Brighton opened up a six-point lead at the top of npower League One with a 2-0 home win over Colchester.
Inigo Calderon opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time and Craig Noone's strike made it two 14 minutes from time. And things got even worse for the visitors as they had Pat Baldwin sent off in the 86th minute.
Promotion-chasing MK Dons claimed a 2-2 draw at Leyton Orient thanks to Sean O'Hanlon's 56th-minute header.
Stephen Gleeson had put the Dons ahead in the seventh minute only for goals from Scott McGleish and Terrell Forbes to turn the game in Orient's favour by the quarter-hour mark.
Basement boys Walsall earned a 1-1 draw at home to Oldham, Darryl Westlake's goal just after the hour mark cancelling out Filipe Morais' first-half opener.
Reda Johnson's 86th-minute strike snatched a 2-2 draw for Sheffield Wednesday against nine-man Yeovil at Hillsborough.
Goals from Dean Bowditch and Paul Huntington either side of a Gary Madine effort had Yeovil 2-1 up before they had Luke Ayling and then Adam Virgo sent off in the space of six minutes midway through the second half.
Giles Coke missed a 70th-minute penalty for Wednesday, but Johnson's late contribution still earned them a point.
Lee Hughes' leveller gave Notts County a 1-1 draw at Hartlepool, for whom Gary Liddle was on target.
Charlie Austin missed a penalty for Swindon in their goalless draw with Tranmere.
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