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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 4,855) 27th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Chesterfield Chesterfld

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J O'Shea (52, 79)

Spireites back in League One

Last Updated: 28/04/14 10:37am

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Jay O'Shea: Celebrates scoring his first goal

Jay O'Shea: Celebrates scoring his first goal

Chesterfield clinched promotion back to League One after a two-year absence with a 2-0 victory at Burton.

Jubilant fans swarmed onto the Pirelli Stadium pitch at the end to salute their heroes after a Jay O'Shea double eased the Spireites to victory.

Now Paul Cook's men can set their sights on ending the campaign as champions after moving to the top of the table on goal difference.

Chesterfield dominated the opening period despite twice having to reorganise because of injuries to defender Liam Cooper and midfield schemer Danny Kearns.

Burton keeper Dean Lyness had to palm away Eoin Doyle's angled shot but needed the crossbar to come to his rescue in the 40th minute after Sam Hird got a firm header to a Gary Roberts corner kick.

The Spireites made the breakthrough in the 52nd minute after a mistake by Burton's Robbie Weir presented substitute Ritchie Humphreys with the chance to set up O'Shea for a low shot into the bottom corner of the net.

Roberts went close to increasing the visitors' lead with dipping 25-yard free kick.

Victory for Paul Cook's men was sealed in the 79th minute when O'Shea headed in from close range after Doyle's cross had been parried by Lyness.

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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

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