Realistically it's down to a straight two horse race for the title after MK Dons and Peterboro both secured narrow 1-0 wins to move eight points ahead of the Bulls. The Dons won at Accrington in front of just 1,559, while Peterboro beat Chester at home. For the third game running Darlington found themselves 2-0 down at half time but secured a 2-2 draw against Morecambe with a late fightback.
Stockport failed to close the gap for an automatic spot after a 0-0 draw with Wycombe that kept the pair fifth and sixth respectively. Chesterfield lost 1-0 at Bradford to leave seventh place wide open. Rochdale closed the gap to four points - with three games in hand - with a resounding 4-1 thrashing of sorry Rotherham, while Grimsby's faint hopes grew dimmer with a 2-1 home loss to Brentford.
Down the bottom Wrexham could only get a goalless draw with Dagenham while Mansfield lost 2-0 at Bury. Both sides are now on 33 points, and seven points adrift of safety, with the Dragons staying bottom on goal difference. Macclesfield won again, 3-0 over Jeckyll and Hyde Barnet to leapfrog Notts County, who got a point with a 0-0 draw at 12 game winless Shrewsbury.