REPORT: Early double sees Glovers sink Spireites

Chesterfield fell to yet another home defeat after losing 2-1 to Yeovil Town. The game saw two Spireites players forced off with injuries.

John Sheridan named an unchanged starting eleven from the side that lost 2-1 to Bromley on Saturday.

Following two pitch inspections, the game got underway 15 minutes later than scheduled.

It took two minutes for the Glovers to take the lead. Myles Hippolyte’s edge of the box strike flew into the far corner of the net.

Shortly after, Sheridan was forced to make his first substitution of the night with David Buchanan on to replace the injured Matt Tootle, who had to be stretchered off.

The away side managed to double their lead in the 24th minute. Rhys Murphy was brought down by Anthony Gerrard inside the area. The experienced striker stepped up to the spot himself, nestling the ball into the bottom right corner.

However, Chesterfield had an opportunity to reduce the deficit when Scott Boden got on the end of Curtis Weston’s cross, but the resulting effort flew wide of the goal.

Early into the second half, Sheridan opted for a change up front. Boden made way for Tom Denton.

The Spireites managed to claw a goal back on the hour mark. Weston latched onto a clearance and cannoned a volley into the roof of the net from 25-yards out.

However, just 7 minutes later Chesterfield were forced to play the remainder of the game with 10 men. Luke Coddington became the second Chesterfield player of the evening to be stretchered off, meaning Will Evans would finish the game in the Chesterfield goal.

Sheridan’s men struggled to find an equaliser and consequently slid to a fourth successive home defeat.

Chesterfield: Coddington, Tootle (Buchanan 8), Evans, Gerrard, Hollis, Sheridan, Maguire, Weston, Gevaro (McGlashan 59), Boden (Denton 49), Fondop

Unused Substitutes: Jalal, Shaw

Attendance: 3,161 (94 away)

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