Charlton's promotion push remained firmly on track as they eased to a 1-0 win over Southend which moves the Addicks to within four points of the Coca-Cola League One summit.
In front of watching former Birmingham owner David Gold, who is looking to invest in a London club, it was Deon Burton who hit the winner as he headed home his 10th goal of the season from Lloyd Sam's cross.
Jordan Rhodes' 14th goal of the season earned Huddersfield a 2-2 draw after leaders Leeds led twice in a thrilling West Yorkshire derby.
Norwich consolidated their grip on third place as they eased to a 2-0 win over Oldham at Carrow Road with goals from Grant Holt and Wes Hoolahan.
Kevin Lisbie struck a first-half winner as fourth-placed Colchester saw off Bristol Rovers with a 1-0 win at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Swindon's play-off push received a boost as they registered a 3-2 win over Leyton Orient thanks to two goals from Charlie Austin.
Southampton's inexorable rise up the table continued as they dented Walsall's play-off push with a solid 3-1 win.
Tranmere boosted their hopes of climbing out of the relegation zone with a fourth home victory of the season, a 1-0 success over Brentford, while fellow strugglers Wycombe also enjoyed a good day as Scott Davies scored a late winner to lift the Adams Park side to a 2-1 win over Stockport, who have now lost seven in a row.
Peter Leven's second-half penalty for MK Dons secured a 2-2 draw with Yeovil as Paul Ince's side ended a run of four successive defeats. Three first-half goals ensured Hartlepool ended a run of three straight defeats with a convincing 3-0 win over Millwall.
Andrew Crofts headed a stoppage-time winner as Brighton eased their relegation fears with a 1-0 win at Exeter. Gillingham and Carlisle played out a goalless draw at the Priestfield Stadium.
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