Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Weymouth 0.
Tom Whelan scored the winner against his former club as Chesterfield saw off Weymouth 1-0 in the National League.
Weymouth goalkeeper Ethan Ross turned an early Akwasi Asante shot onto the post before Chesterfield lost captain Laurence Maguire, brother of England defender Harry, to injury.
Ross denied Asante once more but the Spireites took a half-time lead through Whelan's 38th-minute strike.
Weymouth were denied as they claimed the ball had crossed the line from Ben Thomson's header off the underside of the bar, while Ollie Harfield cleared a Chesterfield effort off the line in a goalmouth scramble at the other end.
Chesterfield substitute Liam Mandeville went close to creating a second, for George Carline, or scoring one himself but a solitary goal proved enough as they moved into seventh.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 2CarlineBooked at 70mins
- 6MaguireSubstituted forYarneyat 24'minutes
- 22WhelanSubstituted forMandevilleat 73'minutes
- 18TysonSubstituted forDinangaat 60'minutes
- 21MensahBooked at 30minsSubstituted forFonkeuat 46'minutes
- 18DallasBooked at 90mins
- 10McQuoidSubstituted forThomsonat 46'minutes
- Aaron Jackson
Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Weymouth 0.
Andrew Dallas (Weymouth) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Liam Mandeville replaces Tom Whelan.
George Carline (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Marcus Dinanga replaces Nathan Tyson.
Substitution, Weymouth. Ben Thomson replaces Josh McQuoid.
Substitution, Weymouth. Pierre Fonkeu replaces Jacob Mensah.
Second Half begins Chesterfield 1, Weymouth 0.
First Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Weymouth 0.
Goal! Chesterfield 1, Weymouth 0. Tom Whelan (Chesterfield).
Jacob Mensah (Weymouth) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Josef Yarney replaces Laurence Maguire.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.