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Chesterfield regain League Two top spot with hard-fought victory

| 12.12.2010

Chesterfield bounced back following two successive home defeats – their first in the league since moving to the B2net Stadium in the summer – with a 1-0 victory over Torquay that saw them return to the top of the League Two table.

The Spireites had a first-half strike from veteran striker Jack Lester to thank as they ended Torquay’s impressive six-match unbeaten record and – because Port Vale lost to Morecambe – they opened up a two point lead over the former leaders.

The triumph saw John Sheridan’s side pull level with Port Vale as 3/1 title favourites, however it’s far from guaranteed that they will head into Christmas in top spot as they face a tough trip to improving Gillingham next week, while the Valiants host poor travellers Barnet.

Port Vale’s loss to Morecambe in a match they dominated was something of a shock, as it was only their third of the season and came against a side who had won just two of their prior ten League Two games at their new Globe Arena prior.

Third-placed Bury failed to take advantage of the result though, losing 1-0 at Wycombe to stay two behind Vale and fall four behind Chesterfield. As a result, they are 6/1 to finish first.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.