Match ends, Chesterfield 1, FC Halifax Town 0.
Chesterfield 1-0 FC Halifax Town
Resurgent Chesterfield moved out of the relegation zone and extended their National League unbeaten run to six with victory over Halifax at the Proact Stadium.
Early on, Haydn Hollis had a header saved by Sam Johnson as the hosts threatened, while at the other end, Shwan Jalal tipped a dangerous Jordan Preston cross over the bar.
Marc Antoine-Fortune nearly gave the Spireites the lead before the break when he was teed up by Jon Smith's pass in the box, but rolled his chance an inch wide.
Scott Boden climbed off the floor midway through the second half to convert a decisive penalty into the top corner, having himself tumbled over a stray Halifax leg to win the penalty.
Match report supplied by the Press Association
- 32FortunéSubstituted forDentonat 65'minutes
- 37BodenSubstituted forMcKayat 90'minutes
- 8KingSubstituted forEdwardsat 70'minutes
- 39SkarzBooked at 65mins
- 7KosyloBooked at 72mins
- 19PrestonSubstituted forTomlinsonat 76'minutesBooked at 79mins
- Leigh Doughty
Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, FC Halifax Town 0.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Jack McKay replaces Scott Boden.
Ben Tomlinson (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Matthew Kosylo (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jonny Edwards replaces Cameron King.
Goal! Chesterfield 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Scott Boden (Chesterfield) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Tom Denton replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.
Joe Skarz (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Chesterfield 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
First Half ends, Chesterfield 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.