Brighton & Hove Albion remain top of the table following a 3-1 win over Peterborough United at Withdean. Two quick strikes from Wood & Bennett gave the Seagulls a 2-goal lead in the 25th and 27th minute. Wood completed a brace in the 55th minute, leaving Tomlin the task of scoring a consolation in the 66th minute. Brighton & Hove Albion 1st, Peterborough United 5th.
Huddersfield Town lept back in to the automatic promotion places with a 4-2 win over hapless Walsall at Bescot. Nicholls gave the Saddlers the lead in the 14th minute, but saw the advantage cancelled out by Kilbane 5 minutes later and then falling behind in the 25th minute when McCombe found the back of the net. Richards managed to level for the home side 2 minutes after the restart, but that was as good as it got as Clarke (77th min) and Rhodes (93rd min) completed Town's 5th away win of the season. Walsall 24th, Huddersfield Town 2nd.
South Coast Club (3rd) could only manage a 0-0 draw against Notts County (16th) at St Mary's.
AFC Bournemouth bid farewell to Eddie Howe at Colchester United on Friday evening. A fairy tale ending to Howe's reign at Dean Court wasn't to be as the Cherries lost 2-1 at the Community Stadium despite Fletcher giving the Cherries the lead in the 54th minute. A brace from Gillespie in the 77th and 84th minutes meant that Howe's 100-match spell at Dean Court ended in defeat. Colchester United 10th, AFC Bournemouth 4th.
Franchise FC managed to sneak up in to the play-off places as they edged Tranmere Rovers 2-0 at Stadium:Franchise. Strikes from Powell (46th min) and Ibehre (70th min) was enough to keep Rovers looking over their shoulders at the drop-zone. Franchise FC 6th, Tranmere Rovers 20th.
Sheffield Wesdnesday and Charlton Athletic shared 4-goals at Hillsborough as each side scored two quick goals in each half. Charlton found themselves 2-up in the first 6 minutes when Wagstaff (4th min) and Jackson (6th min pen) gave the Addicks a great start. This was cancelled out when Heffernan (47th min) and Johnson (51st min) restored parity. Sheffield Wednesday 9th, Charlton Athletic 7th.
After a recent dodgy spell in form, Oldham Athletic are tucked in nicely behind the play-off places following a 2-0 win over Plymouth Argyle at Home Park. Stephens (47th min) and Tounkara (72nd min) hepled the Latics to their 4th win on the road this season. Plymouth Argyle 17th, Oldham Athletic 8th.
Rochdale and Leyton Orient cancelled themselves out at Spotland with a 1-1 draw. A Forbes own goal in the 35th minute gave Dale the lead, with Chorley levelling on the hour for the Londoners. Rochdale 11th, Leyton Orient 18th.
Brentford left it late to rescue a point against Exeter City at Griffin Park after O'Flynn gave the Devon side the lead in the 2nd minute. Forster levelled for the Bees in the 94th minute to salvage a point. Brentford 12th, Exeter City 15th.
Dagenham & Redridge boosted their chances of beating relegation with an unlikely 1-0 away over Hartlepool United at Victoria Park. Tomlin scored the only goal of the game in the 86th minute. Hartlepool United 13th, Dagenham & Redbridge 23rd.
Carlisle United demolished Bristol Rovers at Brunton Park with an emphatic 4-0 win over the Pirates. Berrett netted a brace of penalties in the 44th and 82nd minutes, with Curran and Cooper netting adding to Rovers' woe in the 57th and 73rd minutes. Rovers saw Coles sent off in the 51st minute, which didn't help their cause. Carlisle United 14th, Bristol Rovers 22nd.
Yeovil Town boosted their survival chances at the County Ground against West Country neighbours Swindon Town as Bowditch scored the only goal of the game in the 65th minute to put the Somerset side within touching distance of a place outside the bottom 4. Swindon Town 19th, Yeovil Town 21st.