Norwich City loan round-up: Sitti subbed early, Raggett scores and Gilmour’s side thrashed
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Norwich City loanee Sean Raggett netted the opening goal as a resurgent Portsmouth extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches in all competitions.
The on-loan defender scored his first goal for Pompey since joining the club in June. Raggett was an imperious figure and impressed with his defensive work. Kenny Jackett's men have jumped into the play-offs after their best run in the league since the 1920s.
Melvin Sitti was sacrificed after an early red card to defender Christophe Diedhiou forced FC Sochaux into an early substitution. The French side were reduced to ten men for 75 minutes but still emerged as victors after a 1-0 win over Le Mans in Ligue 2.
The City duo aiding Russell Martin's survival mission at MK Dons both contributed heavily in a 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.
Louis Thompson played 65 minutes and struck the post just before half-time after dancing past a number of tackles.
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The defender was booked as Jim Goodwin's men forced a replay.
Charlie Gilmour's SC Telstar were on the receiving end of a hefty 7-1 defeat to NEC in the Eerste Divisie. The Scot has been a regular component of Telstar's midfield since joining them last summer but the Dutch side have struggled to find momentum.
Telstar sit 10th in the table and look comfortable in the second division.
League Two table toppers Swindon Town were held to a 1-1 draw at struggling Carlisle United. City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi put in another impressive performance but lacked an assist to cap off his work.
The exciting Jaiyesimi displayed moments of individual brilliance to construct chances for the Robins.
In Germany, Philip Heise was a stoppage time substitute as FC Nuernberg beat VfL Osnabruck 1-0.