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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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2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37