ROBERT SNODGRASS kept Leeds on top of League I with a stoppage-time winner at 10-man MK Dons.
The Scotsman’s third goal of the season against a side who had Jason Puncheon red carded late in the first half sealed a 1-0 victory and maintained a two-point lead over Charlton, who won 2-1 at home to Exeter.
Nick Bailey and Izale McLeod scored for the Londoners before Bertie Cozic replied late on.
Bristol Rovers are six points behind Leeds in third after they were held 1-1 at home to Brighton.
Jo Kuffour equalised for Rovers in the 68th minute after James Tunnicliffe had scored in the 56th for the Seagulls, who had Adam Virgo dismissed in first-half stoppage time.
While MK are fourth, Colchester, who host Town on Saturday, are fifth after being held 1-1 by Tranmere.
The Birkenhead side, who had been beaten seven times in a row previously, went ahead through John Welsh on 35 minutes before John-Joe O’Toole levelled soon after.
Walsall, Town’s hosts tomorrow, went down 3-0 at Hartlepool and are 16th.
Andy Monkhouse (2) and Colin Larkin scored for the Victoria Park team.
Southampton needed an Radhi Jaidi equaliser six minutes into time added on to salvage a point from their long-haul trip to Carlisle, where it finished 1-1 after Scott Dobie’s opener for the home side.
Leyton Orient lifted themselves out of the bottom four with a 1-0 home win over Millwall, Town’s conquerors seven days previously.
Andros Townsend scored his third goal for the Brisbane Road side since arriving on loan from Tottenham.