Whilst Premier League matches were at a temporary halt in the winter break, the action didn’t stop further through the English football pyramid.
From League Two to the Championship, David held his own in keeping a clean sheet with Crawley in a goalless draw away to Salford, playing the full 90 minutes in the process.
Meanwhile, Marvin was involved in an entertaining encounter in west-London, playing 63 minutes of Middlesbrough’s 3-2 away loss to Brentford at the same time on Saturday.
Action from the past few days will be revealed in this latest weekend review:
Total Appearances: 3
Total Minutes Played (Normal Time): 243
Player of the Week: David Sesay
- David completed the entirety of Crawley’s goalless draw away to Salford City
- The 21-year-old kept a clean sheet for the Red Devils in Saturday’s encounter
- Crawley are currently 12th in League Two, eight points from the play-off places
David played the full 90 minutes of Crawley’s gutsy goalless draw at Salford City on Saturday in a spirited individual display from the Kenyan.
David, who has been a regular at right-back since his involvement with the first team was deployed at left-wing-back and rose to the challenge of a new position, frustrating the hosts who had more possession on the day.
The 21-year-old not only showed his versatility, but also his physical presence in the League Two battle, winning three aerial duels whilst helping his side keep a clean sheet.
- Martell played upfront in Fulham U23s 1-0 defeat away to Watford on Friday night
- Martell returned as the Cottagers’ sole striker in the Premier League Cup loss
- Martell’s side must beat Plymouth to advance to the knockout stages
Martell was utilised as Fulham U23s’ talisman for the clash away to Watford as opposed to playing as a strike partner for the Development Squad in recent matches.
The former Chelsea prodigy was unfortunate not to get among the goals on Friday night after a cutback to the 20-year-old took a bobble on the pitch as Martell’s effort missed the target.
Premier League 2 matters will return for Martell in his next game, who will likely be alongside fellow Colossal talent, Cody Drameh, who was in FA Youth Cup action on Thursday evening.
- Marvin started in Middlesbrough’s 3-2 loss at Brentford on Saturday afternoon
- Marvin played for 63 minutes in his 25th Championship appearance this season
- Middlesbrough are now 18th in the league, seven points above the bottom three
In his 25th league appearance of the season, Marvin played just over an hour of Middlesbrough’s slender 3-2 defeat at the hands of inform Brentford.
With a change of formation from manager Jonathan Woodgate, Marvin was given the freedom to play in a more advanced role as an out-and-out left winger rather than the left-wing-back spot which he has featured in this season.
Marvin’s attacking influence was certainly present in the match with Middlesbrough momentarily levelling the affair at 2-2 having gone 2-0 down before Ollie Watkins late winner.