Ellery Balcombe’s professional debut could scarcely have ended in more dramatic fashion as Viborg FF scored twice in injury-time to beat BK Fremad Amager on Saturday.
Ellery was making his VFF debut following England Under-21s duty and was beaten after 13 minutes by Samson Onomigho Iyede. That looked like it would be the decisive moment until Viborg converted a 90th minute penalty through Christian Sivebæk. Two minutes later the turnaround was complete as Frederik Brandhof netted to keep Viborg second in the Danish First Division ahead of Thursday’s game at home to struggling Vendsyssel FF.
Another player making a competitive debut for a new side in Denmark over the weekend was Emiliano Marcondes. The attacker played 80 minutes of FCM’s 3-0 win on the road at Lyngby. Awer Mabil opened the scoring midway through the first-half with Mikael Anderson doubling that advantage nine minutes after the restart. The points, which moved FCM four clear at the top, were secured shortly after that thanks to Erik Sviatchenko. There’s a huge game on the horizon for Emiliano and FCM next Sunday as they head to second-placed FC Copenhagen.
Elsewhere, Marcus Forss played 80 minutes for AFC Wimbledon as they drew 1-1 at home to Shrewsbury Town. Ethan Ebanks-Landell's early own goal put AFC ahead but Jason Cummings' second-half strike cancelled that out as the two sides shared the points.
Canice Carroll was not involved as Carlisle United won 3-2 on the road at Stevenage and Justin Shaibu came off the bench for the final 16 minutes of Boreham Wood’s goalless draw at Harrogate Town. Meanwhile in Holland, Halil Dervişoğlu played the opening 45 minutes of Sparta Rotterdam’s 5-1 hammering at the hands of AZ Alkmaar.
In Scotland, Reece Cole played the full 90 minutes as Partick Thistle moved off the bottom of the Scottish Championship with a 1-1 draw at Arbroath on Friday night. The hosts dominated the first half, with Jason Thomson heading the opener from close range on 14 minutes. Thistle equalised just after the hour mark, veteran striker Kenny Miller confidently placing the ball into the bottom corner. Arbroath's Michael McKenna thought he had a late winner, but his strike was controversially ruled out for offside.
The upcoming midweek action sees AFC Wimbledon head to Coventry City in Sky Bet League One while in League Two Carlisle United host Forest Green Rovers.