League One
ChesterfieldChesterfield3PeterboroughPeterborough United2

Chesterfield survived a Peterborough United fightback to leapfrog their fellow League One play-off chasers.

The Spireites established a three-goal lead, with Eoin Doyle leading the way by turning in his 20th goal of the season from a Tendayi Darikwa cross.

Doyle teed up Armand Gnanduillet for a second and after the break the prolific Irishman lashed in from 20 yards.

Posh rallied as Michael Bostwick headed in and Marcus Maddison's cross deceived keeper Tommy Lee, but it came too late.

Ninth-placed Chesterfield are now two points adrift of the play-offs, with Posh a point further back.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 23Evatt
  • 16RaglanBooked at 47mins
  • 12ClucasBooked at 79mins
  • 18BocoSubstituted forO'Sheaat 75'minutes
  • 4Hird
  • 15HumphreysBooked at 77mins
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forBanksat 75'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 9GnanduilletSubstituted forJonesat 60'minutes
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 7Gardner
  • 10O'Shea
  • 24Banks
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 30Beresford
  • 31Wright

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 6Bostwick
  • 25Zakuani
  • 21BurgessBooked at 66mins
  • 2SmithSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 75'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 8PayneSubstituted forMaddisonat 28'minutes
  • 35Beautyman
  • 17Newell
  • 10Oztumer
  • 9James
  • 20McLeanSubstituted forWashingtonat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Vassell
  • 13Day
  • 14Washington
  • 15Anderson
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 22Almeida Santos
  • 30Maddison
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
8,353

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Peterborough United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Peterborough United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  4. Booking

    Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Michael Smith.

  6. Post update

    Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United).

  8. Post update

    Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Conor Washington (Peterborough United).

  10. Booking

    Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Sam Clucas (Chesterfield).

  12. Post update

    Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Booking

    Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Booking

    Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Romuald Boco.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Gary Roberts.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Chesterfield 3, Peterborough United 2. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

  19. Post update

    Joe Newell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Booking

    Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.