League One
ChesterfieldChesterfield1CreweCrewe Alexandra0

Chesterfield 1-0 Crewe Alexandra

Chesterfield right-back Tendayi Darikwa hit his first goal of the season to boost his side's League One play-off bid and put Crewe in relegation danger.

Darikwa headed home Gary Roberts' clever chip to the back post midway through the first half to secure the Spireites a fourth straight win.

Jay O'Shea was denied by the woodwork after the interval as the home side ran out deserved winners.

Crewe slip back into the bottom four, as Crawley won and Leyton Orient drew.

But the Alex are only in the drop zone on goal difference and are just two points away from 15th-placed Walsall.

Chesterfield, meanwhile, remain in sixth, four points ahead of Rochdale, who have a game in hand.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 23Evatt
  • 4Hird
  • 25Talbot
  • 5Morsy
  • 8Ryan
  • 10O'Shea
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forHumphreysat 90'minutes
  • 28AriyibiSubstituted forGardnerat 73'minutes
  • 12Clucas

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 18Harrison
  • 24Banks
  • 32Flatt

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 44Rachubka
  • 24Leigh
  • 30Tate
  • 4Davis
  • 7Turton
  • 28NessBooked at 42mins
  • 20JonesBooked at 54minsSubstituted forColcloughat 65'minutes
  • 8Atkinson
  • 10InmanSubstituted forHaberat 89'minutes
  • 34IkpeazuSubstituted forAjoseat 73'minutes
  • 12Dalla Valle

Substitutes

  • 3Guthrie
  • 5Ray
  • 18Nolan
  • 25Haber
  • 27Colclough
  • 33Stewart
  • 35Ajose
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
6,942

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Gary Roberts.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Marcus Haber replaces Bradden Inman.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Harry Davis.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Harry Davis.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Alan Tate.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Harry Davis.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Drew Talbot.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

  17. Post update

    Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Nicky Ajose replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Gboly Ariyibi because of an injury.