Another poor weekend saw just a point apiece accrued for Nobes and Turls, and Lakes register nothing. Nobody saw Boston's defeat at Lowestoft in the FA Cup on the horizon, nor Preston's impressive win at Leicester.
Forest's win at Plymouth meant that Nobes opened up a two-point advantage at the top though, and Turls moved level on points with Lakes as the race intensifies.
Two games this midweek, with both Preston and Forest in league action at home.
Nottingham Forest vs. Scunthorpe United
Lakes: Forest 1-0 Scunthorpe United
Nobes: Forest 2-1 Scunthorpe United
Turls: Forest 2-0 Scunthorpe United
Preston North End vs. Reading
Lakes: PNE 3-1 Reading
Nobes: PNE 1-0 Reading
Turls: PNE 2-0 Reading