Mark Robins took charge of Scunthorpe United for the first time on Saturday, drawing 1-1 with Colchester.
Rory Fallon was the Iron player on the score sheet, heading in Gary McSheffrey’s free-kick on the 20th minute, before the visitors regained a foothold in the game and Freddie Sears finished clinically 13 minutes later.
Elsewhere in Sky Bet League One, basement side Crewe were 1-0 winners on the road at Walsall. Adam Dugdale scored, for the first time since May, six minutes from time to get Steve Davis’ side a vital win.
Sheffield United scored twice in the second half to beat Bradford City 2-0 at the Coral Windows Stadium in front of the Sky Sports cameras. Stephen Darby was sent off for the Bantams for a second yellow card early in the second half and Bob Harris put the Blades ahead before Marc McNulty secured the win seven minutes from time.
There was eight goals at Meadow Lane when Notts County beat Crawley 5-3. The Magpies, who visit Glanford Park next Saturday, saw Garry Thompson bag a hat-trick, with Zeli Ismail and Gary Jones also scoring for Shaun Derry’s side. Gwion Edwards, Matt Harrold and Marvin Elliott were on target for the visitors.
Bristol City are still five points clear at the top of the table after getting a valuable 3-1 win over Coventry at the Ricoh Arena. Marlon Pack and Keiran Agard put the visitors two up, before Shaun Miller scored for the Sky Blues to make it a tense final minutes. Scott Wagstaff scored for Steve Cotterill’s City on 90 mins to confirm the three points.
Meanwhile, at London Road, Peterborough came from behind to beat Barnsley 2-1. Devante Cole put the Reds ahead on 15 minutes and Conor Washington and Marcus Maddison helped complete the comeback.
Paul Gallagher and Alan Browne netted for Preston North End as they beat Port Vale 2-0 at Deepdale to move up to fourth.
Fleetwood got just their second win in ten matches when they beat Doncaster 3-1 at Highbury Stadium. Stephen Dobbie, Liam McAlinden and David Ball scored for Fleetwood, with Nathan Tyson netting for Rovers.
There were 1-1 draws in the matches between Chesterfield and Oldham, Rochdale and Gillingham and Yeovil and Swindon, while Leyton Orient and MK Dons shared the points with a goalless draw.