Clarke earns Spireites victory
Last Updated: September 13, 2011 11:07pm
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.
npower League 1
Tue 13th Sep
Brentford1 - 1Colchester
Chesterfld1 - 0Bury
Exeter1 - 1Notts Co
Leyton Or1 - 3Bournemth
Rochdale1 - 0Scunthorpe
Sheff Utd0 - 3Huddersfld
Stevenage5 - 1Sheff Wed
Tranmere1 - 2Carlisle
Walsall0 - 1Oldham
Yeovil1 - 0Wycombe
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