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Chesterfield 3-1 Swindon Town

Ched Evans marked his Chesterfield home debut with a match-winning performance in a 3-1 victory over Swindon Town at the Proact Stadium.

The Welsh striker scored for the second game running and was also involved in the other two goals before Darnell Furlong replied late on.

Evans had been denied in the fourth minute when he met a Dan Gardner cross only for Lawrence Vigouroux to push the ball against a post and grab the rebound.

Vigouroux made another superb save to push an Evans free-kick against the bar and then bravely blocked Sam Hird's follow-up but Gary Liddle headed the rebound in from six yards.

The 22-year-old rescued Swindon again when he turned a Jay O'Shea drive behind and then blocked a Gardner shot in the 33rd minute.

But he was beaten in first-half stoppage time when Nathan Thompson's shoulder charge on Evans was judged a foul and O'Shea fired the penalty into the bottom-right corner.

Swindon improved in the second half but conceded a third in the 64th minute when Gboly Ariyibi crossed low from the right and Evans got in front of the defence to turn the ball in.

Furlong scored with a rising drive in the 88th minute but it was too little, too late for Swindon.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 2McGinn
  • 4Hird
  • 6Evatt
  • 19Donohue
  • 5Liddle
  • 18Nolan
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forMitchellat 82'minutes
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forJonesat 72'minutes
  • 9EvansSubstituted forDennisat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 11Mitchell
  • 16Raglan
  • 17Dimaio
  • 20Dennis
  • 21Allinson
  • 22Simons

Swindon

  • 1VigourouxBooked at 62mins
  • 4Thomas
  • 2Thompson
  • 6Sendles-WhiteBooked at 84mins
  • 27BarrySubstituted forFurlongat 57'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 5Rodgers
  • 8KasimBooked at 45mins
  • 7Doughty
  • 3Ormonde-OttewillBooked at 60mins
  • 35YoungSubstituted forStewartat 58'minutes
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forHyltonat 21'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Goddard
  • 11Brophy
  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 16Stewart
  • 20Furlong
  • 24Hylton
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
5,378

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Swindon Town 1.

Attempt missed. Jamie Sendles-White (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Kristian Dennis replaces Ched Evans.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

Foul by Paul McGinn (Chesterfield).

Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Swindon Town 1. Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael Doughty.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jamie Sendles-White (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Sendles-White (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Reece Mitchell replaces Jay O'Shea.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jamie Sendles-White.

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Attempt blocked. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Stewart (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Daniel Jones replaces Dan Gardner.

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

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town).

Gary Liddle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town).

Hand ball by Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town).

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Swindon Town 0. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gboly Ariyibi with a cross.

Booking

Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Booking

Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jordan Stewart replaces Jordan Young.

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