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Spireites extend lead

Spireites extend lead (©PAphotos)
Spireites extend lead (©PAphotos).

Chesterfield moved eight points clear at the top of npower League Two after a 2-0 victory at Lincoln.

Stephen Hunt's shot was tipped over for the hosts before Chesterfield took the lead after quarter of an hour through Craig Davies.

Davies then missed the chance to put Chesterfield two goals ahead when he missed a penalty five minutes later, Trevor Carson saving his spot-kick after he had been fouled by Adam Watts. However, Chesterfield did double their lead six minutes from time when Dean Holden headed home.

Wycombe had the chance to move into second place when they hosted Accrington Stanley but they failed to take advantage as they went down to a 2-1 defeat. Joe Jacobson put the visitors ahead two minutes from half-time but the Chairboys levelled through Scott Rendell's close-range shot seven minutes after the break. However, Accrington's Phil Edwards headed home in the 82nd minute for a shock victory.

Gillingham and Bury, seventh and sixth at the start of play, shared a 1-1 draw. Curtis Weston drove the ball home for the Gills before Ryan Lowe levelled from close range.

Asa Hall scored twice as Oxford won 3-0 at Morecambe to go level on points with Gillingham. Hall scored in the 30th and 66th minutes with Paul McLaren also on target with a 25-yard shot.

A late goal by Scott Laird guided Stevenage to a 1-0 win at Crewe while Torquay and Southend drew 1-1. Billy Kee put the hosts ahead in the 73rd minute before the Shrimpers levelled through Billy Corr nine minutes from time.

Northampton and Aldershot finished with the same scoreline, Ben Tozer giving the Cobblers the lead before Peter Vincenti levelled while Joe Devera scored an injury-time goal as second-bottom Barnet drew 1-1 at Cheltenham. Wesley Thomas had put the Robins ahead with half an hour left.

Hereford and Burton drew 0-0 while Macclesfield won 4-1 at Stockport.

Second-bottom Stockport took the lead through James Wallace in the 25th minute but the lead lasted only eight minutes before Macclesfield levelled through a long-range effort by Izak Reid. The visitors then went ahead through Tyrone Barnett before an own goal by Paul Turnbull and a Hamza Bencherif strike completed an emphatic victory.

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Crewe Alexandra
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Adam Watts
Northampton Town
Wesley Thomas
Phil Edwards
Bristol City
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Stephen Hunt
Stevenage
Hereford United
Ryan Lowe
Southend United
Cheltenham Town
Chesterfield
James Wallace
Craig Davies
Curtis Weston
Dean Holden
Ben Tozer
Gillingham
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Aldershot Town
Morecambe
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Joe Jacobson
Asa Hall
Joe Devera
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Torquay United
Accrington Stanley
Wycombe Wanderers
Paul McLaren
Scott Rendell

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