Joe Garner hit a second-half hat-trick as Preston North End came from 2-0 down to secure a sixth straight Sky Bet League 1 success by beating Fleetwood Town 3-2 at Deepdale.Stephen Jordan's first-minute strike and Scott Laird's own goal had put the Lilywhites under pressure, but Garner turned it around and they are now just five points off the top in second, with two games in hand.
Aaron Wilbraham equalised in the 79th minute as leaders Bristol City maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign with a 2-2 draw at Barnsley.
Luke Ayling had put the Robins ahead but Sam Winnall's leveller and a Conor Hourihane penalty threatened to send them to their first defeat, until Wilbraham saved the day.
Notts County moved up to third after an 89th-minute Zeli Ismail penalty earned them a 1-0 victory at Scunthorpe United.
Coventry City fought back from Jon Taylor and Marcus Maddison goals to beat Peterborough United 3-2, with Ryan Haynes, Jim O'Brien and Frank Nouble on target for the Sky Blues.
Crewe Alexandra's run of three straight wins came to an end as they lost 1-0 at home to Sheffield United, with Stefan Scougall scoring the crucial goal before George Ray was sent off late on.
Jonathan Forte and Mike Jones struck as Oldham Athletic prevailed 2-1 against Bradford City, who replied through Andy Halliday but had Rory McArdle dismissed in stoppage time.
Darius Henderson saw red as Leyton Orient went down 3-0 at Port Vale, with Adam Yates, Ben Williamson and a Nathan Clarke own goal doing the damage.
Rochdale prevailed by the same scoreline at Yeovil Town, with Ian Henderson bagging a brace after Jack O'Connell's opener, while Tom Bradshaw's strike was enough to give Walsall a welcome 1-0 win over Chesterfield.
Michael Smith scored twice for Swindon Town but Colchester United replied through Rhys Healey and Gavin Massey for a 2-2 stalemate at the County Ground.
Gillingham and Crawley Town drew 1-1 after Leon Legge levelled following Gwion Edwards' opener, while there were no goals in the game between Doncaster Rovers and MK Dons.