Perfect start for Payne

Josh Payne earned Wycombe Wanderers a point with a debut goal as they drew 1-1 at Southend United on Saturday.

The 19-year-old midfielder struck from the edge of the penalty area in the 64th minute to cancel out Alan McCormack's opener on the hour. Payne played for 82 minutes for the relegation-threatened side and also earned a caution in the 57th minute for unsporting behaviour.

Wycombe had failed to win in their previous seven league matches, a run stretching back to a 2-1 victory over Stockport County on 5 December. The teenager, who started West Ham United's 3-1 Carling Cup win over Millwall in August, enjoyed a loan spell with League One outfit Colchester United earlier this season. Last term, he also spent three months with Cheltenham Town, making 13 appearances for the Robins.

Elsewhere, Andrea Zola was an unused substitute for Grays Athletic as they lost 4-0 at home to Blue Square Premier high-fliers Oxford United. The 18-year-old left-back was recruited by Grays manager Julian Dicks earlier this week after three reserve appearances for West Ham.