Spireites shine with victory over Gills

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Chesterfield strengthened their position at the top of the npower League Two table with a 2-0 victory at Gillingham.

Deane Smalley scored early in each half to send the Spireites six points clear of second-placed Wycombe.

Crewe moved up to third thanks to a 2-1 victory at home to Bradford, despite playing the second half with 10 men, as Rotherham, Port Vale and Shrewsbury all failed to win.

Clayton Donaldson put Crewe in front and Byron Moore restored their lead a minute after Shane Duff's equaliser. Donaldson was sent off on the stroke of half-time but Crewe still held on.


Rotherham were hammed 3-0 at Stevenage with goals from Peter Winn, Byron Harrison and Scott Laird.

Vale drew 0-0 with Barnet, while Shrewsbury went down 3-1 at Oxford who moved up to seventh. James Constable's second-half brace proved the difference after Mark Wright had cancelled out Asa Hall's opener for Oxford.

Lincoln won 2-1 at Cheltenham thanks to goals from Stephen Hunt and Josh O'Keefe, Frankie Artus replying for the hosts.

Bilel Mohsni scored twice as Southend ran in four first-half goals in their 4-1 home win over Macclesfield.

Ryan Hall and Craig Easton were also on the scoresheet for the Shrimpers, Colin Daniel with Macclesfield's consolation.

Michael Townsend scored the winner in Hereford's 2-1 win over Morecambe. Stewart Drummond had cancelled out Joe Colbeck's opener to bring Morecambe level.

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