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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

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1 Shrewsbury Town 28 54
2 Burton Albion 28 54
3 Wycombe Wanderers 28 53
4 Luton Town 27 50
5 Southend United 28 50
6 Newport County AFC 28 46
7 Bury 28 44
8 Stevenage 28 41
9 Exeter City 29 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 28 40
11 Morecambe 28 38
12 Northampton Town 28 37
13 AFC Wimbledon 27 37
14 Cambridge United 27 36
15 Oxford United 28 33
16 Accrington Stanley 27 33
17 Tranmere Rovers 27 30
18 Portsmouth 27 30
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 28 30
20 Carlisle United 28 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 30
22 York City 28 28
23 Mansfield Town 27 28
24 Hartlepool United 28 21