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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
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1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18