Swindon moved into pole position to clinch the second automatic promotion place in Coca-Cola League One with a thumping 3-0 win over Leeds at Elland Road.

Simon Grayson's side have been in the top two virtually the whole season but saw Millwall overtake them on Friday and are now two points behind Swindon following the Robins' impressive win.

Prolific duo Billy Paynter and Charlie Austin were again the men on the scoresheet, Paynter netting twice in five minutes either side of half-time before Austin wrapped things up with 35 minutes still to play.

It looks set to be a four-way scrap to go up with Norwich, and Charlton boosted their hopes with a 1-0 win over MK Dons to move level on points with Leeds. Nicky Forster netted his first goal for the Addicks, a 65th-minute penalty after he had been fouled by Sean O'Hanlon.

Huddersfield moved into the play-off places with a 2-1 win at struggling Wycombe. Jordan Rhodes put the visitors ahead after 22 minutes and Theo Robinson (52) made it two before Dean Keates pulled one back for Gary Waddock's side with 17 minutes remaining.

Hartlepool and Oldham both boosted their chances of avoiding relegation with precious victories.

Pools began the day in the relegation zone but leapt to 18th following a 3-1 win at Leyton Orient, who are now only a point above the bottom four, while Lewis Guy was the hero for Oldham as his 59th-minute strike pushed the Latics up to 17th in a 1-0 win over Gillingham, who slipped into the bottom four.

Southend are three points from safety after a 0-0 draw with Yeovil while doomed Stockport drew 1-1 against Walsall at Edgeley Park.

Jabo Ibehre put the hosts ahead in the 19th minute from the penalty spot after Troy Deeney had been dismissed for handball but, despite their numerical disadvantage, Walsall grabbed a point through Julian Gray (47).

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