Bristol City remained unbeaten this season and five points clear at the top of the Sky Bet League 1 table thanks to a 3-1 success at Coventry City.The Robins have now claimed nine wins and four draws from 13 matches after Marlon Pack, Kieran Agard and Scott Wagstaff scored at Ricoh Arena, with Shaun Miller replying for the Sky Blues.
Second-placed Peterborough United maintained the status quo at the summit when coming from behind to beat Barnsley 2-1, with Conor Washington and Marcus Maddison netting for Posh after Devante Cole opened the scoring for the Tykes, who had James Bailey sent off.
At the other end of the table, Crewe Alexandra are still bottom but they made it back-to-back wins when prevailing 1-0 at Walsall thanks to Adam Dugdale's late strike.
The game of the day was at Meadow Lane, though, where Garry Thompson hit a hat-trick to help Notts County beat Crawley Town 5-3.
Zeli Ismail and Gary Jones also netted for the Magpies, while Matt Harold, Gwion Edwards and Marvin Elliott replied for the visitors.
Fleetwood Town were 3-1 victors at home to Doncaster Rovers, with Stephen Dobbie, Liam McAlinden and David Ball doing the damage, while Rovers could only respond through Nathan Tyson.
Preston North End prevailed 2-0 against Port Vale at Deepdale, with Paul Gallagher putting North End ahead and Alan Browne wrapping things up after Stephane Zubar saw red for the visitors.
Chesterfield came from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Oldham Athletic, Samuel Clucas cancelling out Jonathan Forte's penalty, while there were no goals in the game between Leyton Orient and Milton Keynes Dons, with the hosts having Mathieu Baudry dismissed late on.
Rochdale and Gillingham shared the spoils in a 1-1 stalemate at Spotland, with Cody McDonald levelling late on, while it was the same score between Yeovil and Swindon, who had Nathan Thompson dismissed.
Mark Robins had to settle for a point in his first match as Scunthorpe United boss as Freddie Sears equalised for Colchester United after Rory Fallon had put the Iron in front.
Goals from Robert Harris and Marc McNulty handed Sheffield United a 2-0 win at Yorkshire rivals Bradford City, who had Stephen Darby sent off a minute into the second half.