The Iron conceded two early goals as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of promotion chasing MK Dons.Will Grigg netted twice, once from the spot, inside the opening five minutes as the Iron dropped to 18th place in the League One table.
Meanwhile, the Dons remain on the heels of the top two after their win, although they are five points behind with six left to play.
Elsewhere in League One, Bristol City took another big stride to securing promotion, whilst also denting Swindon’s automatic hopes, with a 3-0 win.
Kieran Agard, Joe Bryan and Aaron Wilbraham sealed the victory and left the Robins on the verge of sealing a Championship return, but Swindon are ten points adrift of the top two after successive 3-0 losses.
Preston appear to be heading to the Championship too as they beat ten man Bradford 3-0, thanks to goals from Paul Gallagher, Daniel Johnson and Chris Humphrey.
Christopher Routis was dismissed for Bradford, who have dropped to ninth place and find themselves six points off the play-offs, although with a game in hand over some sides.
Sheffield United look to have booked their place in the top six though, following a dramatic 3-2 South Yorkshire derby win over Doncaster at Bramall Lane.
Kyle Bennett netted twice for the visitors, with goals from Jose Baxter and Matty Done in between for the Blades, who eventually won it through Steven Davies’ 70th minute strike.
The final play-off place is occupied by Chesterfield, who defeated Crewe 1-0 thanks to Tendayi Darikwa’s goal, leaving their opponents in the bottom four in the process.
Crewe are joined in the drop zone by Yeovil, who are on the verge of relegation after a 4-0 defeat at Fleetwood. David Ball netted twice before Jamie Proctor and Ashley Hunter sealed the win.
Colchester remain in the bottom four despite a second consecutive win, after they produced a second half comeback to defeat Barnsley 3-1.
Gavin Massey, Jacob Murphy and George Moncur all netted after the break following George Waring’s opener just before half time, however the U’s are still two points from safety.
Notts County are also in the bottom four after drawing 0-0 at home to fellow relegation rivals Coventry, who are just safe by a point.
Crawley climbed out of the bottom four though after they won 2-0 at home to Oldham, their third win in their last five matches.
Izale McLeod continued his impressive goal scoring run, netting his 18th of the season, before Richard Wood added a second for the Red Devils.
Leyton Orient are just above the bottom four after a thrilling 3-3 draw against Gillingham, coming from 3-1 down to rescue a point. Darius Henderson and Josh Wright struck in the second half to secure the draw.
Elsewhere, Peterborough and Walsall drew 0-0, and Rochdale beat Port Vale 1-0, thanks to Calvin Andrew’s last minute goal.
The Iron’s next clash comes at home against relegation rivals Crawley, where Mark Robins will hope his side can pull clear of danger.