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Highbury Stadium (ATT 4,521) 12th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Robert Lewis

Fleetwood Fleetwood Town vs Chesterfield Chesterfld

Fleetwood 1

J Parkin (89)

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Chesterfld 1

L Cooper (55)

Late Parkin goal denies Spireites

Last Updated: 12/10/13 7:33pm

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Jon Parkin: Celebrating late equaliser

Jon Parkin: Celebrating late equaliser

Chesterfield were foiled in their bid to open a gap at the top of League Two as Jon Parkin's late strike earned Fleetwood a 1-1 draw.

With Manchester United manager David Moyes watching from the stands, Town bossed the opening exchanges but struggled to create chances.

That allowed Paul Cook's men to gradually grow in confidence and cause all sorts of bother for their hosts.

Eoin Doyle and Tendayi Darikwa were especially lively while Fleetwood centre-back Ryan Cresswell was called upon to produce some big headers to stop the visitors taking advantage.

The home side thought they were ahead just before the break when Nathan Pond tapped in at the back post but the assistant's flag was raised.

After the break Chesterfield asserted themselves and took the lead from a set piece, Ritchie Humpreys' corner flicked on at the near post for Liam Cooper to apply the final touch.

Town should have found a way back when Antoni Sarcevic tumbled under the challenge of Ian Evatt but Jeff Hughes could only blaze the resulting penalty over the crossbar.

A late rally saw Town haul themselves back into it and, with one minute left, Parkin popped up at the back post to hammer home after Hughes had flicked on Junior Brown's cross.

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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 43 71
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 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39