Coventry City and Walsall missed the chance to go second as they played out a 1-1 draw at the Ricoh Arena.
Chris Stokes headed the hosts in front when he met Joe Cole’s free-kick, which was flicked on by Adam Armstrong.
But Saddlers striker Tom Bradshaw netted his 13th of the campaign nine minutes from time to earn Sean O’Driscoll’s side a point.
Walsall are now a point behind behind second-placed Gillingham, while Tony Mowbray’s Sky Blues move to within two points of the Gills.
Sheffield United scored three times in the final 21 minutes to come from 3-0 down to earn a thrilling 3-3 draw at Wigan Athletic.
Will Grigg, Haris Vukic and Chris McCann looked to have secured a convincing victory for the promotion chasing Latics.
But Matt Done, Billy Sharp and a second Done strike, with a minute remaining, snatched a brilliant point for the Blades.
Gary Caldwell’s side move to within five points of second-placed Gillingham, while Nigel Adkins’ United rise to seventh and are now just three points off sixth-placed Peterborough.
Elsewhere, Port Vale’s match against Swindon Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.