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Chesterfield 0-1 Fleetwood Town

Ched Evans
Ched Evans joined Chesterfield in June

Ched Evans came on as a substitute but was unable to prevent Chesterfield from slipping to a home defeat against Fleetwood.

The striker was included in the squad after he was last week found not guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman after a retrial at Cardiff Crown Court.

He came on in the 60th minute and had a shot tipped on to the crossbar, but Fleetwood full-back Conor McLaughlin scored the only goal of the match.

The Northern Ireland international drilled a low shot into the far corner after a good interchange with Ashley Hunter just as the Spireites had begun to build up a head of steam.

Prior to that, Gboly Ariyibi had curled a left-footed effort onto the post moments after Fleetwood had brought on sub keeper Alex Cairns for the injured Chris Neal.

Cairns, a former Chesterfield reserve, came on for only his second senior appearance five years after his previous one - also as a sub in a 5-0 home defeat for Leeds against Blackpool - and he made several great saves.

Chesterfield piled on the pressure late on but Uwe Rosler's side defended solidly to hold out for a second straight win.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 15O'NeilBooked at 51minsSubstituted forMcGinnat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Hird
  • 23Anderson
  • 19Donohue
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 5Liddle
  • 18Nolan
  • 11MitchellSubstituted forEvansat 60'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 20DennisSubstituted forGermanat 54'minutes
  • 26O'Shea

Substitutes

  • 2McGinn
  • 6Evatt
  • 7Gardner
  • 9Evans
  • 17Dimaio
  • 21Allinson
  • 35German

Fleetwood

  • 1NealSubstituted forCairnsat 9'minutes
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Pond
  • 3BellBooked at 70mins
  • 11GrantBooked at 66mins
  • 8Ryan
  • 34Dempsey
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forNirennoldat 81'minutes
  • 10Ball
  • 22HunterSubstituted forColeat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jónsson
  • 12Bolger
  • 15Nirennold
  • 21Cairns
  • 23Woolford
  • 44Cole
  • 45Jakubiak
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,598

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Fulton.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Chesterfield).

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Paul McGinn (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul McGinn (Chesterfield).

Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Gary Liddle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Attempt blocked. Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Victor Nirennold replaces Jack Sowerby.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Bobby Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Paul McGinn replaces Liam O'Neil.

Ricky German (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Chesterfield).

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Booking

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces Ashley Hunter.

Booking

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Attempt blocked. Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bradford14671169725
3Bolton147431510525
4Sheff Utd137332114724
5Rochdale146351816221
6Port Vale146351719-221
7Peterborough145542417720
8Bury146262220220
9Wimbledon145542018220
10Bristol Rovers135532120120
11Fleetwood135441916319
12Northampton144642019118
13Oxford Utd145361516-118
14Walsall134541720-317
15Charlton133731613316
16MK Dons144461920-116
17Swindon144461517-216
18Gillingham144462026-616
19Southend144461424-1016
20Millwall134362125-415
21Oldham14365915-615
22Chesterfield133371618-212
23Coventry132651016-612
24Shrewsbury142481324-1110
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