Chuks Aneke was again amongst the goals, with the midfielder continuing his mightily impressive form this season by scoring twice in Crewe Alexandra’s 3-1 victory over Gillingham. Aneke opened the scoring from close range early on before heading in from Matt Tootle’s cross in the second-half for his 16th goal of the campaign. The 20 year old could hardly have done any more in his attempt to earn a new contract at Arsenal, but it remains difficult to see exactly where he would fit into the first-team picture at Emirates Stadium.
Joel Campbell scored from the penalty spot as Olympiacos beat Ergotelis 4-1. The winger played the whole game.
Johan Djourou played the whole game but couldn’t prevent Hamburg from suffering a 1-0 defeat to Stuttgart in the Bundesliga. Francis Coquelin, meanwhile, was an un-used substitute as Freiburg beat Werder Bremen 3-1.
Benik Afobe played the final 23 minutes as a substitute as Sheffield Wednesday were beaten 1-0 by Doncaster Rovers. The striker set up Jermaine Johnson with a good pass, but the latter couldn’t find the net. Damian Martinez found himself back on the bench after Chris Kirkland returned to the starting line-up.
Daniel Boateng started and played the whole game a Hibernian lost 2-0 to St Johnstone.
Chuba Akpom came on as a 59th minute substitute as Coventry City lost 3-1 to his former loan club Brentford.
Wellington played the last 32 minutes of Real Murcia’s 3-1 defeat to Las Palmas.
Goalkeeper Josh Vickers was named as Canvey Island’s man of the match despite conceding two goals in their defeat to Harrow Borough. Vickers made several impressive saves, whilst James Shea, another Arsenal academy product, was in goal for the opposition.
Ju-Young Park was not involved as Watford lost 2-1 to Wigan Athletic. Zach Fagan missed Boreham Wood’s win over Ebbsfleet United owing to injury. Ignasi Miquel was also unable to feature for Leicester City against Blackburn Rovers as he is currently sidelined with a long-standing problem.
Joel Campbell‘s Olympiacos, who have already secured the Greek league title, take on Ergotelis this evening. Updates to follow.