Sheffield United carried on their recent run of form as their win against Charlton Athletic extended their unbeaten streak in Sky Bet League One to nine games after coming back from behind at Bramall Lane.
Bolton Wanderers rose to second place after they managed to come back from behind against Northampton Town thanks to goals from Adam Le Fondre and Filipe Morias overturned a Matt Smith goal.
Fleetwood Town dropped out of the automatic play-off spots after their game against AFC Wimbledon at Highbury Stadium as the home side failed to score for only the third time this season.
Vale carried on their good run of form recently as they beat Shrewsbury Town 2-1 at Vale Park. Sam Foley opened the scoring with Ryan Taylor, adding a second just three minutes later, on his return to the side.
Bradford City took full advantage from Fleetwood’s lack of goals as a late comeback thwarted Swindon Town. A six-minute brace at the end of the game from Charlie Wyke earned the play-off side the win.
Scunthorpe United carried on their descent through the play-off spots as a last-minute goal from Curtis Nelson drove home a 14-yard shot earned Oxford United all three points at Kassam Stadium.
In the last play-off spot, Southend United pulled off a valiant comeback against Walsall as they found themselves 2-0 down after just 25 minutes with Nile Ranger started the comeback at the hour mark.
Millwall dropped out of the play-off places after their game against Bury on the weekend. The goalless game at the Den wasn’t short of chances but the best one, by James Vaughan, was fumbled by Tony Craig.
In eighth place, Bristol Rovers relied first-half goals to beat Chesterfield. Ollie Clarke opened the scoring in the first minute and even though Sylvan Ebanks-Blake pulled one back at the end, it wasn’t enough.
Rochdale managed to end their 10-match winless streak against Gillingham at Crown Oil Arena as goals from Nathaniel Mendez-Liang, Ian Henderson, Callum Camps and Peter Vincenti led to a 4-1 victory.
A pair of substitutes were key to Peterborough United earning a point against relegation side Oldham Athletic as Marcus Maddison crossed the ball to Junior Morias, who cancelled out Lee Erwin’s goal.
Milton Keynes Dons finally ended their winless run of four games by beating bottom of the table Coventry City at Stadium:mk to open a six-point gap over the relegation places thanks to a goal from Stuart O’Keefe.