Chesterfield survive late scare to see off slumping Shrewsbury

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League Two leaders Chesterfield came through what – in terms of league position at least – ranked as their toughest test yet at their new B2net Stadium with their unbeaten record there intact with a 4-3 victory over Shrewsbury.

The Spireites, who fought back from 4-1 down at home to Crewe earlier this month to sustain their proud record, almost fell victim to an incredible comeback themselves though when, having led 4-0, they allowed their visitors to net three times in the final 11 minutes.

Striker Craig Davies struck twice for the hosts to take his tally for the season to nine and the 24-year-old can be backed at 10/1 to be the division’s top goalscorer.

John Sheridan’s side are 4/1 joint-favourites to take the title after the team considered their biggest rivals, Port Vale (also 4/1), extended their winless run to four games with a bore draw away to Cheltenham. Chesterfield are now three points clear of both the Valiants and Bury (7/1).

For Shrewsbury, the promotion picture is looking progressively bleaker after Graham Turner‘s homecoming had got off to a terrific start. The one-time table-toppers are seven points off the pace down in fifth after collecting just five points from their last six matches.

The Shropshire club are out to 8/1 to finish first. See the full League Two football betting odds market here.

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