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REPORT: Spireites secure first away win at Fylde


Spireites maintained their 100% win record at Mill Farm as they claim their first away victory this season, with a 3-1 win over fellow strugglers AFC Fylde.


Curtis Weston put the Spireites ahead early on in the second half before Mike Fondop’s brace secured all three points for Chesterfield.


John Sheridan made three changes to the side that failed to muster any points from the game against Eastleigh. Gevaro was forced out due to international duty. Scott Boden and Liam Mandeville were forced to settle for the bench, allowing Jay Sheridan, Anthony Spyrou and Johnathan Smith to come into the starting eleven.


The first half was definitely the more underwhelming of the two as neither side managed to break the deadlock.


With 15 minutes gone the Coasters had a chance to take the lead, but Luke Burke’s left-footed strike flew over Jalal’s bar.


Chesterfield produced their first chance a few minutes later when Smith sent a well-placed ball into Tom Denton who controlled it with his chest, forcing Coasters’ debutant keeper Scott Hornby into action.


Shortly after, Denton flicked on to Spyrou who’s close range effort was saved by the legs of Hornby.


The scores were level going into the break and Sheridan decided to change his strike force, with Spyrou forced to step aside for Mike Fondop.


Weston opened thew scoring in the 55th minute when his powerfully struck shot from the edge of the box flew into the bottom corner, sending the travelling Spireites wild.


Fondop was causing the Fylde defence a lot of problems, even more so when he doubled the Spireites lead just 10 minutes after his assist. Denton’s header found the feet of Fondop who was there to send the ball into the net over Hornby from a tight angle.


Fondop made it three when he latched on to Sheridan’s perfectly placed corner to head home.


However, the Spireites failed to keep a clean sheet as substitute Tyler Forbes headed in Matthew Kosylo’s cross from the left into the net.


Chesterfield now get non-league weekend off after scheduled opponents, Wrexham, progressed in the Scottish Challenge Cup. The re-arranged game at the Racecourse Ground will take place next Tuesday.


Chesterfield: Jalal, Yarney, Sheridan, Evans, Hollis, Weston, Rowley (McGlashan 88) Spyrou (Fondop 45) Denton (Mandeville 87) Wedgbury, Smith.


Unused subs: Coddington, Boden.

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