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Northampton Town 1-3 Chesterfield

Gary Roberts

Chesterfield moved into the automatic promotion places with a win in dreadful conditions at bottom side Northampton.

Darren Carter had the Cobblers ahead from the penalty spot early on after keeper Tommy Lee fouled Hallam Hope.

But a quickly taken Spireites free-kick let Dan Gardner rifle home an equaliser from a tight angle on his full debut.

Gary Roberts then delightfully chipped the keeper to put the visitors ahead before Armand Gnanduillet's low strike compounded the hosts' misery.

Substitute Gnanduillet's goal from Ian Evatt's pass settled the contest with Northampton pressing for an equaliser, having already come close when Hope's scrambled effort was cleared off the line by Richie Humphreys.

Paul Cook's Chesterfield appeared to cope much better at a damp, wet Sixfields as they inflicted a third straight home defeat on the Cobblers, who are now six points adrift of safety.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Duke
  • 33HurstSubstituted forMorrisat 64'minutes
  • 3Widdowson
  • 12Tozer
  • 6Collins
  • 23McGinty
  • 32Blair
  • 17DeeganSubstituted forHooperat 75'minutes
  • 29Hope
  • 25German
  • 4CarterSubstituted forO'Donovanat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Demontagnac
  • 8Morris
  • 10O'Donovan
  • 13Snedker
  • 16Hooper
  • 26Harriott
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe

Chesterfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lee
  • 7DarikwaBooked at 82mins
  • 15Humphreys
  • 12Ryan
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 26GardnerBooked at 56minsSubstituted forO'Sheaat 75'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forHirdat 83'minutes
  • 2BanksSubstituted forGnanduilletat 64'minutes
  • 11Roberts

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 4Hird
  • 8Togwell
  • 10O'Shea
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 22Brown
  • 35Dunbavin
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
5,082

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Chesterfield 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Chesterfield 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

  5. Post update

    JJ Hooper (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tozer (Northampton Town).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Antonio German (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

  10. Post update

    Antonio German (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 1, Chesterfield 3. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ian Evatt.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by JJ Hooper (Northampton Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Sam Hird replaces Eoin Doyle.

  16. Booking

    Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

  18. Post update

    Matty Blair (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matty Blair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Dan Gardner.