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Chesterfield 2-0 Walsall

Ched Evans produced another inspired performance as Chesterfield beat Walsall 2-0 at the Proact Stadium.

The striker took his goal tally to four in three league games with a second-half double that sealed back-to-back home wins and took Chesterfield to the top of the table.

Walsall started well when Simeon Jackson's flick put Andreas Makris in but his shot from the edge of the area hit the crossbar in the 11th minute.

But Chesterfield responded with a low drive from Jay O'Shea that Neil Etheridge did well to turn behind for a corner in the 19th minute and Gboly Ariyibi fired into the side netting in the 34th minute.

Etheridge made another excellent save in the 61st minute when he parried a low shot from Evans and the striker saw a 20-yard strike saved five minutes later.

But the goalkeeper could do nothing in the 75th minute when Evans ran forward and smashed in a right foot shot from 20 yards that flashed inside the left post and he was beaten again four minutes later by a deflected strike from the edge of the box.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 2McGinn
  • 4Hird
  • 6Evatt
  • 19Donohue
  • 5Liddle
  • 18NolanBooked at 37mins
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 26O'Shea
  • 7Gardner
  • 9EvansSubstituted forSimonsat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Mitchell
  • 16Raglan
  • 17Dimaio
  • 20Dennis
  • 21Allinson
  • 22Simons
  • 31Daley

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 2Edwards
  • 4O'Connor
  • 16Preston
  • 5McCarthy
  • 15Kinsella
  • 6DobsonSubstituted forBakayokoat 77'minutes
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forKouhyarat 85'minutes
  • 44MoussaSubstituted forCuvelierat 69'minutes
  • 33Makris
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 8Cuvelier
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 18Ginnelly
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 24Roberts
  • 25Kouhyar
  • 28Cockerill-Mollett
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
5,406

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Walsall 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Rai Simons replaces Ched Evans.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Maz Kouhyar replaces Kieron Morris.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Walsall 0. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jay O'Shea.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces George Dobson.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Walsall 0. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Florent Cuvelier replaces Franck Moussa.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jason McCarthy (Walsall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Simeon Jackson (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Simeon Jackson (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Paul McGinn (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Franck Moussa (Walsall).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by James O'Connor.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chesterfield 0, Walsall 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Walsall 0.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Walsall).

Foul by Paul McGinn (Chesterfield).

Andreas Makris (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

Attempt missed. Gary Liddle (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Franck Moussa (Walsall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield32106247
2Scunthorpe32107437
3Gillingham32106337
4Port Vale32103037
5Bradford32103127
6Peterborough32018446
7Bolton22003126
8Charlton31114314
9Bury31113214
10MK Dons31114404
11Walsall31113304
12Millwall311167-14
13Swindon311134-14
14Northampton30302203
15Southend310245-13
16Bristol Rovers210134-13
17Fleetwood20203302
18Coventry302101-12
19Oldham302103-32
20Oxford Utd201123-11
21Rochdale301235-21
22Sheff Utd301215-41
23Shrewsbury301204-41
24Wimbledon300337-40
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