Alfie Payne netted his first goal on his first senior start this weekend as King’s Lynn Town comfortably swept aside AFC Telford United 3-1 in National League North.
Payne joined the Linnets the day before the start of the season and marked his first start at senior level with an emphatic finish on 55 minutes.
His goal added to earlier ones from Michael Gash and Adam Marriott, with Telford netting a consolation goal on 62 minutes through James McQuilkin.
Payne was substituted on 73 minutes.
On Payne, King’s Lynn manager Ian Culverhouse said: “Alfie is a very talented kid who will only get better over the course of time. He has many attributes to his game and he shifts the ball quickly. He will be a great addition to the squad over the season’.
In the Netherlands, Charlie Gilmour once again played the full 90 minutes as SC Telstar continued their unbeaten start to the Eerste Divisie season with a 1-0 win over Den Bosch.
The Dutch side had to be patient for their winner but it came on 89 minutes through Sven van Doorm.
It’s the second time in succession that Gilmour has played the full match Telstar.
Elsewhere, Josh Coley and Dunfermline Athletic came mightily close to pulling off a Scottish League Cup upset on Saturday.
They visited the dominant force in Scottish football, Celtic, and managed to take last season’s treble winners to extra-time.
Mikey Johnston gave the hosts the lead early in the second-half but Tom Beadling’s leveller forced extra-time.
However, James Forrest’s strike on 114 minutes spared Celtic’s blushes as they made it through to the quarter-finals.
Coley was introduced by Dunfermline on 65 minutes.
In League One, Blackpool continued their winning start to the season with a 2-1 win over Oxford.
James Husband was absent through suspension but Rocky Bushiri made his first start for the Seasiders before being replaced by Michael Nottingham on 64 minutes.
In the same division, Louis Thompson made his Shrewsbury Town debut in their 0-0 draw against Rochdale.
In National League South, Aston Oxborough once again kept a clean sheet in Wealdstone’s 3-0 with at Hemel Hempstead.
Players who were unused substitutes
Sean Raggett – Portsmouth
Players who weren’t included in squads
Carlton Morris – Rotherham United
Mason Bloomfield – Crawley Town
Diallang Jaiyesimi – Swindon Town
Savvas Mourgos – FC Dordrecht
Anthony Spyrou – Chesterfield
Simon Power – Ross County
Picture supplied by King's Lynn Town FC.