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Northampton Town 1-3 Chesterfield

Gary Roberts

Chesterfield moved into the automatic promotion places with a win in dreadful conditions at bottom side Northampton.

Darren Carter had the Cobblers ahead from the penalty spot early on after keeper Tommy Lee fouled Hallam Hope.

But a quickly taken Spireites free-kick let Dan Gardner rifle home an equaliser from a tight angle on his full debut.

Gary Roberts then delightfully chipped the keeper to put the visitors ahead before Armand Gnanduillet's low strike compounded the hosts' misery.

Substitute Gnanduillet's goal from Ian Evatt's pass settled the contest with Northampton pressing for an equaliser, having already come close when Hope's scrambled effort was cleared off the line by Richie Humphreys.

Paul Cook's Chesterfield appeared to cope much better at a damp, wet Sixfields as they inflicted a third straight home defeat on the Cobblers, who are now six points adrift of safety.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 33HurstSubstituted forMorrisat 64'minutes
  • 3Widdowson
  • 12Tozer
  • 6Collins
  • 23McGinty
  • 32Blair
  • 17DeeganSubstituted forHooperat 75'minutes
  • 29Hope
  • 25German
  • 4CarterSubstituted forO'Donovanat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Demontagnac
  • 8Morris
  • 10O'Donovan
  • 13Snedker
  • 16Hooper
  • 26Harriott
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 7DarikwaBooked at 82mins
  • 15Humphreys
  • 12Ryan
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 26GardnerBooked at 56minsSubstituted forO'Sheaat 75'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forHirdat 83'minutes
  • 2BanksSubstituted forGnanduilletat 64'minutes
  • 11Roberts

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 4Hird
  • 8Togwell
  • 10O'Shea
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 22Brown
  • 35Dunbavin
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
5,082

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Chesterfield 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Chesterfield 3.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

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

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

Foul by Ben Tozer (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Antonio German (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Chesterfield 3. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ian Evatt.

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by JJ Hooper (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Sam Hird replaces Eoin Doyle.

Booking

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

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

Attempt blocked. Matty Blair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Dan Gardner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. JJ Hooper replaces Gary Deegan.

Attempt blocked. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

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

Foul by Roy O'Donovan (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Roy O'Donovan replaces Darren Carter.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Chesterfield).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ian Morris replaces James Hurst.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Oliver Banks.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

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

Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

Booking

Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

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

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Chesterfield 2. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Dan Gardner.

Hand ball by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. James Hurst (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe271310441271449
2Chesterfield27139542251748
3Fleetwood26152944311347
4Rochdale27145843331047
5Burton2713773127446
6Oxford Utd26129536211545
7Southend26136734221245
8Newport2510873530538
9Morecambe28108103337-438
10Dag & Red2798103535035
11Wimbledon2798102930-135
12Plymouth2798102430-635
13Cheltenham2781093438-434
14Hartlepool2797112933-434
15York28711103234-232
16Exeter2695123236-432
17Mansfield28710112938-931
18Bristol Rovers2679102527-230
19Wycombe2678113236-429
20Accrington2678113138-729
21Portsmouth27611103241-929
22Bury26610103034-428
23Torquay2768132741-1426
24Northampton2657142036-1622
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