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Coral Windows Stadium (ATT 10,782) 22nd February 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Evans

Bradford Bradford City vs Chesterfield Chesterfld

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Spireites claim slender win

Last Updated: 22/02/11 11:20pm

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Smalley: Scored only goal

Smalley: Scored only goal

Deane Smalley's goal gave title-chasing Chesterfield a 1-0 win and increased the pressure on Bradford boss Peter Taylor.

After six games without a win, John Sheridan's men have now registered successive victories over Lincoln and Bradford to issue a timely warning to the chasing pack in League Two.

Smalley, on loan from Oldham, marked his return from suspension by giving the leaders a 16th-minute advantage at Valley Parade on Tuesday night which they held despite late pressure from the Bantams.

Running on to Kieran Djilali's defence-splitting pass, Smalley wasted no time in pulling the trigger from just inside the penalty box.

Chesterfield should have doubled their advantage when the unmarked Djilali volleyed straight at Bradford keeper Lenny Pidgeley in the 38th minute.

Bradford improved after the break as substitute Jake Speight livened up their attack and Tom Adeyemi having a header well saved by Tommy Lee, but Chesterfield's defence stood firm with Dean Holden and Ian Breckin outstanding.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39