FA Cup action meant a reduced EFL schedule with eight games in total - four from Sky Bet League One, and four for League Two.
Charlton Athletic moved to within a point of the Play-Off positions with a 1-0 victory at home over Oldham Athletic. The win was secured by Stephy Mavididi who signed in midweek - the goal was his first strike in senior football.
Oxford United remain three points behind the Addicks. They hosted Blackpool at the Kassam Stadium and also won by a goal to nil.
Plymouth Argyle shot up the table and into 12th position with their home victory over the struggling Bury. The 3-0 triumph made it seven EFL fixtures unbeaten for the Pilgrims.
Northampton Town and Southend United kicked off an hour earlier than the rest, and the Cobblers came out on top. Prior to the day's action, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side had lost three on the bounce but ran out 3-1 winners over Phil Brown's side.
Three straight defeats heading into this afternoon…@ntfc got back to winning ways in fine style. A 3-1 win over @SUFCRootsHall. 👏 pic.twitter.com/Y0YQrwxU18— Sky Bet League One (@SkyBetLeagueOne) January 6, 2018
Accrington Stanley moved into fourth spot with an emphatic 4-0 home win over Chesterfield. The three points moved them onto 43 for the season - the same total as all other sides in the Play-Off positions.
Cheltenham Town travelled to in-form Colchester United and left with all three points. The Robins went a goal down but fought back after their hosts had been reduced to 10-men, to win 4-1.
If @CTFCofficial are going to score four, it’s more than likely this man will get himself on the scoresheet.— Sky Bet League Two (@SkyBetLeagueTwo) January 6, 2018
Mohamed Eisa. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/1v6OWBUouo
At the bottom, Morecambe and Forest Green Rovers both made progress with a victory.
The Shrimps were 2-0 victors away at Grimsby Town, which included a goal on his 300th appearance for Kevin Ellison.
Appearance number 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ for @ShrimpsOfficial. @KEVIN11ELLISON marked it with a goal, obviously. 👌 pic.twitter.com/1ERb9cBDiP— EFL (@EFL) January 6, 2018
At The New Lawn, Forest Green had their debut signing to thank for all three points. Reuben Reid got off the mark in style for his new club, netting the only goal of the game against Port Vale.