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Chesterfield 0-0 Northampton Town

League Two's bottom club Northampton ended a run of four successive away defeats by holding promotion-chasing Chesterfield to a draw.

Armand Gnanduillet headed over for the home side and Kane Ferdinand did likewise for the visitors in a first half bereft of quality.

Chesterfield came closest after the break when Marc Richards almost connected with Gary Roberts' cross.

Joe Widdowson also shot just wide but neither side could find a way through.

The result means Chesterfield stay second, level on points with leaders Oxford, while Northampton remain bottom, two points shy of Bristol Rovers in 22nd.

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Chesterfield assistant manager Leam Richardson tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Post-match: Chesterfield's Richardson

"I'm frustrated that we haven't won the game, because we wanted to win.

"What I would say is that it's supposed to be entertainment. It's tough to pay for football now - people pay to come to watch an entertaining game. I feel for the supporters because we're coming up against a few people who don't want to play.

"It's up to us to be a bit brighter in the last third and ask a few more questions, the lads know that."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 25Talbot
  • 15Humphreys
  • 4Hird
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forDevittat 90+3'minutes
  • 12Ryan
  • 2BanksSubstituted forDoyleat 79'minutes
  • 21GnanduilletBooked at 27minsSubstituted forRichardsat 59'minutes
  • 11Roberts

Substitutes

  • 7Darikwa
  • 8Togwell
  • 9Richards
  • 16Devitt
  • 17Doyle
  • 20Chapman
  • 24McFadzean

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2Amankwaah
  • 3Widdowson
  • 32Ferdinand
  • 18Reid
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 19EmertonSubstituted forTozerat 90+5'minutes
  • 34Ravenhill
  • 25BlythSubstituted forPlattat 70'minutes
  • 29DallasSubstituted forDeeganat 72'minutes
  • 11HackettBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 6Collins
  • 8Morris
  • 9Platt
  • 12Tozer
  • 17Deegan
  • 21McNamara
  • 33Norris
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
5,321

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home4
Away2
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home4
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Northampton Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ben Tozer replaces Danny Emerton.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jamie Devitt replaces Jay O'Shea.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

Booking

Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

(Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle replaces Oliver Banks.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Gary Deegan replaces Stuart Dallas.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Clive Platt replaces Jacob Blyth.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

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

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Northampton Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Chesterfield 0, Northampton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Northampton Town 0.

Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Richard Ravenhill.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Gary Roberts.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Gary Roberts.

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

Foul by Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

Booking

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Paul Reid.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1896329141533
2Chesterfield1896325141133
3Southend1810262416832
4Rochdale1810262825332
5Fleetwood1810173123831
6Scunthorpe188642320330
7Burton189362220230
8Newport187742419528
9Dag & Red187652623327
10Wimbledon187562321226
11Morecambe187562325-226
12Exeter187472223-125
13Hartlepool187382120124
14Plymouth186571418-423
15Wycombe176472222022
16Cheltenham185762328-522
17Mansfield185672024-421
18Portsmouth175572530-520
19Accrington185581823-520
20Bury184681922-318
21York184682327-418
22Bristol Rovers183781320-716
23Torquay183691930-1115
24Northampton1835101424-1014
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