Mitchell Curry marked his debut for Gateshead with a goal and a win as the Heed made it back-to-back wins against Altrincham.
Curry linked up with Gateshead and fellow Boro loanee Brad James on loan until the rest of the season, and it was a debut to remember.
The young striker, who spent the first of the campaign on loan at Inverness, was in from the start and the Heed were ahead when Tony Thompson scored an own goal.
Curry got off the mark for Gateshead to seal the points for the National League North outfit when he headed home Alex Nicholson's cross.
The 20-year-old was delighted to cap his debut by getting on the scoresheet as Gateshead moved to within two points of the Play-Offs.
"It's a big relief - on your debut you want to get off to a good start," Curry told Gateshead's website.
"The first goal's important and I was delighted with that.
"It's the first game I've started since November, so I was starting to cramp up towards the end and it can be hard to get your sharpness. But it was nice."
It was also a memorable debut for Sam Stubbs, as he started in ADO Den Haag's 2-0 win against RKC Waalwijk.
Stubbs' defensive partner Shaquille Pinas and Aaron Meijers were on the scoresheet for the Dutch side as they climbed up to 16th in the table.
Marc Bola made his second debut for Blackpool, but the Seasiders were beaten 1-0 away to Lincoln City. Tyreece John-Jules netting the winner after an hour.
Elsewhere in League One, Marcus Browne came off the bench against for Oxford United who were denied a victory on the road against Gillingham.
Tariqe Fosu-Henry broke the deadlock for the Us with just over a quarter of an hour played, but the leveller came after the hour mark as Olly Lee dispatched a penalty.
Enes Mahmutovic and MVV Maastricht played out a stalemate at home to NEC, and a waterlogged pitch left Zach Hemming and Blyth Spartans without a fixture, as they were due to head to AFC Telford United on Saturday.