GOALKEEPER Seny Dieng got the better of fellow R’s loanee Paul Smyth at the weekend, as Doncaster Rovers beat promotion-chasing Wycombe Wanderers 3-1 in League One.
Dieng played for the entire 90 minutes at the Keepmoat Stadium, as the Chairboys’ push for the top two took an unfortunate hit against Donny – who harbour hopes of promotion themselves. Smyth also started and featured for 83 minutes, but defender Giles Phillips wasn’t named in Wanderers’ matchday squad.
In the National League, Ody Alfa was introduced as a 66th-minute substitute in Maidenhead United's 2-0 defeat at Woking on Saturday. Lewis Walker’s Aldershot Town didn’t have a game.
A league below – in National League South – Amrit Bansal-McNulty’s play-off-chasing Dartford held top-of-the-table Wealdstone to a 0-0 home draw, with the R’s youngster playing for 72 minutes.
In the same division, Themis Kefalas’ Billericay Town earned an important point at Franklin Domi's Eastbourne Borough (1-1) as they battle to climb to safety. Kefalas was an unused substitute – but Domi played the full match. Ben Wells and Nathan Carlyle’s Concord Rangers were without a fixture.
Elsewhere, in Isthmian South Central, Shiloh Remy’s Waltham Abbey were forced to postpone their home tie against Westfield owing to a waterlogged pitch.
North of the border, Scottish Cup action meant that Niko Hamalainen and Kilmarnock were presented with a free weekend, while Dylan Duncan wasn’t involved in Dunfermline Athletic’s 2-0 Championship win over Dundee United.
Not so for Deshane Dalling and Cork City, however, who picked up their first win of the new League of Ireland campaign on Friday night. Cork were 1-0 victors over Finn Harps, and Dalling played for all 90 minutes.
Finally, in Germany, Toni Leistner’s home debut in the colours of FC Cologne ended in a 3-0 win for the Bundesliga outfit, who put Schalke to the sword.