Chesterfield recorded a straightforward victory over Cheltenham in League Two.

Marc Richards and Tendayi Darikwa combined well on the age of the area, allowing Chris Atkinson to find space and fire in the opener from 15 yards.

Sam Togwell doubled the hosts' lead after Darikwa's powerful strike came back off the crossbar.

Kaid Mohamed's header offered the visitors some hope, but Richards lashed in and Jack Lester added another with his first touch after coming on.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was much improved from Saturday, it's as simple as that.

"We'll take it on the chin in terms of the criticism we get, but tonight our shape, our balance, our passing was first class.

"We've said all the time that we just want to improve and we want our fans to know we're going to work hard."

Cheltenham midfielder Russ Penn told BBC Gloucestershire:

"We've felt the full force of the gaffer and rightly so.

"We're a good side and they should be looking at us as a tough team to play against.

"To concede eight goals in two games is embarrassing, not just for the defenders and keeper, but for the whole team.

"We are a team and it just hasn't been good enough all over the park."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 03 Smith
  • 06 Hird
  • 12 Darwikwa
  • 31 Cooper
  • 08 Togwell
  • 10 Whitaker (Clay - 63' )
  • 17 Atkinson
  • 25 Talbot Booked
  • 09 Richards (Lester - 74' )
  • 38 Dickenson (Boa Morte - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 13 O'Donnell
  • 04 Forbes
  • 33 Townsend
  • 15 Clay
  • 34 O'Shea
  • 14 Lester
  • 37 Boa Morte

Cheltenham

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 Lowe
  • 03 Jones
  • 06 Elliott
  • 15 Bennett Booked
  • 04 Carter (McGlashan - 46' )
  • 07 Pack Booked
  • 16 Penn
  • 10 Goulding (Harrad - 67' )
  • 23 Mohamed
  • 26 Zebroski Booked (Duffy - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Roberts
  • 17 Andrew
  • 08 Deering
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 34 Hanks
  • 09 Duffy
  • 14 Harrad
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 4,333

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

7 5

Corners

4 5

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:55

Jack Lester has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Scott Brown.

90:00 +2:55 Booking

Booking The referee books Alan Bennett for dissent.

90:00 +2:09

Unfair challenge on Jack Lester by Steve Elliott results in a free kick.

88:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darryl Duffy on Nathan Smith. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

87:12

The ball is delivered by Chris Atkinson.

86:38

A cross is delivered by Luis Boa Morte, save by Scott Brown.

84:30

Unfair challenge on Marlon Pack by Craig Clay results in a free kick. Marlon Pack takes the direct free kick.

83:55

The ball is crossed by Billy Jones, blocked by Sam Hird.

83:01

Kaid Mohamed concedes a free kick for a foul on Tendayi Darikwa. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.

82:22

Unfair challenge on Alan Bennett by Sam Togwell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Brown.

82:11

A cross is delivered by Chris Atkinson, Alan Bennett gets a block in.

80:18

The offside flag is raised against Luis Boa Morte. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

78:49 Substitution

Substitution Darryl Duffy on for Chris Zebroski.

78:18

Luis Boa Morte delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

78:18 Booking

Booking Marlon Pack is given a yellow card.

78:02

Marlon Pack concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Smith.

75:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Russell Penn by Craig Clay. Billy Jones takes the direct free kick.

74:29

The assist for the goal came from Luis Boa Morte.

74:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Lester - Chesterfld 4 - 1 Cheltenham A goal is scored by Jack Lester from close range low into the middle of the goal. Chesterfield 4-1 Cheltenham.

73:10

Corner taken left-footed by Luis Boa Morte from the right by-line, clearance made by Alan Bennett. Corner taken by Luis Boa Morte from the right by-line.

73:10 Substitution

Substitution (Chesterfield) makes a substitution, with Jack Lester coming on for Marc Richards.

72:19

Drew Talbot produces a cross, Marc Richards takes a shot. Save made by Scott Brown.

71:13

Alan Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Atkinson. Luis Boa Morte crosses the ball in from the free kick.

69:17 Substitution

Substitution Luis Boa Morte comes on in place of Brennan Dickenson.

67:49

Jermaine McGlashan fouled by Nathan Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Billy Jones delivers the ball, Shot from 6 yards from Keith Lowe. Sam Togwell gets a block in. Corner taken by Billy Jones from the left by-line, save made by Tommy Lee.

66:40 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Harrad comes on in place of Jeff Goulding.

65:41

Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Bennett. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.

62:41

Corner taken left-footed by Brennan Dickenson, Alan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

62:23 Substitution

Substitution Craig Clay on for Danny Whitaker.

