track as they saw off Forest Green Rovers to move second in League Two on Saturday afternoon.

Kieran Agard's 21st goal of the season and Russell Martin's late winner sealed a 2-1 victory, with Jake Hesketh once again in the thick of things throughout the 90 minutes.

Paul Tisdale's side are unlikely to catch Lincoln City at the top, who have an eight point advantage, but have capitalised on Bury's weekend slip-up and look well-placed to clinch one of the league's three automatic slots.

Elsewhere in the EFL, Aston Villa made it five straight wins as they brushed aside Harry Reed's Blackburn Rovers in a 2-1 win at Villa Park.

Top scorer Tammy Abraham resumed normal service when he netted from close range after eight minutes, before January signing Tyrone Mings doubled their lead on 61 minutes. 

Amari'i Bell pinched a goal back, but it wasn't enough to salvage a share of the points for Rovers, who have dropped to 16th in the Championship.

Southampton's La Liga representatives fared much better, as Wesley Hoedt and Sofiane Boufal were both involved in Celta Vigo's 3-2 victory over Villarreal, while Guido Carrillo registered an assist during Leganes' 2-0 success at Getafe - teeing up Juanfran in the 83rd minute.  

Celta's three points were vital in terms of their bid for safety and means they've gained crucial ground on 17th placed Villarreal. 

In Eredivisie, Jordy Clasie played 82 minutes of Feyenoord's 3-2 defeat away to FC Utrecht - Timo Letschert's stoppage time strike sealing the win.


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