Chesterfield's win keeps them in the chase for the play-offs and leaves AFC Wimbledon bottom of League Two.

Armand Gnanduillet stroked Danny Whitaker's cross into the top corner to score his first goal in English football and break the deadlock.

Neil Sullivan saved Drew Talbot's 20-yard drive, but the Dons would eventually fall to a 16th league loss.

Jack Lester sealed it for the hosts, firing a low shot past Sullivan after being set up by Gnanaduillet.

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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was a game that if we didn't win today it would make it a challenge to get in the play-offs.

"Every point is vital and today I told the lads at half-time that this is our season.

"We must remain strong and patient and to the man I felt we did that."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 03 Smith
  • 05 Trotman
  • 06 Hird
  • 31 Cooper
  • 08 Togwell
  • 10 Whitaker (Brindley - 90' )
  • 23 Randall (Gnanduillet - 46' )
  • 25 Talbot
  • 34 O'Shea Booked
  • 09 Richards (Lester - 21' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 40 Barrington
  • 17 Brindley
  • 33 Townsend
  • 15 Clay
  • 14 Lester
  • 21 Gnanduillet
  • 22 Wafula

AFC Wimbledon

  • 35 Sullivan
  • 06 Mitchell-King
  • 15 Fenlon Booked
  • 31 Meades
  • 39 Bennett
  • 44 Hussey
  • 07 Long (McCallum - 69' )
  • 27 Sweeney Booked (S Moore - 79' )
  • 10 Midson (Ajala - 46' Booked )
  • 11 L Moore
  • 28 Alexander

Substitutes

  • 33 Jaimez-Ruiz
  • 03 Cummings
  • 05 Balkestein
  • 08 S Moore
  • 23 Yussuff
  • 38 Ajala
  • 37 McCallum
Ref: Williamson
Att: 5,235

Match Stats

Shots

12 3

On target

8 0

Corners

6 3

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:11 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:10

Gary Alexander takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

89:40 Substitution

Substitution (Chesterfield) makes a substitution, with Richard Brindley coming on for Danny Whitaker.

89:02

Luke Moore fouled by Drew Talbot, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

85:54

Unfair challenge on Toby Ajala by Nathan Smith results in a free kick. Sammy Moore takes the free kick.

82:33

The assist for the goal came from Armand Gnanduillet.

82:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Lester - Chesterfld 2 - 0 Wimbledon Goal scored by Jack Lester from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chesterfield 2-0 AFC Wimbledon.

81:15

Sam Hird fouled by Jon Meades, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

80:02

The official flags Gary Alexander offside. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

78:40 Substitution

Substitution Peter Sweeney leaves the field to be replaced by Sammy Moore.

78:40

Sam Togwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Sweeney. Direct free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

78:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Togwell on Jon Meades. Direct free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.

77:08 Booking

Booking Toby Ajala is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

76:46

Unfair challenge on Nathan Smith by Toby Ajala results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Whitaker.

75:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Whitaker on Jim Fenlon. Mat Mitchel-King takes the direct free kick.

75:27

Danny Whitaker takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Alan Bennett.

75:07

Drew Talbot takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

74:03

Armand Gnanduillet takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

73:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McCallum on Drew Talbot. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.

72:13 Booking

Booking The referee cautions James O'Shea for unsporting behaviour.

71:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Shea on Chris Hussey. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.

71:21

Nathan Smith sends in a cross, clearance by Mat Mitchel-King.

68:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Alexander. Liam Cooper restarts play with the free kick.

68:03 Substitution

Substitution (AFC Wimbledon) makes a substitution, with Paul McCallum coming on for Stacy Long.

66:00

The ball is sent over by Jim Fenlon, clearance by Sam Hird.

63:40

The ball is crossed by James O'Shea, clearance made by Gary Alexander.

62:34

The ball is crossed by Danny Whitaker, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Jack Lester misses to the right of the target.

61:40

Foul by Stacy Long on Nathan Smith, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

61:30

The ball is sent over by Chris Hussey, Liam Cooper manages to make a clearance.

