Forest Green missed his chance to take first place in Ligue 2 by falling to his first loss in nine home games against Crawley.
Two goals from Tom Nichols sandwiched Jake Young’s equalizer and secured a 2-1 victory for the visitors, who extended their own unbeaten six games.
The result allowed Newport to maintain pole position in the standings despite the postponement of their home game against Exeter due to bad weather.
And Carlisle remained third despite their game at Harrogate being scrapped early on due to a frozen pitch, after Connor Kirby led the home side with a first-minute lead.
Fourth Cheltenham also did not enjoy a goalless draw at Colchester who extended their own winless run to five games.
It was also aimless between Grimsby and Oldham at Blundell Park, where former boss Paul Hurst watched from the stands ahead of his scheduled appointment to the Mariners.
Charlie Carter’s effort in the 22nd minute proved enough to Stevenage to get off the table as they clinched their first league win in five at home for Cambridge.
Southend came back to the bottom of the board after goals from Jobi McAnuff and Connor Wilkinson ended their recent revival and gave Leyton Orient a 2-0 victory at Brisbane Road.
Scott Quigley recovered a point from the penalty spot as Wheelbarrow draws 1-1 at home for Tranmere, who led James Vaughan’s lead in the 23rd minute.
The hosts ended the game with 10 men after Harrison Biggins was sent off midway through the second period.
Goals from Myles Hippolyte and Alex Gilliead saw Scunthorpe complete a two-game losing streak with a 2-1 win at Walsall, who had equalized early in the second period thanks to Wesley McDonald.
Bradford confront Port Vale ended scoreless at Valley Parade while Bolton v Morecambe was postponed due to coronavirus and snow related issues that explained Mansfield’s home game against Salford.