Christian Saydee came off the bench to play a key role in Burton Albion’s dramatic 3-2 win over League One rivals Fleetwood Town at the Pirelli Stadium.
Saydee replaced Michael Mancienne in the 60th minute – and as the Brewers trailed 2-0 to a Deji Oshilaja own goal and a Dan Butterworth effort.
And just 60 seconds after Saydee’s introduction, Oumar Niasse, who had hit the post with a previous effort, halved the deficit when he headed home from close range.
Just minutes later, Saydee almost turned provider for Niasse to level when his whipped cross into the six-yard box narrowly eluded the former Everton frontman.
Albion goalkeeper Ben Garratt made two important saves and his efforts were rewarded when substitute Louie Moult fashioned an equaliser six minutes from time.
The hosts’ pressure told in the final minute when Saydee provided the assist for Niasse to calmly dink a neat finish beyond former Albion goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara.
Saydee, 19, made his tenth appearance for the Brewers as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s team ended a five-match winless run.
Sam Sherring made his 12th appearance for Cambridge United during their 6-0 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
Former West Brom frontman Saido Berahino bagged a hat-trick for the Owls, while Barry Bannan, George Byers and a Lloyd Jones own goal proved Cambridge’s undoing.
Defender Sherring was replaced by Jubril Okedina midway through the second half.
Zeno Ibsen Rossi looked on from the bench as Dundee were beaten 3-0 by Rangers in the quarter-finals at Dens Park on Sunday.
The visitors prevailed thanks to Connor Goldson’s opener, a James Tavernier penalty and a late third from substitute Fashion Sakala.
Ibsen Rossi started for Dundee during their midweek defeat by St Mirren when Connor Ronan bagged the only goal for Steve Robinson’s team in added time.
Brennan Camp made his fourth appearance for Eastleigh as they suffered a 4-0 defeat against Altrincham at the J Davidson Stadium.
The Spitfires were beaten by Ryan Colclough’s double, his first a penalty, and goals from Jordan Hulme and Dan Mooney.
Luke Nippard played his part as Eastbourne Borough enhanced their promotion claims with a hard-earned 1-0 win against Chelmsford City at The EMG Inspire Stadium.
Nippard made his 13th start for the Sports and helped them keep back-to-back clean sheets following the shutout against St Albans City seven days previously.
Young striker Charley Kendall, who is due to link up with Lincoln City next season, bagged the only goal of the game 11 minutes from time.
Kendall registered his 21st goal of the season, his shot from a tight angle parried into the back of the net by Chelmsford goalkeeper Sam Marsden.
Victory, which followed the 1-0 win against St Albans, took Eastbourne into sixth place ahead of the visit of leaders Dorking Wanderers on Tuesday.
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Aaron Roberts was singled out for special praise following Wimborne Town’s 2-0 defeat by fellow strugglers Merthyr Town at The Met Coaches Community Stadium.
A report on the Magpies official website said the midfielder “had another excellent game” with Roberts impressive on his fourth appearance for the club.
Wimborne were condemned to an eighth successive league defeat on the road by goals from Lewis Powell and Luke Cummings.
Noa Boutin and Jack Seddon both came off the bench during the second half of Poole Town’s 1-0 defeat by Tiverton Town at Ladysmead.
Boutin replaced Luke Pardoe in the 60th minute, while Seddon came on for Jack Dickson 11 minutes from time.
Dan Hayfield’s first-half penalty proved the difference with Seddon sent off in the closing stages, a red card the Dolphins may appeal.
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