Late Lee strike boosts Terriers

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HUDDERSFIELD moved above Sheffield Wednesday into third position in League One after beating Oldham 1-0 with a late goal from Alan Lee (86) at Galpharm Stadium.

Stevenage marched into the top six as they put five past Rochdale at Spotland.

Luke Freeman, signed from Arsenal, put the visitors ahead on 18 minutes, with Lawrie Wilson making it 2-0 at the start of the second half.

Veteran Brett Ormerod (52) pulled a goal back, only for Wilson to immediately restore the advantage.

The dismissal of Rochdale defender Joe Widdowson for a second caution then allowed the Hertfordshire club to extend their lead further through Freeman (58) and Joel Byrom (66).

At the other end of the table, a stoppage-time goal from Andrew Williams saw Yeovil inch closer to getting out of the bottom four with a 2-1 home win over Tranmere.

Adam McGurk’s free-kick (9) had put Rovers ahead, but Joe Edwards (19) equalised.

Walsall are now just ahead of Yeovil on goal difference after they drew 0-0 at play-off chasers Brentford.

There were also no goals between Hartlepool and Exeter at St James Park.

Bournemouth are another side with the top six in their sights, having beaten Notts County 2-1 at Seward Stadium.

Hamza Bencherif fired the visitors into a fifth-minute lead, but Wesley Thomas (21) levelled it before the break. Midfielder Wes Fogden (81) then won it for the Cherries with a well-taken late strike.

Preston survived the sending-off of defender Steven Smith in the second half to beat Wycombe 3-2 at Deepdale with new manager Graham Westley watching from the stands.

Marcello Trotta, on loan from Fulham, put the visitors in front on eight minutes, but that was cancelled out by Harry Bunn (40).

Jake Jervis (58) turned the match around, with Paul Parry (62) making it 3-1 from the penalty spot.

Smith (63) was then given his marching orders, but although Trotta reduced the deficit in the final minute, North End were good value for all three points.

Colchester and Scunthorpe drew 1-1.

Meanwhile the clash between MK Dons and Carlisle United was postponed due to a frozen pitch. A 30-yard section of the pitch was deemed unplayable by referee Darren Sheldrake when he performed a pitch inspection 1.45pm.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson said: “Emotions are running very raw. I’m embarrassed, disappointed, apologetic to the Carlisle fans who have come down here today and the players and the staff who I’ve got tremendous respect for.”