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Charlton closed the gap on League One leaders Leeds after a 5-1 victory over MK Dons.

Paul Ince's third-placed side took the lead through Aaron Wilbraham's 10th-minute 25-yard volley but David Mooney fired home an equaliser three minutes later and Nicky Bailey's header put the Addicks ahead midway through the half.

Lloyd Sam, Sam Sodje and Deon Burton made sure of the points and, with Leeds' match being postponed due to international commitments, Charlton moved to within four points of the top.

Colchester overtook the Dons by drawing 2-2 at home to Exeter. They fell behind to Stuart Fleetwood's sixth-minute goal but Clive Platt equalised just before the interval.

There was still time left in the half for Ryan Harley to put the visitors ahead again only for Platt to level for a second time after the break.

Norwich's Wesley Hoolahan and Gary Doherty scored the goals which beat Tranmere 2-0 at Carrow Road, a result which lifted the Canaries up to fifth, while Huddersfield moved into the top six with a 6-0 thrashing of bottom side Wycombe

Millwall needed an 89th-minute equaliser from substitute James Henry to salvage a point at Brentford. The hosts' John Bostock scored twice either side of Paul Robinson's 15th-minute effort before Henry struck late on.

Similarly, Chris Lines scored in the 90th minute as Bristol Rovers came from behind twice to beat Carlisle 3-2.

Dean Bowditch's 76th-minute effort was enough to give Yeovil a 1-0 victory over Southend, while Gillingham beat Oldham by the same scoreline thanks to Curtis Weston's second-half penalty.

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