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Proact Stadium (ATT 7,331) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Chesterfld Chesterfield vs Exeter City Exeter

Chesterfld 1

S Morsy (S/O 75)
E Doyle (pen 78)

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Exeter 1

M Grimes (18)

Doyle spot on in Spireites draw

Last Updated: 18/04/14 6:58pm

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Eoin Doyle: Netted from the spot

Eoin Doyle: Netted from the spot

Exeter remain deep in relegation trouble despite holding promotion-chasing Chesterfield to a 1-1 draw at the Proact Stadium.

A free-kick from Matt Grimes put the Grecians ahead and although the hosts had midfielder Sam Morsy sent-off, a Eoin Doyle penalty earned them a point 12 minutes from time.

Exeter got the start they wanted in the 18th minute when a free-kick just outside the area from Grimes deflected off the wall and into the back of the net, leaving goalkeeper Tommy Lee helpless.

Chesterfield created little until a Marc Richards free-kick forced Cristy Pym into a diving save five minutes before half-time.

Richards glanced a header just wide early in the second half but Exeter missed a great chance to double their lead when a mistake by Liam Cooper in the 52nd minute set up John O'Flynn but his shot went behind off Lee's legs.

Chesterfield were reduced to 10 men in the 75th minute when Morsy was shown a straight red card for a two-footed lunge on Grimes but the Spireites were level three minutes later when Doyle scored from the penalty spot after he was tripped by Danny Butterfield.

Lee made a stunning save to deny Scott Bennett in the 85th minute and Gary Roberts could have won it for Chesterfield but fired into the side netting.

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Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12