Elsewhere in League One, Bristol City continued their march towards the Championship with a 2-1 win at Crawley, maintaining their ten point cushion at the top.Aden Flint scored the opener for the Robins and, although Anthony Wordsworth equalised for the hosts, Luke Ayling’s header won it with six minutes left, leaving Crawley in the bottom four in the process.
There was a key battle for promotion as MK Dons hosted Preston, but it was the visitors who would emerge triumphant, securing a vital 2-0 win.
Second half goals from Callum Robinson and Joe Garner ensured the points would head back to Lancashire, whilst also keeping Preston in second. The Dons are fourth having lost five out of their last seven.
Swindon took advantage and moved into third, winning 3-0 at home to Notts County. John Swift, Andy Williams and Harry Toffolo were all on target, with County ending the game with ten men after Liam Noble’s dismissal.
Fifth placed Sheffield United slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Fleetwood on Saturday, meaning the Blades are now without a win in three.
Josh Morris and Nick Haughton put the Cod Army two goals up and although Matty Done pulled a goal back for the hosts, it proved to be just a consolation.
Doncaster remain in sixth, despite only drawing at Gillingham at the weekend. Harry Forrester did put them into the lead, but John Marquis levelled for the Gills.
Fellow Yorkshire side Barnsley continued their recent surge up the table, after winning 3-0 at home to Walsall, their fifth straight victory.
George Waring netted a brace and former Iron striker Sam Winnall netted the third, leaving the Tykes outside the play-offs on goal difference.
Peterborough are also level on points with Doncaster and Barnsley, after they defeated Leyton Orient 1-0 thanks to Jon Taylor’s goal.
The defeat leaves Orient in the bottom four though, however the only team in relegation zone to win was 24th placed Yeovil who beat Oldham 2-1.
Carl Winchester gave the visitors the lead, but Joel Grant equalised and then James Hayter’s 90th minute strike turned the game around, giving the Glovers a priceless win.
Colchester fell to a 2-1 defeat at Rochdale on Saturday, meaning they remain in the bottom four. Chris Porter did pull one back for the U’s, but Rhys Bennett and Ian Henderson’s goals had already inflicted the damage.
Port Vale won an enthralling battle with Coventry to come away with a 3-2 win as Tony Mowbray took charge of the Sky Blues at the Ricoh Arena.
In a game that changed hands several times, Michael O’Connor’s goal 15 minutes from time gave Vale all three points and maintained their play-off hopes.
Next up for the Iron is the visit of Sheffield United on Saturday, where Mark Robins’ side will be hoping to bounce back from the defeat at Crewe.