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Proact Stadium (ATT 7,680) 26th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Chesterfld Chesterfield vs Hartlepool United Hartlepool

Chesterfld 1

T Darikwa (31)

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Hartlepool 1

M Dolan (pen 48)
A Monkhouse (S/O 69)

Spireites remain at the top

Last Updated: 26/12/13 6:12pm

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Tendayi Darikwa: Opened the scoring

Tendayi Darikwa: Opened the scoring

Chesterfield maintained their lead at the top of League Two despite Hartlepool fighting for a 1-1 draw, their fourth successive stalemate.

The Spireites went ahead on the half-hour when Marc Richards crossed from the left and Tendayi Darikwa, coming in from the right, smashed a right-foot volley into the far corner of the Hartlepool net.

The visitors were level three minutes into the second half when substitute James Poole was brought down by Sam Hird as he chased a long ball into the Chesterfield box and Matty Dolan tucked the penalty kick under Lee's dive into the corner of the net.

Banks and Richards both put chances over the bar before Pools keeper Scott Flinders messed up his clearance and was grateful to see Christian Burgess block Gnanduillet's goal-bound follow-up.

Hartlepool were reduced to 10 men in the 68th minute when Andy Monkhouse, booked earlier for diving, picked up a second yellow card for a foul on Drew Talbot but they held on for the draw.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Morecambe 3 9
2 Burton Albion 3 9
3 Shrewsbury Town 3 7
4 Portsmouth 3 7
5 AFC Wimbledon 3 7
6 Cheltenham Town 3 7
7 Wycombe Wanderers 3 6
8 Southend United 3 6
9 Mansfield Town 3 6
10 Plymouth Argyle 3 4
11 Tranmere Rovers 3 4
12 Bury 3 4
13 Cambridge United 3 4
14 Luton Town 3 4
15 Northampton Town 3 4
16 Stevenage 3 4
17 York City 3 3
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 3 3
19 Carlisle United 3 1
20 Exeter City 3 1
21 Oxford United 3 0
22 Newport County AFC 3 0
23 Hartlepool United 3 0
24 Accrington Stanley 3 0