Saints go marching in

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Promising teenager Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain helped Southampton defeat npower League One promotion rivals Huddersfield 4-1 at St Mary's as the Saints moved into fifth place.

The 17-year-old midfielder gave his side the lead in the 32nd minute with a cool finish in front of a bumper 24,483 crowd. It came four minutes after Rickie Lambert had cancelled out the opener from Lee Novak.

That goal in the 15th minute got Huddersfield off to a flying start but the home side grew in confidence and secured a comfortable victory. Radhi Jaidi (51) and Richard Chaplow (72) extended Southampton's lead which takes them into a play-off spot while the Terriers missed the chance to go second.

Bournemouth's promotion hopes suffered a dent as they went down 2-0 at MK Dons.

Lewis Guy put the home side ahead after six minutes when he was set up by Daniel Powell. Bournemouth tried hard to get back in the game but Mathias Doumbe added a second four minutes from time.

Plymouth and Notts County had to settle for a share of the spoils at Home Park.

Stephane Zubar headed Argyle into the lead after four minutes but they failed to maintain their momentum. Instead Notts County hit back in the seventh minute through Lee Hughes - and that saw the end of the scoring.

A penalty by Charlie Austin in the 72nd minute saw Swindon secure a point against Peterborough.

The spot kick was awarded following a challenge by Mark Little on Matt Ritchie.

The start of the match was delayed by 15 minutes after Peterborough were late arriving. But they made a good start and took the lead through Lee Tomlin in the 17th minute, only for Austin to have the final word.

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Milton Keynes Dons
Matt Ritchie
Mark Little
Mathias Doumbe
Charlie Austin
Radhi Jaidi
League One
Rickie Lambert
Huddersfield Town
Swindon Town
Lewis Guy
Lee Hughes
Lee Novak
Richard Chaplow
Plymouth Argyle
Notts County
Lee Tomlin
Daniel Powell

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