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Chesterfield 3-1 Torquay United

Jay O'Shea

A Jay O'Shea brace gave League Two leaders Chesterfield victory over struggling Torquay United.

The Gulls took the lead when Shamir Goodwin burst through on goal and rifled the ball high into the net.

Eoin Doyle snatched an equaliser as he pounced on Torquay keeper Michael Poke's mis-kick and finished coolly.

But O'Shea fired in a left-footed volley to make it 2-1, and a precise right-footed effort sealed the three points for the Spireites.

Chesterfield regain their three-point lead over second-placed Scunthorpe, who beat Accrington 3-2 on Friday night.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Radio Sheffield:

"It was a poor game and great credit must go to Torquay.

"They came with a game plan - obviously to frustrate us - and then they get a goal.

"At this stage of the season, it's about results and we got one today.

"I'm pleased for the players, it wasn't pretty for the long time but we certainly got the job done in the end."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 7Darikwa
  • 15Humphreys
  • 12Ryan
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 10O'Shea
  • 5Morsy
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forHirdat 84'minutes
  • 2BanksBooked at 42minsSubstituted forGnanduilletat 55'minutes
  • 26GardnerSubstituted forRobertsat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 4Hird
  • 8Togwell
  • 9Richards
  • 11Roberts
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 35Dunbavin

Torquay

  • 1Poke
  • 2Tonge
  • 21Cruise
  • 7Mansell
  • 5Pearce
  • 29O'Connor
  • 17Goodwin
  • 6LathropeSubstituted forDownesat 75'minutes
  • 19StockleyBooked at 73minsSubstituted forWilkinsonat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12ChapellSubstituted forCameronat 81'minutes
  • 18Labadie

Substitutes

  • 3Nicholson
  • 4Downes
  • 9Hawley
  • 11Cameron
  • 13Rice
  • 25O'Brien
  • 27Wilkinson
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
5,912

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Torquay United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Torquay United 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Chesterfield 3, Torquay United 1. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Roberts.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

  7. Post update

    Joss Labadie (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Booking

    Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United).

  11. Post update

    Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Sam Hird replaces Eoin Doyle.

  17. Post update

    Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Torquay United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield311610551282358
2Scunthorpe311413445301555
3Oxford Utd311412543241954
4Rochdale30165948351353
5Fleetwood301641048341452
6Burton3014973429551
7Southend30138938281047
8Hartlepool31118123535041
9Dag & Red311010113839-140
10Newport2710983533239
11York32912113837139
12Plymouth30109112735-839
13Exeter30108123740-338
14Wimbledon31108133237-538
15Morecambe30108123440-638
16Cheltenham30812103540-536
17Portsmouth31812113543-836
18Mansfield31811123243-1135
19Bristol Rovers30810122832-434
20Accrington2989123441-733
21Bury28711103235-332
22Wycombe30710133339-631
23Torquay3078153046-1629
24Northampton3068162342-1926
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