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Chesterfield 2-0 Port Vale

Kristian Dennis scored his third goal of the season as Chesterfield beat Port Vale to move off the bottom of the League Two table.

Dennis and midfielder Jordan Sinnott struck in the space of five first-half minutes to give Chesterfield their first victory of the season and condemn Vale to a second consecutive defeat.

Vale had been the better side until Chesterfield manager Gary Caldwell brought an extra man into midfield and the decision paid off when Sinnott played in Dennis, who scored with a low shot from 12 yards in the 39th minute.

Sinnott struck the bar before beating Sam Hornby from 15 yards in the 43rd minute to completely transform the game and Chesterfield remained on top in the second half.

Vale substitute Anthony de Freitas flashed a shot just wide in the 75th minute, Marcus Harness was also off target in the 82nd minute and Tom Pope had a header saved on the line by Tommy Lee, who was playing his first game for more than a year.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 1Lee
  • 5WisemanBooked at 83mins
  • 6Evatt
  • 4Hird
  • 27Barry
  • 28Weir
  • 8SinnottSubstituted forMcCourtat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 25Reed
  • 23FloresSubstituted forMaguireat 90+3'minutes
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forUgwuat 90'minutes
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 7Mitchell
  • 11Ugwu
  • 12Anyon
  • 16Wakefield
  • 18Brewster
  • 20Maguire
  • 26McCourt

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Hornby
  • 2Wilson
  • 6Kay
  • 24Smith
  • 3Denton
  • 31WhitfieldSubstituted forde Freitasat 62'minutes
  • 18ReevesSubstituted forStobbsat 90+6'minutes
  • 32Tonge
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 9Pope
  • 19TurnerSubstituted forPykeat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Davis
  • 21Gibbons
  • 22Pyke
  • 23Boot
  • 28de Freitas
  • 33Gunning
  • 34Stobbs
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
5,058

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Port Vale 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Port Vale 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Jack Stobbs replaces Billy Reeves.

  4. Booking

    Jak McCourt (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jak McCourt (Chesterfield).

  6. Post update

    Tyler Denton (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Laurence Maguire replaces Jordan Flores.

  8. Post update

    Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Rekeil Pyke (Port Vale).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Gozie Ugwu replaces Chris O'Grady.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Sam Hird.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Billy Reeves (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Jak McCourt replaces Jordan Sinnott because of an injury.

  16. Booking

    Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield).

  18. Post update

    Rekeil Pyke (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
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