Here we take a look at how Port Vale’s loanees got on over the weekend for their respective clubs.
Chris Taylor scored twice and Steve Morison bagged the other while Ryan Lowe netted for the Shakers in the defeat.
Colin Daniel played 84 minutes as Mansfield drew 1-1 with Barnet. The Stags could have gone ninth with a win but had to settle for a share of the spoils instead.
They are now unable to reach the play-offs with an eight point gap between them and seventh-placed AFC Wimbledon.
Sam Johnson kept his second consecutive clean sheet as Halifax picked up three vital points in their hunt for survival.
Shaq McDonald scored the only goal of the game against Forest Green to ensure the Shaymen climbed out of the relegation zone with just one game to go.
Ryan Lloyd played the full 90 minutes as Chester beat Grimsby 2-1 at Blundell Park.
John Rooney and Ryan Astles got the goals as the away side climbed to 17th place in the table and secured their National League status for at least another season.
Nathan Smith didn’t play as Torquay United drew 2-2 at home to Barrow. The defender was on hand to pick up the club’s Player and Young Player of the Year awards before the game, however.