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Southend0Chesterfield1

Southend United 0-1 Chesterfield

Lee Novak (centre) celebrates his Chesterfield goal
Lee Novak has scored 14 goals in 29 appearances for Chesterfield this season

Lee Novak scored a last-minute winner as Chesterfield beat League One play-off chasers Southend to move six points clear of the relegation zone.

David Worrall almost put Southend ahead, nodding against the post before keeper Tommy Lee saved his rebound.

Chesterfield's Ollie Banks and the hosts' Tyrone Barnett both threatened, while Southend had a penalty turned down when Sam Hird felled David Mooney.

With time running out, Banks teed up Novak to win it with a neat finish.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 15Bolger
  • 26Barrett
  • 3CokerBooked at 64mins
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forMcQueenat 66'minutes
  • 22Deegan
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forHuntat 29'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 19BarnettSubstituted forMooneyat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Thompson
  • 8Timlin
  • 9Mooney
  • 13Smith
  • 16Hunt
  • 20McQueen
  • 23Loza

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 12O'Neil
  • 4Hird
  • 23Anderson
  • 19Donohue
  • 5Liddle
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 24BanksBooked at 59mins
  • 17DimaioBooked at 88mins
  • 34JohnSubstituted forO'Sheaat 83'minutes
  • 11Novak

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 9Ebanks-Blake
  • 10O'Shea
  • 20Chapman
  • 22Simons
  • 25Talbot
  • 32Slew
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
7,518

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Chesterfield 1.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Gboly Ariyibi.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is close, but misses to the left.

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Chesterfield 1. Lee Novak (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oliver Banks.

Booking

Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Anthony Wordsworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Declan John.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ben Coker.

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Liddle (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. David Mooney replaces Tyrone Barnett.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

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

Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Declan John (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Adam Barrett (Southend United).

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Oliver Banks.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Sam McQueen replaces Will Atkinson.

Booking

Ben Coker (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

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

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Liam O'Neil.

Attempt missed. Declan John (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton34215844281668
2Wigan351713556312564
3Gillingham351781060431759
4Walsall341611750361459
5Millwall351771155411458
6Barnsley351741457461155
7Coventry3414101056381852
8Bradford341410103936352
9Port Vale361410124139252
10Southend35149124644251
11Sheff Utd351310124947249
12Swindon34146145351248
13Rochdale35139134546-148
14Bury35139134555-1048
15Scunthorpe34138133840-247
16Peterborough35136165856245
17Chesterfield35125184654-841
18Fleetwood341010144243-140
19Shrewsbury34117164051-1140
20Doncaster34910153645-937
21Blackpool3598183346-1335
22Oldham33616113344-1134
23Crewe35612173760-2330
24Colchester3569204281-3927
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