Jack O'Connell scored his first goal in senior football to help Rochdale win 3-0 away at Yeovil Town on Saturday.
The central defender got Dale off to the perfect start when he powered home a 6th minute corner, before Ian Henderson grabbed a goal in each half to move Keith Hill's side to within two points of the top six.
Josh Morris was on the losing side as Fleetwood saw a two-goal lead overturned by Preston North End.
The Cod Army lead by two goals within the first seven minutes at Deepdale thanks to Stephen Jordan and an own goal. However former Rovers youngster Joe Garner struck a second half hat-trick to seal victory for Preston.
Port Vale picked up their second win in four outings with a comfortable 3-0 win over ten-man Leyton Orient at Vale Park.
Jordan Slew started the match but was replaced at the break as second half strikes from Adam Yates, Ben Williamson and a Nathan Clarke own goal saw the home side claim all three points.
In the Championship Leon Best saw late involvement as Derby County lost 2-1 at home to Wigan Athletic.
John Eustace had given the Rams a first half lead, but second half goals from James McClean saw the Latics get one over the league leaders. Best played the final ten minutes at the iPro Stadium
There was a first appearance in league football for Darragh Lenihan as Burton Albion came unstuck away at Stevenage Borough.
The Rovers midfielder was a late substitute as an Ian Sharpe own goal ensured a 1-0 win for Stevenage in a rare loss for the Brewers.
Anthony O'Connor's Plymouth Argyle continued their impressive run of results with a 3-0 home win over Cheltenham Town.
O'Connor played the full match for the Pilgrims as first half goals from Ruben Reid and Peter Hartley saw Plymouth in command, before victory was confirmed when Lewis Alessandra added a third with 14 minutes to go.
Another Rovers man on loan to play a full match was John O'Sullivan as Accrington drew 1-1 with Newport County.
The Irishman made his seventh start for Stanley, but although Sean Maguire gave the visitors the lead, Joe Pigott levelled for County with 18 minutes to go.
The weekend was also the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup as David Raya and Southport were away at Tamworth.
Conference North side Tamworth stunned the visitors by taking the lead after just three minutes before Luke George levelled for the Sandgrounders on 70 minutes to ensure a replay at Haig Avenue on Tuesday evening.