Jeffery on target again

On-loan striker Jack Jeffery scored his third goal in two matches for Blue Square Premier side Eastbourne Borough in the Sports' 2-2 draw at Altrincham on Tuesday.

Jeffery, who netted twice in Borough's 3-0 victory over Weymouth on Saturday, was one of two West Ham United players in action for their loan clubs, with England Under-19 defender Jordan Spence taking the field for Leyton Orient.

The 19-year-old Jeffery climbed off the bench to score twice in the final eight minutes at the weekend and did so again after just eight minutes at Altrincham. The forward has struck four goals in six matches since joining Eastbourne five weeks ago. Tuesday's victory lifted Borough to eleventh in the table with four matches remaining.

Spence, 19, was part of the ten-man O's team that battled back to salvage a 2-2 League One draw with Leeds United at a sold-out Matchroom Stadium. A crowd of more than 9,000 packed into the east London venue to watch Robert Snodgrass score twice for the Yorkshiremen before Sean Thornton and Simon Church brought the hosts level. Orient midfielder Jason Demetriou was dismissed with Leeds winning 1-0.

The central defender has impressed in the 16 league and FA Cup matches he has played for Geraint Williams' side this season. Spence is in his second loan spell with the Hammers' near-neighbours this term, helping Orient climb seven points clear of the relegation zone.

A third loanee, Lee Bowyer, completed a full 90 minutes as ten-man Birmingham City beat Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 at St Andrews on Monday evening. Neither Kyel Reid nor Nigel Quashie featured for Wolves, who saw their lead at the top reduced to two points by Bowyer's Blues.