Swindon beat Torquay to go seven points clear at the top of League Two on Tuesday, while bottom side Dagenham & Redbridge were held at Barnet.
Leaders Swindon Town prevailed in the top-of-the-table clash with Torquay United courtesy of goals in either half from Alan Connell and Oliver Risser.
Nicky Wroe and Terry Gornell also scored goals in either half as Shrewsbury Town beat Cheltenham Town to move into third, while maintaining the only unbeaten home record in the division.
Southend Uniteddropped a place to fourth after Danny Hylton's winner for Aldershot Town at Roots Hall.
Dannie Bulman notched a 50th minute winner to send Crawley Town into fifth at the expense of play-off chasing Gillingham, who dropped to ninth with the defeat.
Oxford United cemented their position in the final play-off berth thanks to Dean Morgan's effort against AFC Wimbledon at the Kassam Stadium.
In-form Crewe Alexandra are up to eighth after Harry Davis' 22nd minute penalty following Andrew Davies' handball was enough beat struggling Bradford City at Gresty Road.
Danny Carlton's effort cancelled out Peter Murphy's opener as Accrington Stanley and Morecambe drew at the Crown Ground.
In the battle to avoid relegation, Kelvin Langmead scored at the death as Northampton Town beat managerless Burton Albion to climb up to 18th in the table.
But none of the other League Two strugglers could secure a win, with four points now separating the bottom six.
Goals from Izale McLeod and Ben May saw Barnet twice come from behind against bottom club Dagenham & Redbridge at Underhill, who scored via Michael Spillane and Scott Doe.
Hereford United remain in the drop zone after Marc Richards notched a late winner for Port Vale.
Brian Horton's first game in charge of Macclesfield Town ended in a 4-2 defeat to managerless Rotherham United, with the Silkmen dropping to third from bottom with the reverse.
Maxime Blanchard's 84th minute equaliser rescued a vital point for Plymouth Argyle against Bristol Rovers at Home Park.