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Chesterfield 1-2 Accrington Stanley

A late strike from Mallik Wilks gave Accrington victory at Chesterfield to increased the pressure on under-fire manager Gary Caldwell.

Billy Kee fired Accrington ahead after Bradley Barry was sent off and, although Kristian Dennis equalised from the spot, Wilks won it eight minutes from time.

Accrington should have scored in the third minute when Sean McConville was unmarked six yards out but Joe Anyon made an excellent save.

Anyon pushed Kee's header onto the bar in the 33rd minute and a poor first half ended with the Chesterfield goalkeeper turning over a 20-yard McConville drive.

Chesterfield forced Aaron Chapman into action when he blocked a Dennis shot in the 52nd minute but the home side were reduced to 10 men when Barry was red-carded for a two-footed tackle on Seamus Conneely.

Accrington took advantage five minutes later when Kee fired past Anyon at the back post only for Dennis to level from the spot in the 77th minute after Conneely pulled him down.

But Wilks fired in from the edge of the area to leave Caldwell's future in the balance with the Spireites in the relegation zone with just a single win this season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 12Anyon
  • 5Wiseman
  • 4HirdBooked at 85mins
  • 33JulesSubstituted forUgwuat 89'minutes
  • 27BarryBooked at 63mins
  • 23FloresBooked at 44mins
  • 25ReedBooked at 72mins
  • 28WeirSubstituted forO'Gradyat 73'minutes
  • 24KellettSubstituted forSinnottat 73'minutes
  • 9DennisBooked at 75mins
  • 19De GirolamoBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 8Sinnott
  • 10O'Grady
  • 11Ugwu
  • 20Maguire
  • 26McCourt
  • 32Briggs
  • 34Jones

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 4DonacienBooked at 90mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 27Rawson
  • 12ThornileySubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 67'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 6Nolan
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 41mins
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 78mins
  • 10JacksonSubstituted forWilksat 78'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 2Hornby-Forbes
  • 8Brown
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 15Sykes
  • 19Wilks
  • 26Johnson
  • 31Savin
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
4,487

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

Booking

Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Gozie Ugwu (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

Foul by Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley).

Louis Reed (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Gozie Ugwu replaces Zak Jules.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jordan Flores.

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zak Jules (Chesterfield).

Farrend Rawson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield).

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Accrington Stanley 2. Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Joe Anyon.

Attempt saved. Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Jordan Sinnott (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Mallik Wilks replaces Kayden Jackson.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Chesterfield. Kristian Dennis draws a foul in the penalty area.

Jordan Flores (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter87101661022
2Notts County8611137619
3Accrington85121711616
4Luton8422179814
5Mansfield8341138513
6Coventry841395413
7Cambridge841377013
8Swindon84131112-113
9Newport8332118312
10Lincoln City8332107312
11Stevenage83321311212
12Wycombe83321413112
13Grimsby84041215-312
14Barnet8323129311
15Crewe8323109111
16Morecambe8233810-29
17Colchester82241214-28
18Carlisle8224914-58
19Yeovil82241320-78
20Crawley8215810-27
21Cheltenham8215812-47
22Forest Green81251020-105
23Chesterfield8125717-105
24Port Vale8116612-64
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