Chesterfield punished 10-man Bury with three second-half goals in a thumping win to remain third in the league.

Gary Roberts put the hosts ahead, powering the ball into the roof of the net after missing two earlier chances.

Bury's Danny Mayor was shown a straight red card for a lunge on Matty Brown before the break.

Jay O'Shea added the second with a 25-yard effort before Marc Richards struck from close range and new signing Dan Gardner broke away for a debut goal.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Post-match: Chesterfield boss Cook

"Obviously, the sending off in the first half - they're always big talking points in football - enhanced our chances of winning the game. We took advantage of that and went on to play very well on the day.

"We've tried to go back to what we were about early on in the season - about moving the ball and having the belief in our play.

"If Jay O'Shea gets in the last third of the pitch he's unplayable. What we must do is ensure that those players get in that area of the pitch."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 25 Talbot
  • 03 Smith Booked (Humphreys - 56' )
  • 05 Morsy
  • 22 Brown
  • 06 Cooper
  • 10 O'Shea Booked
  • 12 Ryan Booked
  • 09 Richards
  • 02 Banks (Gnanduillet - 71' )
  • 11 Roberts (Gardner - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Darikwa
  • 08 Togwell
  • 15 Humphreys
  • 17 Doyle
  • 21 Gnanduillet
  • 26 Gardner
  • 35 Dunbavin

Bury

  • 21 Jensen
  • 27 Burke
  • 29 Veseli
  • 08 Miller
  • 05 Cameron Booked (Soares - 45' )
  • 04 Hinds
  • 12 Sedgwick
  • 06 Proctor (Obadeyi - 72' )
  • 09 Forrester (Grimes - 81' )
  • 18 Nardiello
  • 15 Mayor Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 03 Roberts
  • 10 Grimes
  • 14 Harrad
  • 19 Soares
  • 28 McIntyre
  • 30 Charles-Cook
  • 35 Obadeyi
Ref: Tony Harrington
Att: 6,053

Match Stats

Shots

20 5

On target

6 4

Corners

10 2

Fouls

14 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chesterfield 4, Bury 0.

90:00 +3:52 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chesterfield 4, Bury 0.

90:00 +3:38

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +0:29

Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

85:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 4, Bury 0. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

85:10

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

84:06

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

83:50

Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:38

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

82:38

Tommy Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:59

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

81:37

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Chris Sedgwick.

80:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Ashley Grimes replaces Anton Forrester.

80:07

Attempt saved. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

79:44

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

78:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Gary Roberts.

77:08

Hand ball by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

75:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 3, Bury 0. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ritchie Humphreys with a cross.

74:21

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Tommy Miller.

71:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Tope Obadeyi replaces Andrew Proctor.

70:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Oliver Banks.

66:18

Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

66:06

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

66:06

Daniel Nardiello (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:13 Booking

Booking Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

64:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 2, Bury 0. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

63:15

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:15

Foul by Anton Forrester (Bury).

61:36

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

61:36

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:58

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by James Burke.

60:45

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

59:30

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

59:12

Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:12

Foul by Anton Forrester (Bury).

58:26

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

57:11

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

57:11

Daniel Nardiello (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Nathan Smith.

54:30

Hand ball by Anton Forrester (Bury).

52:54

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Tom Soares.

49:47

Foul by Liam Cooper (Chesterfield).

49:47

Anton Forrester (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:28

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Andrew Proctor.

47:17

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

46:51

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:37

Foul by James Burke (Bury).

45:00

Second Half begins Chesterfield 1, Bury 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Tom Soares replaces Nathan Cameron.

45:00 +3:51 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Bury 0.

45:00 +2:33 Dismissal

Dismissal Danny Mayor (Bury) is shown the red card.

45:00 +2:19

Matt Brown (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +2:19

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

45:00 +1:06

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:06

Foul by Tommy Miller (Bury).

42:54

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

42:54

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

38:15

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:15

Foul by Anton Forrester (Bury).

37:38

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Richard Hinds.

36:13

Attempt missed. Andrew Proctor (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

35:41

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

34:01

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

33:32

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

33:18

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

31:51

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

30:48

Hand ball by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

28:42

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

28:42

Daniel Nardiello (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:25

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

26:51

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

26:41

Attempt blocked. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

26:00

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:00

Foul by Daniel Nardiello (Bury).

24:14

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:14

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

23:35

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

23:04

Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

22:52

Foul by Matt Brown (Chesterfield).

22:52

Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:20

Attempt saved. Anton Forrester (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

20:22

Andrew Proctor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:08

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

19:09

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

19:09

Richard Hinds (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:48

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

16:36 Booking

Booking Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

16:31

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

16:31

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 1, Bury 0. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jay O'Shea.

13:53 Booking

Booking Nathan Smith (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

13:45

Foul by Nathan Smith (Chesterfield).

13:45

Andrew Proctor (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:00

Daniel Nardiello (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:59

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

9:48

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

8:23 Booking

Booking Nathan Cameron (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

8:13

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

8:13

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

6:39

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

4:26

Foul by Liam Cooper (Chesterfield).

4:26

Andrew Proctor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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