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Fleetwood Town 2-1 Chesterfield

Chesterfield remain bottom of the League One table after Fleetwood's full-backs fired the Cod Army to victory at Highbury.

Amari'i Bell, playing at left wing-back as Uwe Rosler fielded a back three, swept the hosts in front in the 27th minute following a smart turn and cross from David Ball.

Town had a number of chances to put the game to bed in the first half with centre-halves Cian Bolger and Ashley Eastham wasting free headers.

But substitute right wing-back Victor Nirennold diverted home Ash Hunter's strike at the back post in the 62nd minute to give Rosler's men a two goal cushion.

It should have been plain sailing for Town but Chesterfield got back into it four minutes later as striker Ball tripped Kristian Dennis in the box with Jay O'Shea firing the subsequent spot-kick past ex-Spireites goalkeeper Alex Cairns on the stopper's first league start.

That 66th minute goal paved the way for an end-to-end finish with Fleetwood substitute Devante Cole and Chesterfield's O'Shea wasting the best chances as Fleetwood held on to move up to 10th in the table and send the visitors to an eighth league loss on the bounce.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 12BolgerBooked at 51minsSubstituted forNirennoldat 53'minutes
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 34Dempsey
  • 18Glendon
  • 11GrantBooked at 88mins
  • 3Bell
  • 10BallSubstituted forColeat 72'minutes
  • 22HunterSubstituted forHollowayat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 4Jónsson
  • 9Holloway
  • 15Nirennold
  • 28Sowerby
  • 35Ekpolo
  • 44Cole

Chesterfield

  • 21Allinson
  • 5Liddle
  • 6Evatt
  • 23Anderson
  • 11Mitchell
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 15O'Neil
  • 17DimaioSubstituted forMaguireat 80'minutes
  • 19Donohue
  • 20DennisSubstituted forBeesleyat 72'minutes
  • 26O'Shea

Substitutes

  • 12Fulton
  • 22Simons
  • 25Humphreys
  • 27Maguire
  • 29Beesley
  • 34Ofoegbu
  • 35German
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,901

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Chesterfield 1.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Attempt blocked. George Glendon (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Fleetwood Town).

Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Booking

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt saved. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Aaron Holloway replaces Ashley Hunter.

Foul by George Glendon (Fleetwood Town).

Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Laurence Maguire replaces Connor Dimaio.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jake Beesley replaces Kristian Dennis.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces David Ball.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Liam O'Neil.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Chesterfield 1. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by David Ball (Fleetwood Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Chesterfield. Reece Mitchell draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Chesterfield 0. Victor Nirennold (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Hunter.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe18124238162240
2Sheff Utd17104332201234
3Bolton18104422121034
4Bradford188822617932
5Peterborough188552819929
6Wimbledon187652822627
7Rochdale188372322127
8Bristol Rovers187652627-127
9Southend187562526-126
10Fleetwood187472624225
11Port Vale187472227-525
12Northampton186662826224
13Millwall177372929024
14Charlton175842017323
15Gillingham186572631-523
16Oxford Utd186482223-122
17Walsall175752224-222
18Bury1862102634-820
19Coventry184771622-619
20Swindon185491927-819
21MK Dons184682126-518
22Oldham18378919-1016
23Shrewsbury1835101931-1214
24Chesterfield1833121830-1212
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