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Eastleigh 0-1 Chesterfield

Chesterfield continued their promotion charge with a 1-0 win against Eastleigh at the Silverlake Stadium.

Liam Mandeville's second-half strike gave the Spireites a fourth straight victory and an eighth success in the last 11 National League matches.

The run has catapulted James Rowe's side into the play-off places and Saturday's win saw them climb another position up to sixth in the standings.

It might have been a different story had Andrew Boyce's header not been cleared off the line early on.

Chesterfield survived another scare just before the break when Jack Payne's dangerous corner found its way through a crowded penalty area and trickled on to the goal-line, before once again being cleared by a defender.

A set-piece won it for the visitors after 61 minutes. George Carline's long throw-in was inadvertently flicked on by the head of an Eastleigh defender and Mandeville was on hand to volley the ball in from close range.

Mandeville could have quickly doubled the lead but Joe McDonnell made a good block to repel his fierce shot when one-on-one with the attacker.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McDonnell
  • 2Partington
  • 5Bird
  • 8Payne
  • 17Tomlinson
  • 6BoyceBooked at 34mins
  • 11SmartSubstituted forBlairat 46'minutes
  • 19HollandsSubstituted forMileyat 70'minutes
  • 7Bell-Baggie
  • 20HillSubstituted forBearwishat 76'minutes
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 4Miley
  • 13Flitney
  • 14Bearwish
  • 24Blair

Chesterfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Smith
  • 2CarlineBooked at 90mins
  • 32Kerr
  • 28SmithBooked at 55mins
  • 4Yarney
  • 26HollisSubstituted forMandevilleat 32'minutes
  • 29Whittle
  • 8Weston
  • 22WhelanSubstituted forClarkeat 74'minutes
  • 7RowleySubstituted forTysonat 46'minutes
  • 9Asante

Substitutes

  • 10Mandeville
  • 11Dinanga
  • 16Clarke
  • 18Tyson
  • 29Yussuf
Referee:
Jacob Miles

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Eastleigh 0, Chesterfield 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Chesterfield 1.

  3. Booking

    George Carline (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Tom Bearwish replaces Ryan Hill.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Jack Clarke replaces Tom Whelan.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Cavanagh Miley replaces Danny Hollands.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Eastleigh 0, Chesterfield 1. Liam Mandeville (Chesterfield).

  8. Booking

    Martin Smith (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Nathan Tyson replaces Joe Rowley.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Tom Blair replaces Sam Smart.

  11. Second Half

    Second Half begins Eastleigh 0, Chesterfield 0.

  12. Half Time

    First Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Chesterfield 0.

  13. Booking

    Andrew Boyce (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Liam Mandeville replaces Haydn Hollis.

  15. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  16. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sutton United30188451262562
2Hartlepool33179743291460
3Torquay30166849301954
4Stockport30149743261751
5Notts County28147737231449
6Chesterfield291531141281348
7Wrexham30138940291147
8Halifax29128945351044
9Eastleigh30111093531443
10Bromley30119104542342
11Altrincham32118133739-241
12Boreham Wood3091383531440
13Maidenhead United27116104139239
14Yeovil31116144549-439
15Solihull Moors29115133234-238
16Aldershot30115143844-638
17Dag & Red30107132938-937
18Woking2887132631-531
19Weymouth3086163344-1130
20Wealdstone3086163662-2630
21King's Lynn2866163358-2524
22Barnet2834212167-4613
23Dover00000000
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