Oxford United climbed out of the League Two relegation zone with a 2-0 win against fellow relegation strugglers Tranmere Rovers, who remain bottom.
Morecambe moved into the playoff places by beating high-flying Burton Albion 2-0 away from home. Danny Rose, Danny Mayor and Ryan Lowe helped Bury cruise past Portsmouth to leapfrog Burton into second place.
Lewis Alessandra's first-half goal was enough to see Plymouth Argyle pick up all three points against Carlisle United, while Chris Whelpdale scored his fifth goal of the season to help guide Stevenage to a 2-1 victory over Accrington Stanley.
A second-half Graham Cummins goal cancelled out David Worrall's opener as Southend and Exeter walk away with a point each, and Mansfield Town and Cambridge United also shared the spoils with a goalless draw at the One Call Stadium.
Results in full: Burton Albion 0-2 Morecambe, Bury 3-0 Portsmouth, Cheltenham Town 3-2 Northampton Town, Dagenham & Redbridge 0-1 Newport County, Hartlepool United 1-2 Luton Town, Mansfield Town 0-0 Cambridge United, Oxford United 2-0 Tranmere Rovers, Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Carlisle United, Southend United 1-1 Exeter City, Stevenage 2-1 Accrington Stanley, Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 AFC Wimbledon, York City 0-1 Shrewsbury Town.