League Two
CheltenhamCheltenham Town1ChesterfieldChesterfield4
Dan Gardner

League leaders Chesterfield scored four goals in just seven minutes in the first half to dispose of Cheltenham.

Dan Gardner showed impressive technique to finish after a misjudgement by Robins midfielder Sam Deering.

Eoin Doyle made it two when he ran on to Ollie Banks' pass, before Banks curled in a right-foot effort, and Liam Cooper glanced home from a corner.

Byron Harrison scored a second-half consolation for Cheltenham after the visitors failed to clear a corner.

On a difficult pitch the Spireites were in control from the start as they looked to put last Saturday's unexpected defeat at struggling Wycombe behind them.

But few could have predicted the manner in which Paul Cook's side would effectively end the match as a competitive spectacle between the 22nd minute and the 29th.

The visitors improved in the second-half, but Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee made two outstanding saves to snuff out any prospect of an unlikely comeback, while both Gary Roberts and Sam Togwell failed to take excellent chances to score a fifth goal for the visitors.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Coming off the back of Saturday's result (1-0 win over Newport) we were optimistic and confident.

"For 20 minutes we were in the game and created two or three chances.

"The first goal's come from a corner and the seven or eight minutes that followed were very influential.

"It's massively disappointing and it's difficult to take."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 32Brundle
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 8DeeringSubstituted forTaylorat 85'minutes
  • 28Ihiekwe
  • 6Elliott
  • 11McGlashan
  • 14Richards
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forCuretonat 75'minutes
  • 10Gornell
  • 21VincentSubstituted forKotwicaat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 7Cureton
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 20Jombati
  • 27Williams
  • 31Lucas

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 7Darikwa
  • 15Humphreys
  • 5Morsy
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 26GardnerSubstituted forHirdat 65'minutes
  • 2BanksSubstituted forGnanduilletat 56'minutes
  • 17Doyle
  • 11Roberts
  • 12RyanSubstituted forTogwellat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 4Hird
  • 8Togwell
  • 9Richards
  • 10O'Shea
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 35Dunbavin
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
2,317

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Chesterfield 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Chesterfield 4.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).

  4. Post update

    Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jason Taylor replaces Sam Deering.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Sam Togwell replaces Jimmy Ryan.

  11. Post update

    Zack Kotwica (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jamie Cureton replaces Byron Harrison.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zack Kotwica replaces Ashley Vincent.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield331710655302561
2Scunthorpe331514451321959
3Rochdale32176950361457
4Oxford Utd331413646281855
5Burton33141183633353
6Fleetwood32164124839952
7Southend331310104031949
8Plymouth32129113336-345
9Newport30119103938142
10Hartlepool33119133638-242
11Wimbledon33118143439-541
12York33913113837140
13Dag & Red321010123941-240
14Morecambe321010123642-640
15Bury31912103736139
16Exeter33109143843-539
17Cheltenham32912113744-739
18Portsmouth33912123748-1139
19Bristol Rovers32911123133-238
20Mansfield33911133447-1338
21Wycombe32910133539-437
22Accrington32910133542-737
23Northampton3288162743-1632
24Torquay3279163148-1730
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