Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Chesterfield 0.
Jack Redshaw's second-half penalty proved enough as Halifax returned to winning ways with a 1-0 National League victory over Chesterfield at The Shay.
Halifax midfielder Cameron King tested Shwan Jalal early on but his shot was forced wide, while Jack McKay went on a run down the right for Chesterfield before his cross went out for a corner.
King continued to press midway through the first half but this time Jay Sheridan blocked his effort.
The away side had their first real chance as the half-hour approached but Mike Fondop-Talom's header sailed past the post and Charlie Cooper was denied for Halifax on the stroke of half-time as the scores remained level at the break.
Josh Staunton headed over the crossbar as the second half got under way with the home side still searching for an opener.
Their patience paid off as Redshaw picked out the bottom-left corner with a penalty after 66 minutes as he sent Jalal the wrong way after being brought down in the box.
Redshaw almost doubled the lead for the Shaymen 12 minutes from time after combining well with King, but his effort was denied before Staunton's long-range strike was put behind.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 10KingSubstituted forMcAlindenat 83'minutes
- 7AllenSubstituted forSho-Silvaat 90'minutes
- 33SheridanBooked at 84mins
- 11NepomucenoSubstituted forMandevilleat 68'minutes
- 4YarneySubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
- 36Fondop-TalomBooked at 31minsSubstituted forDentonat 69'minutes
- Gareth Rhodes
Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Chesterfield 0.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Tobi Sho-Silva replaces Jamie Allen.
Jay Sheridan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Cameron King.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Tom Denton replaces Mike Fondop-Talom.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Liam Mandeville replaces Gevaro Nepomuceno.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Chesterfield 0. Jack Redshaw (FC Halifax Town) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Jonathan Smith replaces Josef Yarney.
Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Chesterfield 0.
First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Chesterfield 0.
Mike Fondop-Talom (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.