Wycombe Wanderers took advantage of Bury's loss at AFC Wimbledon to go top of Sky Bet League 2 with a 3-1 success at Morecambe.Sam Wood, Paul Hayes and Joe Jacobson netted for Wanderers, while their hosts could only respond through Andrew Fleming and had Jamie Devitt dismissed.
Adebayo Akinfenwa bagged a brace and Matt Tubbs was also on target as the Wombles edged out the Shakers 3-2 at Kingsmeadow, with Danny Mayor's strike and a Ryan Lowe penalty not enough to get Bury back in it.
That result also allowed Burton Albion to move up to second as they bounced back from a run of five defeats in six games in all competitions to prevail 2-1 at Northampton Town.
Jacob Blyth put Albion in front on the stroke of half-time, Ryan Cresswell replied for Town on 80 minutes but Alex MacDonald had the last word late on to claim all three points for the Brewers.
Cambridge United came from behind to thrash Oxford United 5-1, with Kwesi Appiah bagging a brace and Ryan Donaldson, Tom Elliott and Robbie Simpson all netting after Danny Hylton had given the visitors an early lead.
An Ade Yusuff double helped Dagenham & Redbridge rally for a 2-1 victory at Accrington Stanley after Sean Maguire had put Stanley ahead.
Carlisle United continued their resurgence under Keith Curle with a 3-0 defeat of Stevenage as Brad Potts, Steven Riggs and Mark Beck got on the scoresheet.
Hartlepool United moved off the bottom as Michael Woods and Charlie Wyke struck in a 2-1 win at Exeter City, with Christian Ribeiro's late response proving just a consolation for the home team at St James Park.
Tranmere Rovers are now at the foot of the table following a 1-0 home loss to Plymouth Argyle, with Reuben Reid bagging the crucial goal, while Alex Lawless and Mark Cullen scored as Luton Town saw off Southend United with a 2-0 triumph.
York City took the lead at Newport County through Diego De Girolamo but then had Russell Penn sent off before going down 3-1, with Andrew Hughes, Chris Zebroski and Darren Jones scoring for County.
James Collins, Andy Mangan and Nathaniel Knight-Percival were on target as Shrewsbury Town came from behind to beat Cheltenham Town 3-1 after Byron Harrison put the visitors ahead just after half-time.
Portsmouth and Mansfield Town shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park in front of 15,585 fans, with Paul Robinson equalising for Pompey after Simon Heslop had broken the deadlock.