Burton Albion stayed top of the pile despite being held to a goalless draw at home by Sheffield United.
The Brewers, on a three-game winning streak, couldn’t find a way past the Blades, leaving Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side just a single point clear at the top. Nigel Adkins’ United remain in sixth.
Dropped points by the leaders allowed Walsall and Gillingham to close the gap on their rivals. Rico Henry scored the only goal of the game as the Saddlers won away at Scunthorpe to stay in second.
Meanwhile, the Gils were much more convincing as they came from behind to crush Fleetwood 5-1. Four first-half goals, including two from Rory Donnelly, put Justin Edinburgh’s men into a comfortable lead, before Cody McDonald added a fifth late on. The Cod Army’s miserable night got worse when substitute Eggert Jonsson was dismissed for two second-half bookings.
Bury came out 3-2 winners at Peterborough, despite two goals from Gabriel Zakuani giving 10-man Posh a surprise lead. Substitute Tom Pope came off the bench to net the winner for the Shakers.
Another five-goal thriller at Spotland saw Rochdale defeat Shrewsbury and move back into the top-six. Three up after 15 minutes, Dale looked to be cruising. However, the Shrews scored twice before half-time, leaving the home side hanging to a single-goal victory.
Blackpool’s second win of the season, 2-0 against Chesterfield, lifted them off the foot of the table – Mark Cullen and Brad Potts earning them their first home victory since January.
Crewe replace the Tangerines at the bottom after they lost at home to Southend – two Joe Pigott efforts sunk Alex and drops them to the bottom.
Doncaster remain in the relegation zone after only picking up a point at home in a 2-2 draw with Swindon. An injury-time Jonathan Obika goal brought the sides level after former Robin Andy Williams’ penalty looked to have sent Donny to victory.
Elsewhere, Marvin Sordell scored for Colchester as they recorded a fourth straight win with a 2-0 victory over Bradford, Port Vale drew 1-1 with Oldham, and a late Will Grigg goal earned Wigan a point in a 2-2 draw at home to Millwall.
League One Team of the Night: Blackpool
League One Player of the Night: Rory Donnelly (Gillingham)
League One Goal of the Night: Rory Donnelly (2nd goal, Gillingham)