Loan watch - Fanimo makes Rovers bow

Matthias Fanimo made his Tranmere Rovers debut from the bench in their 1-0 defeat to Carlisle United in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday.

The 20-year-old winger's ten-minute run out marked his first appearance at Football League level after joining the Merseyside club earlier this month.

He was introduced as the visitors tried to get back in the contest, but David Amoo's 72nd minute goal was enough to give the Cumbrians the points.

In the same division, Sean Maguire started again for Accrington Stanley, and Kai Naismith's early strike was enough to make it two wins in two for the Irishman's new loan side.

They now sit 16th in the table, having recovered from a poor start to the campaign by winning four of their last five matches.

George Moncur also enjoyed a successful afternoon as his Colchester United side climbed out of the League One relegation zone by defeating Crewe Alexandra 3-0.

Ex-Hammer Freddie Sears opened the scoring in the second half, before goals from Rhys Healey and Sanchez Watt sealed the victory.

Academy duo Tim Brown and Ben Marlow were involved as their loan club, Canvey Island, progressed to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Burnham.

Goalkeeper Brown played the 90 minutes, while Marlow was a second half sub.

Finally, Modibo Maiga was an unused substitute as FC Metz roared to a 3-0 home victory over Reims in the French Ligue Un.