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Globe Arena (ATT 1,285) 2nd October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: A Haines

Morecambe Morecambe vs Chesterfield Chesterfld

Morecambe 2

G McDonald (45+2)
L Alessandra (52)

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Shrimps halt Spireites' run

Last Updated: 02/10/12 11:05pm

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McDonald: Opens the scoring

McDonald: Opens the scoring

Morecambe recorded their first home win of the season with an excellent 2-0 victory over Chesterfield in League Two on Tuesday evening.

Gary McDonald gave the Shrimps the lead in first-half injury-time at the Globe Arena.

Richard Brodie delivered a cross from the left byline and McDonald sneaked in behind his marker at the far post to volley past Richard O'Donnell from six yards out.

Brodie was the provider again for the second goal after 52 minutes. Again he got the better of Terrell Forbes to provide the perfect chance for Lewis Alessandra to volley past O'Donnell from close range.

Chesterfield started the game brightly with Craig Westcarr stabbing an early effort just wide of the left-hand post after the ball broke free in the Morecambe box.

And the same player forced Barry Roche, a former Spireites, into a neat save after a slip from defender Robbie Threlfall gave him a free run on goal.

The Spireites, who arrived in Lancashire on an eight-game unbeaten league run, also should have scored after 16 minutes when Neal Trotman had a free header from a Westcarr corner. However, the defender missed the target with his effort by quite some margin.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
15 Cheltenham Town 43 52
16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39