Walsall went top of League One with a narrow 1-0 victory at Millwall, as they took full advantage of Burton’s match with Bradford being postponed.
Milan Lalkovic scored the only goal the game after a capitalising on a mistake in the Lions defence to extend the Saddlers’ winning run to four matches.
Meanwhile, Gillingham also maintained the pressure at the top of League One after a 3-1 win at Swindon.
The Robins, who had won their previous four, took the lead through Jonathan Obika, but Bradley Dack equalised less than a minute later.
Further efforts from Jake Hessenthaler and Ryan Jackson ensured the three points went to the Gills, who sit a point behind the top-two.
Coventry City substitute James Maddison’s late strike sealed a 1-0 victory over Port Vale in a hard fought match.
The goal came with 10 minutes left to play as Maddison skipped past two defenders before hitting the back of the net from outside the area.
Promotion chasers Peterborough bounced back from two matches without a win with a 2-0 victory over Chesterfield, whose new manager Danny Wilson watched from the stands.
Conor Washington’s struck a brace to leave Posh fifth and eight points off the top-two.
Kevin Keen lost his first game as Colchester manager as the U’s fell to a 2-0 defeat against in-form Southend.
The visitors took the lead shortly after half-time when John White fired in a volley through a crowd of players, before David Mooney then doubled the Shrimpers’ lead after some great work by Noel Hunt.
After extending their unbeaten run to eight matches, Phil Brown’s side are outside the play-offs on goal difference, while Colchester are rock bottom and three points from safety.
Scunthorpe extended their unbeaten away run to four matches with a 1-0 victory over Doncaster.
Paddy Madden notched the only goal after scoring a tap-in from Luke Williams’ cross to take Scunny above their hosts and to within seven points of the top-seven.
Fleetwood drew 1-1 at fellow relegation candidates Shrewsbury thanks to Ashley Hunter’s 86th minute equaliser.
Jordan Clark had put the home side in the lead in a result which leaves both sides tied on 23 points, two above the bottom-four.
Player of the Week: Conor Washington (Peterborough United)
Team of the Week: Gillingham
Goal of the Week: James Maddison (COVENTRY vs Port Vale)