Scunthorpe United thankful that Coventry City come back to snatch a point against Colchester United
COLCHESTER United missed the chance to move six points clear of the bottom four in League One last night - despite having lead 2-0 at Coventry City.
Two goals in the final 13 minutes - the second of which, from Carl Baker, came deep into stoppage time - ensured the Sky Blues came back to snatch a point and frustrate the U's survival hopes.
Two sides who did move further away from trouble, on a night when Scunthorpe United's game at Bury was postponed because of a frozen pitch, were Preston North End and Shrewsbury Town.
The Lilywhites won 1-0 at Notts County courtesy of Haydn Hollis' first-half own goal.
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That match watched by Iron manager Brian Laws because United travel to Meadow Lane this coming weekend.
Shrewsbury were surprise 3-2 victors at MK Dons thanks to another own goal, this time via Dons defender Anthony Kay, after they had earlier seen the home side cancel out the Shrews' 2-0 lead.
Portsmouth were the only side below Scunthorpe in the table to play last night and lost 1-0 at Leyton Orient.
In the race for promotion, top two Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield United were both frustrated by the weather.
Brentford were the only side though to really take advantage as they beat one of their top six rivals, Swindon Town, at Griffin Park.
LEAGUE ONE RESULTS: Brentford 2 Swindon 1; Coventry 2 Colchester 2; Leyton Orient 1 Portsmouth 0; MK Dons 2 Shrewsbury 3; Notts County 0 Preston 1; Stevenage 0 Bournemouth 1; Walsall 2 Tranmere 0; Yeovil 2 Crawley Town 2.