Leon Clarke scored the only goal of the game as Chesterfield beat Bury at the B2net Stadium.

The Spireites could have taken the lead when Clarke put Scott Boden through, but Trevor Carson saved his shot well.

The deadlock was broken when Clarke converted a Noel Mendy cross into the box past the helpless Carson.

The Shakers' best chance of the game fell to Mark Cullen, who somehow missed from three yards out after Chesterfield keeper Tommy Lee dropped a cross.

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Chesterfield manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was obviously the result that we wanted and to get a clean sheet again is a confidence boost to the players.

"I want us to be a good side, I want my players to be good players but they've got to do the right things at the right times and sometimes we don't do it.

"We were in control of the game for most parts."

Bury manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought it was a better performance. I thought they should a lot more work ethic, desire, effort and all the stuff I asked for.

"Our biggest issue was we had a good start to the season and a good end to last season, so it's hard to keep that up sometimes.

"As soon as we get the first win all the recent defeats will be behind us, so it's just getting it and getting confidence back in the players."

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