Spireites come back to the pack

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 2, as leaders Chesterfield suffer a surprise defeat.

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Adam McGurk celebrates his second goal for Burton at Chesterfield

Adam McGurk celebrates his second goal for Burton at Chesterfield

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 2.

Sky Bet League 2 leaders Chesterfield suffered a surprise 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Burton and now lead the standings on goal difference alone.

Adam McGurk scored twice in a four-minute spell early in the first half and, despite shading the rest of the game, the league leaders could not find a response.

Rochdale and Exeter have the same points as Chesterfield but have conceded one and two more goals, respectively.

John Coleman's Rochdale had to rely on a late double from Ian Henderson to secure a 2-1 win at Cheltenham.

Troy Brown's scruffy effort had put the hosts ahead but Henderson struck twice in the final eight minutes to keep Dale in amongst the leaders.

Exeter had a much easier time of it on the road as they ran out 4-0 winners at Scunthorpe.

The home side were unbeaten in six league matches but a Liam Sercombe brace, as well as goals from Arron Davies and Sam Parkin, secured a straightforward victory for Paul Tisdale's side.

Morecambe missed the chance to go top and ended the day in sixth place after drawing 1-1 at home to Wimbledon.

Kevin Ellison scored early on for Morecambe but they could not add to their lead and were made to pay as Michael Smith levelled with a header at the start of the second half.

York had won back-to-back league games but their momentum was ended as they lost 3-0 at Newport.

Chris Zebroski and Lee Minshull struck to put the hosts on course for a win and the game was wrapped up when Danny Crow scored a minute from time.

Hartlepool played for over an hour with 10 men but were still able to pick up their fourth straight win after seeing off Plymouth 1-0.

Jack Compton was sent off after just 26 minutes but Luke James struck his sixth goal of the season 10 minutes after half-time to secure the points.

Accrington remain without a win in League Two but the bottom side did manage to take a point off Oxford following a 0-0 draw at the Crown Ground.

Fellow strugglers Northampton remain five points clear of Accrington after a 2-2 home draw with Dagenham.

Luke Norris' close-range effort put Northampton in front before the visitors turned the game on its head with quick-fire goals from Zavon Hines and Rhys Murphy.

But Aidy Boothroyd's side earned a share of the spoils when Ian Morris levelled just after the hour.

Max Kretzschmar scored the only goal as Wycombe won 1-0 against 10-man Bristol Rovers.

David Clarkson saw red in the first half for Rovers with Kretzschmar's 82nd-minute effort proving to be the difference.

Elsewhere, Bondz N'Gala's fourth-minute header was enough for Portsmouth to beat Bury 1-0 while Krystian Pearce was sent off in Torquay's goalless draw with Mansfield at Plainmoor.


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