Burton won their fourth consecutive league match with a 3-0 win at Gillingham, despite new manager Nigel Clough not taking charge of his new side, due to prior media commitments.
Damien McCrory opened the scoring with a well-placed shot just before the hour mark, which was followed up by two stoppage time goals from Lucas Akins and Anthony O’Connor.
Second-placed Coventry are now five points behind Burton after losing 1-0 at Sheffield United on Sunday.
Billy Sharp scored the only goal of the game, but the visitors were unlucky not to take the lead when John Fleck’s effort was adjudged to have not crossed the line.
Doncaster scored two stoppage time goals to beat strugglers Crewe 3-2 in an outstanding contest.
Marcus Haber put the visitors 1-0 up, before Conor Grant’s volley made it 1-1.
But the Alex thought they had won the game when they scored in the 90th minute through Callum Saunders, but a free-kick from Cameron Stewart and a 20-yard effort by Andy Williams made it 3-2 in stoppage time.
Barnsley earned a vital victory over fellow strugglers Colchester, winning 3-2 to move off the bottom of the table.
The away side went 3-0 up through Conor Hourihane, who opened the scoring after he was on hand with an inch-perfect finish, before Adam Hammill latched onto a through ball by Sam Winnall to double the lead.
On-loan Newcastle United forward Ivan Toney increased the lead, before a late resurgence from Colchester came with George Moncur and Chris Porter getting on the scoresheet, but the Tykes held on to move above their rivals in the league.
Blackpool secured back-to-back victories with a 1-0 win at promotion chasers Wigan in wet conditions.
Tangerines defender Tom Aldred netted the only goal, with a header from a first-half corner.
Bury are now just one point off of the play-offs, as Danny Mayor’s strike for Bury sealed a 1-0 win over Chesterfield.
The home side dominated in a game of few chances, after Mayor supplied the finish to a great counter-attack.
Meanwhile, Swindon beat Rochdale 2-1, with Fabien Robert and Ben Gladwin getting the goals for the Robins, who overcame a Dale side that had to play with ten men for 80 minutes.
Elsewhere, Port Vale drew with Scunthorpe 1-1, as AJ Leitch-Smith scored his sixth goal in seven matches, to ensure Vale earned a point, whilst Peterborough and Shrewsbury finished with the same result.
Player of the Week: Tom Naylor (Burton Albion)
Team of the Week: Burton Albion
Goal of the Week: Cameron Stewart (DONCASTER ROVERS vs Crewe)