Swindon missed the chance to go second after being held to a 1-1 draw at Accrington Stanley.
Andy Todd gave Accrington the lead on 33 minutes, but Lee Peacock earned Swindon a share of the spoils with a 67th minute equaliser.
Stockport climbed out of the bottom three with a 2-0 win over Barnet.
David Poole fired the hosts in front just past the half hour mark and Adam Le Fondre made sure of the win with the second goal on 51 minutes.
Boston remain in trouble after going down 1-0 at Bristol Rovers.
James Walker grabbed the only goal of the game on 52 minutes for Rovers.
Tim Ryan compounded Boston's miserable day by being sent off in the final minute for a second bookable offence.
Notts County came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw at Mansfield.
Danny Reet (10,19) put Mansfield in control with two goals in the opening 20 minutes.
However, Mansfield were reduced to ten men just before the hour mark when Matt Hamshaw was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Notts County made their numerical advantage count with Mike Edwards pulling a goal back on 71 minutes and Lawrie Dudfield grabbed an equaliser four minutes from time.
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