JOEY Barton’s Marseille side went second in the French Ligue 1 table thanks to a 3-2 home win against Montpellier on Saturday.
The midfielder played 90 minutes as André-Pierre Gignac’s stoppage time winner saw OM close within a point of leaders Olympique Lyonnais.
Barton, on loan with the French outfit until the end of the season, has made 14 appearances for the Les Phocéens.
Back in England midfielder Frankie Sutherland was forced to wait for his debut with Portsmouth in League One.
Pompey’s away match at Scunthorpe United fell afoul of the weather with the Glandford Park pitch deemed frozen following a pitch inspection on Friday.
Sutherland sealed a month long switch to Fratton Park last week.
Troy Hewitt’s game at Bury was another to be postponed due to the inclement weather. The Gigg Lane playing surface was unplayable for their match against Stevenage. Hewitt’s loan deal at Bury is due to expire this week.
Wycombe Wanderers home fixture against Dagenham & Redbridge was one of only three games in League Two to survive the current cold snap.
Full-back Michael Harriman made his fourth appearance for the Chairboys in their 1-0 win at Adams Park.
The game survived thanks to under soil heating, as the Buckinghamshire outfit moved up to 16th in the table. Forward Bruno Andrade was an unused sub in the same match.
Finally, Tom Hitchcock’s game for Bristol Rovers against Exeter City was postponed due to safety concerns.