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St James Park (ATT 3,449) 20th December 2013 - Kick off 19:45

Exeter Exeter City vs Chesterfield Chesterfld

Exeter 0

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Chesterfld 2

O Banks (48)
M Richards (70)

Spireites climb to the top

Last Updated: 20/12/13 10:57pm

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Marc Richards: Scored Chesterfield's second goal

Marc Richards: Scored Chesterfield's second goal

Chesterfield moved to the top of Sky Bet League Two with a comfortable 2-0 win at Exeter on Friday night.

Midfielder Olli Banks headed the visitors into a 48th-minute lead and Marc Richards double their advantage in the 78th minute.

The visitors had the advantage of a strong wind in their favour in the first half, but rarely tested Exeter goalkeeper Artur Krysiak.

The one time they did was early in the game, but Tendayi Darikwa's long-range shot was pushed round the post.

Exeter's efforts were coming from distance with David Wheeler and Liam Sercombe both off target and they fell behind early in the second half when Banks rose to power in Callum McFadzean's corner.

The Grecians lost their way after that - they were poor throughout the second half - and just seconds after a double substitution, Chesterfield struck a second after a neat passing move ended with Richards waltzing through and side-footing into the corner.

Exeter gave it plenty of huff and puff after that, but were poor in the final third and managed only one effort on target throughout game.

Arron Davies missed their best chance when he dragged wide of goal from eight yards, while Chesterfield were happy to play out the game and assume pole position ahead of the weekend fixtures.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Luton Town 15 30
2 Wycombe Wanderers 15 29
3 Burton Albion 15 28
4 Shrewsbury Town 15 27
5 Bury 15 27
6 Plymouth Argyle 15 26
7 Newport County AFC 15 23
8 Morecambe 14 23
9 Southend United 15 22
10 Cheltenham Town 15 22
11 Cambridge United 15 21
12 AFC Wimbledon 15 20
13 Portsmouth 15 20
14 Stevenage 15 20
15 Accrington Stanley 15 20
16 Exeter City 14 19
17 Mansfield Town 15 19
18 Northampton Town 15 18
19 Oxford United 15 16
20 Carlisle United 15 15
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 15 15
22 York City 15 12
23 Tranmere Rovers 15 11
24 Hartlepool United 15 11