Only two games in League One survived the international call-ups that saw every other third-tier game postponed.

And the game involving the side closest to Carlisle United saw them remain close to the danger zone.

Shrewsbury Town could have moved into the top half but instead were thrashed at Blackpool.

The Shrews lost 4-0 at Bloomfield Road as Jake Beesley's double, a Jordan Rhodes penalty and Kyle Joseph's strike earned the eighth-placed hosts an emphatic win.

Matt Taylor's Shrewsbury remain 16th, four points above the relegation zone having now played at least a game more than all the sides below them.

They are six points above the Cumbrians, who return to action at home to Charlton Athletic next weekend.

The day's other League One game saw Stevenage maintain their impressive form at the top end of the division.

News and Star: Steve Evans celebrates Stevenage's win over LincolnSteve Evans celebrates Stevenage's win over Lincoln (Image: PA)

Jamie Reid's goal was enough for a 1-0 victory over Lincoln City for Steve Evans' side, with Michael Skubala suffering defeat in his first game as Imps head coach.

Stevenage moved up to fourth, with Lincoln remaining tenth.

Carlisle will resume their season third bottom and three points below the safety line when Charlton visit Brunton Park on Saturday, November 25.