LOAN WATCH | Debut Defeat for Walsall Duo

Walsall midfielders Jordon Sangha and Kacy Milan Butterfield are currently on-loan with local Evo-Stik Premier Division side Rushall Olympic.
Walsall midfielders Jordon Sangha and Kacy Milan Butterfield are currently on-loan with local Evo-Stik Premier League side Rushall Olympic. You can find out how they did in their Pics debuts, below.

Both Milan and Jordon were named in the starting XI as newly-appointed manager Liam McDonald took charge of his first Pics game with a home clash against Marine. Sadly for the on-loan Saddlers a goal in each half gave Marine three valuable points what was considered to be an early-season six pointer at a blustery Dales Lane.

Lillywhites captain Danny Mitchley scored from the penalty spot after seven minutes of play as referee Wayne Barratt controversially penalised Pics captain Joe Hull for a foul inside the area on Mitchley, who stepped up and slotted home.

Rushall should have levelled the scores in first-half stoppage time after keeper Martin Fearon brought down Andre Landell in the box, gifting the Pics a spot-kick of their own. Landell picked himself up to take the spot kick but sent his effort went wide of goal.

The Pics had another opportunity to equalise straight after the restart, when half-time substitute Dominic Dell was played in down the right. His shot beat goalkeeper Martin Fearon but hit the post and rolled agonisingly to safety.

Marine went on to double their lead against the run of play on 57 minutes, when Liam Tongue headed the bal past Jahquill Hill from a Chris Lomax corner to make it two-nil to the visitors.

Rushall had another couple of chances to get on the scoresheet over the remainder of the game but the Lillywhites did enough to protect their clean sheet and secure three crucial awayday points.

A disappointing result for the Pics, but manager Liam McDonald was keen to pick out some positives and praised his side's loanees, which includes Jordon, Milan and Tamworth defender Louis Ezewele, speaking via, Liam said; "It's not all doom-and-gloom, though, the three new lads slotted in well and we created plenty of chances, in fact, their goalkeeper was man of the match. I've told the lads not to feel too down. There were positives to come out of the performance that we will be looking to build upon."

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