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

The Saddlers duo were once again named in Liam McDonald's starting XI as they travelled to Bowler Fold and took on Stalybridge Celtic in the Second Qualifying Round of the Buildbase FA Trophy. The match was an entertaining affair with five goals scored and plenty of attacking play to warm up the 240 fans in attendance, on a chilly Saturday afternoon.

Recent arrival Richard Brodie, who has scored three goals in his short time at Dales Lane, helped to break the deadlock in the Pics' favour after twenty minutes of play as his curling shot hit the post and rebound to a grateful Mohammed Hakeem, who prodded home to bag his first goal for the club.

Celtic’s equaliser came on 37 minutes, courtesy of former Oldham Athletic man Connor Hughes. The forward calmly put the ball past a helpless Jahquil Hill after a low cross in from the left by winger Alex Honeyball.

Despite plenty of Stalybridge pressure, it was the Pics that went ahead after seventy-one minutes of play as Joe Hull rose highest to nod home his fourth of the season from a Fonovich corner.

Stalybridge levelled the scores just five minutes later as, shortly after Celtic attacker Connor Hughes had rattled the crossbar, as Theo Bailey-Jones volleyed home from the edge of the box to make it two-all.

Pics hearts were broken six minutes from time as Connor Hughes bagged his second goal of the game following Liam Dickinson's high cross to the back post. Hughes nodding the ball back over Hill into the far corner to book Celtic’s spot in the next round.

A disappointing result for the Pics, who suffered their first defeat in four games. But more minutes for Sangha and Butterfield, as they continue to develop with plenty of match action for their temporary team.

McDonald's men have little time to dwell on Saturday's defeat as they move on to face Stafford Rangers on Tuesday evening where they will be looking to add to their recent unbeaten run.

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