Sheffield United and Fleetwood enjoyed a good Tuesday evening without even playing as League One promotion rivals Scunthorpe and Bolton both dropped points.
Scunthorpe remain second, seven points adrift of the Blades, as their winless run extended to six games with a 2-1 defeat against AFC Wimbledon.
Second-half goals from Dean Parrett and Dominic Poleon set the Dons on their way to a first away league win since October.
Josh Morris' deflected free-kick pulled one back for the Iron but they could not find an equaliser.
Scunthorpe remain level on points with third-placed Fleetwood, having now played the same amount of games, while Bolton missed the chance to join the duo on 61 points.
Josh Vela had given Phil Parkinson's side an early lead but substitute Byron Moore's 75th-minute equaliser earned Bristol Rovers a 1-1 draw.
Bolton's frustrations grew in the 90th minute as Chris Long was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Fifth-placed Bradford drew 2-2 for the third straight home game as MK Dons left Yorkshire with a point.
Stuart O'Keefe and George Williams twice gave the visitors a first-half lead but Tony McMahon's penalty and Charlie Wyke's fourth goal in six games earned the Bantams a point.
Lee Gregory's second-half penalty earned Millwall a 1-0 win against Peterborough that moves the Lions into the final play-off spot.
Elsewhere, Ricky Holmes' hat-trick was not enough for a point as Shrewsbury beat Charlton 4-3.
Holmes' first-half double gave the Addicks a 2-1 lead after Louis Dodds' 11th-minute opener.
Tyler Roberts and Shaun Whalley both scored in the space of two second-half minutes before Holmes secured the match ball with 20 minutes left.
But Dodds popped up in the 75th minute to move his side five points clear of the drop.
Swindon recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season as they beat Gillingham 3-1.
Cody McDonald gave the Gills a 10th-minute lead but Rohan Ince, Jonathan Obika and Raphael Rossi Branco all scored in the second half to move their side up to 21st.
They remain three points behind Oldham and safety, though, after Lee Erwin's stoppage-time winner earned the Latics a 2-1 success at Northampton while Bury beat Coventry 2-1 to record a third straight victory.
Rochdale's home clash with Port Vale and Chesterfield's trip to Walsall were both postponed due to waterlogged pitches.