Southend United ended a run of four successive League One defeats with a 2-0 victory against 10-man Scunthorpe at Roots Hall last night.
The Blues are now up to 14th in the table.
In League Two Colchester United remain third after beating Forest Green Rovers 1-0.
After dropping to the bottom of the National League at the weekend Braintree Town stay at the foot of the table after drawing 2-2 with Sutton United.
And in the FA Trophy third qualifying round replay Brightlingsea Regent lost 2-1 to Hayes and Yeading.