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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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6 Bradford City 31 45
7 Doncaster Rovers 32 45
8 Fleetwood Town 32 44
9 Oldham Athletic 31 43
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13 Rochdale 30 41
14 Walsall 32 41
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18 Notts County 31 38
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20 Colchester United 32 34
21 Coventry City 31 33
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23 Leyton Orient 31 32
24 Yeovil Town 32 29