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Highbury Stadium (ATT 3,705) 20th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Andy Davies

Fleetwood Fleetwood Town vs Chesterfield Chesterfld

Fleetwood 1

A Mangan (68)

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Chesterfld 3

A Gnanduillet (44)
M Richards (45+2, 64)

In-form Richards downs Cods

Last Updated: 20/04/13 7:02pm

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Marc Richards: Bagged a brace

Marc Richards: Bagged a brace

Marc Richards' brace either side of the break helped Chesterfield secure a 3-1 victory against an out-of-form Fleetwood.

The home side dominated much of the first half as Jamille Matt, Gareth Evans and Ryan Crowther all enjoyed chances to open the scoring.

But Chesterfield grabbed the lead against the run of play when substitute Armand Gnanduillet headed home Conor Townsend's corner in the 44th minute.

And from the restart the visitors doubled their tally, Richards on the end of a long ball before firing a stunning 25-yard effort which was too good for Scott Davies - capping a stunning finish to the first half.

Richards then made it three-nil just after the hour mark, lashing home the rebound after Davies saved Sam Togwell's goalbound effort.

Andy Mangan's first goal since August gave the home side hope, a perfectly timed run to get on to David Ball's defence-splitting pass and a cool finish.

Had Mangan found the net again, first shooting wide from 18 yards before then looping the ball over the bar from close range, Fleetwood might have set up a grandstand finish but it was not to be.

As it was Chesterfield stood firm and are certain to finish above the home side, who are winless in five, but Paul Cook's side cannot now catch Bradford in the fourth and final play-off place.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27