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The Victoria Ground (ATT 3,778) 12th April 2014 - Kick off 15:07

Hartlepool Hartlepool United vs Chesterfield Chesterfld

Hartlepool 1

L James (24)

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Chesterfld 2

L Cooper (30)
E Doyle (49)

Pools slump to further defeat

Last Updated: 12/04/14 7:03pm

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Eoin Doyle: Netted the winning goal

Eoin Doyle: Netted the winning goal

Hartlepool suffered a fifth consecutive defeat as they were beaten 2-1 by promotion-chasing Chesterfield at Victoria Park.

Colin Cooper's side now sit just three points above the bottom three after a run of one win in eight games.

The Spireites had to come from behind to earn their ninth away win of the season - a result which took them five points clear of Fleetwood in the race for automatic promotion.

Pools took the lead in the 25th minute. Jack Barmby's pass fed Luke James in behind left-back Nathan Smith and the striker neatly curled in his 16th goal of the season from inside the penalty area.

The lead, however, lasted just five minutes.

A Dan Gardner corner landed in the six-yard area and centre-half Liam Cooper was on hand to knock the ball over the line.

The Spireites scored what proved to be the winner four minutes into the second half.

A crossfield ball from Marc Richards found Eoin Doyle at the far side of the penalty area and he cut inside before angling a deft chip over keeper Andy Rafferty and high into the net.

The visitors saw the game out comfortably and could have added to their lead, but substitute Armand Gnanduillet's low, angled shot was well saved by Rafferty.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
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