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01/03/2014 17:51, Report by Adam Bostock
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Loans: Bebe, Barmby score

Manchester United striker Jack Barmby marked the extension of his loan deal in style on Saturday, scoring his second goal for Hartlepool United as they beat Torquay United 3-0 at home.

Bebe also found the net for Pacos de Ferreira on Sunday, scoring in the 85th minute to help his side to a 3-1 win over Maritimi in the Portuguese Superliga.

Nineteen-year-old Barmby, who also scored on his Hartlepool debut in January, gave Pools a first-half lead in their latest League Two victory. And although he was substituted 10 minutes from time, it was still a great afternoon for the youngster, who's been asked to stay at Hartlepool until 25 March.

Saturday was successful for Jesse Lingard as well, as he earned the match-winning penalty on his debut for new loan club Brighton & Hove Albion. The winger, who scored for United's Under-21s six days ago, was fouled in the area by Millwall defender Danny Shittu and Diego Lopez converted the resulting spot-kick. Lingard was reunited with his former Reds team-mate Tomasz Kuszczak, who kept a clean sheet as Brighton held on for a hard-fought 1-0 away win.

On Dutch shores, Marnick Vermijl continues to prosper at NEC Nijmegen. The right-back has featured regularly this season for the Eredivisie side and provided an assist in Saturday's 3-3 draw with PEC Zwolle. Despite the point, however, NEC still lie second from bottom on the table, with a hugely important trip to bottom-of-the-league Roda JC looming next weekend.

Meanwhile, United's young Welsh striker Tom Lawrence will hope for a better St David's Day next year after BBC and Sky, among other media, credited him with a costly own goal as struggling Yeovil had three men sent off and were pegged back 1-1 at Reading. But Lawrence cast doubt over this account when he tweeted after the match: "Just to clear this up I didn't score the own [goal]. I wasn't near

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