Young defensive duo Zac Ashworth and Caleb Taylor both helped their loan sides to a clean sheet in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon.
Ashworth completed 90 minutes for Burton Albion who recorded another big victory, beating Exeter City 1-0 on home soil.
Sam Winnall scored the game’s only goal just six minutes from time to hand Zac’s men a third straight league win.
Taylor played the entirety of the encounter for Cheltenham Town as they drew 0-0 with Accrington Stanley at the Completely-Suzuki Stadium.
The result leaves the Robins two points above the drop zone and one point behind Ashworth’s Brewers.
In the Sky Bet Championship, Cedric Kipre’s Cardiff City side were beaten 3-1 at home by Alex Mowatt’s Middlesbrough.
Kipre played the full match, while Mowatt remained on the substitutes bench.
Marcus Forss handed the visitors the lead but the Bluebirds equalised through Sory Kaba. Cameron Archer put Boro in front once more, before Riley McGree wrapped up the points in the last minute.
Tom Fellows was in action for Crawley Town in Sky Bet League Two, playing 91 minutes of their 2-2 draw with Crewe Alexandra at the Broadfield Stadium.
Fellows was replaced in second-half stoppage time by Joel Lynch, before the hosts went on to grab a 97th-minute equaliser courtesy of Ben Gladwin.
Tom’s team had earlier gone ahead in the contest when Luke Offord scored an own goal, but Crewe hit back to lead 2-1 thanks to efforts from Dan Agyei.
Finally, two youngsters earned valuable senior minutes in the Vanarama National League North.
Goalkeeper Ted Cann made his Leamington debut at Bradford Park Avenue, but sadly it was an afternoon to forget for the Breaks as they were on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline.
Forward Mo Faal completed another full game for league leaders AFC Fylde, who won 3-0 at his former side AFC Telford United.