Northampton extended their lead at the top of the table to 11 points, despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home by AFC Wimbledon.
After their record-breaking 10 consecutive league wins, the Cobblers have been brought back to earth slightly with two straight draws. John-Joe O’Toole gave the home side the lead, but Lyle Taylor’s second half strike earned the Dons a point as they stay eighth, just a point outside of the play-off places.
Oxford United moved into second place as they crushed lowly York City 4-0. Jordan Bowery’s first half goal put the U’s in front, before second half strikes from Chey Dunkley, Danny Hylton and Kemar Roofe earned them their first home league victory of 2016. The Minstermen remain in the relegation places, two points from safety.
Plymouth dropped down to third after a 1-0 defeat away at Barnet, which saw two of their players stretchered off with serious injuries. Andy Yiadom was the hero, his second half strike keeps the Bees in 15th. The Pilgrims stay in the automatic promotion places, eight points above their closest rivals.
Accrington lost the chance to close the gap on the top three after they were defeated 1-0 by struggling Yeovil. Ryan Dickson’s goal earned the Glovers their second victory of the week. The Somerset side, now four games undefeated, move six points above the bottom two. Stanley stay in fourth.
Portsmouth remain in fifth but dropped points after a late equaliser saw them draw 1-1 away at Exeter. Conor Chaplin had put Pompey ahead, but Ollie Watkins’ 90th minute leveller earned the Grecians a point. The Devon outfit stay 14th.
Bristol Rovers leapt into the play-off places with a thumping 4-1 victory over relegation-threatened Hartlepool. Three goals from Matt Taylor and one from Rory Gaffney sees the Pirates jump up from 10th to sixth. Pool remain just one place and two points above the drop zone.
Leyton Orient keep hold of the final play-off spot after a 2-2 draw away at Carlisle. Despite falling behind to a Macaulay Gillesphey strike, the O’s went ahead with second half goals from Jay Simpson and Ollie Palmer. Michael Raynes’ late strike gave the Cumbrians a point and keeps them 11th.
Wycombe dropped out of the top seven after a 1-0 defeat away at Cambridge United. Josh Coulson scored the only goal of the game, as United move to within three points of the play-offs.
Dagenham and Redbridge stay stuck to the bottom of the table after a 0-0 draw away at Notts County. A point does little to help the Daggers’ survival hopes though, as they are still seven points from safety. County drop a place to 17th.
Crawley moved up to 16th with a 2-0 win over Newport. A Scott Boden own goal and a Shamir Fenelon strike was enough for victory. The Welsh side, who ended the game with 10 men after Medy Elito’s dismissal, remain eight points above the bottom two.
Luton Town were victorious over Morecambe in the evening’s final game. Jack Marriott’s lone effort was enough for a third win in a row, as the Hatters stay 13th. The Shrimps remain in 18th.
League Two Player of Midweek: Matt Taylor ( Bristol Rovers )
League Two Team of Midweek: Yeovil Town
League Two Goal of Midweek: Danny Hylton (OXFORD UNITED vs York)