Manchester City loanee's Harry Bunn and Luca Scapuzzi were both on target on Tuesday night as their Football League loan spells got off to the perfect start.
Bunn, on loan at Rochdale scored on his second appearance the club in their Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Preston North End.
The youngster's strike earned special praise from Dale boss Steve Eyre.
"I have had the pleasure of seeing Harry Bunn score goals like that for many years during my time at City and that's why we brought him to the club.
"He has great quality, he's a determined young man and a real goalscorer. His finish into the bottom corner was fantastic, but the touch to take him away from two men and buy room for the shot was top-flight quality."
Meanwhile, Npower League One rivals Oldham made it through after overcoming Crewe Alexandra, thanks in no small party to Scapuzzi, who scored a memorable third for The Latics, after previously setting up striker Shefki Kuqi.
Manager Paul Dickov, a former City hero, was impress with the Italian's ability.
"Luca is a top, top player and we are lucky to have him here," Dickov said. "He has that ability to do something special which can turn a game and we are seeing glimpses of what he can do.
"You don't start out at AC Milan and then sign for Manchester City without being a very good footballer. He is a class player and once the other lads get used to him we will see exactly how good he could be for the club."