Burton Albion returned to the top of League One after an impressive 1-0 victory against Peterborough United at London Road.
After a surprise home defeat by lowly Shrewsbury at the weekend, Nigel Clough’s side got back to winning ways courtesy of Tom Naylor’s goal after just three minutes. The Brewers are now three points clear of Gillingham and have a game in hand, while Posh drop a place to eighth.
Sheffield United moved up a place to seventh, but missed the chance to move into the top-six, after they were held 0-0 by lowly Blackpool.
After scoring in seven consecutive league games, Billy Sharp’s run finally came to end as the Blades picked up their second successive draw. A point moves the Tangerines up to 18th and two points above the drop zone.
Port Vale lifted themselves to within three points of the play-offs with a 2-1 win away at Doncaster.
Ajay Leitch-Smith continued his fine goalscoring form, netting a brace to earn Vale all three points, to lift his side up to 10th. Cedric Evina netted a consolation for Donny, who drop to 14th.
Oldham Athletic gave their survival hopes a boost with a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Shrewsbury – the first time they have picked up three points since November 14.
Carl Winchester scored the winner but the Latics remain in the bottom four, five points from safety. The Shrews stay one point and one place above the drop zone.
Crewe moved off the bottom of the table after a 0-0 draw away at Bury.
With relegation a real threat, a second point in two games helped the Alex move above Colchester on goal difference. Meanwhile, the Shakers move up a place to 12th.
Barnsley ended local rivals Bradford’s nine-game undefeated home run with a 1-0 win at Valley Parade.
The Tykes, now on a five-game league winning streak, picked up the win with an early goal from Marley Watkins and move up to 13th. The Bantams drop to 11th but remain just five points off the play-off places.
Walsall’s attempts to move into the top-two were hit after their match away at relegation-threatened Fleetwood was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Player of the Night: Ajay Leith-Smith (Port Vale)
Team of the Night: Oldham
Goal of the Night: Carl Winchester (Shrewsbury vs OLDHAM)