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REPORT: Spireites brushed aside by Magpies


Chesterfield suffered a disappointing end to the season after Ayo Obileye and Adrian Clifton clinched a 2-0 win for Maidenhead United at York Road.


John Sheridan made five changes to the side that beat Boreham Wood 3-2 on Monday with Robbie Weir, Charlie Carter, Lee Shaw, Jack McKay and Alex Kiwomya making the starting line-up.


Despite a strong first half from the Spireites, they fell apart after the 70th minute and concede two quickfire goals which resulted in the defeat.


The first chance fell to the Spireites after two minutes. McKay's low cross found the feet of Carter, but his effort was turned away by the legs of Carl Pentney.


Chesterfield continued to search for the opening goal with Kiwomya having a fierce shot that was headed out for a corner by the Maidenhead defence.


Weir was the next player to have a shot on goal; he made a strong run before unleashing a shot that was deflected wide of the net.


The Magpies produced their first real chance in the 18th minute, as Nana Owusu was allowed time and space to shoot from range, but his powerful effort whistled just wide of Shawn Jalal’s goal.


Chances then began to dry up, but Josef Yarney tried his best to put the Spireites a goal up - he was allowed to chest the ball down outside the area before firing a dipping volley the wrong side of the Maidenhead goal.


The hosts were provided with a golden chance with just under ten minutes until half time.


Mike Fondop was put through on goal, but the Wrexham loanee saw his chip beat Jalal and then strike the crossbar.


Just two minutes into the second half, Kiwomya had the ball in the back of the net; the Doncaster Rovers loanee was put through on goal before slotting home, but the linesman’s flag ruled the goal out.


Pentney continued to help keep the away side at bay, as McKay and Kiwomya were the latest to be denied by the 29-year-old.


With 20 minutes to go, the home side broke the deadlock as the ball was laid back to Ayo Obileye who smashed the ball home from range.


Maidenhead doubled their lead on the 78th minute, when Adrian Clifton was played through on goal before slotting easily past Jalal.


The result means that Chesterfield finish the season in 15th place in the National League, without an away win in three games.


Chesterfield: Jalal, Barry, Yarney, Evans, Hollis, Chapman, Weir, Carter (Rowley 80'), Shaw (Denton 65'), McKay (Boden 80'), Kiwomya


Unused Substitutes: Anyon, Weston


Attendance: 1,555

 

Post-Match Verdict | Let's move onto next season


It wasn't a great way to cap off the season, but in the end it is important to look forward to next season.


However, I will say that Josef Yarney and Jack McKay played relatively well. Yarney is someone I'm sure will be welcomed back with open arms if he decided to leave Newcastle United.


Obviously Ellis Chapman will also be someone that Spireites fans will also look to hopefully see again in a blue shirt.


But for now all we can do is wait... See you for the 2019/2020 National League season.

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