Dean Parrett and Paul-Jose M’Poku both played key roles as their teams earned valuable points in League One on Tuesday night.
Midfielder Dean was making his home debut for Charlton against high-flying Southampton at the Valley, who took the lead through Radhi Jaidi on 64 minutes.
But Dean capped a Man of the Match display with a sublime chipped through-ball for Bradley Wright-Phillips to equalise four minutes from time.
The 19-year-old was substituted and replaced by former Spur Gary Doherty soon after to a great ovation from the Charlton faithful.
From South to East London, and Leyton Orient were hoping to go within two points of a play-off place with victory over lowly local rivals Dagenham & Redbridge at Brisbane Road.
Harry Kane started for the O’s, but they suffered a setback after just 12 minutes when Danny Green put the Daggers in front.
It was left to Belgian youth international Paul-Jose to come off the bench 13 minutes from time and make the telling contribution in Russell Slade’s men rescuing a point.
He was bundled over in the box clean through on goal in stoppage time by Femi Ilesanmi, who received his marching orders, and Scott McGleish stepped up to convert the penalty.
Tom Carroll was an unused sub for Orient, while Cameron Lancaster went straight into the Daggers squad for the game but remained on their bench.
Overseas at the weekend, Simon Dawkins made his debut for our club partners San Jose Earthquakes in the first game of the new MLS season.
It ended in a 1-0 defeat to Real Salt Lake, but Simon impressed in an attacking midfield role for the half-hour he was on the pitch.