Swailes' superb 57th-minute volley fired the Dons to their first home win since New Year's Day, although they were fortunate

Chester missed a chance to break the deadlock in the 49th minute when Paul Butler saw his weak penalty saved by Dons goalkeeper Willy Gueret.

Paul Ince's side remain a point ahead of second-placed Peterborough who claimed a 1-0 win over Bury at London Road thanks to Dean Keates' 59th-minute winner.

Darlington moved into the automatic promotion places at the expense of Hereford after they eased to a 3-1 home victory over Brentford.

Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu (48), Julian Joachim (59) and Pawel Abbott (90) all found the net for the Quakers while Reuben Reid (82) netted a consolation for the visitors.

The Bulls slipped to fourth place after a Liam Dickinson penalty in the 54th minute gave Stockport a 1-0 win at Edgar Street.

Rotherham's play-off hopes took a hit after Ian Craney gave Accrington a 1-0 win at Millmoor while fellow contenders Wycombe lost 1-0 at Lincoln thanks to Louis Dodds' 66th-minute strike.

Peter Leven's 89th-minute winner gave Chesterfield victory over play-off rivals Rochdale at Spotland while Morecambe's dreams of a place are fading after Peter Bore (22, 25), Nick Hegarty (59) and Martin Butler (81) gave Grimsby a surprise 4-0 away win.

Michael Proctor rescued a point for Wrexham in their bottom-of-the-table clash with Mansfield at the Racecourse.

Mansfield took the lead when Keith Briggs' long shot deflected off Michael Boulding to wrong-foot goalkeeper Gavin Ward in the 53rd minute before Proctor levelled with a low 70th-minute free-kick.

New Macclesfield manager Keith Alexander was denied a dream start by a late goal from Notts County midfielder Richard Butcher as the Silkmen were held to a 1-1 draw at Moss Rose.

Izak Reid (22) had put the home side ahead but Butcher equalised in the 72nd minute with a looping volley from 20 yards.

Elsewhere Cliff Akurang (16, 54) and Albert Adomah (32, 45) helped Barnet to a 4-1 demolition of Shrewsbury, who had taken a 10th-minute lead early through Guy Madjo.

Dagenham's recent good form continued with a 2-0 win over Bradford at Valley Parade thanks to Mark Arber (30) and Ben Strevens (79) although Bantams striker Barry Conlon missed a chance to equalise from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute.