League Two
Chesterfield3Torquay1

Chesterfield 3-1 Torquay United

Jay O'Shea

A Jay O'Shea brace gave League Two leaders Chesterfield victory over struggling Torquay United.

The Gulls took the lead when Shamir Goodwin burst through on goal and rifled the ball high into the net.

Eoin Doyle snatched an equaliser as he pounced on Torquay keeper Michael Poke's mis-kick and finished coolly.

But O'Shea fired in a left-footed volley to make it 2-1, and a precise right-footed effort sealed the three points for the Spireites.

Chesterfield regain their three-point lead over second-placed Scunthorpe, who beat Accrington 3-2 on Friday night.

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Post-match: Chesterfield boss Paul Cook

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Radio Sheffield:

"It was a poor game and great credit must go to Torquay.

"They came with a game plan - obviously to frustrate us - and then they get a goal.

"At this stage of the season, it's about results and we got one today.

"I'm pleased for the players, it wasn't pretty for the long time but we certainly got the job done in the end."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 7Darikwa
  • 15Humphreys
  • 12Ryan
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 10O'Shea
  • 5Morsy
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forHirdat 84'minutes
  • 2BanksBooked at 42minsSubstituted forGnanduilletat 55'minutes
  • 26GardnerSubstituted forRobertsat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 4Hird
  • 8Togwell
  • 9Richards
  • 11Roberts
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 35Dunbavin

Torquay

  • 1Poke
  • 2Tonge
  • 21Cruise
  • 7Mansell
  • 5Pearce
  • 29O'Connor
  • 17Goodwin
  • 6LathropeSubstituted forDownesat 75'minutes
  • 19StockleyBooked at 73minsSubstituted forWilkinsonat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12ChapellSubstituted forCameronat 81'minutes
  • 18Labadie

Substitutes

  • 3Nicholson
  • 4Downes
  • 9Hawley
  • 11Cameron
  • 13Rice
  • 25O'Brien
  • 27Wilkinson
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
5,912

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Torquay United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Torquay United 1. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Roberts.

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

Joss Labadie (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United).

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).

Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Sam Hird replaces Eoin Doyle.

Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United).

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Cameron replaces Jordan Chapell.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Torquay United 1. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jimmy Ryan.

Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Lee Mansell (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Conor Wilkinson replaces Jayden Stockley.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Aaron Downes replaces Damon Lathrope.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield311610551282358
2Scunthorpe311413445301555
3Oxford Utd311412543241954
4Rochdale30165948351353
5Fleetwood301641048341452
6Burton3014973429551
7Southend30138938281047
8Hartlepool31118123535041
9Dag & Red311010113839-140
10Newport2710983533239
11York32912113837139
12Plymouth30109112735-839
13Exeter30108123740-338
14Wimbledon31108133237-538
15Morecambe30108123440-638
16Cheltenham30812103540-536
17Portsmouth31812113543-836
18Mansfield31811123243-1135
19Bristol Rovers30810122832-434
20Accrington2989123441-733
21Bury28711103235-332
22Wycombe30710133339-631
23Torquay3078153046-1629
24Northampton3068162342-1926
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