Plymouth went top after they narrowly won 2-1 at home to struggling Crawley Town, with Hiram Boateng scoring a late winner.
Reuben Reid gave the Pilgrims the lead before half-time, but Crawley thought they had sealed a point when Roarie Deacon bundled the ball home with five minutes left.
Fellow promotion-chasers Wycombe lost 3-2 at home to Northampton, as Marc Richards hit his sixth of the season, whilst Portsmouth could only draw 0-0 with Yeovil Town in an uninspiring match where they only manged two shots on target.
Leyton Orient easily beat Notts County 3-1 as Sammy Moore bagged a brace, lifting the O’s up to third after they had struggled for form in recent times.
Oxford ended Accrington’s unbeaten home record with a 3-1 victory thanks to Liam Sercombe’s brace in the last 10 minutes, whilst Wimbledon beat Barnet 2-0 to inflict the Bees’ second away defeat in just four days.
A late resurgence from Mansfield saw them come from 3-1 down to win 4-3 away to Dagenham, as the home side continue to struggle; Krystian Pearce and Adi Yusuff’s goals in the last nine minutes securing an emphatic win.
Luton thrashed Hartlepool 4-1, with substitute Jack Marriott getting a brace and Oliver Lee scoring a fantastic effort from 25 yards.
Meanwhile, there were away wins for Bristol Rovers, who beat Morecambe 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller, and Carlisle, where Tom Miller scored late to condemn Teddy Sheringham’s Stevenage to a sixth defeat from nine matches.
Elsewhere, Cambridge came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with York thanks to Barry Corr’s late equaliser, whilst new Newport boss John Sheridan saw his side earn a hard-fought 1-1 draw against play-off chasing Exeter.
Player of the Week: Jack Marriott (Luton Town)
Team of the Week: Oxford United
Goal of the Week: Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town)