Sullay Kaikai made an instant impact on his Cambridge United debut at AFC Wimbledon on the weekend as he helped his new side to a 2-1 victory, with fellow Eagles loanee Kwesi Appiah getting on the scoresheet.
After the U's had fallen behind early on, Appiah struck against his former club and then Kaikai swept in a free-kick that Liam Hughes headed in to hand the Palace teenager a perfect start to his loan spell, and help Cambridge to 10th in the League Two table.
There were debuts too for Stuart O'Keefe and Adlene Guedioura in the Championship for Blackpool and Watford respectively on Saturday. O'Keefe started the Seasiders' 1-1 against Rotherham United before being subbed off in the 56th minute, whilst the Algerian came on with 23 minutes to go but couldn't inspire the Hornets to recover from a 1-0 loss to Cardiff City.
Glenn Murray helped Reading to a 2-1 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road which helped the Royals to 14th in the table, but the striker was unable to add to his five goals so far in Berkshire.
Jonny Williams' Ipswich Town moved into the second automatic promotion spot thanks to a last minute winner against Charlton Athletic, although the Welsh midfielder is likely to feature for the Tractor Boys again during this loan spell through injury, and Owen Garvan and Jack Hunt sat out Bolton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest's fixtures.
In League One Paddy McCarthy made his seventh appearance for Sheffield United in their 1-1 home draw against Notts County on Friday night, but it was a game to forget for Ryan Inniss who was red-carded for a two-footed challenge on his return to the Yeovil Town line-up in a 2-0 home defeat to Preston North End the following day. The Glovers now sit one place from bottom in the table but only two points from safety.
Elsewhere in that division, Lewis Price helped Crawley Town to their fifth successive draw as they were held 1-1 by Chesterfield in a game which saw a 21-man brawl, Peter Ramage saw Barnsley slip to a surprise 2-1 defeat to struggling Scunthorpe United at Oakwell and Stephen Dobbie played 66 minutes of Fleetwood Town's 1-0 defeat to promotion-chasing Swindon Town.
Going down a division, Jerome Binnom-Williams was an unused substitute for Southend United as the Shrimpers solidified their place in the League Two play-off places with a 2-0 win against Northampton Town, and Alex Wynter wasn't included in Portsmouth's matchday squad for their 3-1 reverse to Tranmere Rovers.
In non-league, Michael Chambers played the whole game as Welling United fell to a 2-0 defeat against Bristol Rovers to drop to 19th position in the Conference, and David Gregory helped Bishop's Stortford into the first round of the FA Trophy after they beat Chelmsford City 4-3.