Second-half goals from Ollie Banks and Marc Richards sent Chesterfield top of League Two after dominating Exeter.

After forcing seven corners in the first half, the Spireites took the lead on 48 minutes when Banks's header went over the line before being cleared.

Richards headed straight at Exeter keeper Artur Krysiak before scoring his sixth of the season from a flowing counter attack 20 minutes from time.

Exeter offered very little all night, mustering only one shot on target.

Chesterfield move two points clear at the top of the table, having played one game more than Oxford United, ahead of the weekend's fixtures with Exeter staying in 11th.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Butterfield Booked
  • 03 Woodman
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 04 Bennett
  • 15 Moore-Taylor (Baldwin - 69' )
  • 32 Wheeler (Grimes - 69' )
  • 35 Gill
  • 20 Nichols
  • 25 Parkin (Gow - 57' )
  • 11 Davies

Substitutes

  • 05 Baldwin
  • 10 Gow
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 21 Gosling
  • 22 Keohane
  • 29 Grimes
  • 30 Pym

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 25 Talbot
  • 15 Humphreys
  • 08 Togwell
  • 23 Evatt
  • 04 Hird
  • 07 Darikwa
  • 02 Banks
  • 17 Doyle (O'Shea - 85' )
  • 09 Richards (Brown - 75' )
  • 24 McFadzean (Gnanduillet - 60' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 05 Morsy
  • 10 O'Shea
  • 16 Devitt
  • 21 Gnanduillet
  • 22 Brown
  • 28 McSheffrey
  • 33 Mason
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 3,449

Match Stats

Shots

7 11

On target

1 7

Corners

5 10

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Exeter City 0, Chesterfield 2.

90:00 +3:50 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Chesterfield 2.

90:00 +2:28 Booking

Booking Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:15 Booking

Booking Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

88:44

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

88:32

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

87:35

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Matt Brown.

86:00

Foul by Drew Talbot (Chesterfield).

86:00

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Eoin Doyle.

83:33

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:15

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

79:36

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

74:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Matt Brown replaces Marc Richards.

70:50

Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:50

Foul by Drew Talbot (Chesterfield).

69:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 0, Chesterfield 2. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

68:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Pat Baldwin replaces Jordan Moore-Taylor.

68:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Grimes replaces David Wheeler.

66:30

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

65:10

Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:10

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

62:24

Sam Togwell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:24

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

59:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Callum McFadzean.

58:41

Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

58:07

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

58:07

Marc Richards (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Alan Gow replaces Sam Parkin.

52:58

Hand ball by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

52:21

Attempt missed. Sam Parkin (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

51:55

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Oliver Banks.

47:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 0, Chesterfield 1. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum McFadzean following a corner.

46:43

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

46:08

Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

45:36

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

45:36

Sam Togwell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Chesterfield 0.

45:00 +1:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Chesterfield 0.

45:00 +1:01

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

45:00 +0:36

Attempt blocked. Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

44:39

Attempt missed. Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

44:05

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Wheeler.

36:30

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

35:37

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

35:37

Marc Richards (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:16

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

31:16

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:41

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:41

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

30:15

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

28:00

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:57

Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).

27:00

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:00

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

26:12

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

24:57

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is close, but misses to the right.

22:24

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

22:24

Callum McFadzean (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:32

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

18:38

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

14:50

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

14:14

Attempt blocked. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11:29

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

11:15

Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

10:51

Attempt saved. Sam Parkin (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

10:16

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:16

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

5:31

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

3:52

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

3:34

Attempt saved. Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

1:31

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:31

Foul by Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield).

1:02

Sam Parkin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:02

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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