Tranmere had gone top with a win over Luton on Friday but Adam Boyd’s solitary goal was enough to hand the Os a three-point lead at the top.
Boyd’s finishwas the only tangible difference in an otherwise scrappy game.
Hartlepool climbed to third despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Swindon.
Ex-Owl Jon-Paul McGovern put the Robins in front but Joel Porter stepped off the bench to draw the sides level.
Nottingham Forest finally got a first win as goals at either end of the match secured a 2-0 win at Port Vale.
Paul Edwards put the ball past his own goalkeeper before Luke Chambers got on the scoresheet to give Colin Calderwood’s side three points.
Huddersfield scored in injury time at the Galpharm Stadium but could not prevent themselves going down 3-2 to Cheltenham.
Malvin Kamara scored first for the hosts before Damian Spencer (two) and John Finnigan heaped on the pressure. Richard Keogh responded in injury time.
Southend had Garry Richards sent off but still managed to win1-0 at Oldham thanks to Leon Clarke.
Walsall moved off the bottom, and out of the relegation places, with a gutsy 2-1 win over Millwall.