Charlton extended their lead at the top of npower League One to three points after securing a 3-1 victory over Chesterfield at The Valley.

Paul Hayes struck from close range to give the Addicks the lead, before Johnnie Jackson extended their advantage.

Danny Whitaker pulled one back from the penalty spot after Leon Clarke was fouled, although Bradley Wright-Phillips secured the win late on.

Sheffield United lie in second position after Stuart Beavon's well-struck effort handed Wycombe a 1-0 win over the Blades.

Hartlepool's excellent start to the season continued with a 2-1 victory on their long trip to the south coast to face Bournemouth. Steven Gregory had given the Cherries a first-half lead, before Nolberto Solano levelled and Evan Horwood's fine late goal secured three points.

Bury enjoyed a goalless draw against promotion-chasing MK Dons, while Anthony Wordsworth's penalty gave Colchester a 1-0 win against Walsall and Carlisle won by the same result against Stevenage thanks to Peter Murphy's effort.

Leyton Orient clawed back a surprise 2-2 draw at Huddersfield. Alan Lee and Jack Hunt gave the Terriers a two-goal lead, before seeing Jamie McCombe sent off in the 83rd minute. Kevin Lisbie pulled one back moments later before Ben Chorley netted the equaliser in stoppage time.

Lee Hughes and Sam Sodje scored in Notts County's 2-0 defeat of Rochdale, while Myles Weston and Jonathan Douglas netted as Brentford won 2-0 at Oldham.

Preston recovered from their midweek Carling Cup defeat to Southampton by beating Tranmere 2-1 at Deepdale. On-loan Jose Baxter looked to have secured the visitors a point after Graham Alexander had broken the deadlock, but Danny Mayor scored the winner just before Paul Parry saw red.

Gary Madine's brace complemented by a James O'Connor goal helped Sheffield Wednesday to a 3-0 win against Exeter while Damien Mozika scored either side of half-time to help Scunthorpe win 2-1 against Yeovil, who netted through Paul Wotton.

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