New Oldham Athletic boss Lee Johnson marked the first match of his managerial career by taking the Latics out of the npower League 1 relegation zone with a 3-0 win at home to fellow strugglers Hartlepool United.
The 31-year-old, the son of Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson, is the youngest manager in the Football League following his appointment on Monday.
And he saw his new side go in front after 17 minutes through Robbie Simpson's header, with Jean Yves Mvoto nodding home a second shortly before the half hour.
Jose Baxter finished the visitors off in the 69th minute for a win that took Oldham a point above the drop zone.
Gary Johnson could not match his son's success, though, as his Yeovil side slipped to a 2-0 defeat at home to fellow promotion hopefuls Swindon Town.
Adam Rooney's 77th-minute penalty opened the scoring and James Collins made it two deep into stoppage time as the Robins moved to within a point of the top two, three ahead of their opponents.
Bury moved off the foot of the table, and sent Portsmouth bottom, as two late goals earned them a 2-0 win at home to Stevenage.
Steven Schumacher missed a 20th-minute penalty and it looked like that might be costly until Craig Jones broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute and Jonson Clarke-Harris made the points safe in the last minute.
Mathias Pogba scored twice as Crewe Alexandra came from behind to beat Milton Keynes Dons 2-1.
Patrick Bamford headed the Dons into a 31st-minute lead, but Pogba levelled nine minutes later and got the winner six minutes from time. The Dons finished the match with 10 men thanks to Antony Kay's 86th-minute sending-off.
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