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Chesterfield 0-0 Northampton Town

League Two's bottom club Northampton ended a run of four successive away defeats by holding promotion-chasing Chesterfield to a draw.

Armand Gnanduillet headed over for the home side and Kane Ferdinand did likewise for the visitors in a first half bereft of quality.

Chesterfield came closest after the break when Marc Richards almost connected with Gary Roberts' cross.

Joe Widdowson also shot just wide but neither side could find a way through.

The result means Chesterfield stay second, level on points with leaders Oxford, while Northampton remain bottom, two points shy of Bristol Rovers in 22nd.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield assistant manager Leam Richardson tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I'm frustrated that we haven't won the game, because we wanted to win.

"What I would say is that it's supposed to be entertainment. It's tough to pay for football now - people pay to come to watch an entertaining game. I feel for the supporters because we're coming up against a few people who don't want to play.

"It's up to us to be a bit brighter in the last third and ask a few more questions, the lads know that."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lee
  • 25Talbot
  • 15Humphreys
  • 4Hird
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forDevittat 90+3'minutes
  • 12Ryan
  • 2BanksSubstituted forDoyleat 79'minutes
  • 21GnanduilletBooked at 27minsSubstituted forRichardsat 59'minutes
  • 11Roberts

Substitutes

  • 7Darikwa
  • 8Togwell
  • 9Richards
  • 16Devitt
  • 17Doyle
  • 20Chapman
  • 24McFadzean

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Duke
  • 2Amankwaah
  • 3Widdowson
  • 32Ferdinand
  • 18Reid
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 19EmertonSubstituted forTozerat 90+5'minutes
  • 34Ravenhill
  • 25BlythSubstituted forPlattat 70'minutes
  • 29DallasSubstituted forDeeganat 72'minutes
  • 11HackettBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 6Collins
  • 8Morris
  • 9Platt
  • 12Tozer
  • 17Deegan
  • 21McNamara
  • 33Norris
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
5,321

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home4
Away2
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home4
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Northampton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Northampton Town 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Ben Tozer replaces Danny Emerton.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Jamie Devitt replaces Jay O'Shea.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

  6. Booking

    Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

  10. Post update

    (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

  13. Post update

    Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Sam Hird.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

  16. Post update

    Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle replaces Oliver Banks.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Gary Deegan replaces Stuart Dallas.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Clive Platt replaces Jacob Blyth.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1896329141533
2Chesterfield1896325141133
3Southend1810262416832
4Rochdale1810262825332
5Fleetwood1810173123831
6Scunthorpe188642320330
7Burton189362220230
8Newport187742419528
9Dag & Red187652623327
10Wimbledon187562321226
11Morecambe187562325-226
12Exeter187472223-125
13Hartlepool187382120124
14Plymouth186571418-423
15Wycombe176472222022
16Cheltenham185762328-522
17Mansfield185672024-421
18Portsmouth175572530-520
19Accrington185581823-520
20Bury184681922-318
21York184682327-418
22Bristol Rovers183781320-716
23Torquay183691930-1115
24Northampton1835101424-1014
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