League One
Chesterfield6Colchester0

Chesterfield 6-0 Colchester United

Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts has played for six different teams during his career including Crewe and Ipswich

Chesterfield boosted their League One play-off hopes by thrashing relegation-threatened Colchester United at the Proact Stadium.

Gary Roberts's strike broke the deadlock before a Sam Clucas brace put the hosts 3-0 up after just 17 minutes.

After the break, Dan Gardner added a fourth with a long-range shot before he set up Jimmy Ryan for their fifth.

Roberts sealed his second and the Spireites' sixth from the spot after he was tripped by Chris Lewington.

Chesterfield are now seven points ahead of Rochdale in seventh, while the U's are three points from safety in 23rd.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 4Hird
  • 23Evatt
  • 25TalbotSubstituted forJonesat 26'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 5Morsy
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forAriyibiat 62'minutes
  • 10O'Shea
  • 11Roberts
  • 12ClucasSubstituted forBanksat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 24Banks
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 32Flatt

Colchester

  • 12Lewington
  • 2WynterSubstituted forBrindleyat 45'minutes
  • 6Khumalo
  • 18Eastman
  • 15Briggs
  • 21Massey
  • 24Moncur
  • 8Gilbey
  • 32LapslieSubstituted forSzmodicsat 45'minutes
  • 25MurphySubstituted forHealeyat 45'minutes
  • 42Porter

Substitutes

  • 19Healey
  • 27Bonne
  • 28Szmodics
  • 29Bransgrove
  • 31Brindley
  • 37Sembie-Ferris
  • 40Harney
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
6,508

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 6, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 6, Colchester United 0.

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

Foul by Bongani Khumalo (Colchester United).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Chris Lewington.

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

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Richard Brindley (Colchester United).

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

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 6, Colchester United 0. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty Chesterfield. Gary Roberts draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Chris Lewington (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

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

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Sam Clucas.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Chris Lewington.

Attempt blocked. Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Richard Brindley (Colchester United).

Foul by Daniel Jones (Chesterfield).

Rhys Healey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Richard Brindley (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Chris Lewington.

Attempt saved. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Gboly Ariyibi replaces Dan Gardner.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 5, Colchester United 0. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Roberts.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City432711586365092
2Preston422313671363582
3MK Dons422310984404479
4Swindon412371170472376
5Sheff Utd4319111363501368
6Chesterfield4319101467521567
7Rochdale421861869571260
8Fleetwood431611164548-359
9Barnsley431610175659-358
10Peterborough43177194751-458
11Bradford421512155153-257
12Doncaster421512155255-357
13Gillingham431414156063-356
14Oldham431413165364-1155
15Walsall421315144242054
16Coventry431215164656-1051
17Scunthorpe421312175566-1151
18Port Vale43148215060-1050
19Crewe43139213972-3348
20Leyton Orient421211195559-447
21Notts County421114174154-1347
22Crawley431211204773-2647
23Colchester42128225172-2144
24Yeovil43910243368-3537
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