Skip to main content

Loan Watch: Duo Settle For Draws

Juan Agudelo in action for Chivas USA

Image by: Getty Images

PUBLISHED

12:00 17th February 2014

Agudelo and Kightly settle for a point each...


Juan Agudelo got 74 minutes under his belt as FC Utrecht picked up a deserved point away at league leaders AZ Alkmaar.

 

Aron Johannsson headed the home side in front in the first half before Jens Toornstra equalised for Utrecht shortly after half-time.

 

Agudelo had a glorious chance to seal what would have been a memorable victory late on. The forward found himself in on goal and rounded the goalkeeper before stumbling and losing control of the ball.

 

FC Utrecht sit a place above the relegation places and hold a two-point margin over third from bottom, NIC Nijmegen.

 

Michael Kightly played just over an hour for Burnley in their game at Bournemouth, as manager Sean Dyche named an unchanged side for the fifth game on the trot.

 

Despite heavy downpours overnight, the game went ahead as the below-par Clarets claimed yet another valuable point at the Goldsands Stadium.

 

Kightly should have capitalised on a defensive blunder to create a scoring opportunity on the south coast.

 

The on-loan midfielder found himself in a two-v-one situation, and should have done better when he over hit his pass through to teammate, Scott Arfield and the chance quickly disappeared.

 

Bournemouth took the lead through Ian Harte, before Burnley made a double substitution. Kightly was replaced on the 61st minute by Ross Wallace, while Keith Treacey came on for Arfield.

 

And it was Treacy who got the Lancashire outfits equaliser after just six minutes of entering the field, as Burnley continue to push for promotion to the Premier League. The Clarets sit in second place of the Championship, four points clear of third placed QPR.

 

Jamie Ness was an unused sub for Leyton Orient as the O’s gained their first point in three games with a 1-1 draw at Preston North End.

 

It was an emotional day at Deepdale, with the Lancashire club mourning the sad passing of club legend Sir Tom Finney late on Friday night, aged 91.

 

Orient currently remain third in League One, three points behind second placed Wolves, having played a game more.

 

Brek Shea was not in the Barnsley squad that picked up a late draw against Yorkshire rivals, Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium.

 

The Tykes are in real danger of dropping out of the Championship, as they sit five points from safety.

 

    Related Articles