Troy Archibald-Henville played a key role as Exeter secured a vital 1-0 win against Southend in League One on Saturday.
The defender - up against former team-mate Lee Barnard - set-up the only goal of the game as Adam Stansfield raced onto his through pass to finish.
Staying in League One, John Bostock played 61 minutes as Brentford beat MK Dons 1-0 while Steven Caulker played 90 minutes, Ryan Mason 82 and Jon Obika came off the bench in the 55th minute as Yeovil drew 1-1 at Hartlepool.
Andros Townsend did his best to help Orient to victory as the Os let a 2-0 lead slip at Walsall. Andros created chances for Scott McLeish at 2-1 and 2-2 but both went begging.
In the Championship, Adel Taarabt and Kyle Walker met each other as QPR played host to Sheffield United at Loftus Road. Both teams scored early in the 1-1 draw. Adel played 90 minutes and went close twice in Paul Hart's first game as QPR manager. Meanwhile, Jake Livermore was an unused substitute as Derby lost 2-0 against Doncaster.
Jamie O'Hara played 90 minutes as Portsmouth grabbed their best win of the season so far at home to Liverpool while David Button made numerous saves but could do little about Shrewsbury's 4-0 hammering at Rochdale in League Two.