Chesterfield 4-0 Bury

Chesterfield punished 10-man Bury with three second-half goals in a thumping win to remain third in the league.

Gary Roberts put the hosts ahead, powering the ball into the roof of the net after missing two earlier chances.

Bury's Danny Mayor was shown a straight red card for a lunge on Matty Brown before the break.

Jay O'Shea added the second with a 25-yard effort before Marc Richards struck from close range and new signing Dan Gardner broke away for a debut goal.

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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Paul Cook

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Post-match: Chesterfield boss Cook

"Obviously, the sending off in the first half - they're always big talking points in football - enhanced our chances of winning the game. We took advantage of that and went on to play very well on the day.

"We've tried to go back to what we were about early on in the season - about moving the ball and having the belief in our play.

"If Jay O'Shea gets in the last third of the pitch he's unplayable. What we must do is ensure that those players get in that area of the pitch."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe2513841447
2Burton251366645
3Chesterfield2412841844
4Rochdale251348743
5Southend251267942
6Fleetwood241329941
7Oxford Utd2410951339
8Newport241086738
9Morecambe2710710-437
10Dag & Red269710034
11Plymouth25979-334
12Cheltenham25898-333
13Exeter259511-332
14York267109031
15Wimbledon258710-231
16Hartlepool258710-431
17Mansfield267811-929
18Wycombe247710-328
19Bury256910-427
20Portsmouth256910-927
21Bristol Rovers246810-426
22Accrington256811-826
23Torquay266812-1326
24Northampton255713-1422
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