It wasn't quite the dream homecoming for Nigel Clough at Burton Albion, but the Brewers will sit top of the tree over Christmas.The Sky Bet League 1 leaders were involved in a six-goal thriller with Doncaster Rovers, but the spoils were shared at the Pirelli Stadium.
Gillingham moved into second with a 3-0 win at 10-man Millwall, but could be leapfrogged by Walsall if they can defeat Port Vale in Sunday's final #10in10 fixture on Sky Sports.
Out of the remaining sides in the Play-Off places, Coventry City were held to a late draw by Oldham Athletic, Wigan exacted revenge on Barnsley for their recent Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat, and Peterborough slipped to a 2-0 loss at Blackpool.
Sheffield United boss Nigel Adkins returned to his former employers at Scunthorpe United and came away with a 1-0 win, a scoreline matched by Bradford City and Swindon Town who were also victorious on their travels.
Here are the League 1 results from Matchday 22:
Friday 18th December
Southend United 4-1 Bury
Saturday 19th December
Barnsley 0-2 Wigan Athletic
Blackpool 2-0 Peterborough United
Burton Albion 3-3 Doncaster Rovers
Chesterfield 0-1 Bradford City
Coventry City 1-1 Oldham Athletic
Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Fleetwood Town
Millwall 0-3 Gillingham
Rochdale 3-1 Colchester United
Scunthorpe United 0-1 Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Swindon Town
Sunday 20th December
Walsall v Port Vale