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Stevenage 5-1 Chesterfield

Stevenage won for the first time in nine league games, thrashing Chesterfield to leave their visitors mired in the League Two relegation zone.

Matt Godden struck twice in the second half to take his tally to 12 goals in all competitions this season and wrap up Stevenage's biggest league win in more than a year.

The hosts took the lead inside 13 minutes when a dangerous low cross by Alex Samuel was turned in from close range by Danny Newton at the near post.

A mistake by Ian Evatt led to Boro's second in the 28th minute, the veteran defender misjudging a long ball to allow Dale Gorman through on goal and he calmly found the bottom corner.

Chesterfield momentarily had a foothold when Dennis headed in Andy Kellett's 42nd-minute cross but the hosts immediately restored their two-goal cushion when Newton's cross-shot took a deflection and beat Jake Eastwood.

The result was then effectively wrapped up five minutes into the second half, as Chesterfield failed to deal with Terence Vancooten's long ball, allowing Godden to run on and finish.

The hosts were not finished there either, as Gorman did superbly down the right before sliding through Godden, who dinked the ball over Eastwood for his second.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1FryerBooked at 90mins
  • 25Henry
  • 20Vancooten
  • 4KingSubstituted forFranksat 79'minutes
  • 3Martin
  • 30McKee
  • 2Smith
  • 17Gorman
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forKennedyat 67'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forGrayat 74'minutes
  • 19Newton

Substitutes

  • 5Franks
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 8Beautyman
  • 10Kennedy
  • 11Pett
  • 16Day
  • 31Gray

Chesterfield

  • 1Eastwood
  • 5Wiseman
  • 4HirdBooked at 45mins
  • 6EvattSubstituted forDimaioat 32'minutes
  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 15Rowley
  • 26McCourt
  • 25Reed
  • 24KellettSubstituted forDe Girolamoat 73'minutes
  • 10O'Grady
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 7Mitchell
  • 16Wakefield
  • 17Dimaio
  • 19De Girolamo
  • 29German
  • 30Parkin
  • 31Ofoegbu
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
2,403

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 5, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 5, Chesterfield 1.

Booking

Joe Fryer (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

Foul by Jamie Gray (Stevenage).

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

Attempt blocked. Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

Jerome Binnom-Williams (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Mark McKee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Rowley (Chesterfield).

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ronnie Henry.

Attempt blocked. Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Fraser Franks replaces Jack King.

Dale Gorman (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jamie Gray replaces Matt Godden.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Diego De Girolamo replaces Andy Kellett.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 5, Chesterfield 1. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Kennedy.

Jack King (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ben Kennedy replaces Alex Samuel.

Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jerome Binnom-Williams (Chesterfield).

Dale Gorman (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Kellett (Chesterfield).

Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

Andy Kellett (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Jak McCourt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Martin (Stevenage).

Joe Rowley (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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1Luton23146353193448
2Notts County23128339241544
3Exeter2312383229339
4Coventry2311572617938
5Wycombe2310764132937
6Lincoln City2310762819937
7Accrington2211473427737
8Colchester2310673327636
9Mansfield239953226636
10Swindon2211293528735
11Newport239863226635
12Grimsby239682528-333
13Carlisle238783332131
14Cheltenham238693131030
15Stevenage238693234-230
16Cambridge238692130-930
17Crawley2376102228-627
18Port Vale2374122433-925
19Yeovil2366113041-1124
20Crewe2372142438-1423
21Morecambe2357111929-1022
22Barnet2355132434-1020
23Chesterfield2355132644-1820
24Forest Green2355132343-2020
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