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Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Chesterfield

Max Kretzschmar's first-half penalty gave struggling Wycombe Wanderers a vital three points against top of the table Chesterfield.

Kretzschmar put the Chairboys ahead from the spot after Ian Evett handled Matt McClure's cross.

The visitors almost levelled after the break but Evett's headed effort was judged offside.

Gary Roberts fired from distance late on but Matt Ingram comfortably saved to give Wycombe their first win in ten.

The Spireites were without manager Paul Cook for the second half after he was sent to the stands on half-time for dissent.

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Gareth Ainsworth

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Post-match: Wycombe boss Ainsworth

"I haven't calmed down yet and I'm so pleased. The fans were absolutely superb today; people have backed me.

"We've had a testing week with a lot of of stuff off the pitch but on the pitch the lads have been brilliant.

"Traning has gone superb; we've changed it up a little bit, and every player out there deserves that win today. I don't think anyone could go away today and say that Wycombe didn't deserve that win.

"You ask a proper Wycombe fan, who gets behind us every week, and they know this [win] has been coming.

"The young kid Anthony Jeffrey made his debut and he ran out of steam because he was so nervous and got involved in everything. I just thought that everyone on the pitch was superb."

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Paul Cook

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Post-match: Chesterfield boss Cook

"We had no chances, we had no quality in the game at all.

"Like I said to the lads in there, it was like we had a hangover from the cup tie [Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern area final against Fleetwood], and we suffered with it. We must come out of that quickly, because that's not us today.

"I've got great respect for my players, but as I just said to them there, that was one of our most disappointing days since I've come in."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 23Arnold
  • 11Wood
  • 4Scowen
  • 6Johnson
  • 30DohertySubstituted forStewartat 51'minutes
  • 8LewisBooked at 25mins
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 29McClureBooked at 45minsSubstituted forStycheat 79'minutes
  • 15JeffreySubstituted forCowan-Hallat 56'minutes
  • 22Kretzschmar

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 7Morgan
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 13Horlock
  • 18Kuffour
  • 20Craig
  • 27Styche

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 6Cooper
  • 15Humphreys
  • 5Morsy
  • 4HirdSubstituted forGardnerat 67'minutes
  • 23Evatt
  • 7DarikwaBooked at 90mins
  • 12Ryan
  • 17DoyleBooked at 55minsSubstituted forRichardsat 56'minutes
  • 11Roberts
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forGnanduilletat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Banks
  • 3Smith
  • 8Togwell
  • 9Richards
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 26Gardner
  • 35Dunbavin
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,356

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home5
Away1
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Chesterfield 0.

Booking

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

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

Attempt saved. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Reece Styche replaces Matt McClure.

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

Hand ball by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Sam Wood.

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Nick Arnold.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Sam Hird.

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Eoin Doyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Anthony Jeffrey.

Booking

Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Stewart replaces Gary Doherty because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield32161062258
2Scunthorpe32151341958
3Rochdale3217691457
4Oxford Utd33141361855
5Fleetwood31164111352
6Burton3214108352
7Southend32131091049
8Newport291199242
9Hartlepool3311913-242
10Plymouth3111911-742
11York3391311140
12Dag & Red32101012-240
13Morecambe32101012-640
14Exeter3210913-439
15Cheltenham3191210-439
16Wimbledon3210814-638
17Mansfield3291112-1038
18Bristol Rovers3191012-237
19Accrington3191012-637
20Bury3081210-236
21Portsmouth3281212-1236
22Wycombe3181013-534
23Torquay317816-1729
24Northampton317816-1729
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