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Chesterfield 0-1 Stevenage

Chesterfield's hopes of three wins in a row for the first time since 2015 were ended by a goalkeeping blunder which gifted Stevenage victory at the Proact Stadium.

Aaron Ramsdale's attempted clearance hit Ben Kennedy and bounced in to settle a poor game.

Stevenage had the only chance of a first half devoid of quality in the 22nd minute when a Mark McKee free-kick was headed against a post by Danny Newton.

When the opening goal came in the 48th minute, it was through a dreadful mistake by Ramsdale who hesitated over his clearance which bounced into the net off Kennedy.

Chesterfield had their first effort on target in the 55th minute when a 25-yard free-kick from Louis Reed was turned over by Tom King and Joe Rowley had a shot deflected behind in the 63rd minute.

King was beaten in the 76th minute when Chris O'Grady glanced a header narrowly wide but Tom Pett was close to a second for Stevenage with a shot that rolled just wide in the 87th minute.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 28Weir
  • 35NelsonBooked at 54mins
  • 20MaguireBooked at 31minsSubstituted forBinnom-Williamsat 84'minutes
  • 33Whitmore
  • 15Rowley
  • 25Reed
  • 26McCourt
  • 41HinesSubstituted forKellettat 62'minutes
  • 37KaySubstituted forO'Gradyat 73'minutes
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 5Wiseman
  • 10O'Grady
  • 17Dimaio
  • 19De Girolamo
  • 24Kellett
  • 30Parkin

Stevenage

  • 13KingBooked at 90mins
  • 25Henry
  • 4King
  • 5FranksBooked at 47mins
  • 33Wilmot
  • 20Vancooten
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forWilkinsonat 83'minutes
  • 2Smith
  • 30McKee
  • 10KennedySubstituted forPettat 51'minutes
  • 24GoddenBooked at 58minsSubstituted forConlonat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fryer
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 11Pett
  • 18Conlon
  • 29Slater
  • 34Georgiou
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,981

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Stevenage 1.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jonathan Smith.

Attempt blocked. Jerome Binnom-Williams (Chesterfield) left footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Booking

Tom King (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Jerome Binnom-Williams (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jack King.

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Joe Rowley (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jak McCourt (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jerome Binnom-Williams replaces Laurence Maguire.

Louis Reed (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Luke Wilkinson replaces Danny Newton.

Foul by Louis Reed (Chesterfield).

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Tom Conlon (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Andy Kellett (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Terence Vancooten.

Foul by Sid Nelson (Chesterfield).

Danny Newton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Chris O'Grady replaces Josh Kay.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Aaron Ramsdale.

Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ben Wilmot.

Attempt blocked. Joe Rowley (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Tom Conlon (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Andy Kellett replaces Zavon Hines.

Josh Kay (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Matt Godden.

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

Booking

Matt Godden (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Dangerous play by Matt Godden (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton29186564273760
2Notts County29149648321651
3Mansfield291311543321150
4Wycombe28147752381449
5Accrington28154948341449
6Exeter2715393833548
7Coventry28145931201147
8Swindon28152114440447
9Newport29121074033746
10Lincoln City28129738271145
11Colchester30111094037343
12Crawley30126123235-342
13Carlisle29118103937241
14Stevenage29108113840-238
15Cambridge28108102736-938
16Cheltenham3098134045-535
17Grimsby3098132840-1235
18Port Vale3096153441-733
19Morecambe3079142941-1230
20Crewe2992183449-1529
21Yeovil2877143850-1228
22Chesterfield3076173053-2327
23Forest Green2975173151-2026
24Barnet2957172843-1522
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