The 21-year-old has played 779 minutes for the League Two club this season and will add to that game time this evening at Forest Green Rovers.And with three goals and three assists to add to the 10 goals and 11 assists from last season’s spell at A.F.C Fylde, Smith is relishing being back in his Merseyside home.“It’s a great chance for me to go out and play regular senior football. Under-23s football can only take you so far,” said Smith, who grew up across the River Mersey playing for the junior club Millers managed by his dad Gary.“I feel I am improving playing in this environment. We’ve started well (currently in 6th) and I just want to help Tranmere finish as high in the table as possible.”Former Wrexham youth player Smith, who has had spells at Cheltenham Town and A.F.C Fylde since joining City, is one of 21 players currently out on loan.They include Opi Edwards and Jake Andrews, as well as Saikou Jennah (1) and Conor Lemonheigh-Evans (2), who scored three goals between them in last Saturday’s 4-1 FA Cup victory for Torquay United over Winchester City.In League One, Taylor Moore is becoming a rock in Southend United’s defence while Tyreeq Bakinson, Cameron Pring and Antoine Semonyo are all starting for Newport County in League Two.James Carey kept a clean-sheet in the Frome Town’s 2-0 win over Gosport Borough while James Morton played 90 mins for Bath City, who lost their FA Cup tie 1-0 at Weston-Super-Mare, for whom George Nurse played 90 mins.
Home » Disciplines News » Showjumping News » Allen finishes third in Las Vegas World Cup thriller 8 April 2020, 13:13 On This Day – April 8th 2017 – Bertram Allen and Hector help Valkenswaard United to Global Champions League win in Mexico Tags: bertram allen, molly malone, world cup final IN HIS first ever World Cup Final, Wexford’s 19 year-old Bertram Allen was third overall at Las Vegas tonight (Sunday) in one of the tightest finishing scores ever seen in the famous competition.Starting with one penalty point on his card this evening, Allen and the 11 year-old grey mare Molly Malone had a single fence down to complete the first round on five penalties, equal second with France’s Penelope Leprevost and Vagabond de la Pomme. Swiss Olympic champion Steve Guerdat with Albfuehren’s Paille had started on a zero score and finished with no penalties, to maintain his World Cup lead.In the second round, featuring the top 20 riders, Allen and Leprevost each had a fence down, both now with nine penalties, which left Guerdat with two fences in hand. In the last jumping round of the Finals, the Swiss rider managed to dislodge two poles, leaving him on a total of eight penalty points, thereby winning the championship by a single point.Allen and Leprevost tied on nine penalties apiece, but as the Frenchwoman’s time was just half a second faster than Allen’s she claimed second place, with the Irish teenager in third, equalling Eddie Macken’s World Cup finish in the 1979 World Cup Final.Allen’s remarkable achievement will not only earn him World Ranking points (he was 10th in the world before this weekend) but also garner him valuable Olympic individual qualification points.Irish show jumping manager Robert Splaine said from Las Vegas after the competition: “This was a remarkable achievement in a world championship for a 19 year-old. Taking this third place was an incredible performance and is great for our sport . Bertram himself is a wonderful ambassador for Ireland.”Ireland has never won the World Cup, with Jessica Kurten coming second in Kuala Lumpur in 2006 on board Castle Forbes Libertina, and Trevor Coyle also taking the runner-up spot in the final at Gothenburg in Sweden in 1999 with the legendary Irish Sport Horse Cruising. Eddie Macken achieved third place at the inaugural World Cup Final in 1979 with Carrolls of Dundalk, also in Gothenburg.Third-placed Bertram Allen at the World Cup Final presentation with winner Steve Guerdat and second-placed Penelope Leprevost from France. 24 December 2015, 11:46 2016 Holmestead All Ireland Schools Hunter Trials launched by Bertram Allen Related news stories 3 December 2015, 19:12 Ireland’s Bertram Allen amongst world’s finest riders competing for Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final 2015 25 December 2015, 23:01 FEI Secretary General voices support for Officials at London Olympia 11 December 2015, 23:08 Twomey and Lynch make podium in Spain as Allen finishes 7th in Geneva Allen finishes third in Las Vegas World Cup thriller 19 April 2015, 23:58 5 December 2015, 20:46 Bertram Allen fourth in Paris Gucci Gold Cup