60:07

Corner taken by Danny Whitaker, save by Neil Sullivan.

59:56

Jack Lester takes a shot.

59:33

The ball is sent over by Chris Hussey, Tommy Lee makes a save.

58:15

Assist by Danny Whitaker.

58:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Armand Gnanduillet - Chesterfld 1 - 0 Wimbledon Goal scored by Armand Gnanduillet from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-0 AFC Wimbledon.

57:37

Luke Moore challenges Drew Talbot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Drew Talbot.

56:19

Danny Whitaker produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, clearance by Mat Mitchel-King.

56:19 Booking

Booking Peter Sweeney is booked.

55:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Sweeney on Nathan Smith.

53:58

The ball is sent over by Jim Fenlon, clearance made by Drew Talbot.

53:34

Luke Moore sends in a cross, clearance by Sam Togwell.

53:11

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Sweeney.

53:05

The ball is sent over by Toby Ajala.

52:24

A cross is delivered by Luke Moore, Liam Cooper manages to make a clearance.

49:40

The ball is swung over by Luke Moore, Liam Cooper manages to make a clearance.

48:28

The ball is crossed by Sam Togwell, save by Neil Sullivan.

46:54

Gary Alexander challenges Neal Trotman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.

46:05

Peter Sweeney challenges James O'Shea unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Cooper.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jack Midson goes off and Toby Ajala comes on.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Armand Gnanduillet is brought on as a substitute for Mark Randall.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

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

45:00 +0:30

Corner taken short by Danny Whitaker, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Bennett by Neal Trotman. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.

44:57

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Whitaker.

44:42

Mark Randall sends in a cross, Jim Fenlon manages to make a clearance.

44:22

Centre by James O'Shea.

43:01

The ball is swung over by James O'Shea, Shot from just outside the area by Sam Hird misses to the left of the target.

42:14

Foul by Jon Meades on Mark Randall, free kick awarded. Mark Randall takes the direct free kick.

40:15

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Randall.

40:06

Nathan Smith delivers the ball.

39:24

Gary Alexander produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

37:43

The official flags Jack Lester offside. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.

37:05 Booking

Booking Jim Fenlon is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

36:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James O'Shea by Jim Fenlon. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.

35:22

The ball is swung over by Sam Togwell, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Bennett by Sam Togwell. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

33:37 Booking

Booking Booking for Jack Lester for unsporting behaviour.

32:48

Sam Hird takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Bennett.

31:40

A cross is delivered by Chris Hussey, save made by Tommy Lee.

26:02

The ball is crossed by Nathan Smith, Neil Sullivan makes a save.

23:13

Sam Togwell sends in a cross, Jon Meades makes a clearance.

22:13

Shot on goal by Gary Alexander from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

22:07

Stacy Long crosses the ball.

20:07 Substitution

Substitution Jack Lester replaces Marc Richards.

18:12

The official flags James O'Shea offside. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.

16:10

The official flags Sam Togwell offside. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.

15:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Luke Moore. Shot on goal comes in from Marc Richards from the free kick.

14:08

Danny Whitaker crosses the ball, clearance by Peter Sweeney.

12:58

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Sweeney, Mat Mitchel-King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Lee. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.

12:25

Mark Randall takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a comfortable save.

11:47

The ball is swung over by Luke Moore, clearance by Liam Cooper.

11:31

Centre by Gary Alexander.

10:02

Unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Mat Mitchel-King results in a free kick. Mark Randall fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, clearance made by Gary Alexander.

7:44

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Whitaker from the right by-line, clearance by Mat Mitchel-King.

5:50

Jim Fenlon sends in a cross.

3:30

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

3:06

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Hussey, clearance made by Sam Hird.

2:57

The ball is swung over by Chris Hussey.

2:46

Chris Hussey produces a cross, Liam Cooper manages to make a clearance.

1:12

Chris Hussey sends in a cross, clearance made by Liam Cooper.

0:25

Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stacy Long. Free kick taken by Jon Meades.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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