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Norwich extended their lead at the top of Coca-Cola League One to five points as they held on for a 1-0 win at Oldham after Leeds had earlier drawn at Huddersfield.

Grant Holt got the only goal in the 53rd minute as the visitors took another small step towards a return to the Championship.

In the early kick-off, Huddersfield winger Gary Roberts rescued a point for his side at home to Leeds after the Terriers had led before coming back from 2-1 down.

Huddersfield took the lead early on through Anthony Pilkington but headers from Jon Howson and Luciano Becchio put Leeds in front before Roberts ensured honours were even.

Charlton, 2-1 winners at Southend on Friday, remain third after Colchester lost 3-2 away to Bristol Rovers.

Lee Barnard scored twice as Southampton romped to a 5-1 victory over Walsall. Matthew Richards scored after three minutes only for Jason Puncheon to equalise five minutes later. Barnard scored twice in three first half minutes and goals after the break from Richard Lambert and Adam Lallana completed the rout.

Stockport won the battle of the bottom two 4-3 in a thriller at Edgeley Park.

Stockport had looked home and dry when they went 4-0 up inside an hour thanks to goals from George Donnelly (2), Richie Partridge and Jemal Johnson, but Wycombe hit back with strikes from Matt Phillips (2) and then an Owain Fon Williams own goal with five minutes to go.

Exeter's relegation woes continued as goals from Tommy Elphick and Gary Dicker secured a 2-0 defeat at Brighton, while Ian Harte scored either side of half-time, the second a penalty, as Carlisle won 2-0 against Gillingham.

Millwall remain on the fringes of the play-offs after Neil Harris scored the only goal at home to Hartlepool and MK Dons saw their play-off hopes hit as they lost 1-0 at Yeovil as Shaun MacDonald scored the only goal. Leyton Orient drew 0-0 at home to Swindon.

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