Ryan Shotton's header earned Tranmere their first away win in the league since February as they beat Huddersfield 2-1.

Shotton, on a month's loan from Premier League Stoke, stole in unmarked to nod home Andy Taylor's inviting free kick and seal all three points.

Huddersfield had gone ahead when striker Liam Dickinson curled a superb free-kick past Danny Coyne after being brought down by Taylor.

Nathan Clarke saw a point-blank header tipped onto the crossbar by Coyne for Huddersfield, before Edrissa Sonko equalised.

The Gambian international stunned the home faithful with an unstoppable right-foot volley from the edge of the area after Chris Greenacre's lay-off.

Shotton's strike then gave Tranmere the initiative, and Chris Greenacre blazed wide after latching onto Shotton's through-ball.

Brian Saah put through his own net before Jim McNulty and Tommy Rowe struck in Stockport's 3-0 win at Leyton Orient, while Lee Barnard's goal saw Southend beat Hereford 1-0.

Colin Larkin's equaliser meant Northampton drew 1-1 with Peterborough at Sixfields, with the Cobblers having Jason Crowe sent off late on. George Boyd had put Peterborough ahead.

Both sides scored late on as Yeovil drew 1-1 with 10-man Brighton at Huish Park.

Brighton overcame the sending-off of Joe Anyinsah to take the lead with Nicky Forster's penalty after 77 minutes but Darren Way hit an almost immediate reply.

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