Sam Wood's early strike was enough to secure three crucial points for Wycombe Wanderers in their top-of-the-table clash with Shrewsbury Town.Wood opened the scoring inside 45 seconds and that proved to be the winner as the Chairboys leapfrogged the Shrews into second place in Sky Bet League 2.
Burton Albion remain top after a 3-0 victory over Accrington Stanley. Damien McCrory opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Stuart Beavon and Matthew Palmer made sure of the points late on.
Southend United made ground on the top three courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge, with Barry Corr's penalty sealing all three points for the Shrimpers after Joe Pigott and Ryan Leonard had scored either side of Ayo Obileye.
Bury consolidated their place in the Play-Offs thanks to Ryan Tafazolli's own goal in a 1-0 triumph at Mansfield Town, while Luton Town saw their top-seven hopes dented by a 2-0 defeat at Portsmouth, Matt Tubbs and Ryan Taylor netting for Pompey.
Dean Wells gave Stevenage an early lead but they suffered late agony as Robbie Simpson scored four minutes into injury time to earn Cambridge United a 1-1 draw.
Play-Off rivals Plymouth Argyle were also forced to settle for a point after a goalless stalemate at Oxford United.
Bottom-of-the-table Hartlepool United were given a helping hand by Morecambe defender Andrew Parrish in their battle against the drop, with his own goal settling the contest.
The 1-0 success moved Pools to within four points of Tranmere Rovers, who lost 1-0 to Northampton Town courtesy of Ryan Cresswell's effort.
York City and Carlisle United could find no way through as they each took a point away from a crunch clash at the bottom.
In a mid-table game, Adebayo Akinfenwa put AFC Wimbledon ahead after only four minutes but Dannie Bulman saw red midway through the half and Exeter took full advantage, with Tom Nichols scoring a double and David Wheeler netting once. James Hamon put through his own goal but it was too late for the Dons as they fell to a 3-2 defeat.