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Liam Bridcutt's injury-time winner finished off battling Carlisle as npower League One leaders Brighton claimed a 4-3 win to hold Bournemouth at bay.

Tom Taiwo put the visitors into a surprise lead in the third minute, before goals either side of half-time from Glenn Murray and Ashley Barnes put the Seagulls in front.

Ben Marshall levelled on the hour and, after Barnes grabbed his second moments later, substitute Harry Arter seemed to have salvaged a point with an equaliser in the second minute of stoppage time. But there was still time for Bridcutt to grab a winner.

It meant Brighton kept four points between themselves and Bournemouth, who were 3-0 winners over Oldham. Danny Hollands opened the scoring after 20 minutes before Michael Symes doubled the lead two minutes after the break and substitute Lauri Dalla Valle rounded off the scoring 10 minutes from time.

Third-placed Huddersfield salvaged a 1-1 draw from their trip to Yeovil despite playing for more than 75 minutes with 10 men. Lee Peltier saw red after 14 minutes and Andrew Williams put the hosts ahead six minutes before the break, but Antony Kay levelled for the Terriers just before the hour mark.

That allowed Peterborough to pull within a point of the West Yorkshire side with a 3-0 win over Exeter at London Road. George Boyd opened the scoring after 10 minutes, then grabbed a second in the 74th minute, before Craig Mackail-Smith added a third three minutes from time.

Goals in either half from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dean Hammond gave Southampton a 2-0 win at Colchester, who had David Mooney send off before the break, while Milton Keynes Dons won 4-1 at Rochdale.

Miguel Angel Llera scored nine minutes into the second half to earn Charlton a 1-1 draw against Tranmere, who opened the scoring through Enoch Showunmi's 26th-minute effort while Dean Cox and Andrew Whing notched as Leyton Orient, who also saw Alex Revell miss a penalty, saw off Notts County 2-0.

Andy Monkhouse scored a goal in each half as Hartlepool saw dispatched Brentford 3-0. Gary Liddle added a third for Pools seven minutes from time.

Bottom side Plymouth rounded off a difficult week in positive fashion as they won 4-2 at Sheffield Wednesday. That took Plymouth within a point of second-bottom Bristol Rovers, who lost 2-0 at home to Dagenham and Redbridge, with Danny Green and Romain Vincelot netting while the day's other game, between Swindon and Walsall, finished goalless.

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