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Chesterfield 2-1 Wrexham: Akwasi Asante double delights Spireites

Akwasi Asante had the first and last say to hand Chesterfield a deserved late win at home to Wrexham.

Chesterfield went ahead early when a defensive mix-up allowed Asante to poke in from close range.

Wrexham were level when a handball against Jak McCourt allowed Luke Young to score from the penalty spot.

Spireites' Marcus Dinanga hit the bar while Dragons' Jordan Ponticelli went close, but Asante struck again from Liam Mandeville's incisive pass.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told the club website:

"It was massively frustrating. In possession we didn't move it or keep it well enough.

"In the second half we got pinned back in, defended okay at points, but the sheer volume of opportunities for them in our final third, it was too much.

"(The problem) is mindset, mentality. The goal we've conceded is a mistake, the early stages of a game - no matter what level you play at - the first 20 minutes you're working yourselves in a bit like a boxing match."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1PrzybekBooked at 90mins
  • 2Carline
  • 5Evans
  • 8Weston
  • 26Hollis
  • 6Maguire
  • 29WhittleSubstituted forYarneyat 75'minutes
  • 17McCourtBooked at 18mins
  • 22WhelanSubstituted forMandevilleat 82'minutes
  • 11DinangaSubstituted forRowleyat 63'minutes
  • 9Asante

Substitutes

  • 4Yarney
  • 7Rowley
  • 10Mandeville
  • 28Smith
  • 33Gunning

Wrexham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Hall-JohnsonSubstituted forRutherfordat 85'minutes
  • 4Vassell
  • 12JarvisSubstituted forRedmondat 57'minutes
  • 15Horsfield
  • 22Kelleher
  • 29DaviesBooked at 69mins
  • 6Harris
  • 8Young
  • 9PonticelliSubstituted forDurrellat 84'minutes
  • 19Yussuf

Substitutes

  • 7Durrell
  • 10Redmond
  • 14Rutherford
  • 21Dibble
  • 39Thomas
Referee:
Martin Woods

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Wrexham 1.

  2. Booking

    Adam Przybek (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Wrexham 1.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Chesterfield 2, Wrexham 1. Akwasi Asante (Chesterfield).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Paul Rutherford replaces Reece Hall-Johnson.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Elliott Durrell replaces Jordan Ponticelli.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Liam Mandeville replaces Tom Whelan.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Josef Yarney replaces Alex Whittle.

  9. Booking

    Jordan Davies (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Joe Rowley replaces Marcus Dinanga.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Devonte Redmond replaces Daniel Jarvis.

  12. Second Half

    Second Half begins Chesterfield 1, Wrexham 1.

  13. Half Time

    First Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Wrexham 1.

  14. Post update

    Goal! Chesterfield 1, Wrexham 1. Luke Young (Wrexham) converts the penalty with a.

  15. Booking

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

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Chesterfield 1, Wrexham 0. Akwasi Asante (Chesterfield).

  17. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  18. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Torquay18123338172139
2Sutton United1593328161230
3Hartlepool189362620630
4Stockport168442517828
5Altrincham197662222027
6Halifax187563022826
7Solihull Moors148152013725
8Notts County157351913624
9Aldershot177372625124
10Maidenhead United157352121024
11Boreham Wood156541812623
12Wrexham167272119223
13Chesterfield167182821722
14Bromley156452419522
15Woking176472018222
16Dag & Red166371418-421
17Wealdstone176382637-1121
18Eastleigh155552119220
19King's Lynn165382134-1318
20Yeovil154562024-417
21Weymouth1733111831-1312
22Barnet1523101237-259
23Dover132110831-237
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