Loan Watch: Jones nets first senior goal

By SFC Media Mon 10 Dec Loan Watch
Photo by St Mirren FC | Alfie Jones

Alfie Jones capped his recent run of starts for loan club St Mirren with the first goal of his senior career on Saturday.

The 21-year-old defender headed home Adam Hammill’s free-kick in the first half at Livingston.

Unfortunately, Jones’s day soon took a turn as the hosts scored three times after the interval to take maximum points, leaving St Mirren with just nine points from their 17 league games to date.

On the continent, Sofiane Boufal was involved in the opening goal as a free-flowing Celta Vigo side secured an impressive away win at Villarreal.

Brais Mendez, Okay Yokuslu and Maxi Gomez were on target to leave the visitors cruising, before the Yellow Submarine threatened a dramatic comeback with two late goals from Colombian striker Carlos Bacca.

Elsewhere in Spain, Guido Carrillo played 90 minutes as Leganés extended their unbeaten run to seven matches with a 1-1 draw at home to Getafe.

Jordy Clasie’s Feyenoord enjoyed a comfortable afternoon’s work, clocking up a sixth win in a row with a 4-1 success on the road at relegation threatened FC Emmen.

Closer to home, Harrison Reed was left frustrated as Blackburn were unable to take advantage of having an extra man for more than three-quarters of the game after Middlesbrough’s Mo Besic was sent off in the 21st minute at the Riverside Stadium.

When Charlie Mulgrew curled home the resulting free-kick, the odds were stacked in Rovers’ favour, but half-time substitute Britt Assombalonga rescued a point for the hosts with a stunning equaliser.

Like Reed, Josh Sims was also a starter in the Championship, but life after Paul Clement began with a home loss to Sheffield United that saw the Royals drop into the relegation zone.

In League One, Jake Hesketh played 72 minutes as his Burton side tasted victory with a late winner over Shrewsbury at the Pirelli Stadium, condemning new boss Sam Ricketts to defeat in his first game in charge.

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