Norwich City loan watch: Martin defends Morris’ red for MK as Raggett helps Pompey seal win
PUBLISHED: 08:14 26 February 2020 | UPDATED: 08:26 26 February 2020
There were three Norwich City loanees involved in a League One match last night - with striker Carlton Morris picking up a late red card.
It was centre-back Sean Raggett taking the bragging rights as Portsmouth won 3-1 at home against MK Dons, who are managed by Canaries legend Russell Martin.
City loanees Louis Thompson and Morris both started the game as well, with Thompson playing 78 minutes but Morris seeing red in the 86th minute after charging back to try and help out defensively.
Raggett had forced a save with a header early in the second half and it was the big defender's header that was turned in by Marcus Harness to seal the win in injury-time, moving Pompey up to fifth place.
Dons boss Martin was not angry about Morris' sending off however, telling the MK Citizen: "People may be disappointed he's been sent off, I was delighted to see him chase 80 yards from a corner to get on the ball. He's tried to get out of the way but he's clipped him. It's a red card, he'll only miss the one game not three. He'll be a miss.
"He was excellent in the first half especially, but it showed his desire and will to win - he's our striker but he's ended up closest to our goal."
Elsewhere in the third tier, left wing-back Sam McCallum played 87 minutes of a top-of-the-table stalemate as Coventry were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Rotherham, with the teams staying level on points at the summit.
Isak Thorvaldsson was again an unused substitute however, as Fleetwood drew 1-1 away to play-off rivals Sunderland.
Up in Scotland, centre-back Akin Famewo played the full match for St Mirren and was able to breathe a sigh of relief eventually, after conceding an early penalty which allowed Motherwell to take the lead.
The Buddies fought back to win 2-1 and the City defender picked up a yellow card during a feisty injury-time spell as the visitors held out for the win to move four points clear of the bottom two in the Scottish Premiership.
There was a surprise defeat for Wealdstone in National League South, with Canaries keeper Aston Oxborough beaten early in the second half of a 1-0 home loss to mid-table Chelmsford, the Stones remain six points clear at the top though.