Leaders Nottingham Forest suffered their first defeat of the season after a 2-0 home reverse against Oldham Athletic.
A brace from Chris Porter (29, 46) gave The Latics all three points at The City Ground on Tuesday evening.
Rotherham United finally cleared their ten-point penalty for going administration after a 2-1 home success over second place Tranmere Rovers.
Goals by Lee Williamson (18) and Will Hoskins (38) gave The Millers victory at Millmoor, as Kevin Ellison's strike (28) could not prevent Rovers boss Ronnie Moore from losing against his old club.
Two goals by Billy Sharp (10, 45) and a single strike from Ian Morris (65) gave Scunthorpe United a 3-0 win over Port Vale at Glanford Park.
Swansea City are up to fourth after a 2-0 success at Brentford, with Leon Knight scoring twice (37, 55) for The Swans at Griffin Park.
Bradford City and Carlisle United played out a 1-1 draw at Valley Parade, with Dean Windass (21) giving The Bantams the lead before Chris Lumsdon (50) earned a point for The Cumbrians.
Bristol City are up to seventh after defeating Leyton Orient 2-1 at Ashton Gate.
Phil Jevons (19 - pictured) and Enoch Showunmi (44) gave The Robins victory, while Matthew Lockwood struck a consolation penalty (66) for The O's.
Bournemouth started the post-Sean O'Driscoll era with a 2-2 draw at South Coast rivals Brighton & Hove Albion.
Steven Foley (35) gave The Cherries the lead before the visitors were reduced to ten men, as Marcus Browning was sent off for violent conduct (45).
Managerless Brighton turned the game around with goals from Dean Hammond (53) and Alex Revell (60) before Bournemouth earned a point with a strike from Eddie Howe (74).
Crewe Alexandra defeated Cheltenham Town 3-1 at Gresty Road - thanks to goals from Nicky Maynard (23), Neil Cox (70) and Luke Varney (81).
Brian Wilson (39) scored for the Gloucestershire club in a losing effort.
Blackpool and Chesterfield drew 1-1 at Bloomfield Road, with Simon Gillett (33) scoring for The Seasiders before Kevan Hurst (60) replied for The Spireites.
Northampton Town and Yeovil Town also played out a 1-1 draw at The Sixfields Stadium.
Jason Crowe (32) struck for The Cobblers before on loan Marcus Stewart (68) earned an away point for The Glovers.
Gillingham beat Millwall 2-1 at The Priestfield Stadium, with the home side's goals coming from Clint Easton (14) and Matthew Jarvis (64).
Poul Hubertz (88) scored a late consolation for The Lions in Kent.
Finally, new Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll watched his new charges earn a goalless draw at Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town.
Click below for match summaries:
Blackpool 1-1 Chesterfield
Bradford City 1-1 Carlisle United
Brentford 0-2 Swansea City
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Bournemouth
Bristol City 2-1 Leyton Orient
Crewe Alexandra 3-1 Cheltenham Town
Gillingham 2-1 Millwall
Huddersfield Town 0-0 Doncaster Rovers
Northampton Town 1-1 Yeovil Town
Nottingham Forest 0-2 Oldham Athletic
Rotherham United 2-1 Tranmere Rovers
Scunthorpe United 3-0 Port Vale