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Lambert fires Saints to victory

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Rickie Lambert's 15th goal of the season ended Southampton's long wait to climb out of the Coca-Cola League One bottom four as they defeated third-bottom Wycombe 1-0.

Lambert drove home four minutes before the break after Graeme Murty and Papa Waigo combined to set up the deadly marksman.

Colchester's promotion bid suffered a setback as they went down to a 1-0 loss at Brentford. Bees striker Charlie MacDonald sealed the points in the 15th minute when he dived full length to head home John Bostock's pinpoint cross from the right.

Darryl Duffy's first-half goal proved enough to give sixth-placed Bristol Rovers a 1-0 victory over Exeter in a competitive west country derby.

Play-off chasing Walsall eased to a 3-1 win at Yeovil thanks to goals from Darren Byfield, Steve Jones and Sam Parkin. Jon Obika replied for the hosts after half an hour.

Carlisle made it three straight wins as they downed Hartlepool 3-2. Armann Bjornsson gave Pools the lead on his first league start but the hosts fought back, with goals from Ian Harte, Tom Taiwo and Matty Robson sealing the win. Andy Monkhouse netted a second in stoppage time for the visitors.

Leyton Orient scored three times at home for the first time this season as they gunned down Gillingham 3-1.

Orient went ahead with a superbly-struck low shot by striker Ryan Jarvis but Gillingham equalised when striker Mark McCammon's shot was parried by Orient keeper Jamie Jones and midfielder Curtis Weston pounced on the loose ball to score.

Orient regained the lead through a Sean Thornton solo effort before Jimmy Smith made it three early in the second period.

The match between Stockport and Swindon at Edgeley Park was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, while Leeds won 2-0 at Oldham.

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