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Chesterfield 3-1 Northampton Town

Northampton's 31-game unbeaten run in league matches came to an end when a Conor Wilkinson double helped Chesterfield to victory at the Proact Stadium.

The on-loan Bolton striker scored in each half and although Paul Anderson pulled a goal back, Dion Donohue sealed Chesterfield's first win in five games.

The Spireites caught Northampton flat in the seventh minute when Jon Nolan played Wilkinson in on the left and his low shot went in off the far post.

Northampton almost conceded again in the 24th minute when Gboly Ariyibi's cross was deflected goalwards, but Zander Diamond made a great clearance to put the ball over the crossbar.

It needed a good save from Adam Smith to deny Northampton in the 40th minute when Matt Taylor's 20-yard shot was turned over, but their hopes of a comeback were dented nine minutes later when Wilkinson was allowed to turn on the edge of the area to score with a deflected shot.

Town reduced the deficit in the 63rd minute when Anderson was unmarked at the back post to beat Ryan Fulton, only for Donohue to break away in the 70th minute and score with a 20-yard shot.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

REACTION: Chesterfield boss Danny Wilson speaks to BBC Radio Sheffield

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 2McGinn
  • 4Hird
  • 23Anderson
  • 19Donohue
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 5Liddle
  • 18NolanBooked at 77mins
  • 26O'Shea
  • 20DennisBooked at 82minsSubstituted forGermanat 89'minutes
  • 24WilkinsonSubstituted forGardnerat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Evatt
  • 7Gardner
  • 11Mitchell
  • 17Dimaio
  • 33Graham
  • 35German
  • 36Parkin

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 3Buchanan
  • 16BeautymanSubstituted forRichardsat 61'minutes
  • 12McCourtBooked at 44minsSubstituted forO'Tooleat 80'minutes
  • 31Taylor
  • 4Anderson
  • 10Revell
  • 11GorréSubstituted forHoskinsat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Zakuani
  • 9Richards
  • 14Hoskins
  • 15Potter
  • 21O'Toole
  • 26Cornell
  • 30Hooper
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
5,910

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Northampton Town 1.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ricky German replaces Kristian Dennis.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Alex Revell (Northampton Town).

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

Booking

Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Jak McCourt.

Booking

Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Chesterfield).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Attempt blocked. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Conor Wilkinson because of an injury.

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

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Northampton Town 1. Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jay O'Shea.

Foul by Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town).

Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield).

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Paul McGinn (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Northampton Town 1. Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Marc Richards replaces Harry Beautyman.

Foul by Alex Revell (Northampton Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Conor Wilkinson (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Northampton Town 0. Conor Wilkinson (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gboly Ariyibi.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chesterfield 1, Northampton Town 0.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe75111871116
2Bolton8431107315
3Bury8422149514
4Bradford8350106414
5Port Vale8422119214
6Sheff Utd84131011-113
7Fleetwood8332139412
8Millwall83321414012
9Peterborough83231511411
10Chesterfield83231210211
11Northampton825198111
12Oxford Utd832388011
13Gillingham83231215-311
14Charlton723210919
15Walsall8233911-29
16MK Dons8233810-29
17Wimbledon82241013-38
18Swindon7223710-38
19Oldham815247-38
20Southend8224914-58
21Bristol Rovers7142911-27
22Shrewsbury8215813-57
23Rochdale8134811-36
24Coventry805338-55
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