Jordan Spence helped Milton Keynes Dons move to within three points of the Sky Bet League One play-off places with a 3-1 win at Notts County on Tuesday night.
The Dons closed the gap to sixth-placed Peterborough United with the comfortable victory, secured thanks to Dele Alli's hat-trick.
Spence was unfortunate to be penalised for a second half handball, which led to Alan Sheehan's successful penalty conversion, but the infringement was not to matter as Karl Robinson's men took the points back south.
In the Championship, Ravel Morrison started as Queens Park Rangers slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion.
Modibo Maiga came on as a late substitute, but goals from Leonardo Ulloa and Stephen Ward consigned the R's to a fourth defeat in six league matches.
In Ireland, Sean Maguire was involved as Sligo Rovers progressed in the Setanta Sports Cup with a 5-0 win over Crusaders.
The Bit o' Red advanced 9-1 on aggregate and will now face St Patrick's Athletic in the competition's semi-finals.
Back in England, and youngsters Taylor Miles and Rob Girdlestone could play for Concord Rangers as they take on Havant & Waterlooville in Skrill South on Thursday.