West Ham United's legion of League Two loanees were out in force across the country this weekend with contrasting emotions experienced.
Robert Hall lined up for Oxford United at home to Bristol Rovers and played his part in a 3-0 victory, winning a penalty for the Us second goal. The 17-year-old has scored three goals in six appearances for the Us and has made such an impact that he is now staying on until 9 November.
Another staying on until the same date at his loan club is Callum McNaughton, with his arrival at AFC Wimbledon combining with their surge up the table. They recorded a fine 2-1 win at Morecambe to move up to third place with McNaughton once again playing at the back, despite being still only 19.
Jordan Brown had his spell at Aldershot Town extended a week ago in order to ensure he can lineup for Dean Holdsworth's men in their Carling Cup fourth-round fixture at home to Manchester United on 24 October. Before then, the flying 19-year-old left-back was an unused substitute in the 2-1 home defeat by Macclesfield Town.
Olly Lee is a midfield mainstay for Dagenham & Redbridge and is another to have had his stay extended, this time until 29 October. In two months at the club's near neighbours, the 20-year-old has started all 12 of their league games and scored two goals. His latest outing was a 2-1 defeat at Cheltenham Town.
Ahmed Abdulla, 19, is a third Academy ace looking forward to a Johnstone's Paint Trophy quarter-final after helping Swindon Town progress in midweek. He came on as a second-half sub for Paolo Di Canio's men in the 3-3 draw at home to Hereford United while 20-year-old striker Frank Nouble could not add to two goals in the previous three games when Gillingham drew 1-1 at home to Port Vale.