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Chesterfield 3-2 Peterborough United

Chesterfield survived a Peterborough United fightback to leapfrog their fellow League One play-off chasers.

The Spireites established a three-goal lead, with Eoin Doyle leading the way by turning in his 20th goal of the season from a Tendayi Darikwa cross.

Doyle teed up Armand Gnanduillet for a second and after the break the prolific Irishman lashed in from 20 yards.

Posh rallied as Michael Bostwick headed in and Marcus Maddison's cross deceived keeper Tommy Lee, but it came too late.

Ninth-placed Chesterfield are now two points adrift of the play-offs, with Posh a point further back.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 23Evatt
  • 16RaglanBooked at 47mins
  • 12ClucasBooked at 79mins
  • 18BocoSubstituted forO'Sheaat 75'minutes
  • 4Hird
  • 15HumphreysBooked at 77mins
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forBanksat 75'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 9GnanduilletSubstituted forJonesat 60'minutes
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 7Gardner
  • 10O'Shea
  • 24Banks
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 30Beresford
  • 31Wright

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 6Bostwick
  • 25Zakuani
  • 21BurgessBooked at 66mins
  • 2SmithSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 75'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 8PayneSubstituted forMaddisonat 28'minutes
  • 35Beautyman
  • 17Newell
  • 10Oztumer
  • 9James
  • 20McLeanSubstituted forWashingtonat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Vassell
  • 13Day
  • 14Washington
  • 15Anderson
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 22Almeida Santos
  • 30Maddison
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
8,353

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Peterborough United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Peterborough United 2.

Attempt saved. Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Michael Smith.

Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United).

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Washington (Peterborough United).

Booking

Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sam Clucas (Chesterfield).

Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Romuald Boco.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Gary Roberts.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Peterborough United 2. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

Joe Newell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Peterborough United 1. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Maddison following a set piece situation.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

Conor Washington (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Conor Washington replaces Aaron McLean.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Daniel Jones replaces Armand Gnanduillet because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Peterborough United 0. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Newell (Peterborough United).

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chesterfield 2, Peterborough United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Peterborough United 0.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City22136339211845
2MK Dons21135348192944
3Swindon22135443222144
4Preston22135435201544
5Bradford229673026433
6Sheff Utd229672826233
7Rochdale2294939291031
8Notts County218762723431
9Chesterfield228773231131
10Peterborough2293103029130
11Oldham227962933-430
12Port Vale228592931-229
13Doncaster218582327-429
14Fleetwood227692122-127
15Walsall226972022-227
16Barnsley2275103235-326
17Scunthorpe217592836-826
18Gillingham226792632-625
19Coventry226792431-725
20Leyton Orient2257102934-522
21Crawley2257102136-1522
22Crewe2264121940-2122
23Colchester2255122740-1320
24Yeovil2255121933-1420
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