Diallang Jaiyesimi made his return from injury on Saturday afternoon in Swindon Town’s 3-1 defeat to Crewe Alexandra.
Jaiyesimi’s spell at Yeovil Town last season was brought to a premature end in October after he ruptured his anterior cruciate knee ligament. He’d made a bright start to life at Huish Park with two goals in his first 11 games.
He joined Swindon in the summer on a temporary basis and played the remaining few minutes in their opening day win at Scunthorpe United.
Since then, Jaiyesimi has been absent with an ankle injury he picked up in training but he made his comeback in their defeat at Gresty Road on Saturday, playing 20 minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute for Jerry Yates.
Also in League Two, Mason Bloomfield played the opening 75 minutes of Crawley Town’s 2-1 defeat at Bradford City.
Elsewhere, Caleb Richards and Tampa Bay Rowdies completed their regular season with a narrow 2-1 defeat to Hartford Athletic.
The result means the Rowdies finish fifth in the USL Championship Eastern Conference, setting up an away trip to Louisville City in the quarter-finals of the end-of-season play-offs next Saturday.
In the Eerste Divisie, both Charlie Gilmour and Savvas Mourgos featured for their clubs, with Gilmour helping Telstar SC to their first victory in five games.
They beat Almere City 1-0 to record an important three points but there wasn’t such positivity for FC Dordrecht as they were beaten 2-1 at home to Helmond Sport.
Mourgos played 75 minutes in his second match since recovering from injury.
Three City youngsters were in FA Cup action at the weekend, and two of them still have a chance of featuring in the main draw.
Unfortunately for Alfie Payne and King’s Lynn Town, the journey came to end at the hands of Nantwich Town. Payne played 55 minutes of the fixture before being replaced.
However, Anthony Spyrou and Aston Oxborough remain in the hat for the first round but will both have to come through replays on Tuesday night.
Spyrou played the final 35 minutes of Chesterfield’s draw with Wrexham, with Oxborough keeping net for the full 90 of Wealdstone’s tie with Maidenhead.
In Sky Bet League One, Carlton Morris and Sean Raggett both suffered disappointing Saturday’s from a team perspective.
Raggett played the full match in Portsmouth’s 1-0 defeat at AFC Wimbledon, Terrel Thomas headed home the only goal of the game in stoppage time.
Morris came on in the 72nd minute but couldn’t help the Millers salvage anything in their 2-1 defeat to Oxford United.
On Friday night, Louis Thompson came on a late substitute in Shrewsbury Town’s goalless draw with Lincoln City.
Finally, Josh Coley came on a 51st minute substitute in Dunfermline Athletic’s 3-2 win over Ayr United.
Players who didn’t have a fixture this weekend: James Husband and Rocky Bushiri (Blackpool)
Players who were unused substitutes: Simon Power (Ross County)