Loan Watch: Targett opens his scoring account

By SFC Media Mon 12 Feb Loan Watch
Photo by BPI/Shutterstock | Matt Targett

It was a day to remember for Matt Targett on Saturday, as the Southampton youngster scored the first goal of his career for loan club Fulham.

The defender was making his third appearance for the Championship club, and opened the scoring inside four minutes as the Londoners drew 1-1 at Bolton.

Starting an attack down the left flank, Targett fed the ball down the line to Ryan Sessegnon and continued his run into the box.

When Sessegnon’s deep cross was headed back across goal, Targett found himself in the right place to nod home from close range.

Adam Le Fondre later equalised for the hosts, ending Fulham’s five-match winning run, but the Cottagers remain in the play-off places.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Sam Gallagher was on the losing side for Birmingham City in the Second City derby in front of a sell-out crowd at Villa Park.

Over 41,000 were in attendance to see Gallagher strike the post in the first half while the scores were level, before goals from Albert Adomah and Conor Hourihane secured the points for Villa.

The result means Steve Bruce’s side leapfrog Derby into second place after the Rams were held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich, for whom Harrison Reed completed 90 minutes. 

Unlike Targett, the weekend would be one to forget for Jordy Clasie, as the Dutchman scored an unfortunate own goal in stoppage time.

Leading 1-0 in the dying moments, Belgian Pro League leaders Club Brugge were held to a draw by Waasland-Beveren after Clasie inadvertently turned a driven shot into his own net.

Meanwhile, Ryan Seager made his first start for Yeovil in a goalless draw at Crewe, and Harry Lewis’s Scottish Cup dream came to an end as Dundee United were beaten 4-2 by SPL high-fliers Aberdeen in the fifth round.

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