Chesterfield 3-1 Bristol Rovers

Sam Morsy

Sam Morsy scored his first goal for Chesterfield to set up victory against Bristol Rovers and move them three points clear at the top of League Two.

Morsy met Eoin Doyle's cut-back to put the hosts ahead with a first-time shot.

Lee Brown levelled with a curling finish before Ollie Banks turned in Gary Roberts' low cross.

The second half started with Roberts catching Tom Parkes in possession and finding Doyle to make it 3-1, with Jay O'Shea hitting the bar late on.

Rovers' second loss this week sees them slip to 21st in the table, just one point above Torquay in the relegation zone.

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Bristol Rovers manager John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

John Ward

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Post-match: Bristol Rovers boss Ward

"We didn't look like we had the belief to win the game. That was evident from the beginning.

"We've been punished by a good team who are top of the league.

"It's disappointing as we've usually raised our game against top teams and we weren't able to do that.

"You can take being beaten if you go down fighting. Some players did, some didn't."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield2915952154
2Scunthorpe29131241451
3Oxford Utd28131051649
4Fleetwood28153101248
5Southend2813871247
6Rochdale281459947
7Burton281387447
8Newport261097539
9Dag & Red2910910139
10Wimbledon2910811-138
11Morecambe2810810-438
12Plymouth289910-636
13York3081111-335
14Cheltenham288119-435
15Hartlepool299812-535
16Exeter289712-434
17Accrington278811-632
18Portsmouth2971111-932
19Mansfield2971111-932
20Bury2771010-331
21Bristol Rovers287912-530
22Wycombe287813-629
23Torquay287813-1329
24Northampton275814-1623
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