Wycombe leapfrogged Portsmouth to go top of League Two after defeating 10-man Cambridge United at Adams Park.
Michael Harriman’s stunning strike was enough for Wanderers to see off the U’s, who had keeper Chris Dunn sent off just before the hour mark. Substitute Sam Beasant, son of former England stopper Dave, saved Garry Thompson’s resulting penalty.
Plymouth moved up to second, also overtaking the Hampshire outfit, with a 2-1 win at home against Barnet. Aaron McLean had given the Bees the lead but, after Graham Carey had equalised, Jake Jervis’ sixth league goal of the season gave Derek Adams’ side the win.
Portsmouth dropped down to third after losing 2-1 at home to Exeter. David Wheeler and Arron Davies scoring the goals for the Devonshire side – a victory that ended the league’s last unbeaten start to the season.
Goals from Derek Asamoah and Anthony Sweeney gave Carlisle a 2-1 win at Leyton Orient – a defeat which knocks the Londoners out of the top three.
Wins for Accrington, Oxford United and Mansfield gave the play-off places a new look. Stanley got passed struggling Yeovil, with Josh Windass and Matt Crooks earning a 2-1 win, Kemar Roofe scored the winner as Oxford won away 2-1 at York and Mansfield moved into the top-seven with a 2-0 victory at Stevenage.
The bottom two came face-to-face as Newport entertained Crawley. Having finally picked up their first three points of the season at the weekend, it was back to losing ways for the Welshmen. Gwion Edwards bagged a first-half brace before Matt Harrold netted in the second period to give the Red Devils a 3-0 win which moved them out of the relegation zone.
Dagenham and Redbridge replace Crawley in the bottom two after only managing a 1-1 draw at home with Notts County. Promising teenager Jodi Jones’ third goal of the season rescued a point after Adam Campbell had given County the lead.
Elsewhere, Luton won 3-1 away at Morecambe, Hartlepool were beaten 3-0 at home by Bristol Rovers and AFC Wimbledon played out a 1-1 draw with Northampton.
League Two Team of the Night: Exeter City
League Two Player of the Night: Gwion Edwards (Crawley)
League Two Goal of the Night: Michael Harriman (Wycombe)