Todd Cantwell completed his first 90 minutes for Fortuna Sittard as they arrested their losing streak with a 1-1 draw at home to Telstar.
Cantwell came off the bench to make his debut for the Eerste Divisie-side two weeks ago but had much more of an involvement on Friday night, starting and finishing as Fortuna battled from behind to earn a valuable point.
Plymouth Argyle extended their run to just one defeat in 14 Sky Bet League One matches with another victory, this time at Oxford United.
Sonny Bradley’s first-half stoppage time header was enough for The Pilgrims to win 1-0 at the Kassam Stadium.
Remi Matthews maintained his superb form for Plymouth with another 90 minutes and yet another clean sheet.
Shrewsbury Town lost for the only the sixth time in League One this season after being beaten 1-0 by Rotherham United at Montgomery Waters Meadow.
Richard Wood’s strike before half-time was enough for the Millers but Shrewsbury are still top of the league standings because of Wigan Athletic’s involvement in the FA Cup on Monday night.
Ben Godfrey played the full game for Salop with Carlton Morris featuring for 74 minutes.
In League Two, Diallang Jaiyesimi featured for the final 13 minutes of Grimbsy Town’s 3-1 defeat at Cambridge United.
Goals from Uche Ikpeazu, Billy Waters and George Maris had the Us three in-front before Jaiyesimi’s introduction on 77 minutes.
The on-loan City winger was fouled in the penalty area in stoppage-time, allowing JJ Hooper to convert a consolation goal for The Mariners.
In the National League, Leyton Orient picked up a much-needed three points after beating AFC Fylde 1-0 away from home.
Ebou Adams once again played 90 minutes for Orient with Macauley Bonne’s first-half penalty proving decisive in Lancashire.
It was the opposite story for Torquay United at the bottom though as they were beaten 3-0 at home to Dagenham and Redbridge.
Second-half goals from Fejiri Okenabirhie (2) and Craig Robson eased the Daggers to victory, although Michee Efete picked up another valuable 90 minutes on the south-west coast.
In Scotland, Russell Martin played 90 minutes as Rangers beat Hamilton Academical 5-3 in an entertaining Scottish Premiership fixture.
In the same division, Kenny McLean played 90 minutes put couldn’t prevent Aberdeen going down 2-0 away to Hibernian.
In Germany, Marcel Franke played 90 minutes as Dynamo Dresden beat Jahn Regensburg 1-0 in 2. Bundesliga.
And in non-league, Jake Hallett played 90 minutes as Mildenhall Town played out a goalless draw at home to Potters Bar Town in the Bostik League North Division.
Paul Jones (Exeter City) and Yanic Wildschut (Cardiff City) featured on the bench for their loan clubs at the weekend. Meanwhile, Steven Naismith (Hearts), Adam Phillips (Cambridge United) and Louis Ramsay (Woking) were not selected in their club’s 18-man squads.