The Iron fell to a 2-0 defeat at Preston on Saturday, which saw the end of their nine game unbeaten away run and also their sequence of consecutive wins.Daniel Johnson and Paul Gallagher goals proved to be the difference between the two sides in Lancashire and meant that the Iron dropped down to 16th place.
Preston remain fourth, but it was a good weekend for them as two of the sides above them fell to defeats, meaning the Lilywhites are just four points off the automatic promotion places.
Bristol City were unable to complete a second half turnaround to salvage a point at Colchester as they slipped to a 3-2 defeat.
The hosts led 3-0 at the break thanks to goals from Tom Lapslie, Macauley Bonne and Chris Porter. Bristol City did mount a response through James Tavernier and Aden Flint, but they could not find an equaliser.
This meant that MK Dons gained ground on the leaders, after their 3-0 win at home to Peterborough, who parted company with manager Darren Ferguson after the defeat.
A Will Grigg goal and Ben Reeves’ brace secured the three points and moved the Dons to within two points of top spot.
Swindon slipped to another defeat as they lost 2-1 at home to Crawley, with Gavin Tomlin’s late strike sealing an important three points for the visitors.
Sheffield United produced an impressive turnaround to secure a point against Coventry, despite playing with ten men for most of the match.
Jose Baxter was dismissed in the first half and Dominic Samuel’s brace looked to have taken full advantage, only for Michael Doyle and Jamie Murphy to claim a point for the Blades.
Bradford remain sixth after drawing at home to Walsall. Billy Clarke opened the scoring for the hosts, but Jordy Hiwula won a point for the visitors.
Fleetwood made ground on the play-offs with a 2-1 victory at home to Notts County, although they had to come from behind.
Garry Thompson gave County the lead, but Liam McAlinden and David Ball were both on target to move the Cod Army into eighth.
It was a good weekend for the bottom four, with every side picking up points. Yeovil are still bottom though, despite drawing 2-2 with Gillingham.
Adam Morgan’s injury time penalty secured a point after Gillingham had cancelled out Gozie Ugwu’s opener and raced into a 2-1 lead.
Leyton Orient beat play-off chasing Oldham 3-0, with Andrea Dossena, David Mooney and Jay Simpson all on target for the East London side.
Managerless Barnsley picked up three points against fellow rivals Crewe, winning 2-0 at Oakwell. Lewin Nyatanga got the first before Paul Rachubka put through his own net for the second.
Elsewhere, Port Vale won 3-0 at home to Doncaster, and Rochdale beat Chesterfield 1-0.
Next up for the Iron is the visit of Barnsley on Tuesday, where Mark Robins will be hoping that his side can win their third home match in a row.