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Lee Novak (centre) celebrates his Chesterfield goal
Lee Novak has scored 14 goals in 29 appearances for Chesterfield this season

Lee Novak scored a last-minute winner as Chesterfield beat League One play-off chasers Southend to move six points clear of the relegation zone.

David Worrall almost put Southend ahead, nodding against the post before keeper Tommy Lee saved his rebound.

Chesterfield's Ollie Banks and the hosts' Tyrone Barnett both threatened, while Southend had a penalty turned down when Sam Hird felled David Mooney.

With time running out, Banks teed up Novak to win it with a neat finish.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 15Bolger
  • 26Barrett
  • 3CokerBooked at 64mins
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forMcQueenat 66'minutes
  • 22Deegan
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forHuntat 29'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 19BarnettSubstituted forMooneyat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Thompson
  • 8Timlin
  • 9Mooney
  • 13Smith
  • 16Hunt
  • 20McQueen
  • 23Loza

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 12O'Neil
  • 4Hird
  • 23Anderson
  • 19Donohue
  • 5Liddle
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 24BanksBooked at 59mins
  • 17DimaioBooked at 88mins
  • 34JohnSubstituted forO'Sheaat 83'minutes
  • 11Novak

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 9Ebanks-Blake
  • 10O'Shea
  • 20Chapman
  • 22Simons
  • 25Talbot
  • 32Slew
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
7,518

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 0, Chesterfield 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Chesterfield 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Gboly Ariyibi.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Southend United 0, Chesterfield 1. Lee Novak (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oliver Banks.

  8. Booking

    Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Anthony Wordsworth.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Declan John.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ben Coker.

  14. Post update

    David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gary Liddle (Chesterfield).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. David Mooney replaces Tyrone Barnett.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

  18. Post update

    Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

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