Loan Watch: Tella off the mark for Burnley

By SFC Media time Mon 22 Aug Loan Watch
Photo by Action Images | Nathan Tella

Nathan Tella scored his first goals for Burnley on Saturday, as the Southampton loanee struck a first-half brace in the Clarets’ thrilling 3-3 draw with Blackpool.

Starting on the left side of a three-pronged attack, Tella’s first came from a run in behind the defence and a cool finish into the bottom corner.

That goal gave Burnley a 2-0 lead inside 11 minutes at Turf Moor, while his second, a curling shot into the top corner from 15 yards via a slight deflection, took the scoring to 3-1 after Blackpool had pulled one back.

Ultimately Tella will be disappointed his brace did not earn three points, as the Tangerines struck twice in the last 20 minutes in a Lancashire derby that finished 10-a-side.

Elsewhere, Dan Nlundulu was the match-winner as his 56th-minute goal proved to be the difference for Cheltenham at Exeter in League One.

It was the Robins’ first victory of the season, coming against the same opponents who beat them 7-0 in the first round of the Carabao Cup 11 days prior.

The hosts introduced Kegs Chaulke as a second-half substitute, but were unable to find an equaliser at St James’ Park.

There were contrasting fortunes for Will Smallbone and Kazeem Olaigbe, who were also involved in 1-0 scorelines.

In the Championhip, Smallbone’s Stoke were beaten by Sunderland, while Ross County registered their first win of the Scottish Premiership season, though Olaigbe was substituted shortly before Owura Edwards’s late winner against Kilmarnock.

There was a late cameo off the bench for Thierry Small in Port Vale’s 2-0 success at Burton, while Jack Bycroft helped Taunton secure their first ever victory in the National League South, 2-1 over Dartford.

Related

Saints mourn the passing of David Armstrong
chevron right
Loan Watch: Nlundulu grabs match-winning assist
Loan Watch

Loan Watch: Nlundulu grabs match-winning assist

Saints' lower-league loanees take centre stage

timeMon 21 Nov
Loan Watch: Stephens starts and Tizzard scores first goal Loan Watch: Tella goes top and youngster returns
Draw details for Men's and Women's FA Cup third round
Emirates FA Cup

Draw details for Men's and Women's FA Cup third round

Both teams to learn their FA Cup opponents on Monday night.

time2 hours ago
Women's Highlights: Saints 0-3 Reading B Team Highlights: Colchester 0-5 Saints