Chesterfield 2-0 Port Vale

Chesterfield maintained their 11-point lead at the top with a hard-fought win over promotion rivals Port Vale.

The Spireites started brightly with Craig Davies's close-range header from Mark Allott's cross hitting the post.

There were few chances in the rest of the half but the hosts took the lead soon after the interval, Jack Lester converting Dean Morgan's fine cross.

Chesterfield secured the points when Deane Smalley sidestepped Stuart Tomlinson to slide home.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Chesterfield boss John Sheridan told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought it was a very very solid performance, I thought we well deserved to win the game.

"Started the game very brightly, could have been possibly two or three goals up in the first 15 minutes and we hit the ground running against a team who I think will be in the playoffs.

"I thought we were very effective in what we wanted to do and this is how we were going to try and win it."

Port Vale caretaker manager Mark Grew told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I'm disappointed with the way the goals were conceded.

"We've told them this week that the biggest threat is from crosses into the box.

"The season's not over by any means but we're disappointed with the way we've conceded and that's something we've got to work on."

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Chesterfield 2-0 Port Vale FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Lester 48
  • Smalley 71

    Chesterfield

    • 01 Lee
    • 03 Robertson
    • 32 Holden
    • 07 Allott
    • 10 Whitaker
    • 11 Mattis (Breckin 79)
    • 09 Davies
    • 14 Lester (Boden 86)
    • 17 D Morgan
    • 22 Smalley (Niven 90+2)
    • 25 Talbot

    Substitutes

    • 26 Redmond,
    • 16 Breckin,
    • 08 Niven,
    • 18 Morris,
    • 30 Djilali,
    • 19 Boden,
    • 21 Bowery

    Port Vale

    • 12 Tomlinson
    • 02 Yates
    • 05 McCombe
    • 15 Collins
    • 03 Taylor
    • 04 Griffith
    • 07 Loft (Haldane 72)
    • 14 Taylor
    • 22 Roberts
    • 09 M Richards
    • 29 Pope (J Richards 77)

    Substitutes

    • 01 C Martin,
    • 21 Sutton,
    • 16 Haldane,
    • 17 Rigg,
    • 18 Morsy,
    • 08 Dodds,
    • 11 J Richards
    Ref: TannerAtt: 8,606
    CHESTERFIELD
    PORT VALE

