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Crawley Town 0-2 Chesterfield

Chesterfield ended a run of six successive league defeats with late goals from Kristian Dennis and Jordan Flores giving them their first points under new manager Jack Lester.

The Spireites' first win since August 19 sent Crawley down to their sixth defeat in seven home league games this season.

Chesterfield came close to taking the lead after only five minutes when, after a flowing move, defender Bradley Barry had a goal-bound shot blocked by defender Joe McNerney.

Crawley midfielder Jordan Roberts had a free kick easily saved by keeper Joe Anyon before Chesterfield defender Andy Kellett forced a smart save from Glenn Morris.

Barry forced Morris to make another low save after Crawley defender McNerney had a close range header comfortably taken by keeper Anyon.

Morris showed alertness again by saving a goal-bound shot from Dennis after Crawley skipper Jimmy Smith had a shot blocked at the other end.

Crawley, with only two home league wins since mid January, struggled to impose themselves although Billy Clifford had a shot saved low down on the hour.

The hosts threatened eight minutes later when, after Enzio Boldewijn was brought down, a Roberts free kick was parried by Anyon.

Flores had a left-foot shot saved by Morris before Chesterfield broke the deadlock on 73 minutes when Dennis scored his eighth goal of the season from close range after a cross from Flores.

Flores made the points safe two minutes from time by firing into the bottom corner from just outside the area.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 22Lelan
  • 6ConnollySubstituted forPayneat 46'minutes
  • 5McNerney
  • 19Evina
  • 8Smith
  • 21BulmanSubstituted forMeiteat 83'minutes
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 18B Clifford
  • 11Roberts
  • 24LewisSubstituted forCamaraat 71'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 4Payne
  • 12Mersin
  • 17Djaló
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 26Meite
  • 28Camara

Chesterfield

  • 12Anyon
  • 5Wiseman
  • 6Evatt
  • 4Hird
  • 24KellettSubstituted forBriggsat 77'minutes
  • 27Barry
  • 28WeirBooked at 22mins
  • 25Reed
  • 23Flores
  • 15RowleyBooked at 75minsSubstituted forDe Girolamoat 88'minutes
  • 9DennisSubstituted forDimaioat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10O'Grady
  • 17Dimaio
  • 19De Girolamo
  • 20Maguire
  • 26McCourt
  • 32Briggs
  • 34Jones
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
1,516

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Chesterfield 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Chesterfield 2.

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Diego De Girolamo (Chesterfield).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 0, Chesterfield 2. Jordan Flores (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bradley Barry.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Diego De Girolamo replaces Joe Rowley.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Connor Dimaio replaces Kristian Dennis.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ibrahim Meite replaces Dannie Bulman.

Attempt saved. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Louis Reed (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Matthew Briggs replaces Andy Kellett.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Booking

Joe Rowley (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Rowley (Chesterfield).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 0, Chesterfield 1. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robbie Weir following a set piece situation.

Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

Bradley Barry (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Panutche Camara replaces Dennon Lewis.

Attempt saved. Louis Reed (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Louis Reed (Chesterfield).

Delay in match Jordan Flores (Chesterfield) because of an injury.

Foul by Josh Lelan (Crawley Town).

Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Attempt saved. Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

Delay in match Joe Rowley (Chesterfield) because of an injury.

Cedric Evina (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Louis Reed (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1493234122230
2Notts County149232415929
3Exeter149232216629
4Wycombe147522821726
5Accrington148242418626
6Newport147342214824
7Stevenage147342322124
8Coventry14725148623
9Lincoln City146531613323
10Swindon147162018222
11Grimsby146351921-221
12Mansfield145542019120
13Cambridge146261415-120
14Colchester145362020018
15Carlisle145361920-118
16Cheltenham145271920-117
17Crewe145271520-517
18Yeovil144372028-815
19Crawley144281216-414
20Barnet143471719-213
21Morecambe143471220-813
22Port Vale143291520-511
23Forest Green142391231-199
24Chesterfield1422101227-158
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