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Chesterfield 3-0 Gillingham

Sam Clucas scored twice as Chesterfield eased past Gillingham in League One.

Clucas fired past Stuart Nelson for the opener, before Jay O'Shea turned in Gary Roberts's cross to put the home side two goals up after 12 minutes.

Gills striker John Marquis's header was well saved by Tommy Lee before the half-hour mark, but Chesterfield had the better chances in the second half.

And Clucas's second goal sealed the victory to leave the Spireites three points outside the play-off spots.

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Kent:

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Edinburgh on Chesterfield v Gills

"For large parts of the game we were second best, but we gave ourselves a mountain to climb, being 2-0 down within 12 minutes.

"It is very uncharacteristic, but once you are chasing the game like that you leave yourself open to be picked off.

"It was about our naivety and slackness. It is a very disappointing night and extremely frustrating."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2DarikwaBooked at 52mins
  • 23Evatt
  • 4Hird
  • 25Talbot
  • 24BanksSubstituted forDieseruvweat 90+3'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 10O'Shea
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forOnovwigunat 90+3'minutes
  • 28AriyibiSubstituted forHumphreysat 83'minutes
  • 12Clucas

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 6Carter
  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 20Chapman
  • 21Onovwigun
  • 26Dieseruvwe

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 31Hoyte
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 3MartinSubstituted forHessenthalerat 31'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 15Morris
  • 16MuldoonSubstituted forMcGlashanat 55'minutes
  • 7Loft
  • 23DackBooked at 39mins
  • 10McDonald
  • 9MarquisSubstituted forNorrisat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Legge
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 13Galbraith
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
4,804

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Gillingham 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Oliver Banks.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Michael Onovwigun replaces Gary Roberts.

Attempt saved. Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Gillingham 0. Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Roberts.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron Morris.

Attempt missed. John Egan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Gboly Ariyibi because of an injury.

Delay in match Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) because of an injury.

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron Morris.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

John Egan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces John Marquis.

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

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron Morris.

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Morris (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Oliver Muldoon because of an injury.

Hand ball by John Marquis (Gillingham).

Booking

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

Oliver Muldoon (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Doug Loft (Gillingham).

Second Half

Second Half begins Chesterfield 2, Gillingham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Gillingham 0.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

goal

As It Stood

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4MK Dons37199972393366
5Sheff Utd361510115043755
6Barnsley37166155049154
7Peterborough37165164546-153
8Chesterfield36149135448651
9Fleetwood37149143741-451
10Rochdale351551560461450
11Bradford351311114440450
12Doncaster371311134547-250
13Port Vale37146174752-548
14Gillingham371211145054-447
15Walsall371113133641-546
16Oldham361210144556-1146
17Scunthorpe351110144753-643
18Coventry371013144251-943
19Notts County36119163646-1042
20Crewe37126193567-3242
21Crawley371010174264-2240
22Leyton Orient36109174752-539
23Colchester37107204461-1737
24Yeovil3889212858-3033
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