Chesterfield’s trip to Scunthorpe United was one of five League One fixtures on Tuesday night, as the race at both ends of the table continues to hot up.
League leaders Bristol City moved five points clear at the top of the table with a 2-0 win over play-off chasing Peterborough United.
Aden Flint put Steve Cotterill’s men in to an early lead before Kieran Agard doubled their advantage shortly after the break.
And Cotterill was delighted with his table toppers after Saturday’s defeat to Sheffield United, claiming: “That was a big win. After getting beaten on Saturday, that was a big win. To bounce back tonight was a big effort from the players.”
MK Dons moved back in to the automatic spots with a 1-0 win at lowly Colchester.
Dele Alli scored the only goal of the game when he was allowed to go through unchallenged and slot past Sam Walker in the home side’s goal just before the break.
Crewe endured a rollercoaster of a ride on the road at Doncaster Rovers, a goal up Crewe fans would be excused for dreaming of a late push for the play-offs.
But Dean Furman’s close range effort cancelled out George Ray’s opener and Richie Wellens snatched a 90th-minute winner for Doncaster. The result ended Crewe’s three successive wins while Doncaster move up to sixth.
Sheffield United seem to have hit form at exactly the right stage with their third win in as many games following a 2-1 win at Notts County.
Jamie Murphy put the Blades in to a 16th minute lead at Meadow Lane before Liam Noble equalised with a cheeky back-heel on 35 minutes. And it was Matt Done’s close range effort 15 minutes from time that proved to be the winner and gave Nigel Clough’s men a five-point cushion from Oldham in seventh.
Notts assistant manager Greg Abbott said: “There’s a lot of disappointment knocking about now because we feel that we deserved something out of the game.”