28 October 2013|Tottenham Hotspur
Lawrence Vigouroux earned much praise after making a string of fine saves on his debut for Skrill Conference Premier club Hyde on Saturday.
Our young goalkeeper, who joined the Tigers on loan at the end of last week, went straight into the starting line-up for Hyde’s FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash with fellow Conference side Wrexham.
And although his new side lost the game 2-0, Lawrence was hailed for making a number of impressive stops throughout the match.
Elsewhere, Benoit Assou-Ekotto played 90 minutes as Queens Park Rangers’ unbeaten start to the season in the Championship came to an end at fellow high-fliers Burnley on Saturday. Danny Ings scored twice in the second half to seal the win for the hosts. Tom Carroll remains sidelined with an ankle injury.
Simon Dawkins made his home debut for Derby County, as the Rams were held to a 1-1 draw by Birmingham City. Simon was withdrawn from the action mid-way through the second half, while defender Adam Smith maintained a watching brief from the bench.
Bongani Khumalo endured a tough Friday evening, meanwhile, as his Doncaster Rovers side slumped to a 4-0 defeat at Middlesbrough.
In League One, Alex Pritchard, Ryan Mason and Grant Hall all started as Swindon Town travelled to Oldham Athletic on Saturday, but it proved a difficult afternoon for the visitors as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat.
Alex, who produced a good save from home goalkeeper Mark Oxley shortly after half-time, was substituted with 15 minutes remaining, while Ryan and Grant played on until the end.
In the Premier League, Jake Livermore saw Hull City defeated 1-0 at the Lane yesterday but he was ineligible to play under the terms of his loan from us.
Meanwhile, Tomislav Gomelt did not feature for Royal Antwerp in their 2-0 defeat at home to Boussu Dour Borinage in the Belgian second tier.
In Spain, Yago Falque played 90 minutes for Rayo Vallecano, who found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline at home to Real Valladolid.
And in Portugal, Cristian Ceballos started for FC Arouca as they travelled to Olhanense but was withdrawn as part of a double substitution mid-way through the second half shortly after the hosts had taken a 1-0 lead. Olhanense held onto their slender advantage until the conclusion.