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Proact Stadium (ATT 6,358) 29th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Berry

Chesterfld Chesterfield vs Morecambe Morecambe

Chesterfld 1

C Townsend (40, S/O 64)

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Morecambe 1

C McCready (29)

Mixed fortunes for Townsend

Last Updated: 29/12/12 6:54pm

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McCready: Opened the scoring

McCready: Opened the scoring

Conor Townsend scored his first league goal before he was sent off as Chesterfield were held to a 1-1 home draw by Morecambe.

Townsend cancelled out Chris McCready's opener with a superb free-kick but saw red early in the second half for an elbow.

Former Chesterfield goalkeeper Barry Roche brilliantly turned over a Liam Cooper header in the eighth minute before Drew Talbot headed against the crossbar from the resulting corner.

Roche then dived to his right to turn away a Danny Whitaker drive in the 17th minute, with Morecambe going ahead against the run of play when McCready's header was ruled to have crossed the line despite a superb reaction save from Tommy Lee.

Chesterfield deservedly equalised in the 40th minute when Townsend sent a 20-yard set-piece over the wall and inside Roche's left-hand post.

But his afternoon turned sour around the hour mark when he was sent off for what referee Carl Berry saw as an elbow on Will Haining.

The home side continued to dominate and Whitaker shot just wide in the 87th minute although it needed a fingertip save from Lee to deny Lewis Alessandra two minutes later.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
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1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13