The Iron scored late on to salvage a 2-2 draw at Notts County on Saturday and end a sequence of back-to-back defeats.Theo Robinson gave the Iron a dream start, scoring after just one minute on his debut for the club after his loan move from Doncaster.
The hosts hit back through Gary Jones and Balint Bajner to lead, but stand-in captain Niall Canavan headed home with four minutes remaining to secure a point.
Elsewhere in League One, Bristol City extended their unbeaten run to eight matches, despite drawing 2-2 at home to play-off chasers Barnsley.
Marlon Pack gave the Robins the lead, only for Jabo Ibehre and Josh Scowen turned the game around for the visitors, but the hosts struck late on through Joe Bryan.
Preston missed the chance to close the gap at the top as they drew 1-1 at Fleetwood. Daniel Johnson continued his impressive scoring form for the Lilywhites, but David Ball levelled for the hosts.
Neither Swindon or MK Dons were in action due to international call-ups, but fifth placed Sheffield United were unable to make ground on them as they fell to a 2-1 home defeat to Crewe.
Lauri Dalla Valle gave the visitors the lead and it looked as Jason Holt had earned the Blades a point, only for Ryan Colclough’s last minute goal, which took Crewe out of the bottom four.
Yeovil remain rooted to the foot of the table after losing 2-1 to Rochdale, who climbed into the top six following their victory.
In torrential conditions, Rhys Bennett and Jack O’Connell sent Dale fans home happy, although James Hayter netted a consolation for the visitors.
Leyton Orient are now just one point from safety thanks to a 3-1 win at home to Port Vale, who had ‘keeper Chris Neal dismissed.
It was going well for Vale, who led through Chris Birchall’s effort, but Neal was sent off for fouling Chris Dagnall in the area and the O’s swiftly turned the game around.
David Mooney dispatched the penalty, before a Neill Collins own goal and a long range effort from Dean Cox secured an important win.
Crawley dropped back into the bottom four after a 2-1 home defeat to Gillingham, with Jermaine McGlashan’s strike in the last ten minutes proving to be the winning goal.
Play-off contenders Bradford and Chesterfield both won on Saturday to stay within touching distance of the top six, beating Oldham 2-0 and Walsall 1-0 respectively.
Peterborough’s quest for the play-offs suffered a setback though as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Coventry, who continued their impressive form under Tony Mowbray.
Blair Turgott scored the only goal in the second half to help the Sky Blues pull three points clear of the League One bottom four, while Peterborough dropped to eighth.
The Iron host Peterborough in their next game and Mark Robins’ side will be looking to build on their performance at Notts County to secure an important win on Good Friday.