League One
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Chesterfield 3-0 Fleetwood Town

Sam Hird
Sam Hird's goal was his first of the season

Promotion-chasing Chesterfield ended a run of four defeats with a convincing win over a Fleetwood side who had boss Graham Alexander sent off late on.

Caolan Lavery slotted in from 12 yards to open the scoring and Sam Hird bundled in a rebound for the second.

Antoni Sarcevic was then shown two yellow cards for dissent in quick succession, resulting in his dismissal before the interval.

Sam Morsy's low shot made it 3-0 before Alexander was sent to the stands.

Chesterfield climb to seventh place in League One, three points outside the play-off places. Fleetwood slip to 11th, four points outside the play-off positions.

Chesterfield assistant manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Leam Richardson: Chesterfield coach on Fleetwood win

"To a man the lads, with the effort and endeavour today, I thought they fully deserved the three points.

"It's two teams that know each other very well, players and management from last year and this year as well.

"But once the first goal went in the lads grew in confidence, got on the front foot and scored a good goal before half-time."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 23Evatt
  • 4Hird
  • 3JonesSubstituted forAriyibiat 10'minutes
  • 12Clucas
  • 8Ryan
  • 5Morsy
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forO'Sheaat 75'minutes
  • 24Banks
  • 13LaverySubstituted forHarrisonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10O'Shea
  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 18Harrison
  • 20Chapman
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 28Ariyibi

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 12mins
  • 5RobertsBooked at 17mins
  • 25JordanBooked at 67mins
  • 15Chicksen
  • 11HughesBooked at 52mins
  • 18SarcevicBooked at 44mins
  • 12Morris
  • 27HaughtonSubstituted forEvansat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 29McAlindenSubstituted forProctorat 57'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forMurdochat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Murdoch
  • 6Pond
  • 7Evans
  • 9Dobbie
  • 19Proctor
  • 30Hunter
  • 38Springthorpe
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
6,497

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away2
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

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

Booking

Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Attempt saved. Byron Harrison (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces Nick Haughton.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Byron Harrison replaces Caolan Lavery.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Gary Roberts.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jamie Proctor.

Attempt saved. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Fleetwood Town 0. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gboly Ariyibi.

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

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Attempt blocked. Caolan Lavery (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Liam McAlinden.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City33217562303270
2MK Dons33188767333462
3Preston32188651282362
4Swindon33187859352461
5Sheff Utd3215894637953
6Doncaster33139114140148
7Chesterfield33129124744345
8Bradford32129114138345
9Port Vale33136144245-345
10Peterborough33135154043-344
11Fleetwood33128133236-444
12Barnsley33135154348-544
13Oldham321110114148-743
14Gillingham33119134650-442
15Rochdale31125145243941
16Walsall331011123336-341
17Scunthorpe32118134448-441
18Crewe33116163255-2339
19Notts County32108143340-738
20Coventry32812123444-1036
21Leyton Orient3298154348-535
22Colchester3397173955-1634
23Crawley33810153557-2234
24Yeovil3379172648-2230
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