Ji Dong-won

Loan Watch: Striker nets brace

by Ashley Houghton

Dong-won at the double in Augsburg win.

Ji Dong-Won scored twice to give Augsburg a huge lifeline in their bid for survival in the German Bundesliga.

The South Korea international scored either side of half time to move his side within three points of Fortuna Dusseldorf in the fight to preserve their status in the German top flight.

Ji opened the scoring on the half-hour before doubling his side's advantage on 55 minutes after being played through by Jan Moravek.

Meanwhile, Ahmed Elmohamady’s Hull City picked up three valuable points as the Tigers edge closer to the Barclays Premier League.

Steve Bruce’s side defeated Ipswich Town 2-1 at Portman Road to open up a six-point gap on third-place Watford with four games remaining.

Elmohamady played 90 minutes as a Robbie Brady penalty was followed up by Robert Koren’s late winner.

Elsewhere, Adam Reed continued his fine form for York City as the Minstermen ended Northampton’s ten-match winning run with a 2-0 win at Sixfields.

Ashley Chambers’ early strike and a late John Johnson own goal extended York’s unbeaten run to four.

In non-league, Billy Knott scored twice as Woking played out a thriller with Macclesfield at the Kingfield Stadium.

Knott scored two of the Cardinals' five first-half goals to give the hosts what seemed like an unassailable 5-0 lead.

That proved to be the case, though; Macclesfield scored four second-half goals to set up a nervy finish for Garry Hill’s men.

Jordan Pickford played his penultimate game for Alfreton Town as the Reds went down 2-0 at promotion-chasing Newport County.

Nicky Law’s side had already preserved their Conference Premier status after beating Tamworth 3-0 on Thursday.