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Proact Stadium (ATT 7,232) 25th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Drysdale

Chesterfld Chesterfield vs Rotherham United Rotherham

Chesterfld 1

J Bowery (3)

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Rotherham 1

K Odejayi (51)

Spireites and Millers all-square

Last Updated: 25/08/12 9:08pm

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Odejayi: Snuck in late

Odejayi: Snuck in late

The clash between two of the League Two promotion favourites Rotherham and Chesterfield ended all-square in a 1-1 draw.

A mistake by goalkeeper Scott Shearer allowed Jordan Bowery to put the Spireites ahead early on but Kayode Odejayi hit back at the start of the second half.

The game was only three minutes old when Shearer came to the left edge of his penalty area but slipped on the wet turf and Drew Talbot crossed for Bowery to fire into an empty net.

The teams had to cope with appalling conditions during a torrential thunderstorm and there could have been further goals with Bowery seeing a 25th minute shot turned behind before Tommy Lee in the home goal saved brilliantly from Ben Pringle in first-half stoppage time.

Rotherham began the second period strongly and they were level in the 51st minute when Odejayi turned away from Sam Hird and drove a right-foot shot past Lee.

It needed a great block by Neal Trotman to prevent Pringle scoring four minutes later but Chesterfield thought they should have had a penalty in stoppage time when Jack Lester's goal-bound shot struck Ian Sharps on the arm.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39