Last Updated: 06/01/18 5:52pm
Northampton gave their Sky Bet League One survival hopes a timely boost with a 3-1 win over Southend.
Three defeats on the spin had left the Cobblers deep in the relegation mire but they moved to within two points of safety thanks to goals from John-Joe O’Toole, Matt Grimes and Alex Revell.
O’Toole’s early opener was cancelled out by Jason Demetriou’s penalty, but Grimes scored from the spot before Revell’s late third condemned Southend to a sixth league defeat in seven.
Plymouth Argyle extended their unbeaten run to seven games and moved into the top half of the table with a 3-0 home win over bottom club Bury.
Arsenal loanee Stephy Mavididi’s strike secured Charlton their first victory in nine league games in a 1-0 Valley triumph over strugglers Oldham. Substitute Alex Mowatt made an instant impact as Oxford made it back-to-back wins with a 1-0 victory over Blackpool.
Accrington moved into the Sky Bet League Two play-off places with a 4-0 victory over struggling Chesterfield at the Wham Stadium. Forest Green moved out of the relegation zone, at Chesterfield’s expense, after snapping their five-game losing streak in the league with a 1-0 win over Port Vale.
Cheltenham’s new signing Sanmi Odelusi scored on his debut against his former club as 10-man Colchester fell to a 4-1 home defeat. Grimsby’s winless run was extended to six games after Morecambe triumphed 2-0 at Blundell Park.