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Chesterfield 2-0 Plymouth Argyle

Marc Richards

Chesterfield remained second in the League Two table with victory over Plymouth Argyle.

The Spireites began brightly and were rewarded when Matty Brown scored a close-range header.

The Pilgrims were punished again when Conor Hourihane conceded a penalty, which was converted by Marc Richards.

Argyle had a chance to pull one back from the spot when Brown was sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity, but Reuben Reid's effort was saved.

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Paul Cook: Chesterfield boss on Plymouth win

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was a good exciting game, it had penalties, obviously a sending off, bits of goal mouth action, but it was great for us to win today.

"It's so pleasing for the lads, we were on the floor after losing to Southend here and we got a lot of criticism, which I felt at times was a little bit harsh and unfair.

"The challenge for the lads then was two games coming up we got through at Oldham, we've had a fantastic result against Plymouth today and I think that's the best way to answer your critics."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 25Talbot
  • 15Humphreys
  • 4Hird
  • 23Evatt
  • 22BrownBooked at 64mins
  • 7DarikwaSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 90+3'minutes
  • 8Togwell
  • 21GnanduilletSubstituted forMcFadzeanat 34'minutes
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forO'Sheaat 45'minutes
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 10O'Shea
  • 16Devitt
  • 18Broadhead
  • 20Chapman
  • 24McFadzean
  • 28McSheffrey

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2BerrySubstituted forReckordat 77'minutes
  • 8BocoSubstituted forLaveryat 55'minutes
  • 17NelsonBooked at 77mins
  • 16Trotman
  • 4Blanchard
  • 6HourihaneBooked at 42mins
  • 11BlizzardSubstituted forYoungat 78'minutes
  • 27Gurrieri
  • 9ReidBooked at 66mins
  • 7Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 1Cole
  • 5Branston
  • 13Lavery
  • 14Young
  • 15Wotton
  • 20Bencherif
  • 28Reckord
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,486

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Gary McSheffrey replaces Tendayi Darikwa.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Callum McFadzean.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Luke Young replaces Dominic Blizzard.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jamie Reckord replaces Durrell Berry.

Booking

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum McFadzean (Chesterfield).

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Drew Talbot (Chesterfield).

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

Booking

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

Penalty saved! Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Matt Brown (Chesterfield) is shown the red card.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. Caolan Lavery draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Matt Brown (Chesterfield) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd20107332161637
2Chesterfield20106429171236
3Fleetwood2011273425935
4Newport209742921834
5Scunthorpe209742722534
6Burton2010462421334
7Southend2010372518733
8Rochdale2010372927233
9Morecambe219572728-132
10Dag & Red208662925430
11Exeter208572727029
12Wimbledon207672324-127
13Cheltenham216962731-427
14Hartlepool207582322126
15Wycombe206682527-224
16Plymouth206591421-723
17Mansfield205782126-522
18Portsmouth205782734-722
19Bury204882225-320
20York204882428-420
21Accrington2055102027-720
22Bristol Rovers204791722-519
23Northampton2046101625-918
24Torquay2046102133-1218
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