Football

Spireites on the brink

Spireites on the brink (©PAphotos)
Spireites on the brink (©PAphotos).

Chesterfield will have to wait a little longer to guarantee promotion from npower League Two despite enjoying a 2-1 win over Macclesfield.

The Spireites would have gone up had they won and Shrewsbury failed to take three points against Stockport - but the Shrews won 2-0.

It was Macclesfield who took the lead at the B2net Stadium, Dean Holden's challenge on Emile Sinclair earning a penalty for the Silkmen, Lewis Chalmers converting. However, the league leaders hit back through Craig Davies, who hit a 20-yard shot into the top right-hand corner of the goal before Danny Whitaker slotted home with 14 minutes left.

Bury remain second after a 2-0 win over Barnet, Nicholas Ajose and Mike Jones scoring both goals in the first 20 minutes.

Wycombe stay third after having to come from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Northampton.

Shaun Harrad's penalty and a Guillem Bauza strike put the Cobblers 2-0 up, Scott Donnelly and Leon Johnson hitting back for the Chairboys.

Shrewsbury were 2-0 up after just 20 minutes in their game against County, Tom Bradshaw opening the scoring in the 17th minute with Nicky Wroe converting a penalty three minutes later.

Torquay, Stevenage and Gillingham - who started the day in the remaining play-off places - all drew.

The Gulls were held to a goalless draw by visiting Port Vale, while Stevenage shared four goals at home to Aldershot.

Darius Charles put the hosts ahead in the ninth minute before a double by Alex Rodman gave the visitors the lead, Luke Foster drawing Stevenage level.

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Topics:
Shrewsbury Town
Danny Whitaker
Luke Foster
Northampton Town
Nicky Wroe
Leon Johnson
Football
Scott Donnelly
Guillem Bauza
Lewis Chalmers
Stevenage
Port Vale
Darius Charles
Chesterfield
Alex
Craig Davies
Dean Holden
Gillingham
Mike Jones
League Two
Macclesfield Town
Aldershot Town
Emile Sinclair
Barnet
Torquay United
Wycombe Wanderers
Shaun Harrad

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