League Two
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Accrington Stanley 3-1 Chesterfield

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.

Booking

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 3, Chesterfield 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass replaces Danny Webber.

Half Time

First Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Chesterfield 0.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Chesterfield 0. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.
Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).
Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).
Marc Richards (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Dan Gardner because of an injury.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).
Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).
Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).
Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield35171172362
2Scunthorpe35151641961
3Rochdale3418791761
4Burton3516118559
5Fleetwood35176121057
6Oxford Utd35141381455
7Southend35131111850
8Plymouth3413912148
9York35111311346
10Hartlepool3512914045
11Newport33111111044
12Cheltenham34101311-643
13Morecambe34111013-1043
14Bristol Rovers34101212-142
15Dag & Red34101212-242
16Wimbledon3511915-642
17Mansfield35101213-1242
18Wycombe34101113-341
19Portsmouth3591412-1141
20Bury3391311040
21Exeter35101015-640
22Accrington34101014-640
23Northampton3481016-1634
24Torquay347918-2130
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