Jon Obika shone for Yeovil, Simon Dawkins made his full debut for San Jose Earthquakes and Cameron Lancaster his senior bow for Dagenham & Redbridge this weekend.
We begin our round-up at Brisbane Road where striker Jon spearheaded Yeovil to shock a 5-1 victory at in-form Leyton Orient in League One.
Tom Carroll started for the O’s but it was an uphill task for that young man from the off, with midfield partner Matthew Spring sent off after just 14 minutes.
From then on, it was the Obika show. Although he could not get on the scoresheet for the first time in this his third loan spell with the Glovers, he led the line superbly.
The 20-year-old was denied a number of times by Jamie Jones but was the provider of two of the goals as Terry Skiverton’s side’s relegation worries were somewhat eased.
Also in the division, there was another meeting of Spurs loanees with Adam Smith going up against Dean Parrett when Bournemouth took on Charlton at Dean Court.
Midfielder Dean was impressive again for the Addicks as they picked up an impressive point against the promotion-chasing Cherries with a 2-2 draw.
It could have been worse for Lee Bradbury’s men had full-back ‘Smithy’ not made a goal-saving challenge on Frank Nouble just after half-time.
Also in League One, Cameron Lancaster made his first pro appearance as a second half substitute for Dagenham & Redbridge in a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.
And Nathan Byrne was also a second half substitute for Brentford in their 2-1 win over Carlisle. The next time those two sides meet will be next Sunday at Wembley for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final.
Looking overseas, Simon Dawkins was awarded a first start for our club partners San Jose Earthquakes as they recorded their first win of the MLS season, beating FC Dallas 2-0, both goals coming from Chris Wondolowski.
Meanwhile, Steven Caulker’s loan at Championship side Bristol City has come to an end after a scan revealed a knee injury that will require surgery and keep the defender out for the remainder of the season.