Palace pair Jack Hunt and Zeki Fryers couldn't prevent Rotherham United slipping to a 3-0 defeat to automatic promotion hopefuls Watford at Vicarage Road last night.
The former returned to the Millers line-up after missing a 5-0 defeat to Wolves on Saturday, with Fryers, who extended his loan spell at the Millers by a further month on the weekend, playing 90 minutes in both matches.
Those results leave Rotherham three points ahead of Millwall in the scrap for survival at the foot of the Championship, although the Yorkshire side boast a superior goal difference as they head into a six-pointer against the Lions on Saturday.
Elsewhere Barry Bannan's Bolton Wanderers side fell to a third defeat in a row as they were beaten 1-0 by second-place Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. Bannan's side had lost 4-1 to Nottingham Forest in their previous encounter on Saturday, but couldn't overturn Albert Adomah's first half strike and now occupy 16th in the table.
In League One Lewis Price's Crawley Town pulled off the result of the weekend as they beat table-topping Swindon Town 2-1 to do their survival chances the world of good. Gavin Tomlin's 88th minute winner secured back-to-back wins for the Red Devils and helped them to within a point from safety.
Another side who have claimed successive wins is Port Vale, with Ryan Inniss once again helping the Valiants to three points and a clean sheet against play-off hopefuls Doncaster Rovers. The teenage defender once again completed the 90 minutes on his home debut for the Staffordshire side.
Peter Ramage's Barnsley, having beaten Crewe Alexandra 2-0 on the weekend, picked up another victory at the expense of Scunthorpe United last night but the defender missed both games with a thigh injury, and Stephen Dobbie was an unused sub as Fleetwood Town beat Notts County 2-1 on Saturday.
Sullay Kaikai's Cambridge United drew 0-0 with AFC Wimbledon at the Abbey Stadium last night, but the winger was made to wait for his chance to get involved in the action once again. The teenager, who played the final 28 minutes of the U's 6-2 drubbing by Portsmouth three days earlier, got 25 minutes this time round but dragged wide a late effort as their search for a league win extends to seven games.
Also on Saturday, Jerome Binnom-Williams watched Southend United's 4-2 defeat to Stevenage from the bench as the Shrimpers lost their second consecutive game, having remained unbeaten in eight before this recent blip, and in non-league Gus Sow came on as a 77th minute substitute in Farnborough Town's 2-1 win against Eastbourne Borough.