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Chesterfield 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton were beaten for the first time in five league games as a Liam O'Neil goal earned struggling Chesterfield victory at the Proact Stadium.

O'Neil swept home a shot from 15 yards in the 27th minute and although Bolton had chances to equalise, their finishing was wasteful.

The visitors had plenty of possession but Chesterfield defended strongly, although Zach Clough was just off target with a flick in the seventh minute and he also had other chances in the game.

O'Neil showed how to finish when he turned in a cross from Gboly Ariyibi but Bolton should have levelled two minutes before the break when Clough burst clear, only for Lloyd Allinson to make an excellent save on his home league debut.

Bolton controlled large parts of the second half but the finishing again let them down, with Clough firing over in the 66th minute.

Their last chance came in stoppage time when Jay Spearing could not keep his shot down from 10 yards.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 21Allinson
  • 5Liddle
  • 6Evatt
  • 23Anderson
  • 4Hird
  • 15O'Neil
  • 17Dimaio
  • 26O'Shea
  • 19Donohue
  • 9EvansBooked at 90mins
  • 28Ariyibi

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 11Mitchell
  • 20Dennis
  • 22Simons
  • 29Beesley
  • 30Morrison
  • 36Parkin

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 23WilsonSubstituted forProctorat 89'minutes
  • 5Beevers
  • 31WheaterBooked at 84mins
  • 20TaylorBooked at 40mins
  • 22Ameobi
  • 6VelaBooked at 88mins
  • 8Spearing
  • 32ThorpeSubstituted forTaylorat 73'minutes
  • 10CloughSubstituted forAndersonat 89'minutes
  • 14Madine

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 7Taylor
  • 9Proctor
  • 11Anderson
  • 15Derik
  • 24Henry
  • 39Turner
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
6,924

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).

Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Wheater.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jamie Proctor replaces Lawrie Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Keshi Anderson replaces Zach Clough.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

Booking

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Josh Vela.

Booking

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Dion Donohue (Chesterfield).

Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Attempt missed. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Taylor replaces Tom Thorpe.

Delay in match Gary Liddle (Chesterfield) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Delay in match Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

Attempt saved. Sam Hird (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Wheater.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

Attempt saved. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe22145346202647
2Sheff Utd22135440231744
3Bolton22134528131543
4Bradford2291032819937
5Rochdale2211383329436
6Peterborough21105635231235
7Southend229763128334
8Fleetwood229673428633
9Wimbledon228863425932
10Oxford Utd228682827130
11Bristol Rovers228683339-630
12Gillingham228593036-629
13Charlton2161052621528
14Millwall218493235-328
15Northampton227693333027
16Walsall226972531-627
17Port Vale227692636-1027
18MK Dons2266102631-524
19Swindon2266102233-1124
20Chesterfield2263132739-1221
21Shrewsbury2256112234-1221
22Bury2262143245-1320
23Coventry2247111930-1119
24Oldham213991224-1218
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