- Four Hammers in loan action this weekend helped their sides record victories
- There were wins for Josh Cullen, Lewis Page and George Dobson in League One
- Meanwhile Doneil Henry made his AC Horsens debut in a 1-0 victory over Esbjerg FB
A number of Hammers out on loan enjoyed victories this weekend in both the Football League and abroad.
Josh Cullen continued his impressive second spell with League One side Bradford City, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in their away win at Chesterfield.
The Yorkshire outfit scored the game’s only goal after just 26 minutes when Billy Clarke picked up a short corner and lashed home at the front post.
Stuart McCall’s men could have made it two on a number of occasions, but on Josh Cullen’s seventh appearance of the season, the side held out to move up to second in England’s third tier.
Meanwhile, Lewis Page was in action for Coventry City as they picked up their opening league victory, beating Port Vale 2-0 away from home.
In their first clash since Tony Mowbray’s resignation as manager last week, the Sky Blues set off on the front foot after 36 minutes, taking the lead through Marvin Sordell’s strike after a Michael Brown mistake.
And with just under 20 minutes remaining, Chris McCann was on hand to double the visitors’ lead, crashing his effort past the keeper with help from the underside of the crossbar.
Having ended their ten-match winless run, Page’s Coventry are now one of the four League One sides who will enjoy a break over the international weekend as they search for a new boss.
The midfielder played 83 minutes for the Saddlers who took the lead after just 17 minutes through former Lions forward Simeon Jackson.
The Canadian’s fifth of the season was cancelled out five minutes later when Fred Onyedinma headed into the back of the net, but Walsall retook the lead four minutes into the second period when Franck Moussa smashed the side back in front.
Holding onto the points, the hosts lifted themselves out of the relegation zone, in turn condemning Millwall to their fourth-consecutive defeat.
There was less joy for Josh Pask – on loan at Gillingham – as they were beaten 2-0 by AFC Wimbledon. Dominic Poleon and Dean Parrett scored first half goals for the Dons without reply to down the Gills, who have struggled slightly after a fast start in League One.
Meanwhile on Friday, there was a debut for Canada international Doneil Henry, who appeared as a substitute for Danish club AC Horsens.
The defender played the final three minutes for the side in their 1-0 victory over Esbjerg FB, who are rooted to the bottom of the Danish Superliga.
Martin Samuelsen was left on the bench for Blackburn Rovers in their 1-0 defeat at Birmingham City, while Stephen Hendrie – also with Owen Coyle’s side – did not feature.
Finally, Reece Burke and Kyle Knoyle continue their recovery from injury at Wigan Athletic, who recorded a goalless draw at Brentford in the Championship.