Burton Albion’s lead at the top has been cut to just one point after they were beaten 2-0 by Millwall at the New Den on Monday evening.
Nigel Clough’s side found themselves two goals down after just 16 minutes thanks to goals from Aiden O’Brien and Lee Gregory, with the Lions moving up to fifth, just three points behind third-placed Walsall.
Wigan are the team putting heavy pressure on Burton as they stretched their unbeaten run to 18 games by beating 10-man Rochdale 1-0.
Dale’s Ian Henderson was shown a straight red for appearing to kick Jason Pearce after just 33 minutes. On-loan Everton forward Conor McAleny then broke the deadlock after an hour played with a simple finish after Yanic Wildschut hit the crossbar.
Fourth-placed Gillingham’s outside chances of automatic promotion were kept alive after a 1-0 win at Bury. Luke Norris’ fast reactions after Josh Wright’s effort was blocked saw the visitors take home the three points.
Bradford are up to sixth after a 1-0 win at Crewe – their second 1-0 win over the Easter weekend. Jamie Proctor latched onto a loose ball, after George Ray had given the ball away for the hosts, to tuck the ball home for the Bantams. The Alex are bottom and 11 points from safety with seven matches left.
Barnsley beat Port Vale 1-0 in their final match before next weekend’s Johnstone Paint Trophy final at Wembley to continue their play-off push. Conor Hourihane’s free-kick inside the opening nine minutes was enough for the Tykes, who are two points outside of the top six.
Blackpool moved out of the bottom four as they beat fellow strugglers Doncaster 1-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium. Mark Cullen scored the game’s only goal with three minutes left to play, with Rovers now four points from safety after they lost all seven of their league matches in March.
Scunthorpe continued their late push for a play-off place by thrashing Swindon 6-0 at home, with five different players finding the back of the net. New Iron boss Graham Alexander saw his side win with style in his first home game, goals from Conor Townsend, Jordan Clarke, Hakeeb Adelakun, Paddy Madden and a Tom Hopper brace saw the hosts record their biggest win since 2003.
Oldham are now one point from safety as they claimed a 1-0 victory over fellow relegation candidates Chesterfield. Mike Jones’ 25-yard strike was enough for the Latics as they held on to a vital three points, moving to within two points of their opponents.
Player of the Day: Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United)
Team of the Day: Scunthorpe United
Goal of the Day: Mike Jones (OLDHAM vs Chesterfield)