League One
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Chesterfield 3-0 Crawley Town

Eoin Doyle
Eoin Doyle joined Chesterfield from Hibernian in the summer of 2013

Chesterfield moved up to fifth in the League One table with victory over bottom club Crawley Town.

Izale McLeod had a goal disallowed for a foul for the visitors, while Jimmy Smith's header came back off the bar.

But Chesterfield took the lead when Eoin Doyle turned his man and fired a low shot past Lewis Price.

Jay O'Shea's 20-yard curler made it 2-0 and Doyle grabbed his 24th goal of the season two minutes later when he took advantage of a defensive mistake.

Crawley's best chance of the second half came when substitute Dean Morgan forced a good save out of Tommy Lee.

Doyle had a chance to complete his hat-trick but saw his shot well saved by Price when put through on a breakaway.

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Saunders on Chesterfield v Crawley

Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Sussex:

"I thought we were beaten by a better team on the night. We couldn't cope with the two strikers who caused us all types of problems, especially the big French boy, and the goals were bad from my point of view.

"They're a better team than us, they've been together for two-and-a-half years and it showed tonight and they've got some good players. I have to take the positives out of the performance and try and work on some of the best football we've played.

"I thought looking at both teams we've got some players who have played two games in three days and struggled with various issues. Physically we struggled."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2DarikwaSubstituted forTalbotat 80'minutes
  • 4Hird
  • 16Raglan
  • 3Jones
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forGardnerat 84'minutes
  • 5MorsySubstituted forHumphreysat 62'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 12Clucas
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 15Humphreys
  • 23Evatt
  • 24Banks
  • 25Talbot
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 31Wright

Crawley

  • 30Price
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 25Ward
  • 12Walsh
  • 3Dickson
  • 8SmithSubstituted forMorganat 66'minutes
  • 33ElliottSubstituted forBawlingat 66'minutes
  • 14Young
  • 26WordsworthBooked at 70mins
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 7mins
  • 9McLeodSubstituted forHarroldat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bradley
  • 10Morgan
  • 17Anderson
  • 18Harrold
  • 20Bawling
  • 21Tomlin
  • 27Dutton
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
5,329

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home20
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Crawley Town 0.

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Morgan (Crawley Town).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lewis Price.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lewis Price.

Attempt saved. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Jay O'Shea.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Drew Talbot replaces Tendayi Darikwa.

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Izale McLeod.

Foul by Sam Clucas (Chesterfield).

Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

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

Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Dean Morgan (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Attempt saved. Dean Morgan (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dean Morgan replaces Jimmy Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Marvin Elliott.

Hand ball by Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Sam Morsy.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Crawley Town 0. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Crawley Town 0. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chesterfield 1, Crawley Town 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon26166452252754
2Bristol City25166348222654
3MK Dons26157454252952
4Preston26138540261447
5Chesterfield2610883934538
6Rochdale251141045331237
7Fleetwood27107102726137
8Bradford2510693229336
9Sheff Utd2410683028236
10Notts County269893031-135
11Doncaster259882629-335
12Port Vale27105123338-535
13Peterborough26104123334-134
14Oldham2581073538-334
15Walsall268992628-233
16Gillingham2787123543-831
17Scunthorpe2486103340-730
18Coventry2779112737-1030
19Barnsley2585123438-429
20Crewe2685132544-1929
21Colchester2676133142-1127
22Leyton Orient2668123439-526
23Yeovil2767142139-1825
24Crawley2759132446-2224
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