Rochdale moved 11 points clear at the top of Coca-Cola League Two after coming from 2-0 down to win 4-2 at Accrington.
After a goalless hour, Billy Kee set up first Michael Symes and then John Miles to put Stanley 2-0 up. But Gary Jones struck twice, the second after a deflection, to level matters before Symes and Dale's Jason Taylor were sent off for an off-the-ball clash. And Chris O'Grady scored his 20th of the season before Kallum Higginbotham's stunning stoppage-time clincher from the halfway line.
Bournemouth's promotion challenge suffered a blow as Ashley Chambers' last-minute goal gave Grimsby a 3-2 win. Jamie Devitt and Michael Coulson twice gave Grimsby the lead but Lee Bradbury and Liam Feeney levelled.
But Cherries sub Jeff Goulding was dismissed within a minute of his introduction for lashing out at Town debutant Jude Stirling and Chambers settled the match after Stirling's long throw caused havoc.
Bournemouth's slip allowed Notts County to move into second place after Mike Edwards struck his third goal of the season to earn a 1-0 victory over Crewe, but the game ended in ugly scenes as Luke Rodgers and Ashley Westwood were both dismissed after the former Crewe striker high-kicked the defender, sparking a melee.
Rotherham trail the promotion places by two points after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bury.
Chesterfield were denied victory in a dramatic finish at Burton. Ishmel Demontagnac and Scott Boden had put the Spireites 2-1 up, Russell Penn scoring for Albion, but Burton were handed a chance from the penalty spot two minutes from time.
Tommy Lee saved Shaun Harrad's effort, but Greg Pearson turned in Paul Boertien's cross deep into stoppage time to level the match.
Oliver Bozanic and the impressive Marvin Morgan earned Aldershot a 2-0 win over Shrewsbury, the two teams lurking on the fringes of the play-off picture, while Danny Green scored twice and set up the other for Abu Ogogo as Dagenham and Redbridge won 3-1 at home to Macclesfield, who had led through Lee Bell.
Cheltenham were held 1-1 at home by improving Port Vale. Davide Somma scored twice as Lincoln edged out Torquay 3-2 at Plainmoor, David Livermore and Albert Adomah earned Barnet a 2-1 win away to basement club Darlington, while Hereford beat Bradford 2-0 thanks to Mathieu Manset and Jake Jervis.
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