62:08

The ball is crossed by Brennan Dickenson.

60:30

Foul by Danny Whitaker on Russell Penn, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Billy Jones.

58:25

The assist for the goal came from Brennan Dickenson.

58:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc Richards - Chesterfld 3 - 1 Cheltenham Marc Richards fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Chesterfield 3-1 Cheltenham.

56:36

The assist for the goal came from Billy Jones.

56:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Kaid Mohamed - Chesterfld 2 - 1 Cheltenham Kaid Mohamed grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Chesterfield 2-1 Cheltenham.

55:57

Long range shot by Marlon Pack goes wide right of the net. Inswinging corner taken by Billy Jones,

51:45

Danny Whitaker takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

51:28

The ball is sent over by Marc Richards, Alan Bennett gets a block in.

50:24

Shot by Brennan Dickenson from outside the box goes over the target.

49:35

Chris Atkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Penn. Marlon Pack takes the direct free kick.

48:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Cooper on Chris Zebroski. Centre by Billy Jones, Alan Bennett takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save.

48:19

Effort from inside the area by Drew Talbot misses to the left of the goal.

47:07

Chris Zebroski challenges Nathan Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.

46:07

Brennan Dickenson sends in a cross, Keith Lowe manages to make a clearance.

45:48

Kaid Mohamed crosses the ball, clearance by Sam Hird.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine McGlashan replaces Darren Carter.

45:00 +2:42 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:05

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Whitaker, save by Scott Brown.

45:00 +1:50

Brennan Dickenson sends in a cross, Keith Lowe manages to make a clearance.

44:32

Assist on the goal came from Tendayi Darikwa.

44:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Togwell - Chesterfld 2 - 0 Cheltenham Sam Togwell finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Chesterfield 2-0 Cheltenham.

44:28

Shot from 25 yards by Tendayi Darikwa.

42:55

Jeff Goulding produces a cross.

41:29

Foul by Brennan Dickenson on Russell Penn, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kaid Mohamed.

40:03

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Billy Jones, clearance by Chris Atkinson. Outswinging corner taken by Billy Jones, clearance made by Brennan Dickenson.

39:07

Brennan Dickenson takes a shot. Scott Brown makes a save.

38:25

Keith Lowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brennan Dickenson. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

37:00

Jeff Goulding produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

35:15

Kaid Mohamed takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Chris Atkinson.

34:48

Darren Carter produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

34:11

The ball is crossed by Marlon Pack, clearance by Drew Talbot.

33:19

Free kick crossed left-footed by Marlon Pack from right channel, clearance by Drew Talbot.

33:19 Booking

Booking Booking for Drew Talbot for unsporting behaviour.

32:50

Drew Talbot challenges Chris Zebroski unfairly and gives away a free kick.

29:11

Long range shot by Marlon Pack goes wide left of the net.

25:15

Centre by Keith Lowe. Danny Whitaker is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Jeff Goulding produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Tommy Lee makes a save.

23:36

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa on Chris Zebroski, free kick awarded. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.

20:12

Free kick crossed left-footed by Brennan Dickenson, clearance by Steve Elliott.

20:12 Booking

Booking The referee shows Chris Zebroski a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

19:54

Chris Zebroski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Drew Talbot.

19:24

The ball is sent over by Keith Lowe. Brennan Dickenson sends in a cross, clearance made by Alan Bennett.

18:39

The ball is delivered by Chris Zebroski, Tommy Lee makes a save.

15:30

The assist for the goal came from Tendayi Darikwa.

15:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Atkinson - Chesterfld 1 - 0 Cheltenham Chris Atkinson scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-0 Cheltenham.

14:37

Keith Lowe challenges Sam Togwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

12:25

Russell Penn fouled by Sam Togwell, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

12:13

The ball is swung over by Drew Talbot, Keith Lowe manages to make a clearance.

10:05

Sam Togwell fouled by Marlon Pack, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.

8:27

Close range shot by Brennan Dickenson clears the bar.

7:25

Nathan Smith fouled by Kaid Mohamed, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Togwell restarts play with the free kick.

6:28

Centre by Tendayi Darikwa, Drew Talbot produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

5:49

Drew Talbot fouled by Chris Zebroski, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Hird takes the free kick.

3:45

Marlon Pack challenges Danny Whitaker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Brennan Dickenson, clearance by Darren Carter. Sam Togwell takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

2:30

Tendayi Darikwa delivers the ball, clearance made by Keith Lowe.

1:35

Foul by Jeff Goulding on Liam Cooper, free kick awarded. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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