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Proact Stadium (ATT 4,891) 25th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Chesterfld Chesterfield vs Morecambe Morecambe

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J O'Shea (19)

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Shrimps sunk by O'Shea strike

Last Updated: 25/03/14 11:48pm

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Jay O'Shea: Match-winning goal

Jay O'Shea: Match-winning goal

Jay O'Shea's goal was enough to give Chesterfield a 1-0 win over Morecambe and keep them on course for automatic promotion.

The Spireites controlled the game and deserved their first home victory over the Shrimps, who did not test goalkeeper Tommy Lee in the 90 minutes.

Chesterfield made Ritchie Humphreys captain on his 700th career appearance and the hosts marked the occasion by taking the lead in the 19th minute when Eoin Doyle crossed from the right and O'Shea headed in from eight yards.

Doyle had a chance to double the lead just after the break as Mason Bennett played him in but ex-Chesterfield goalkeeper Barry Roche saved at his near post, and he denied the striker again before the hour when O'Shea put him through.

The visitors had not threatened but Kevin Ellison gave the home side a scare when he shot just wide from 25 yards in the 74th minute while Sam Morsy rattled the Morecambe crossbar five minutes later.

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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 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 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 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18