Carlisle United loan man Jayden Harris made a quick return to action on his comeback for suspension for Eastleigh.

The midfielder was named on the bench against Altrincham after serving a one-match ban for a recent red card.

But Harris was soon summoned by manager Richard Hill after an injury to Chris Maguire.

The Blues man came on in the 38th minute and helped the Hampshire club to a 2-1 home victory in the National League clash.

It was a fifth outing for the Spitfires since Harris, 24, made the loan move from the Cumbrians in October.

He could get another opportunity when Hill’s side face Boreham Wood in the league on Tuesday night.

Harris was the only one of United’s loan players involved this weekend with Max Kilsby and Kai Nugent’s Annan Athletic not having a game and Josh O’Brien having returned to the Blues from Workington Reds.

A number of ex-Carlisle United men were in the thick of the weekend action, meanwhile.

At international level there were starts for Jarrad Branthwaite and James Trafford for England Under-21s in their 3-0 win in Serbia.

Liam Delap, son of ex-Blues favourite Rory, also started the Euro qualifier, with the trio again set to be involved in Tuesday's clash with Northern Ireland at Goodison Park.

In the National League, Chris Beech suffered another defeat as interim boss of AFC Fylde as they went down 1-0 at Bromley.

A Jack Bridge penalty sent Southend United on their way to a 2-1 home win against Chesterfield.

Two ex-Blues scored as Maidenhead United won 2-1 at Solihull Moors, with Tobi Sho-Silva opening the scoring for the visitors and Mark Beck hitting a late consolation for the hosts.

Alex McQueen was also on target on his debut for Oxford City in the National League in a 4-0 at Ebbsfleet United.

In the FA Trophy, defender Duncan Idehen, who joined Yeovil Town on loan from Bristol City last week, scored a consolation goal for the Glovers in their 2-1 defeat at Torquay United.

Workington Reds’ 3-0 win at Basford United in the Northern Premier League Premier Division came courtesy of two ex-Blues with Steven Rigg opening the scoring and David Symington adding two more for Danny Grainger’s men.

NPL East saw two goals for Connor Thomson as Ashington won 5-0 at North Ferriby.

In Northern League Division One, Jordan Holt opened the scoring for Carlisle City but they went down 5-2 at high-flying Bishop Auckland.