Sunderland are back up to fifth in the League One table after a much-needed 2-1 win at Cambridge United.
Alex Pritchard's corner found the net in the first half before Sam Smith scored the equaliser, but Broadhead got the winner with a shot from outside the box.
It was a welcome three points for Lee Johnson's men after the disappointment of Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury, with the pace at the top of the table starting to pick up.
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Here's how the Black Cats' rivals got on this weekend.
Rotherham's 0-0 draw with Oxford allowed Wigan to close in on the Millers at the top of the League One table, with only goal difference separating the two sides.
Wigan moved up to second Callum Lang scored a late winner against Plymouth, who now drop down to fourth.
The Latics took the lead through Will Keane but his goal was cancelled out just eight minutes later by Danny Mayor before Lang's late goal sealed the three points.
Wycombe missed the chance to go top after being held to a 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.
Anis Mehmeti's strike saw the Chairboys take the lead before Olamide Shodipo levelled just before the break.
Josh Windass put the Owls in front five minutes into the second half but Jordan Obita was able to save a point for the visitors, scoring direct from a free-kick.
A brace from Matt O'Riley helped MK Dons move back into the play-off places after beating Morecambe 4-0.
Mo Eisa opened the scoring for the Dons before O'Riley got his first before half-time.
Harry Darling netted his third of the campaign and O'Riley scored again towards the end of the game for MK to return to winning ways.
Burton made it back-to-back wins with a 2-0 victory against Doncaster with Tom O'Connor and Daniel Jebbison netting for the Brewers.
Callum Johnson scored in the 84th minute to earn a point for managerless Fleetwood who drew 2-2 at Wimbledon.
It was a good start for interim manager Stephen Crainey as Ged Garner opened the scoring for the visitors.
Second-half with goals from Ayoub Assal and Luke McCormick saw Wimbledon hit back to take the lead, but Johnson's late header levelled the score.
A brace from Alfie May was not enough for the win as Cheltenham drew 2-2 with Bolton.
May struck in the opening 15 minutes before Xavier Amaechi drew level and the Reds' top scorer netted again before half-time.
Elias Kachunga found the equaliser in the second half with a top corner strike for the Trotters.
Colby Bishop marked his return from suspension to score the sole goal for Accrington to beat Lincoln.
There were late winners for Portsmouth and Shrewsbury as Gillingham's Jack Tucker scored an own goal in stoppage time for Pompey to earn a fourth consecutive league win, while Daniel Udoh's late winner saw the Shrews end Charlton's six-game unbeaten run.
Sunderland host Oldham on Wednesday night (December 1) in the Papa John's Trophy second round, before taking on Oxford United at the Stadium of Light next Saturday (December 4).
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