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Chesterfield 1-0 Crewe Alexandra

Chesterfield right-back Tendayi Darikwa hit his first goal of the season to boost his side's League One play-off bid and put Crewe in relegation danger.

Darikwa headed home Gary Roberts' clever chip to the back post midway through the first half to secure the Spireites a fourth straight win.

Jay O'Shea was denied by the woodwork after the interval as the home side ran out deserved winners.

Crewe slip back into the bottom four, as Crawley won and Leyton Orient drew.

But the Alex are only in the drop zone on goal difference and are just two points away from 15th-placed Walsall.

Chesterfield, meanwhile, remain in sixth, four points ahead of Rochdale, who have a game in hand.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 23Evatt
  • 4Hird
  • 25Talbot
  • 5Morsy
  • 8Ryan
  • 10O'Shea
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forHumphreysat 90'minutes
  • 28AriyibiSubstituted forGardnerat 73'minutes
  • 12Clucas

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 18Harrison
  • 24Banks
  • 32Flatt

Crewe

  • 44Rachubka
  • 24Leigh
  • 30Tate
  • 4Davis
  • 7Turton
  • 28NessBooked at 42mins
  • 20JonesBooked at 54minsSubstituted forColcloughat 65'minutes
  • 8Atkinson
  • 10InmanSubstituted forHaberat 89'minutes
  • 34IkpeazuSubstituted forAjoseat 73'minutes
  • 12Dalla Valle

Substitutes

  • 3Guthrie
  • 5Ray
  • 18Nolan
  • 25Haber
  • 27Colclough
  • 33Stewart
  • 35Ajose
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
6,942

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Attempt missed. Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Gary Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Marcus Haber replaces Bradden Inman.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Alan Tate.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Drew Talbot.

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

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Nicky Ajose replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Gboly Ariyibi because of an injury.

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

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

Lauri Dalla Valle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Drew Talbot (Chesterfield).

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Colclough replaces James Jones.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

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

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Booking

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Sam Hird (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City402510576354185
2Preston402311668333580
3MK Dons39219979403972
4Swindon382171065422370
5Sheff Utd4018101258451364
6Chesterfield41189146051963
7Rochdale401851766521459
8Fleetwood411611144544159
9Bradford401512135146557
10Peterborough41176184649-357
11Barnsley41168175457-356
12Doncaster391411144851-353
13Oldham411411165061-1153
14Gillingham411313155761-452
15Walsall401115143642-648
16Port Vale41146214959-1048
17Scunthorpe391211165262-1047
18Coventry411114164455-1147
19Crawley411211184666-2047
20Leyton Orient401210185457-346
21Crewe41137213770-3346
22Notts County401112173952-1345
23Colchester40128205165-1444
24Yeovil4189243167-3633
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