Siphiwe Tshabalala was an unused substitute for a fourth consecutive Süper Lig encounter as Erzurumspor picked up a priceless win while Tyrique Bartlett, Dean Solomons and Nikola Tavares were all in action on Monday.
Tshabalala, 34, has fallen out of favour under manager Hamza Hamzaoglu, who has switched to a 4-4-2 formation in their bid for survival this season.
Former Premier League forwards Gabriel Obertan and Giles Sunu have benefitted from the tactical switch-up and the latter scored the winning goal in the relegation six-pointer over Akhisarspor as they secured a 2-1 win.
With six games remaining, Shabba's side are in 17th place in the 18-team league, three points adrift from safety.
The 20-year-old striker featured 30 minutes for Newcastle United U-23 as the suffered a surprise 5-0 home defeat to Manchester United's U-23 side.
Dean Solomons/Leo Thethani
Jong Ajax moved into seventh place in the Dutch second-tier with Solomons playing the full 90 minutes in the 5-2 win over third-placed Go Ahead Eagles - while Thethani was an unused substitute.
Crystal Palace U-23 captain Tavarez made his 17th start in the Premier League 2 as they drew 2-2 with Leeds United U-23 to remain in third place in the 10-team division.