Torquay United 0-2 Chesterfield

Jay O'Shea

Chesterfield cruised past Torquay United to stay second in League Two.

Oliver Banks scored a superb opener, beating a defender and crashing an 18-yard strike that keeper Martin Rice got a hand to but could not stop.

It was 2-0 before the break when Armand Gnanduillet's off-target strike fell kindly to Jay O'Shea.

Rice made a fine save to keep out O'Shea's first effort, but the Spireites man bundled the ball home at the second time of asking.

The Gulls rarely threatened and are now just a point off the bottom of the table following Northampton's 1-0 win over Fleetwood.

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Chesterfield boss Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Paul Cook

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Post-match: Chesterfield boss Cook

"I think it's been a very good week for the lads. We've won three games, kept three clean sheets and scored seven goals.

"The lads must take all the credit. It was always going to be difficult for us travelling to Torquay at the end of the week.

"I'm very pleased, I thought we gave a very professional performance today."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd168531229
2Chesterfield16853929
3Rochdale16925529
4Fleetwood16916928
5Southend16826626
6Newport16754526
7Dag & Red16754426
8Morecambe16745125
9Wimbledon16736224
10Exeter16736124
11Burton16736024
12Scunthorpe16664-224
13Wycombe15636221
14Hartlepool16637021
15Mansfield16565-221
16Portsmouth15555-320
17Cheltenham16556-520
18Plymouth16547-519
19York16457-317
20Bristol Rovers16367-615
21Bury16358-414
22Accrington16358-814
23Torquay16358-1014
24Northampton16349-813
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