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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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 13 28
2 Bury 13 26
3 Burton Albion 13 25
4 Luton Town 13 24
5 Plymouth Argyle 13 22
6 Morecambe 13 22
7 Shrewsbury Town 13 21
8 Southend United 13 21
9 Newport County AFC 13 19
10 Cheltenham Town 13 19
11 Cambridge United 13 18
12 Northampton Town 13 18
13 AFC Wimbledon 13 18
14 Portsmouth 13 17
15 Stevenage 13 17
16 Mansfield Town 13 17
17 Exeter City 13 16
18 Accrington Stanley 13 16
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 14
20 Oxford United 13 13
21 Carlisle United 13 12
22 Hartlepool United 13 11
23 York City 13 10
24 Tranmere Rovers 13 9