Cambridge United warmed up for their FA Cup clash against Manchester United on Friday by thrashing Newport County 4-0 on Saturday, with Eagles loanee Sullay Kaikai getting on the scoresheet.
The 19-year-old winger scored the second goal of the game just before half-time, and set up their third with a corner kick to put his side in complete control during a routine victory which leaves them 12th in the League Two table, and hand them a confidence boosting win going into their game against Louis van Gaal's United on Friday night.
In the Championship Zeki Fryers made his debut for Rotherham United but couldn't halt the juggernaut that is Bournemouth as they won 2-0 to remain top of the table. Fryers played 57 minutes at left-back before being substituted with the scoreline at 1-0, and the loss means the Millers are still searching for their first win in 15 games.
Lewis Price returned to Crawley Town on Friday but his first game back was one he wouldn't want to remember as his side were thumped 4-1 at Rochdale. Price saved a penalty during the contest but couldn't prevent the Red Devils from a heavy defeat. They now sit just a place and a point from the bottom of the League One table.
There wasn't much joy elsewhere in the division for fellow Palace loanees Peter Ramage and Stephen Dobbie with both also suffering losses on the weekend. Ramage's Barnsley were pipped to a 1-0 defeat thanks to a late Doncaster Rovers goal but the defender was missing with a thigh problem, but Dobbie made it onto the field and played 57 minutes however Oldham Athletic ran out 2-0 winners at Highbury Stadium.
In League Two Jerome Binnom-Williams' Southend United needed a late winner to clinch a 3-2 victory away to Oxford United to remain fourth in the table and keep their promotion hopes alive. Phil Brown's side are now just four points off the automatic promotion places, and four points ahead of their rivals outside of the play-off spots.
Jake Gray signed on loan for Cheltenham Town on Friday and hours later was named on the bench for their 1-1 draw with Morecambe but failed to make it onto the pitch for his league debut. That draw leaves the Cherries in 18th position in the table, but just three points above the drop zone in a congested bottom half of the table.
In non-league, Gus Sow made his debut for Farnborough Town after signing for on loan for a month on Saturday, but on an awful pitch due to the poor weather conditions they were beaten 4-1 by Hemel Hempstead Town in the Conference South.