Morrison fires Lions to victory

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Steve Morison's seventh goal in as many games helped Millwall get their Coca-Cola League One play-off hunt back on track with a 2-0 victory over Bristol Rovers at The Den.

The Lions' pursuit of the top six had stuttered with just two victories in eight league matches but Morison's 62nd-minute strike and a Pat Baldwin own goal sealed the points.

At the other end of the table, Glenn Murray's four goals fired Brighton out of the relegation zone as they won 5-2 at fellow strugglers Wycombe.

Goals from Jon-Paul Pittman and John Mousinho either side of Murray's overhead kick had put Wanderers 2-1 up at the break, but Nicky Forster levelled soon after the break and Murray helped himself to a second-half treble to hand boss Gus Poyet his first win in four games.

Leyton Orient also boosted their survival hopes with a 2-1 victory over Southend and they remain behind Brighton by virtue of having scored two goals less.

Adam Chambers broke the deadlock for Orient in the 57th minutes but Southend captain Adam Barrett levelled just two minutes later.

The visitors netted the winner in the 72nd minute when keeper Jamie Jones initially blocked Lee Barnard's effort only for midfielder Alan McCormack to follow up and score.

Elsewhere, Exeter and Gillingham had to settle for a point apiece as they drew 1-1 in a scrappy encounter at St James Park.

Richard Duffy opened the scoring in the 68th minute but Exeter's lead lasted two minutes before Stuart Lewis equalised.

Elsewhere, Tranmere and Carlisle played out a goaless draw.

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