Nine-man Plymouth looked set to hold on for an npower League One draw at Oldham before two injury-time goals from Jean Yves Mvoto and Dean Kelly gave the Latics a 4-2 victory.
Dale Stephens and Oumare Tounkara had been on target for Oldham while Craig Noone and Bradley Wright-Phillips scored for Plymouth who had seen their manpower reduced after red cards for Bondz N'Gala and Kari Arnason.
Mark Arber was the fall guy at Dagenham as he put the ball into his own net in stoppage time to give Hartlepool a 1-1 draw. Peter Hartley had put a clearance into his own net to put Dagenham ahead just after the break but Arber deflected Andy Monkhouse's shot past his own goalkeeper to give Hartlepool a valuable point.
Carlisle striker Gary Madine missed a stoppage-time penalty to leave the north-west outfit having to settle for a 1-1 draw at Bristol Rovers. Carlisle's Mike Grella cancelled out Chris Lines' opener before Madine missed the opportunity to seal the win when he saw his spot-kick saved by Mikkel Andersen.
Chris O'Grady fired Rochdale ahead at Leyton Orient but the Lancashire side came away from Brisbane Road with nothing, thanks to a second-half comeback from the hosts, who won courtesy of goals from Dean Cox and Ben Chorley.
Both sides ended up with 10 men at Prenton Park as Tranmere beat MK Dons 4-2 to move out of the relegation zone.
Peter Leven put MK Dons on level terms after Dale Jennings' opener before Ian Thomas-Moore put Tranmere ahead. Thomas-Moore and Jennings added another one each for the home side to move into a 4-1 lead after Gary MacKenzie and Zoumana Bakayogo were dismissed.
Sam Baldock grabbed a second for the away side with five minutes left but Tranmere were safe.
Yeovil dropped into the relegation zone despite earning a 3-3 draw with Swindon.
Gavin Williams and Dean Bowditch (twice) were on target for the hosts while Charlie Austin, Jon-Paul McGovern and Sean Morrison scored for Swindon.
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