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Deva Stadium (ATT 3,060) 29th April 2008 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Woolmer

Chester Chester FC vs Stockport County Stockport

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Chester send Mansfield down

Point against Stockport enough for Blues

Last Updated: 29/04/08 10:00pm

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Davies: Safety secured

Davies: Safety secured

Chester secured their League Two status with a point against Stockport, sending Mansfield down to the Conference in the process.

Simon Davies' side already had a three-point cushion over the struggling Stags and have now made it four with just one game of the season remaining.

But they were indebted to a stunning late save from goalkeeper John Danby, who was forced into a double block to deny Tony Pilkington, who met Tommy Rowe's cross with a powerful header from just seven yards out.

Danby also had to be alert in stoppage time as Rowe tried his luck with a 25-yard free-kick, with the Chester No.1 again equal to the task.

Stockport had earlier seen substitute Adam Proudlock, brought on in the first half after an injury to Liam Dickinson, twice denied when one-on-one with Danby.

Proudlock also felt he should have had a penalty after being brought down in the area by Mark Hughes, but the referee waved play on.

The final whistle sparked wild celebrations at the Deva Stadium, but brought an end to Mansfield's 77-year stay in the Football League.

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1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37

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