League One - Yeovil bring MK Dons down to earth

FA Cup heroes MK Dons were brought back down to earth by a 2-1 defeat at fellow League One play-off hopefuls Yeovil, while Portsmouth lost again and Swindon maintained their unbeatn run.

Notts County won 2-0 at struggling Portsmouth, while promotion chasers Swindon were held to a goalless draw by mid-table Leyton Orient.

Preston North End’s clash with Crawley Town was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

A brace from Yeovil’s Paddy Madden inflicted 10-man MK Dons - who defeated Barclays Premier League side QPR on Saturday - to their first defeat in 2013, with the visitors having goalscorer Antony Kay dismissed in the second half.

After referee Mick Russell passed a late pitch inspection in Somerset, it was the hosts who dominated the opening exchanges.

On-loan midfielder Matthew Dolan's low drive was saved before Madden fired wide.

The Glovers, who were playing their first game since January 12, took a deserved lead on 25 minutes when Kevin Dawson found Irish compatriot Madden, who swept home to notch his 12th goal of the season.

The visitors struck back 10 minutes later when Kay rose unmarked to head Shaun Williams' corner past Marek Stech.

Kay was shown a straight red card shortly after the hour mark for an off-the-ball clash with Madden - sparking an ugly confrontation between both sets of players.

However, Madden had the last laugh in the 78th minute by grabbing his sixth goal in three games to keep his side within touching distance of the top six.

Swindon extended their unbeaten run to eight matches with a goalless draw against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road.

In atrocious conditions of driving rain and a strong wind, there was no shortage of excitement with the hosts twice having penalty appeals turned down by referee Andy D'Urso.

His second debatable decision appeared particularly harsh on Orient winger Moses Odubajo, who had shrugged off two tackles in the 70th minute before going to ground only to be booked for diving.

Lee Cook had also been guilty of a similar offence in the first-half.

The Robins were denied by an upright in the 67th minute after Andy Williams had latched onto a cross from Raffaele De Vita, while Alan McCormack also went close for Town when his long-range drive was turned away at full length by O's goalkeeper Jamie Jones.

At the opposite end, Town shot-stopper Wes Foderingham produced a wonderful reactionary save at point-blank range to keep out a Jimmy Smith shot with three minutes remaining.

Jeff Hughes and Francois Zoko netted late goals to earn 10-man Notts County a battling 2-0 victory over struggling Portsmouth.

Hughes tapped in Yoann Arquin's pinpoint cross from the right after 81 minutes before Zoko nodded in Alan Sheehan's corner, which was badly fumbled by Pompey keeper Simon Eastwood, three minutes from time.

Pompey - who have yet to secure a league point in 2013 - came agonisingly close to edging ahead after just two minutes when Jed Wallace's cross from the right wreaked havoc in the County penalty area.

Ashley Harris stabbed a shot towards goal, but Gary Liddle saved his side with a desperate clearance off the line.

County thought they had opened their account after 28 minutes, when Pompey defender Ricardo Rocha headed Jamal Campbell-Ryce's cross into his own net. But referee Gavin Ward ruled it out for a push.

Neither side looked capable of producing a telling touch in the final third, until the Magpies struck with a late double thanks to Hughes and Zoko.

County ended the game with 10 men after Neal Bishop was sent off following an off-the-ball altercation with Pompey skipper Johnny Ertl in the final minute.