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Notts County 0-1 Chesterfield

Chesterfield debutant Caolan Lavery's goal wrapped up all three points as they beat Notts County at Meadow Lane.

Both sides traded chances, the quality of Notts keeper Roy Carroll and opposite number Tommy Lee keeping the game goalless at half-time.

But, in attempting to deal with a 67th-minute through ball, Haydn Hollis cannoned his clearance against Lavery and the ball sailed in over Carroll.

The home side sought an equaliser but the Spireites held on to win.

Chesterfield consolidate their foothold in the League One play-off places, in fifth, while Notts slip to 16th, seven points above the relegation zone.

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Shaun Derry on Notts County v Chesterfield

"I'm low. When you lose in that manner, it's a horror pill to swallow.

"Everyone who came to the ground will have an opinion on what this season has come to.

"I never got carried away at any point, but a few did at this football club. There's 54 more points to play for and I've not given up."

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Paul Cook on Notts County v Chesterfield

"We played well. We looked as though we always carried a threat, Jay O'Shea was excellent.

"You've got to play well when you come to these places. But you don't rest on your laurels.

"We move on to Tuesday night, to the Preston game. That's going to be a difficult game."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1CarrollBooked at 67mins
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 6HollisBooked at 9mins
  • 15ThompsonBooked at 45mins
  • 3Adams
  • 7Hayhurst
  • 5Mullins
  • 4SmithSubstituted forJonesat 65'minutes
  • 16NobleSubstituted forThomasat 76'minutes
  • 24Woolery
  • 27BajnerSubstituted forThompsonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Thompson
  • 12Thomas
  • 13Jones
  • 17White
  • 20Daniels
  • 28Edwards
  • 35Pilkington

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2DarikwaBooked at 80mins
  • 3Jones
  • 4HirdBooked at 83mins
  • 23Evatt
  • 12Clucas
  • 8Ryan
  • 5Morsy
  • 10O'Shea
  • 9GnanduilletSubstituted forDieseruvweat 85'minutes
  • 13LaverySubstituted forHarrisonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 17Duffy
  • 18Harrison
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Banks
  • 26Dieseruvwe
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
6,649

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Chesterfield 1.

Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Chesterfield).

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

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

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

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

Booking

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Garry Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

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

Booking

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

William Hayhurst (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Kwame Thomas replaces Liam Noble.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Sam Morsy.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Garry Thompson replaces Balint Bajner.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Chesterfield).

Hayden Mullins (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Liam Noble (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Byron Harrison replaces Caolan Lavery.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 0, Chesterfield 1. Caolan Lavery (Chesterfield) with an attempt from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

(Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Gary Jones replaces Alan Smith.

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

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Curtis Thompson.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Sam Morsy.

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Balint Bajner (Notts County).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City27177350222858
2Swindon28176554272757
3MK Dons28168459253456
4Preston28148642281450
5Chesterfield2811984236642
6Oldham28101083939040
7Sheff Utd2611693230239
8Rochdale261151047351238
9Bradford2710893532338
10Peterborough28115123535038
11Fleetwood29108112829-138
12Walsall2891092929037
13Doncaster279992833-536
14Port Vale29106133642-636
15Barnsley28105133741-435
16Notts County2898113035-535
17Gillingham2998123844-635
18Scunthorpe2696113742-533
19Crewe2895142851-2332
20Coventry29710122940-1131
21Colchester2877143446-1228
22Yeovil2977152341-1828
23Crawley2969142749-2227
24Leyton Orient2768133543-826
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