Carlton Morris and Ben Godfrey featured for Shrewsbury Town in League One as their side fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers.
Both started the game, with Godfrey subbed off on 75 minutes and Morris replaced on 81 after winning the penalty for his sides consolation goal. A Charlie Mulgrew brace gave Rovers the win, which allowed them to close the gap to second-placed Town in the race for automatic promotion.
City youngster Ebou Adams made his debut for Leyton Orient as they advanced in the FA Trophy with a 2-1 victory over Bognor Regis thanks to Josh Koroma’s extra-time winner. Adams started the game in his first appearance for the National League outfit, before he was withdrawn with 18 minutes to play.
Adams joined Orient on loan on January 9, after a spell at League One Shewsbury earlier on in the season.
Also in League One, Remi Matthews played a full 90 minutes for Plymouth Argyle as they salvaged a point at Doncaster Rovers. Matthews could do little to stop Alfie Beestin’s half-volley and saved smartly from John Marquis in the first half. Ryan Edwards equalised for the South Coast outfit as both sides remained firmly in mid table.
In League Two Adam Phillips started for Cambridge United in their uneventful 0-0 draw with Mansfield Town. The midfielder came close to providing the game’s only goal with a well-placed free-kick but was replaced on the 64-minute mark.
Goalkeeper Paul Jones was on the bench following his recent return to Exeter City. His new side consolidated their playoff position with a 1-0 win over Coventry City, thanks to Ryan Harley’s early strike.
Diallang Jaiyesimi appeared just after the hour mark for Grimsby Town as they slipped to a 2-1 home defeat to Newport. The result left his side winless in their last six league games as they slid to 17th in the League Two table.
In the National league Louis Ramsay got a full 90 minutes under his belt, as he started for Woking in their 1-0 defeat to Tranmere Rovers.
Then young full-back picked up a yellow card as his side were beaten by Andy Cook’s 28th minute strike. Cook was shown red late on but Woking were unable to take advantage, slipping to 15th in the table.
Michee Efete’s Torquay United were beaten 2-1 by Eastleigh, however the young centre-back also featured for the full 90 minutes.
Torquay nearly salvaged a point but Eastleigh keeper Ross Flitney saved Jamie Reid’s 80th minute penalty to keep Torquay rooted to the bottom of the National League table.
Marcel Franke could be back in action on Thursday as Dynamo Dresden welcome FC St. Pauli in their first game after returning from winter break.
Goalkeeper Jake Hallett was unable to stop his loan club Mildenhall Town from slipping to a 2-1 defeat at home to Aveley. Mildenhall are 16th in the Bostick Football League North Division.