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Chesterfield 3-0 Gillingham

Sam Clucas scored twice as Chesterfield eased past Gillingham in League One.

Clucas fired past Stuart Nelson for the opener, before Jay O'Shea turned in Gary Roberts's cross to put the home side two goals up after 12 minutes.

Gills striker John Marquis's header was well saved by Tommy Lee before the half-hour mark, but Chesterfield had the better chances in the second half.

And Clucas's second goal sealed the victory to leave the Spireites three points outside the play-off spots.

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Kent:

"For large parts of the game we were second best, but we gave ourselves a mountain to climb, being 2-0 down within 12 minutes.

"It is very uncharacteristic, but once you are chasing the game like that you leave yourself open to be picked off.

"It was about our naivety and slackness. It is a very disappointing night and extremely frustrating."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lee
  • 2DarikwaBooked at 52mins
  • 23Evatt
  • 4Hird
  • 25Talbot
  • 24BanksSubstituted forDieseruvweat 90+3'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 10O'Shea
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forOnovwigunat 90+3'minutes
  • 28AriyibiSubstituted forHumphreysat 83'minutes
  • 12Clucas

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 6Carter
  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 20Chapman
  • 21Onovwigun
  • 26Dieseruvwe

Gillingham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Nelson
  • 31Hoyte
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 3MartinSubstituted forHessenthalerat 31'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 15Morris
  • 16MuldoonSubstituted forMcGlashanat 55'minutes
  • 7Loft
  • 23DackBooked at 39mins
  • 10McDonald
  • 9MarquisSubstituted forNorrisat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Legge
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 13Galbraith
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
4,804

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Gillingham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Gillingham 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Oliver Banks.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Michael Onovwigun replaces Gary Roberts.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Chesterfield 3, Gillingham 0. Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Roberts.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron Morris.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Egan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

  10. Post update

    Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Gboly Ariyibi because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron Morris.

  15. Post update

    Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

  19. Post update

    John Egan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces John Marquis.

As It Stood

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1Bristol City38258573324183
2Preston36219662313172
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons37199972393366
5Sheff Utd361510115043755
6Barnsley37166155049154
7Peterborough37165164546-153
8Chesterfield36149135448651
9Fleetwood37149143741-451
10Rochdale351551560461450
11Bradford351311114440450
12Doncaster371311134547-250
13Port Vale37146174752-548
14Gillingham371211145054-447
15Walsall371113133641-546
16Oldham361210144556-1146
17Scunthorpe351110144753-643
18Coventry371013144251-943
19Notts County36119163646-1042
20Crewe37126193567-3242
21Crawley371010174264-2240
22Leyton Orient36109174752-539
23Colchester37107204461-1737
24Yeovil3889212858-3033
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