Zach Hemming was between the posts for Darlington, who battled back from 2-0 down to earn a point against Hereford.

Tom Owen-Evans nudged the visitors in front before adding a second for a two-goal cushion inside the first five minutes of the second half.

David Syers halved the deficit before Jordan Nicholson helped extend the Quakers’ unbeaten run to six games when he lashed home the equaliser six minutes from time.

Aynsley Pears and Luke Armstrong started for Gateshead, but the Heed were held at home in a goalless draw with Sutton United.

There was no way through for the promotion hopefuls, with the point keeping Sutton inside the Play-Offs and Gateshead a point outside the top seven.

Striker Tyrone O’Neill made his first start for neighbours Hartlepool United, who were beaten 3-1 at home to Barnet.

Peter Kioso handed Pools the lead, but a quickfire brace from Manny Duku and Josh Walker’s late goal wrapped up the points for the away side.

George Miller was brought on from the bench for Bradford City, who collected a point on the road to Peterborough United.

The draw to promotion-chasing Peterborough brought a run of six successive defeats to a halt and Anthony O’Connor gave the Bantams an early lead.

However Bradford were denied a first league win since the beginning of October as Ivan Toney netted the equaliser just after the hour mark.

Connor Ripley and Accrington Stanley were beaten at home to Barnsley, who stretched their unbeaten run to four wins in succession with a 2-0 win.

Cauley Woodrow was on target for the visitors with less than 10 minutes before the break and Barnsley were reduced to 10 men in the second half when Zeki Fryers was sent off.

Despite being a man down, the visitors scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time at the end of the second half through Kieffer Moore.

Nathan McGinley and Forest Green Rovers were beaten in the final few minutes at home to Morecambe, with Aaron Wildig grabbing the winner.