Ryan Williams provided an assist as a late substitute as Oxford United continued its 100 per cent away record in Sky Bet League Two with a 2-0 win over Burton Albion.
Fulham beat Burton on penalties in the Capital One Cup two weeks ago, but the U’s had a man advantage to see them off when Ian Sharps was given his marching orders in the first half for a clash with Dave Kitson.
Alfie Potter netted four minutes after the restart and Danny Rose struck just five minutes from time after a burst of pace from Williams saw him get free and swing in a dangerous cross which was stabbed home from close range to seal the win and keep Oxford in second place behind Chesterfield.
Indeed it was top against bottom in League Two as Chesterfield saw off Marcus Bettinelli’s Accrington Stanley 1-0.
The goalkeeper was powerless to stop Tendayi Darikwa’s effort after a shot from Marc Richards had hit the post and rebounded back to him, and Chesterfield substitute Eoin Doyle hit the post late on to almost double the lead.
Cauley Woodrow made his debut for Southend United in League Two, playing 61 minutes in a 3-1 defeat by Morecambe.
Former Shrimper Kevan Hurst struck in the first half as his deflected shot found the net, but Andrew Fleming hit two goals either side of half-time to put Morecambe in control, and Jack Sampson added a third with a deflected long-range effort.
Woodrow went close when he forced a great save from Barry Roche, but the comeback proved too hard to complete.
Marcello Trotta’s return to Brentford in League One was cut short after 27 minutes as he was forced to come off against Bradford City when goalkeeper David Button was controversially sent off for a foul on Nahki Wells.
The Bees’ unbeaten start to the season was then halted as Bradford put in four goals: two from James Hansen, and one each from Wells and Garry Thompson.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Max Oberschmidt saved a penalty as Celtic Under-17s beat Airdrie 3-0 at Barrowfield on Sunday in the SPFL Under-19 league.