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22 November 2017

Ben White in action for Newport County this season.

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White scored his first senior goal on Tuesday evening, heading Newport County in front against Barnet at Rodney Parade.

The 20-year-old made his 23rd appearance of the season for the Exiles, with his powerful header from the edge of the penalty area finding the bottom corner to give the League Two side a 1-0 lead.

But a late comeback from the Bees meant White would be on the losing side, as goals from John Akinde and Shaquille Coulthirst swung the game in favour of the visitors.

Another late goal prevented the defender taking three points on Saturday afternoon, as he featured for 90 minutes and drew 1-1 with Accrington Stanley at the Wham Stadium.

There were also goals for two more of Albion’s loanees at the weekend, firstly when Richie Towell found the back of the net for Rotherham United against league leaders Shrewsbury Town.

The Irishman equalised for the Millers at the New York Stadium, finding the bottom corner with a wonderfully-controlled half-volley - but a 93rd-minute goal from the Shrews sealed victory.

Oliver Norwood was in action for Fulham in the evening kick-off, and he put the Cottagers in front with a powerful free-kick from just outside the penalty area, as he notched his third goal of the season.

But again, the Albion loanee’s goal wasn’t to be the winning strike, as Matej Vydra equalised for Derby County at Craven Cottage, to secure a share of the spoils for the Rams.

Norwood was involved in an enthralling contest against high-flying Sheffield United on Tuesday night, as the midfielder’s team edged out the Blades with an eye-catching 5-4 victory at Bramell Lane.

The Northern Irishman assisted Ryan Sessegnon’s opening strike of his first senior hat-trick, and despite a late fightback from the home side, Norwood and his team-mates held on for all three points.

Elsewhere, Rohan Ince returned to Bury’s starting line-up and played 90 minutes in their narrow 1-0 win over Shrewsbury at Gigg Lane.

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