Chesterfield 1-0 Tranmere

Jordan Bowery scored the only goal as Chesterfield moved off the bottom of League One and extended Tranmere's winless run to 11 matches.

The hosts nearly went ahead when Jack Lester intercepted a short backpass but Rovers defender Ian Goodison made a goalline clearance to keep it at 0-0.

Tranmere's Owain Fon-Williams saved from Nicky Ajose before Tommy Lee denied Andy Robinson at the other end.

Bowery grabbed the winner with a low shot from 12 yards after Lester's pass.

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Chesterfield manager John Sheridan tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

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John Sheridan pleased with difficult Chesterfield win

"(It was) very hard, I expected that from Tranmere, they're a difficult team to play against.

"They don't concede many goals, but to get three points from the game is what we were after.

"I thought we started a bit on edge, which is to be expected, you know we're in a position we don't want to be in.

"But I thought we got into the game then it was a very workman-like performance and we went on to win the game."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 02 Trotman
  • 05 Thompson
  • 12 Ridehalgh
  • 25 Talbot
  • 07 Allott
  • 10 Whitaker
  • 11 Ajose (Mendy - 70' )
  • 26 Davis Booked
  • 14 Lester (Westcarr - 90' )
  • 21 Bowery

Substitutes

  • 13 Fleming
  • 28 Smith
  • 08 Niven
  • 09 Westcarr
  • 16 Mendy

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 05 Goodison
  • 12 Taylor
  • 15 Holmes
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 08 Welsh
  • 14 McGurk (Bakayogo - 77' )
  • 25 Devaney (Weir - 46' )
  • 27 Wallace Booked
  • 11 Robinson
  • 28 Brunt (Showunmi - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 03 Bakayogo
  • 06 McChrystal
  • 10 Weir
  • 07 Showunmi
Ref: Whitestone
Att: 5,861

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

7 3

Corners

1 6

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:44 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:04

A cross is delivered by Robbie Weir, Drew Talbot manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Robinson, Neal Trotman makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:21 Booking

Booking The referee shows James Wallace a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:08

The offside flag is raised against Enoch Showunmi. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:06

Craig Westcarr is ruled offside. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:30

Foul by David Davis on James Wallace, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Wallace.

89:03

Neal Trotman restarts play with the free kick.

89:03 Substitution

Substitution Craig Westcarr comes on in place of Jack Lester.

89:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Bowery by James Wallace.

88:54

The ball is sent over by Zoumana Bakayogo, Josh Thompson manages to make a clearance.

88:31

The ball is swung over by Drew Talbot, Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

87:52

Ash Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Lester. David Davis takes the direct free kick.

87:30

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

86:56

The ball is crossed by Andy Robinson, clearance by Neal Trotman.

85:04

Outswinging corner taken by Andy Robinson from the right by-line, Effort from inside the area by Ian Goodison misses to the left of the target.

84:55

Andy Robinson produces a cross, Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance.

80:29

Andy Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridehalgh. Josh Thompson takes the free kick.

79:33

Mark Allott has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

79:17

Noel Alexandre Mendy crosses the ball, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.

77:34

Effort on goal by Enoch Showunmi from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

76:51 Substitution

Substitution Zoumana Bakayogo comes on in place of Adam McGurk.

74:50

Jack Lester provided the assist for the goal.

74:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Bowery - Chesterfld 1 - 0 Tranmere Jordan Bowery grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-0 Tranmere.

74:14

Foul by Adam McGurk on Neal Trotman, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

72:18

David Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on John Welsh. Direct free kick taken by David Buchanan, Header from deep inside the area by Enoch Showunmi goes over the bar.

72:18 Booking

Booking David Davis receives a yellow card.

71:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Goodison on Liam Ridehalgh. Josh Thompson takes the free kick.

70:55

James Wallace produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

70:11

Andy Robinson takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee. Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam McGurk, clearance by Neal Trotman.

69:22 Substitution

Substitution (Chesterfield) makes a substitution, with Noel Alexandre Mendy coming on for Nick Ajose.

68:15

The ball is delivered by Adam McGurk, Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance.

66:14

John Welsh handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.

65:14

The ball is crossed by Liam Ridehalgh.

64:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam McGurk by Danny Whitaker. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neal Trotman by Enoch Showunmi. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

62:53

Effort on goal by David Davis from just inside the area clears the bar.

61:42

The ball is swung over by David Buchanan.

58:22 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Brunt leaves the field to be replaced by Enoch Showunmi.

56:33

Owain Fon Williams fouled by Jack Lester, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

54:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Thompson by Ian Goodison. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

53:56

Inswinging corner taken by Adam McGurk, clearance by Josh Thompson.

53:50

Robbie Weir produces a cross, Liam Ridehalgh gets a block in.

52:38

Robbie Weir takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

50:57

Nick Ajose takes a shot. Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

48:24

Adam McGurk fouled by Drew Talbot, the ref awards a free kick. John Welsh takes the direct free kick. Ian Goodison is caught offside. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Robbie Weir coming on for Martin Devaney.

45:00 +0:44 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

44:21 +0:41

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Buchanan, Foul by Ian Goodison on Danny Whitaker, free kick awarded. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.

43:43

John Welsh takes a shot. Blocked by Drew Talbot. Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

42:56

Jack Lester takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

41:26

Jordan Bowery sends in a cross.

41:02

Martin Devaney sends in a cross, save by Tommy Lee.

37:47

Jack Lester takes a shot. Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Whitaker, Neal Trotman has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

36:40

Jack Lester challenges David Buchanan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

34:33

Centre by Adam McGurk, Josh Thompson manages to make a clearance.

32:19

Liam Ridehalgh sends in a cross, Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

31:13

Danny Whitaker produces a cross, save by Owain Fon Williams.

30:50

David Davis fouled by John Welsh, the ref awards a free kick. David Davis takes the free kick.

30:05

Adam McGurk concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Ajose. Drew Talbot restarts play with the free kick.

29:10

Drew Talbot takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

28:31

The ball is crossed by Nick Ajose.

26:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Lester by Ash Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Ridehalgh.

25:13

Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

23:58

A cross is delivered by Liam Ridehalgh, Adam McGurk makes a clearance. Nick Ajose produces a cross.

23:35

Danny Whitaker crosses the ball, clearance by Ian Goodison.

23:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Devaney on Danny Whitaker. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

21:31

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Robinson. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

20:34

Centre by Ian Goodison. A cross is delivered by Martin Devaney.

19:16

The ball is crossed by Martin Devaney, Liam Ridehalgh gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Buchanan, clearance made by Josh Thompson.

17:46

Mark Allott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Robinson. Andy Robinson crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Jordan Bowery.

17:07

Shot from just outside the area by John Welsh goes over the bar.

15:13

Neal Trotman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Brunt. Direct free kick taken by David Buchanan, Ryan Brunt takes a shot. Clearance by Mark Allott.

14:29

The ball is crossed by Drew Talbot.

13:53

The offside flag is raised against Ryan Brunt. Neal Trotman takes the free kick.

13:11

A cross is delivered by Adam McGurk, Martin Devaney takes a shot. Clearance made by Drew Talbot.

10:37

Adam McGurk is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

10:14

Andy Robinson fouled by Neal Trotman, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Goodison takes the direct free kick.

5:50

Ian Goodison sends in a cross, Danny Whitaker makes a clearance.

4:18

Effort from outside the penalty area by Jack Lester goes wide left of the goal.

3:59

Neal Trotman takes a shot. Clearance made by Ian Goodison.

3:52

The ball is crossed by Liam Ridehalgh, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.

2:58

Adam McGurk crosses the ball, Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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