The Yorkshire side failed to capitalise on Tranmere's goalless draw with Walsall, whilst League Two leaders Gillingham suffered a shock home defeat to lowly Exeter
|LEAGUE ONE RESULTS
Sheffield United missed out on a chance to leapfrog Tranmere at the top of League One after throwing away a two-goal lead against Crewe on Tuesday evening.
Shaun Miller and Harry Maguire put the Blades ahead before Mark Ellis, Mathias Pogba and Chuks Aneke gave the Railwaymen an unlikely lead. Nick Blackman's 51st-minute completed the scoring in a topsy-turvy game at Bramall Lane.
Tranmere had presented the Yorkshire side with an opportunity to go top as they were held to a goalless draw at home by Walsall but retain their position with a two-point cushion.
Elsewhere, a second-half Matt Tubbs goal helped Bournemouth stretch their unbeaten run in League Two to eight games as they drew 1-1 with play-off hopefuls Stevenage.
That result meant that goals from Rob Jones, David Cotterill and Tommy Spur helped Doncaster not only to three points against Carlisle but also fourth place ahead of Stevenage.
A David McGoldrick strike three minutes from time calmed nerves for Coventry, as they sealed a vital 3-1 win over Colchester which took them one place above the Us in 15th.
Meanwhile, a last-minute David Hunt own goal gave Yeovil an away win at Crawley and denied the hosts the chance to go within two points of automatic promotion.
There was more heartbreak for rock-bottom Hartlepool as they suffered their fourth consecutive defeat against Oldham, despite having equalised midway through the second half.
Another team mired in the relegation battle, Portsmouth, found themselves on the wrong end of a goalfest as they went down 3-2 to Leyton Orient.
And the battle at the bottom between Scunthorpe and Bury at Glanford Park saw the visitors come away with a vital win which puts them one point ahead of their hosts.
At the other end of the table, MK Dons failed to follow up on their impressive showing away to league leaders Tranmere, requiring a last-gasp Dean Bowditch goal to save a point against Shrewsbury.
Preston and Notts County failed to threaten the Dons' place in the play-offs, however, as they played out a goalless draw at Deepdale.
But Brentford took themselves just outside the top six as they beat Swindon 1-0 to go level on points with Paolo Di Canio's sixth-placed side.
|LEAGUE TWO RESULTS
League leaders Gillingham suffered a shock home defeat to Exeter as the visitors moved into the play-off places with a 3-2 win.
Jamie Cureton scored twice for the Devon side, with his 87th-minute header proving enough to seal all three points.
Second-placed Port Vale kept up the pressure on the Gills at the top as they heaped more misery on relegation threatened Bristol Rovers with a 4-0 win courtesy of a Tom Pope hat-trick.
Southend also dished out a four-goal hammering as two goals from Gavin Tomlin, a Ryan Cresswell strike and a late Barry Corr effort saw them defeat AFC Wimbledon on their own turf.
Meanwhile, Bradford moved with in a point of automatic promotion as a Gary Jones goal proved enough to seal victory against a Plymouth side who now are without a league win in six.
At the other end of the table, Aldershot gained a priceless 1-0 away win over Burton thanks to Daniel Lopez's fourth-minute goal.
Wycombe also gave themselves hope of escaping the mire as they earned a 2-1 win over Rotherham, despite the Yorkshire side having led 1-0.
And that meant that Barnet's 2-2 draw with Oxford at Underhill was not enough to prevent them from propping up the table come the end of proceedings.
At the top, promotion-chasing Cheltenham saw their hopes dented as they suffered a heavy loss at the hands of mid-table Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium.
However, fourth-placed Fleetwood Town failed to capitalise on that result as player-coach James Beattie's first goal for Accrington Stanley helped the Lancashire side to a 3-1 win.
Elsewhere, a Kevin Ellison own goal and strikes from Adebayo Akinfenwa and Ishmael Demontagnac gave Northampton a comfortable win over Morecambe.