08/12/2019

Loan Watch: Saturday, 7th December 2019

Here we take our regular look at how the Saddlers' young prospects are doing as they look to force their way into the club's first-team plans.
Darrell Clarke has opted to loan out young defenders Tom Leak and Luke Little along with striker Mitchel Candlin out as the highly rated prospects get a shot at some much-needed first-team football.

Tom Leak remains with BetVictor Southern League Premier Division South side Salisbury, having recently re-joined the Raymond McEnhill Stadium outfit on loan until Saturday, 11th January 2020.

Tom retained his place in the starting XI as the Whites played host to Hampshire-based Blackfield & Langley in their latest league outing of the season. The match would be an eventful affair with both sides grabbing a goal and seeing a player sent off during a hectic second-half.

Salisbury took the lead via well-travelled defender Kevin Amankwaah after seventy-four minutes before both sides were reduced to ten men as Harry Medway of the Watersiders and Dan Fitchett of Salisbury saw red.

Sadly, for Salisbury, they were unable to hold onto their narrow lead as the points were ultimately shared as James Orvis netted one minute into second-half stoppage time to snatch a point for his side.

Luke Little is still with BetVictor Southern Premier Division Central side Tamworth as the former scholar continues to make the most of his first spell of first-team football.

Luke retained his place in the starting XI as the Lambs travelled to the the Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium and took on Banbury United in their latest league outing of the season.

The travelling Lambs would ultimately snatch all three points as second-half substitute Chris Lait netted two minutes from time as Tamworth won their seventh game on the bounce, moving six points clear at the top of the table.

Mitchel Candlin remains on loan at Liberty Way with BetVictor Southern League Central Division side Nuneaton Borough and was an unused substitute as Boro played host to Rushall Olympic on Saturday afternoon.

Unfortunately for Boro, they were on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline as goals from Jon Letford (11'), Danny Waldron (52'), and Shaquille Whittingham (90+3') cancelled out James Clifton's second-half screamer to secure the win for Liam McDonald's Pics.

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