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Brighton's lead at the top of npower League One has been cut to one point following their defeat at MK Dons and Bournemouth's late win at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Daniel Powell headed home Mathias Doumbe's cross from close range to put MK Dons ahead in the 27th minute and despite having Sean O'Hanlon sent off following his second yellow card midway through the second half, the hosts held on to move five points clear of seventh-placed Charlton.

A goal two minutes from time by Anton Robinson guided Bournemouth to a 2-1 win at Dagenham. The hosts had gone ahead through Jon Nurse three minutes after half-time before Danny Ings headed the Cherries level before Robinson claimed all three points with a left-footed shot.

Huddersfield blew a two-goal lead as they shared a 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient, who ended the game with 10 men.

Jordan Rhodes gave Huddersfield an ideal start when he slotted home a third-minute opener, before Lee Novak then hit an emphatic shot high into the goal to double the lead. However, Harry Kane's header pulled a goal back in the 73rd minute - four minutes before being sent off - then Jimmy Smith's 88th-minute header earned a valuable draw.

Peterborough drew level on points after a 5-0 win at Oldham. Tommy Rowe, David Ball, Gabriel Zakuani and Craig Mackail-Smith (two) were on target, while Southampton thumped Swindon 4-1, with goals from Adam Lallana, Richard Lambert, Radhi Jaidi and Lee Barnard. Matt Ritchie had levelled the scores for the Robins.

Plymouth brought to an end a traumatic week with a 2-1 win over Colchester. The Pilgrims plunged to the bottom after a 10-point deduction after issuing a 'notice of intention' to appoint an administrator earlier this week.

Rory Fallon put them ahead before Stephane Zubar's headed own goal brought scores level. The hosts then had Chris Clark sent off for foul and abusive language before they scored the winner through Yannick Bolasie's 74th-minute penalty.

Sheffield Wednesday's poor run came to an end with a 1-0 win at Carlisle, thanks to Tommy Miller's 20th-minute goal, while Gary Alexander's 20th-minute penalty brought Brentford a 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers and Walsall are still bottom after a 0-0 draw against Rochdale.

Yeovil won 1-0 at Tranmere thanks to Oli Johnson while Hartlepool succeeded 2-1 at Exeter with a double from Andy Monkhouse, Jamie Cureton getting the Grecians' consolation.

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