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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Kristian Dennis (77' PEN)
  • Bradley Barry (63')
  • Billy Kee (68')
  • Mallik Wilks (82')

Pressure mounts on Caldwell after Chesterfield beaten by Accrington

A late strike from Mallik Wilks gave Accrington a 2-1 victory at Chesterfield in Sky Bet League Two and increased the pressure on under-fire manager Gary Caldwell.
Billy Kee fired Accrington ahead after Bradley Barry was sent off and although Kristian Dennis equalised from the spot, Wilks won it eight minutes from time.
Accrington should have scored in the third minute when Sean McConville was unmarked six yards out but Joe Anyon made an excellent save.
Anyon pushed Kee's header onto the bar in the 33rd minute and a poor first half ended with the Chesterfield goalkeeper turning over a 20-yard McConville drive.
Chesterfield forced Aaron Chapman into action when he blocked a Dennis shot in the 52nd minute but the home side were reduced to 10 men when Barry was red-carded in the 63rd minute for a two footed tackle on Seamus Conneely.
Accrington took advantage five minutes later when Kee fired past Anyon at the back post only for Dennis to level from the spot in the 77th minute after Conneely pulled him down.
But Wilks fired in from the edge of the area in the 82nd minute to leave Caldwell's future in the balance with the Spireites in the relegation zone with just a single win this season.

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English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Accrington Stanley 46 +30 93
2 Luton Town 46 +48 88
3 Wycombe Wanderers 46 +19 84
4 Exeter City 46 +10 80
5 Notts County 46 +23 77
6 Coventry City 46 +17 75
7 Lincoln City 46 +16 75
8 Mansfield Town 46 +15 72
9 Swindon Town 46 +2 68
10 Carlisle United 46 +8 67
11 Newport County 46 -2 64
12 Cambridge United 46 -4 64
13 Colchester United 46 +1 62
14 Crawley Town 46 -8 59
15 Crewe Alexandra 46 -13 56
16 Stevenage 46 -5 55
17 Cheltenham Town 46 -6 51
18 Grimsby Town 46 -24 51
19 Yeovil Town 46 -16 48
20 Port Vale 46 -18 47
21 Forest Green Rovers 46 -23 47
22 Morecambe 46 -15 46
23 Barnet 46 -19 46
24 Chesterfield 46 -36 38