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16th April 2018
First team

​​​​​​​Oli McBurnie continued his superb form for Barnsley over the weekend as he scored what could be a priceless goal in their fight against relegation from the Championship.

McBurnie headed home in stoppage time at Oakwell to give Barnsley a 2-2 draw with fellow strugglers Bolton.

The on-loan Swansea City striker’s eighth goal in 13 appearances for the 22nd-placed Tykes keeps them within two points of Bolton and Garry Monk’s Birmingham.

In Spain, Roque Mesa featured for the first time in two months as he came on as a late substitute in Sevilla’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal in La Liga.

It was only the midfielder’s third appearance since he returned to Spain in January.

Jordi Amat’s run in the Real Betis side was broken as he missed their 1-0 victory over Girona through suspension, while Borja did not feature as Malaga were beaten by Real Madrid.

In Ecuador, meantime, Jefferson Montero was not involved for Emelec.

Back on these shores, Jay Fulton missed out as League One leaders Wigan drew with Rotherham.

Elsewhere in the third tier, Matt Grimes played the full 90 minutes as Northampton claimed what could be a vital 3-2 victory at Bury, who were relegated as a result of the defeat.

The Cobblers could yet go the same way, but they are still in with a chance of staying up with three games remaining this season.

In League Two, Adam King played the final five minutes of Mansfield’s 1-0 win at bottom-of-the-table Chesterfield, while Tyler Reid was a late substitute in Newport’s 2-1 win over Swindon.

Centre-back Joe Rodon played 90 minutes as Cheltenham were beaten 1-0 in their local derby against Forest Green Rovers.

Ryan Blair was an unused substitute as Falkirk lost 1-0 at Dundee United.