Loan Watch: Appiah-Forson makes Daggers debut

A host of Hammers' loanees were in action over the weekend, albeit with mixed success...

Keenan Appiah-Forson made his Dagenham & Redbridge debut as a late second-half substitute in a goalless draw with Oxford City on Saturday.

The young Hammers midfielder joined the Vanarama National League side on a season-long loan recently and was quickly introduced to the action away at Oxford.

Replacing Ryan Hill, who struck the best chance of the game against the post, Appiah-Forson was unable to help his side find a goal to record their fourth league win of the season.

The Daggers are now 13th in the National League, with three victories and two draws from their first nine games.

Likewise, midfielder Archie Woods was also involved and started as Dartford exited the Emirates FA Cup at the hands of local rivals Welling United on Saturday.

Dartford’s Lewis Manor netted a brace, but it was Welling who progressed in the second qualifying round tie, coming from behind twice to record a 3-2 win in Wood’s third appearance of his loan.

Nathan Trott

Goalkeeper Nathan Trott also tasted defeat. He was unable to record consecutive Danish Superliga victories following a 2-1 defeat to Randers on Saturday.

The talented stopper saw Hamza Barry equalise for Vejle after Bjorn Kopplin put the visitors ahead, although Randers took the victory when Filip Bundgaard struck the winner six minutes from time.

As a result, Vejle sit eleventh in the Superliga, with one win from their first eight games.

Flynn Downes was also on the wrong side of the scoreline as Leicester City beat Southampton 4-1 in the EFL Championship on Friday night.

Jamie Vardy, Kasey McAteer, Wilfred Ndidi and Stephy Mavididi all found the net against the Saints, who finished the match with ten men following Kamaldeen Sulemana’s stoppage-time red card.

Southampton are now ninth in the Championship table, with three wins, one draw, and two defeats from their first six outings in their bid to return to the Premier League.