Promising youth international Massimo Luongo made his competitive debut for Ipswich, while two Aussie teenagers made their debuts for Portsmouth in England's Capital One Cup in midweek.
Massimo Luongo, 19, on loan from Tottenham, put in a full shift in midfield as the Tractor Boys defeated Bristol Rovers 3-1 in the first round of the Capital One Cup (League Cup) on Tuesday.
Making his competitive debut, Luongo exchanged passes with Michael Chopra before setting up Jay Emmanuel-Thomas for a 25th-minute chance, but his effort was saved.
Luongo had plenty of possession throughout the game, however Town boss Paul Jewell did state afterwards he felt his midfield should've done more with it.
Elsewhere, Portsmouth teenagers Andy Higgins and Alex Grant both made their debuts, playing the entire 90 minutes, as they went down 3-0 to Plymouth on Tuesday.
Portsmouth have a heavily depleted squad following their financial troubles meaning 18-year-old Perth-born midfielder Higgins and defender Grant, 18, are expected to get plenty of game-time this term.
James Wesolowski set up one goal as Oldham blew a two-goal lead to bow out 4-2 to Sheffield Wednesday on Monday.
Wesolowski crossed for Jordan Slew to open the scoring on seven minutes, and shortly after went close to scoring himself.
However, the Owls hit back in the second-half down 2-0, with Aussie keeper Alex Cisak allowing Jermaine Johnson's speculative 25-yard shot to creep under his body for 2-1 on 53 minutes.
Wesolowski again went close to scoring shortly after when his fierce drive drew a fine save from Chris Kirkland.
But Championship club Wednesday hit back in style, although Cisak did well to deny Michail Antonio at 3-2. Young striker Matthew Fletcher wasn't in the Owls squad.
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff made his competitive debut for Preston North End following his move from Shrewsbury as they knocked over Huddersfield 2-0. Cansdell-Sherriff played a full game in defence, while Bailey Wright was an unused sub.
Centre back Aaron Downes made his maiden appearance for Torquay following his move from Chesterfield as they were unceremoniously dumped out of the cup after a 4-0 hiding from Leicester.
Shane Lowry put in a full shift as Millwall lost out 4-1 on penalties to Crawley following a 2-2 draw. Lowry started in the centre of defence, before a reshuffle saw him play out the game at left-back where he got up the pitch.
Elsewhere, Mile Jedinak and Neil Kilkenny were both missing due to Socceroos duty as Crystal Palace edged Exeter 2-1 and Bristol City went down 2-1 to Gillingham respectively.