Notts County celebrated news of their financial security with a 3-0 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge on Wednesday night to move into the Coca-Cola League Two play-off places.
Earlier in the day County announced they had found a new investor to cover all their debts, staving off the threat of administration.
And they were comprehensive winners over their fellow promotion hopefuls thanks to goals from Ben Davies (44), Lee Hughes (47) and an own goal from Abu Ogogo (85).
Leaders Rochdale were held to a goalless draw by Port Vale but still moved 10 points clear of Bournemouth while Rotherham climbed back into the top three.
They left it late against Chesterfield, though, Tom Pope netting the only goal in injury time.
There was no hangover for Accrington after their FA Cup exploits against Fulham as they recorded a 2-1 victory over Aldershot. Andrew Procter opened the scoring for Stanley after half an hour and, although Andy Sandell levelled from the penalty spot on the hour, Billy Kee won it for the hosts (75).
There was another defeat for bottom side Darlington, who remain 14 points adrift of safety.
Tadgh Purcell put the Quakers ahead against Northampton as they looked to build on their surprise win over Rotherham last week but second-half goals from Billy McKay (55) and Ryan Gilligan (70) sealed the points for Town.
The points were shared in an eventful 2-2 draw between Macclesfield and Morecambe at Moss Rose. Craig Lindfield put the hosts ahead in the 38th minute but Stewart Drummond (52) and Will Haining (64) turned the match around before Reneil Sappleton (83) grabbed an equaliser for Macclesfield.
Barnet looked set for a first win since October when Lee Sawyer (15) netted his first for the club against fellow strugglers Torquay but a Paul Furlong own goal in injury time ensured the match finished 1-1.
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