Gillingham increased their lead at the top of League Two by a point on a day where none of the top four teams could force a victory.
The Gills drew 1-1 at Aldershot, a result which looked better following Port Vale's 2-1 loss at Oxford United and Burton Albion's 3-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers.
A 20th goal of the season from veteran Jamie Cureton helped Exeter become the main beneficiaries after their 3-0 win over fellow promotion-chasers Northampton Town.
A crucial injury-time winner from Anthony Stewart gave Wycombe a 1-0 victory over Fleetwood, while Plymouth moved off the foot of the table after winning 2-1 against Barnet.
Morecambe ran out convincing 3-0 winners against Rochdale and Cheltenham kept up their promotion hopes with a 2-1 victory over now bottom side Wimbledon.
Results in full: Accrington 0-0 Torquay, Aldershot 1-1 Gillingham, Bristol Rovers 3-0 Burton Albion, Cheltenham 2-0 Wimbledon, Dagenham & Redbridge 0-1 Chesterfield, Exeter 3-0 Northampton, Morecambe 3-0 Rochdale, Oxford United 2-1 Port Vale, Plymouth 2-1 Barnet, Southend 1-1 Rotherham, Wycombe 1-0 Fleetwood, York 0-2 Bradford