When Tranmere Rovers were given a 4-0 hiding by Leyton Orient in the FA Cup on Saturday, supporters expected some changes against Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night.

What they didn't expect was player who started the week on loan at a non-league club, to make his first appearance of the season and score a last minute winner in front of over 800 delighted travelling supporters.

But that's exactly what happened at Boundary Park last night.

It sparked a crazy 24 hours for Charlie Jolley, who explained to the Globe how his unexpected recall came about.

He said: "I don't think on Monday morning I expected what was going to happen.

"I was on my way to footy yesterday morning and one of the guys from Chester (where Jolley was on loan) rang me and said Tranmere want you back.

"I said to him, I'm minutes away from the training ground now so I'll just wait and see what they say. Then I got pulled and was told that I could be in (the Tranmere team) tomorrow and I found out in shape yesterday that I'm in.

"As a young lad, you've got to try and take your chances when you get them as they're not going to come about as often as you may like. That's what I've done."

Jolley, a 20-year-old forward signed from Wigan Athletic, joined Chester in the National League North on loan in October, scoring twice in five matches and putting in a number of impressive performances.

Nevertheless, his recall was a surprise move by Micky Mellon, given that he has plenty of fit strikers at his disposal, with only Paul Glatzel missing with a hamstring injury.

Unfazed by having the spotlight thrown on him, Jolley quickly settled into the match against Oldham and was the bright spark in what was otherwise a relatively low quality football match until the closing stages.

But he would have to wait until the 90th minute for his golden moment to arrive when Kieron Morris played a low ball across the box, allowing the youngster to divert the ball home from close range before celebrating with the euphoric travelling Super White Army behind the goal.

It was a special moment for Jolley, who had his family and girlfriend in the crowd, with his brother also watching on a live stream from America.

But having taken his chance when presented with it, he is determined to kick on from here.

Jolley said: "Obviously I'm thankful for the opportunity. I had no expectation (when I came to Tranmere). I needed a change in my path. I'd been at Wigan for seven years and I was hitting a brick wall there in terms of playing.

"Tranmere is a great club to thrive at, but I have just needed to bide my time and take the opportunity when I can and it's paying off now.

"When I went out loan, it wasn't to go out and be away from the squad, it was with the intention to come back and improve the squad.

"You've got to put faith in the staff and the manager. I didn't even know I was coming back until yesterday.

"I'm going to keep my shirt from the game and frame it. First league goal and first league start. I'm made up."