Hartlepool sank deeper into relegation trouble after going down 3-0 at Burton, their sixth successive defeat.
Portsmouth all but secured their Football League survival after a swashbuckling 3-2 victory over Bristol Rovers at Fratton Park.
Colin Cooper admits Hartlepool face a grim battle for survival after seeing them sink to a disastrous sixth successive defeat.
Gary Rowett was delighted with Burton's 3-0 thumping of Hartlepool that kept them in the hunt for automatic promotion.
Darrell Clarke believes Bristol Rovers need "three or four points" to retain their League Two place after a 3-2 loss at Portsmouth.