Burton lost their heads at Oxford today, ending the game with a 3-0 loss and only nine men on the pitch.
With Tony James dropped to the bench Darren Moore was dismissed in conceding a penalty for the second goal, while Tom Parks was also sent off with 15 minutes left. The Brewers are now just two points clear of the bottom two and can no longer catch the Bulls with their games in hand.
In the other League Two game today Cheltenham lost 2-1 at home to Gillingham after taking the lead in the third minute. Gills striker Cody McDonald struck twice in the last five minutes to leave Cheltenham still three points short of the magical 50 point mark.
In the Conference's only game Wrexham beat Newport 1-0 to reinforce their play-off ambitions.