Leon Clarke scored the only goal of the game as Chesterfield beat Bury at the B2net Stadium.

The Spireites could have taken the lead when Clarke put Scott Boden through, but Trevor Carson saved his shot well.

The deadlock was broken when Clarke converted a Noel Mendy cross into the box past the helpless Carson.

The Shakers' best chance of the game fell to Mark Cullen, who somehow missed from three yards out after Chesterfield keeper Tommy Lee dropped a cross.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was obviously the result that we wanted and to get a clean sheet again is a confidence boost to the players.

"I want us to be a good side, I want my players to be good players but they've got to do the right things at the right times and sometimes we don't do it.

"We were in control of the game for most parts."

Bury manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought it was a better performance. I thought they should a lot more work ethic, desire, effort and all the stuff I asked for.

"Our biggest issue was we had a good start to the season and a good end to last season, so it's hard to keep that up sometimes.

"As soon as we get the first win all the recent defeats will be behind us, so it's just getting it and getting confidence back in the players."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee (Fleming - 83' )
  • 06 Ford (Holden - 76' )
  • 22 Grounds
  • 25 Talbot
  • 28 Smith
  • 07 Allott
  • 18 Johnson Booked (Randall - 90' )
  • 09 Westcarr
  • 16 Mendy
  • 19 Boden
  • 31 Clarke

Substitutes

  • 13 Fleming
  • 05 Holden
  • 23 Randall
  • 24 Clay
  • 21 Bowery

Bury

  • 30 Carson
  • 02 Picken
  • 03 Skarz
  • 16 Sodje Booked
  • 18 Eastham
  • 06 Sweeney Booked
  • 07 Worrall
  • 14 Jones (J-Lewis - 77' )
  • 23 Byrne (Coke - 68' Booked )
  • 10 Bishop Booked
  • 25 Harrad (Cullen - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Belford
  • 15 Coke
  • 21 Jones
  • 09 Cullen
  • 12 J-Lewis
Ref: Pawson
Att: 5,727

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

3 5

Corners

2 3

Fouls

8 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:47 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +4:25

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

90:00 +4:10

Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Trevor Carson makes a comfortable save.

90:00 +2:56

Drew Talbot fouled by Andy Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Holden takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:56 Substitution

Substitution Mark Randall comes on in place of Lee Johnson.

90:00 +2:10

Free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.

90:00 +2:10 Booking

Booking The referee shows Giles Coke a yellow card.

90:00 +1:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Westcarr by Giles Coke.

89:16

Unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis by Nathan Smith results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Giles Coke, Centre by Peter Sweeney, Peter Sweeney makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney, Headed effort from inside the box by Giles Coke misses to the right of the target.

87:32

Corner taken by Lee Johnson from the right by-line, Efetobore Sodje manages to make a clearance.

86:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Bishop on Dean Holden. Dean Holden restarts play with the free kick.

82:07

Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.

82:07 Substitution

Substitution Greg Fleming on for Tommy Lee.

82:07 Booking

Booking The referee shows Andy Bishop a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

81:45

Foul by Andy Bishop on Jonathan Grounds, free kick awarded.

81:07

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Bishop. Indirect free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

80:20

David Worrall concedes a free kick for a foul on Drew Talbot. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.

79:15

Giles Coke fouled by Mark Allott, the ref awards a free kick. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

78:47

The ball is crossed by Phil Picken.

76:56 Substitution

Substitution Mike Jones leaves the field to be replaced by Lenell John-Lewis.

75:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Drew Talbot by Mark Cullen. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.

75:10 Substitution

Substitution Dean Holden replaces Simon Ford.

75:10

Mike Jones produces a cross, Mark Cullen has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.

73:02

Andy Bishop takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tommy Lee.

72:36

Andy Bishop takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

72:14

The offside flag is raised against Craig Westcarr. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.

69:30

Joe Skarz crosses the ball, Jonathan Grounds fouled by Andy Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.

67:34

Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

67:34 Substitution

Substitution Mark Cullen comes on in place of Shaun Harrad.

67:34 Substitution

Substitution Giles Coke on for Shane Byrne.

67:34

Noel Alexandre Mendy is ruled offside.