    Possession

    • Chesterfield 59%
    • Port Vale 41%

    Attempts on target

    • Chesterfield 5
    • Port Vale 1

    Attempts off target

    • Chesterfield 5
    • Port Vale 6

    Corners

    • Chesterfield 7
    • Port Vale 6

    Fouls

    • Chesterfield 10
    • Port Vale 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:03 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+3:52 Corner taken short by Dean Morgan, Effort from the edge of the box by Danny Whitaker goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 90:00+3:17 Short corner worked by Dean Morgan.
    • 90:00+3:10 The ball is sent over by Danny Whitaker, clearance by Kris Taylor.
    • 90:00+1:59 Substitution (Chesterfield) makes a substitution, with Derek Niven coming on for Deane Smalley.
    • 90:00+0:38 Corner taken by Kris Taylor from the right by-line, save made by Tommy Lee.
    • 90:00+0:30 Centre by Adam Yates, Danny Whitaker manages to make a clearance.
    • 89:08 Corner taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker from the right by-line, clearance by John McCombe.
    • 89:02 Centre by Craig Davies, clearance by Kris Taylor.
    • 86:45 Lewis Haldane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gregor Robertson. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.
    • 85:30 Substitution Scott Boden comes on in place of Jack Lester.
    • 83:58 Drew Talbot delivers the ball, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
    • 83:42 Dean Morgan produces a cross, clearance made by John McCombe.
    • 83:16 Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Breckin. Dean Holden takes the indirect free kick.
    • 83:01 Jack Lester challenges Lee Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kris Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
    • 81:52 Adam Yates concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Morgan. Gregor Robertson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 80:30 Robert Taylor crosses the ball, clearance by Gregor Robertson.
    • Correction - 78:47 Substitution Ian Breckin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dwayne Mattis.
    • 78:47 Substitution Ian Breckin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dwayne Mattis.
    • 76:53 Substitution Justin Richards is brought on as a substitute for Tom Pope.
    • 71:42 Substitution Lewis Haldane is brought on as a substitute for Doug Loft.
    • 70:47 Danny Whitaker provided the assist for the goal.
    • 70:47 GOAL - Deane SmalleyChesterfield 2 - 0 Port Vale Deane Smalley scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 2-0 Port Vale.
    • 70:01 Robert Taylor sends in a cross, save made by Tommy Lee.
    • 67:35 Gary Roberts produces a cross, Gregor Robertson makes a clearance.
    • 67:23 The ball is delivered by Robert Taylor, Dwayne Mattis manages to make a clearance.
    • 66:40 Shot from long distance by Kris Taylor goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 66:11 Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft, clearance made by Mark Allott.
    • 66:04 Mark Allott produces a cross, Robert Taylor makes a clearance.
    • 63:33 Corner taken by Doug Loft, Unfair challenge on Mark Allott by John McCombe results in a free kick. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.
    • 62:53 Deane Smalley takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
    • 60:57 A cross is delivered by Deane Smalley, Danny Whitaker takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
    • 59:51 Jack Lester is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
    • 58:51 Adam Yates takes a shot.
    • 57:16 Craig Davies takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
    • 55:52 The ball is swung over by Gary Roberts, save made by Tommy Lee.
    • 53:57 Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Roberts, save made by Tommy Lee.
    • 52:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Pope by Dwayne Mattis. Free kick taken by Marc Richards, Doug Loft takes a shot. Clearance by Dwayne Mattis.
    • 52:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Lester on Adam Yates. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
    • 51:56 John McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Davies. Direct free kick taken by Dwayne Mattis.
    • 47:43 Dean Morgan provided the assist for the goal.
    • 47:43 GOAL - Jack LesterChesterfield 1 - 0 Port Vale Jack Lester scores a headed goal from close in. Chesterfield 1-0 Port Vale.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:00 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+0:02 Gary Roberts takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Gregor Robertson.
    • 44:53 A cross is delivered by Kris Taylor, Dean Holden makes a clearance.
    • 44:12 Unfair challenge on Robert Taylor by Danny Whitaker results in a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
    • 41:53 A cross is delivered by Craig Davies, clearance by Lee Collins.
    • 39:23 Craig Davies is caught offside. John McCombe takes the indirect free kick.
    • 37:37 Marc Richards is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Holden.
    • 34:59 A cross is delivered by Mark Allott, clearance by Adam Yates.
    • 33:49 Dean Morgan fouled by Gary Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Dwayne Mattis takes the indirect free kick.
    • 32:40 Doug Loft decides to take a short corner, Adam Yates concedes a free kick for a foul on Gregor Robertson. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
    • 31:31 Unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Danny Whitaker results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Doug Loft, Dwayne Mattis manages to make a clearance.
    • 29:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Pope by Dwayne Mattis. Gary Roberts delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Deane Smalley.
    • 28:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Davies by Robert Taylor. A cross is delivered by Danny Whitaker, Header from deep inside the area by Craig Davies goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 27:53 Deane Smalley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts. Kris Taylor takes the free kick.
    • 25:20 Gary Roberts fouled by Mark Allott, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 24:55 The ball is swung over by Deane Smalley.
    • 20:54 Tom Pope takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save.
    • 19:48 Centre by Robert Taylor, Close range headed effort by Marc Richards clears the crossbar.
    • 18:20 Unfair challenge on John McCombe by Craig Davies results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
    • 17:11 Short corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the left by-line, Centre by Gregor Robertson, clearance by John McCombe.
    • 16:49 Effort from deep inside the area by Craig Davies misses to the right of the goal.
    • 16:23 Anthony Griffith produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.
    • 15:49 The ball is delivered by Doug Loft, clearance by Dean Holden.
    • 15:11 Effort from the edge of the area by Doug Loft goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 13:30 A cross is delivered by Drew Talbot.
    • 11:20 The ball is swung over by Danny Whitaker, Deane Smalley has an effort at goal from close in that strikes the post.
    • 10:56 Dean Morgan challenges Adam Yates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 10:33 The ball is crossed by Mark Allott, Header from close range by Craig Davies bounces off the post.
    • 10:13 Deane Smalley sends in a cross, clearance by Adam Yates.
    • 8:57 Unfair challenge on Craig Davies by John McCombe results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Dean Morgan from left channel, Anthony Griffith makes a clearance.
    • 8:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Pope on Mark Allott. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.
    • 7:36 The ball is sent over by Gary Roberts, comfortable save by Tommy Lee.
    • 4:28 Short corner worked by Mark Allott, Gary Roberts makes a clearance.
    • 4:16 Centre by Danny Whitaker, clearance made by John McCombe.
    • Correction - 3:29 Corner taken short by Danny Whitaker.
    • 3:29 Corner taken short by Danny Whitaker,
    • 2:42 Short corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the left by-line.
    • 0:28 Foul by Gary Roberts on Mark Allott, free kick awarded. Dean Holden takes the indirect free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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