League Two
Accrington3Chesterfield1

Accrington Stanley 3-1 Chesterfield

Lee Molyneux

Lee Molyneux hit a first-half hat-trick for 10-man Accrington Stanley to consign table-topping Chesterfield to a surprise defeat.

Molyneux scored with a low free-kick before following in when Danny Webber's penalty was saved by Tommy Lee.

Peter Murphy was sent off for a bad challenge on Spireites midfielder Dan Gardner before Molyneux wrapped up the win after poor defending.

The visitors pulled one back when Ian Evatt slotted in from close range.

Despite the defeat, the Spireites remained top of League Two, one point clear of Scunthorpe, who were held at home by Northampton.

Victory for James Beattie's side moved them six points clear of the League Two relegation zone.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 23BuxtonSubstituted forAtkinsonat 72'minutes
  • 19Wilson
  • 4JoyceBooked at 62mins
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 10HatfieldBooked at 48mins
  • 2MurphyBooked at 32mins
  • 9WebberSubstituted forWindassat 45'minutes
  • 17GraySubstituted forOdejayiat 72'minutes
  • 13Molyneux

Substitutes

  • 11Naismith
  • 20Windass
  • 22Dawber
  • 24Odejayi
  • 25Atkinson
  • 33Hazeldine
  • 44Bowerman

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 7Darikwa
  • 15Humphreys
  • 5Morsy
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 26GardnerSubstituted forRichardsat 35'minutes
  • 12RyanSubstituted forO'Sheaat 58'minutes
  • 21GnanduilletSubstituted forDoyleat 57'minutes
  • 2Banks
  • 11Roberts

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 4Hird
  • 8Togwell
  • 9Richards
  • 10O'Shea
  • 17Doyle
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
1,968

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home8
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Chesterfield 1.

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

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Attempt saved. Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Chesterfield 1. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

Attempt missed. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Kayode Odejayi replaces James Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Robert Atkinson replaces Adam Buxton.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Foul by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Jimmy Ryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Chesterfield).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield351711756332362
2Scunthorpe351516454351961
3Rochdale34187953361761
4Burton35161184035559
5Fleetwood351761249391057
6Oxford Utd351413847331455
7Southend351311114234850
8Plymouth34139123938148
9York351113114138346
10Hartlepool35129144040045
11Newport331111114242044
12Cheltenham341013113945-643
13Morecambe341110133848-1043
14Bristol Rovers341012123334-142
15Dag & Red341012124143-242
16Wimbledon35119153440-642
17Mansfield351012133648-1242
18Wycombe341011133841-341
19Portsmouth35914123748-1141
20Bury33913113838040
21Exeter351010154147-640
22Accrington341010143945-640
23Northampton34810162844-1634
24Torquay3479183152-2130
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