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Exeter City 0-2 Chesterfield

Marc Richards

Second-half goals from Ollie Banks and Marc Richards sent Chesterfield top of League Two after dominating Exeter.

After forcing seven corners in the first half, the Spireites took the lead on 48 minutes when Banks's header went over the line before being cleared.

Richards headed straight at Exeter keeper Artur Krysiak before scoring his sixth of the season from a flowing counter attack 20 minutes from time.

Exeter offered very little all night, mustering only one shot on target.

Chesterfield move two points clear at the top of the table, having played one game more than Oxford United, ahead of the weekend's fixtures with Exeter staying in 11th.

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2ButterfieldBooked at 90mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 7Sercombe
  • 4Bennett
  • 15Moore-TaylorSubstituted forBaldwinat 69'minutes
  • 32WheelerSubstituted forGrimesat 69'minutes
  • 35Gill
  • 20Nichols
  • 25ParkinSubstituted forGowat 57'minutes
  • 11Davies

Substitutes

  • 5Baldwin
  • 10Gow
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 21Gosling
  • 22Keohane
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym

Chesterfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lee
  • 25Talbot
  • 15Humphreys
  • 8Togwell
  • 23Evatt
  • 4Hird
  • 7Darikwa
  • 2Banks
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forO'Sheaat 85'minutes
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forBrownat 75'minutes
  • 24McFadzeanSubstituted forGnanduilletat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Morsy
  • 10O'Shea
  • 16Devitt
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 22Brown
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 33Mason
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
3,449

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 0, Chesterfield 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Chesterfield 2.

  3. Booking

    Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Matt Brown.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Drew Talbot (Chesterfield).

  9. Post update

    Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Eoin Doyle.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Matt Brown replaces Marc Richards.

  15. Post update

    Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Drew Talbot (Chesterfield).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Exeter City 0, Chesterfield 2. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Pat Baldwin replaces Jordan Moore-Taylor.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Grimes replaces David Wheeler.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield21116431171439
2Oxford Utd20107332161637
3Fleetwood2011273425935
4Newport209742921834
5Southend2110472619734
6Scunthorpe209742722534
7Burton2010462421334
8Rochdale2110473028234
9Morecambe219572728-132
10Dag & Red208662925430
11Exeter218582729-229
12Wimbledon207672324-127
13Cheltenham216962731-427
14Hartlepool207582322126
15Wycombe206682527-224
16Plymouth206591421-723
17Mansfield205782126-522
18Portsmouth205782734-722
19Bury204882225-320
20York204882428-420
21Accrington2055102027-720
22Bristol Rovers204791722-519
23Northampton2046101625-918
24Torquay2046102133-1218
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