Spireites shock defeat: Hereford United 3 Chesterfield 0

Spireites: Reports, news, reaction and more from Chesterfield FC with The Star.
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Hereford thrashed League Two leaders Chesterfield to move eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Stuart Fleetwood put the home side into an early lead with a firm header from Joe Colbeck’s cross from the left.

Craig Davies hit the post for the visitors after the break but Steven Leslie doubled Hereford’s lead with a low drive from 20 yards.

Colbeck curled in a third from 18 yards for the Bulls as they secured only their fourth home win of the season.

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RESULTS: Saturday, April 9, 2011.

Sheffield United 1 Middlesbrough 2

Barnsley 4 Bristol City 2

Doncaster Rovers 1 Cardiff City 3

League 1:

Brighton 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0

League 2:

Cheltenham Town 1 Rotherham United 1

Hereford United 3 Chesterfield 0

UPCOMING FIXTURES:

Tuesday, April 12 (All kick offs 7.45pm BST):

Championship:

Sheffield United v Cardiff

Barnsley v QPR

Doncaster v Preston