Loan Watch: Saints on-loan players in knockout action

By SFC Media time Mon 28 Nov Loan Watch
Photo by Cheltenham Town | Dan Nlundulu

Several of Southampton’s lower-league loanees took to the Emirates FA Cup and Papa Johns Trophy this week. Find out how they fared in this week’s Loan Watch…

Two of Saints B’s on-loan youngsters were remaining in the FA Cup Second Round, as a place in the Third Round of England’s oldest cup competition was on offer.

Will Tizzard’s history-making Chippenham Town side were hoping to pull off another giant killing as they travelled to SkyBet League One side, Burton Albion.

Tizzard played the full 90 minutes, after missing the previous round’s shock win over Lincoln City but, unfortunately, the three-division gap between the sides proved to be too much this time as The Bluebirds bowed out with a 6-1 defeat.

Elsewhere in the FA Cup, Kegs Chauke came off the bench for Exeter City to make his debut in the competition but his side fell to defeat against their fellow League One opponents.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Luke Russe of Chippenham Town reacts after Jon Smith of Burton Albion scores their first goal during the Emirates FA Cup Second Round match between Burton Albion and Chippenham Town at Pirelli Stadium on November 27, 2022 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images) Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images
Tizzard (R) and Chippenham Town's heroic FA Cup journey came to an end

Meanwhile, there were three Saints players in midweek knockout action in the Papa Johns Trophy with similar experiences for Dan Nlundulu, Dynel Simeu, and Caleb Watts.

The trio all featured in 1-1 draws away from home with their matches all going the distance to a penalty shootout.

Nlundulu and Simeu both played 120 minutes as Cheltenham travelled to Forest Green and Tranmere visited Burton Albion respectively, with both sides advancing with a 4-3 shootout victory.

Caleb Watts’ played just under an hour for Morecambe in their trip to Lincoln City, but the Shrimps were beaten 4-3 on penalties.

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Dynel Simeu of Tranmere Rovers controls the ball during the Sky Bet League Two between Tranmere Rovers and Crewe Alexandra at Prenton Park on October 14, 2022 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images) Photo by Lewis Storey
Dynel Simeu's Tranmere progressed in the Papa Johns Trophy

Finally, Jack Bycroft was in National League South action as he played 90 minutes for Taunton Town in a 1-1 away draw against Hemel Hempstead Town.

The draw sees the Peacocks move up to 16th place with multiple games in hand on teams above them, as Bycroft helped stretch his side’s unbeaten league form to three games.

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