10th February 2020

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:

Weekend Stats

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 Taylor-Crossdale

  • 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 Johnson

  • 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.