CHARLTON suffered a shock 4-2 defeat to in-form Notts County which cut their lead at the top of League One to 10 points.
County, whose draw at Tranmere last time out ended a run of four straight wins, raced into a 4-0 half-time lead at The Valley as Alan Judge put them in front after 15 minutes before ex-Sheffield United striker Jonathan Forte scored a hat-trick.
Bradley Wright-Phillips pulled one back five minutes into the second period and Scott Wagstaff (55) gave the Addicks further hope, but they could not avoid a second straight defeat.
“That will live long in my memory as manager of this football club because it’s something that’s very rare and when you’re on the receiving end of it it’s not a good feeling,” said Powell, whose side’s defeat came just five days after they lost their unbeaten home record in the league to Colchester.
“For a team that’s prided itself on it’s defensive record and not conceding goals that was - as an understatement - pretty poor.”
Fourth-placed Huddersfield are now three points behind Sheffield Wednesday after they were held 2-2 by Rochdale at the Galpharm Stadium.
MK Dons are now just two adrift of Huddersfield in fifth following a 3-0 home win over Exeter, secured by goals from Mathias Doumbe (17), Charlie MacDonald (27) and Jabo Ibehre (78).
Carlisle United stayed within a point of sixth-placed Notts County as they won 4-1 against Bury at Brunton Park while a goal in each half from Andrew Williams steered Yeovil to a 2-1 triumph at Oldham Athletic.