Sheffield United, as well as three other sides, were out of action this weekend but neither second place Bolton or third place Fleetwood were able to gain much ground.
Bolton had a chance to close the gap at the top of the table this weekend but they were held at home to a goalless draw against struggling side Chesterfield, even though they finished the game with ten men.
Fleetwood Town lost even more ground on the automatic promotion spots on Saturday as relegation side Swindon Town earned all three points near the end of the game thanks to a drilled strike by Nicky Ajose.
Billy Clarke scored the only goal in Bradford’s game against Walsall at Valley Parade as his side move within goal difference of third place, even after the mid-table opposition proved to be stubborn on the day.
Millwall are within touching distance of the final play-off spot after beating fellow promotion hopefuls Scunthorpe United at the Den, with Shaun Williams, Shane Ferguson and Aiden O’Brien on the score sheet.
A late surge from sixth place Southend United secured a dramatic 3-0 win over Oldham Athletic over the weekend. Ryan Leonard received a red twenty minutes from the end and all the goals came after that.
Port Vale have launched themselves out of the relegation zone over the weekend after they came out victors at Vale Park, beating AFC Wimbledon 2-0. The goals came from Chris Eagles and Nathan Smith.
In eighth place, Bristol Rovers relied on a brace from in-form striker Billy Bodin, who opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first half, and added a second seven minutes from time against Shrewsbury.
In a mid-table clash between Rochdale and Northampton, a last-minute goal from Paul Anderson cancelled out Nathaniel Mendez-Liang’s opener on the hour mark meaning that both sides come away from the game with a point.
Peterborough have won consecutive games in League One for the first time since December 2016 after a moment of individual madness from Marcus Maddison earned the side all three points against Charlton.
MK Dons took part in the league’s most dramatic game on the weekend as they came out with a 3-2 victory against Gillingham. In the last five minutes, two red cards were issued as well as two goals, including Dean Lewington’s winner seconds from time.