Chesterfield win big

  • Last Updated: February 25 2014, 22:45 GMT

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

Eoin Doyle: Scored as Chesterfield won 4-1
Eoin Doyle: Scored as Chesterfield won 4-1

Dan Gardner sparked a four-goal first-half outburst as Chesterfield went two points clear at the top of Sky Bet League 2 with a 4-1 win over Cheltenham.

The hosts were blown away by four goals in eight first-half minutes, with Gardner opening the floodgates after 22 minutes before Eoin Doyle (23), Oliver Banks (26) and Liam Cooper (29) also netted.

Byron Harrison replied in the 57th minute, but the Spireites were home and hosed by then.

The win took Chesterfield two points clear of second-placed Scunthorpe, who could only draw 1-1 with Bristol Rovers.

Team Score Team
Exeter 0 - 1 Wycombe
Fleetwood 0 - 4 Plymouth
Portsmouth 1 - 0 Accrington
Torquay 1 - 1 Burton Alb
Northamptn 2 - 1 Southend
Mansfield 1 - 4 Bury
Newport 1 - 2 AFC W'don
Cheltenham 1 - 4 Chesterfld
Scunthorpe 1 - 1 Bristol R

Sam Winnall struck after 22 minutes to put the Iron ahead, but Steven Gillespie intervened a minute from the end to deny them all three points.

Burton missed the chance to close to within two points of the promotion places as they drew 1-1 at Torquay.

The Brewers went ahead when Damien McCrory struck in the 33rd minute, but Elliot Benyon levelled seven minutes later.

There was a shock for promotion hopefuls Fleetwood as they were hammered 4-0 at home by Plymouth.

Goals either side of half-time from Reuben Reid (22) and Luke Young (47) put the Pilgrims two goals up, before Maxime Blanchard added a third in the 70th minute.

Conor Hourihane scored a fourth goal five minutes from the end for Plymouth, who pulled closer to the play-off spots.

Chris Hackett scored Northampton's decisive second goal in the 57th minute as his side beat Southend 2-1 to pull themselves off the bottom of the table.

Mathias Kouo-Doumbe had struck after seven minutes but the Cobblers' first lead lasted only 10 minutes before Michael Timlin equalised.

Late goals from Charlie Sheringham (85) and Kevin Sainte-Luce (88) saw AFC Wimbledon come from behind to claim a 2-1 win at Newport.

Ross Worner's 65th-minute own goal had put the hosts ahead, but they could not hold on.

A second-half double from Danny Nardiello lifted Bury to a 4-1 win at Mansfield.

After Danny Mayor (25) put Bury ahead, Nardiello netted after 56 minutes and again eight minutes later.

Sam Clucas (71) pulled one back but Jake Carroll responded immediately to restore the three-goal cushion.

Max Kretzschmar scored after 23 minutes to give Wycombe a 1-0 win at Exeter, while Jake Jervis scored in the 48th minute as Portsmouth beat Accrington by the same scoreline.


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