New Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan got off to a winning start as his side beat Morecambe. There were also wins for Yeovil Town and Exeter City.
- SHEFFIELD UNITED 0 - 2 YEOVIL TOWN
Paddy Madden scored twice as Yeovil stunned promotion hopefuls Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
The visitors had the better of a goal-less first half, and deservedly opened the scoring four minutes after the re-start.
New signing Kevin Dawson played a diagonal ball to Byron Webster, who laid the ball back to Madden. The Irishman took his time before firing past George Long in the home goal.
Striker Madden then capitalised on a mistake by the young goalkeeper to double Yeovil's advantage.
The Glovers move up to eighth in the table - just one point outside the play-off places.
- PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 2 - 1 MORECAMBE
John Sheridan's reign as Plymouth Argyle manager got off to a winning start as his new side beat fellow strugglers Morecambe.
A crowd of 6,401 turned out to welcome the ex-Chesterfield boss to Home Park, and they weren't disappointed.
Captain Conor Hourihane started the show in the 10th minute. He robbed Andrew Parrish on the edge of the area, before shooting across Barry Roche in the visitors' goal.
And six minutes later, it was 2-0. Loan signing Ronan Murray raced past Parrish and crossed low into the six-yard box where Paris Cowan-Hall was waiting.
Ryan Williams pulled a goal back for Morecambe ten minutes from time, but their hopes of an equaliser were dashed when they were reduced to ten men. Parrish's miserable afternoon was completed when he received a red card for a foul on Onismor Bhasera.
The win lifts Argyle out of the relegation zone after Wimbledon could only draw with Wycombe.
- EXETER CITY 3 - 0 SOUTHEND UNITED
John O'Flynn scored twice as fellow promotion hopefuls Southend were easily beaten at St James Park.
It was the Grecians' third win in a row, but amazingly their first at home since November 6th.
O'Flynn's first came just before half-time, after an assist from Alan Gow.
The home fans had to wait until ten minutes from the end to see another goal. Matt Oakley's corner found Scot Bennett, whose header looped to the far post and past Paul Smith in the visitors' goal.
The three points were sealed just a few minutes later. Jimmy Keohane raced towards goal, and instead of shooting, unselfishly played in O’Flynn who was even better placed.
- BURTON ALBION 2 - 1 TORQUAY UNITED
Torquay United lost their second game in succession, and haven't won for over a month.
They took the lead at Burton thanks to Ryan Jarvis' close range effort just before half-time.
Calvin Zola equalised for the hosts in the 59th minute, before substitute Matt Paterson fired in the winner from 22 yards six minutes from time.