Elsewhere on League One matchday ten, Bristol City maintained their position at the league’s summit with a 3-2 win over then-second-placed MK Dons.Kieran Agard bagged a double before Dons brought it back to 2-2 through Dean Bowditch and Benik Afobe, then Wade Elliott put Cotterill’s Reds back in front just one minute later.
South Yorkshire rivals Doncaster, who we face on Saturday when we hope to make it four home wins from our last five, lost on the road at Walsall 3-0. James Baxendale, Tom Bradshaw and Anthony Forde scored the second-half goals.
Peterborough benefitted by Karl Robinson’s Dons dropping points by beating Fleetwood 1-0. Conor Washington scored his first goal at London Road since April and his goal proved crucial, before Cod Army defender Stephen Crainey saw red for a second booking.
Swindon rose up the table to third after beating Barnsley 3-0 at Oakwell. Defender Nathan Byrne fired low to open the scoring for the visitors. Two goals in two minutes late on helped secure the three points as Jake Reeves and Andy Williams were on the score sheet.
Strugglers Crewe lost 3-0 at home to Colchester. The U’s scored three goals in ten minutes, first Freddie Sears on 57 minutes, then Rhys Healey and finally Sanchez Watt in minute 67 meant Crewe remain rooted to the bottom of the table.
There were 1-1 draws for Port Vale and Notts County on the road at Bradford and Chesterfield respectively.
A five-goal thriller at the Matchroom Stadium saw Leyton Orient lose 3-2 at home to Keith Hill’s Rochdale. Orient were playing their first game without manager Russell Slade, who resigned in midweek, and Jobi McAnuff and Romain Vincelot netted for the home side. Matty Done’s double along with Peter Vicenti’s goal after the break gave Dale the win, despite being reduced to ten men after Ashley Eastham saw red for a foul on Chris Dagnall.
Tom Clarke and Joe Garner scored twice inside five minutes at the Ricoh Arena as Simon Grayson’s Preston beat Steven Pressley’s Coventry 2-0.
Sheffield United’s late comeback gave them a 2-1 win over Gillingham at Bramall Lane. The Gills thought they had won it when Luke Norris put them 1-0 up on 83 minutes and Michael Higdon levelled the Blades four minutes later. Jamie Murphy then scored on 90 mins, before there was nine minutes added time, to hand Nigel Clough’s side the win.
Lastly, Marvin Elliott scored twice in two minutes on his home debut for Crawley as they beat Yeovil 2-0.
There is just one midweek game this week, when Crewe host Notts County, before a full league programme resumes at the weekend, when Doncaster Rovers are the visitors to Glanford Park.