66:44

The ball is delivered by Leon Clarke, Craig Westcarr has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

65:20

Assist by Noel Alexandre Mendy.

65:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Leon Clarke - Chesterfld 1 - 0 Bury Leon Clarke fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-0 Bury.

65:00

The referee blows for offside. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.

64:41

The ball is swung over by Mike Jones, Nathan Smith makes a clearance.

62:19

Drew Talbot produces a cross, Trevor Carson makes a save.

61:24

The ball is delivered by Noel Alexandre Mendy, clearance made by Efetobore Sodje.

60:57

Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Ford.

60:35

Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a comfortable save.

58:26

A cross is delivered by David Worrall.

57:46

A cross is delivered by Craig Westcarr, Efetobore Sodje manages to make a clearance. Mark Allott has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

57:22

Scott Boden crosses the ball.

56:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Sweeney on Nathan Smith. Lee Johnson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Phil Picken.

55:09

The ball is sent over by Peter Sweeney, Drew Talbot gets a block in. Corner taken by Peter Sweeney, clearance made by Simon Ford.

54:00

The ball is crossed by Noel Alexandre Mendy, clearance by Efetobore Sodje. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Byrne by Drew Talbot. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

53:04

Unfair challenge on Phil Picken by Craig Westcarr results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

52:11

Craig Westcarr has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

50:03

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Grounds by Shaun Harrad results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

49:33

Leon Clarke sends in a cross, Trevor Carson makes a comfortable save.

48:03

Drew Talbot restarts play with the free kick.

48:03 Booking

Booking Peter Sweeney is shown a yellow card.

47:57 Booking

Booking Booking for Lee Johnson for unsporting behaviour.

47:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Byrne on Noel Alexandre Mendy.

45:16

Handball decision goes against Peter Sweeney. Lee Johnson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

43:34

Scott Boden takes a shot. Trevor Carson makes a save. Unfair challenge on Peter Sweeney by Lee Johnson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

40:43

Drew Talbot fouled by Mike Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.

38:48

The ball is delivered by Mike Jones. Peter Sweeney has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

38:08

Shaun Harrad delivers the ball, Lee Johnson manages to make a clearance.

36:31

Drew Talbot crosses the ball.

36:13

The ball is swung over by Phil Picken, Nathan Smith manages to make a clearance.

35:57

Peter Sweeney produces a cross, clearance by Nathan Smith.

35:13

Craig Westcarr is caught offside. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

34:09

Unfair challenge on Joe Skarz by Noel Alexandre Mendy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

32:14

Handball by Mark Allott. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Sweeney, save by Tommy Lee.

31:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Jones on Simon Ford. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

27:42

The ball is crossed by Mike Jones, clearance by Simon Ford.

26:39

Craig Westcarr is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

25:37

Free kick crossed by Lee Johnson, save made by Trevor Carson.

25:37 Booking

Booking Efetobore Sodje receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

25:23

Foul by Efetobore Sodje on Craig Westcarr, free kick awarded.

24:30

Centre by Nathan Smith, clearance by Efetobore Sodje.

23:56

Nathan Smith crosses the ball, save made by Trevor Carson.

22:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Jones on Drew Talbot. Direct free kick taken by Lee Johnson.

22:19

The offside flag is raised against Andy Bishop. Nathan Smith restarts play with the free kick.

19:24

Noel Alexandre Mendy takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Johnson. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Johnson, Craig Westcarr takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

15:45

The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Clarke. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

14:48

Craig Westcarr takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

11:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Sweeney by Leon Clarke. Ashley Eastham takes the free kick.

10:20

The ball is swung over by Craig Westcarr, clearance made by Efetobore Sodje.

8:58

Efetobore Sodje challenges Craig Westcarr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Johnson. Long range effort by Craig Westcarr goes harmlessly over the bar.

7:11

Unfair challenge on Shaun Harrad by Simon Ford results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.

2:56

David Worrall delivers the ball. Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Ford. Peter Sweeney takes the outswinging corner, Header by Shane Byrne from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

2:11

The referee blows for offside against Craig Westcarr. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

0:31

Foul by Phil Picken on Craig Westcarr, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Smith.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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