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Proact Stadium (ATT 5,727) 13th September 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Pawson

Chesterfld Chesterfield vs Bury Bury

Chesterfld 1

L Clarke (66)

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Bury 0

Clarke earns Spireites victory

Last Updated: 13/09/11 11:07pm

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Clarke: Feeling at home already

Clarke: Feeling at home already

Leon Clarke scored on his home debut to earn Chesterfield a well-deserved 1-0 victory over Bury at the b2net Stadium.

The on-loan Swindon striker struck for the second game running midway through the second half, but substitute Mark Cullen fluffed a glorious chance to save the Shakers from a fifth consecutive League One defeat.

The Spireites made all the running without creating a clear chance until Clarke put Scott Boden in a minute before the interval, only for Trevor Carson to make an excellent save.

The home side continued to control the game in the second half and were rewarded when a low cross fell to Clarke, who placed a left-foot shot past Carson from 12 yards.

Bury had hardly threatened but a double change almost paid off when, first, Giles Coke forced Tommy Lee into a sharp save in the 73rd minute before Cullen somehow missed from three yards after the goalkeeper failed to hold a low cross.

Lee's 200th league start ended early when he went off injured six minutes from time but Chesterfield still kept a third successive clean sheet for the first time under manager John Sheridan.

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Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19