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REPORT: Spireites thrash Fleet as hat-trick hero comes off the bench


Nathan Tyson became the first ever Chesterfield player to come off the bench and score a hat-trick as the Spireites cruised to a 4-0 victory over fellow strugglers Ebbsfleet United.


John Pemberton made one change to his starting eleven ahead of the important relegation zone clash. Liam Mandeville came into the side, forcing Nathan Tyson to drop to the bench.


Ebbsfleet could’ve taken the lead with half an hour gone when John Goddard played a low ball into Tomi Adeloye who saw his backheel roll wide.


Three minutes later Johnathan Smith let fly just outside the area and saw his strike stray wide of the mark.


In first half injury time, the game sprung a bit more into life. First, Mike Fondop’s effort was kept out by the legs of Fleet ‘keeper David Gregory.


The second injury time chance came when Buchanan raced onto the ball down the left and swung a cross into Denton who couldn’t direct his header on target.


With no goals in the opening 45 the two teams went into the second half on level terms.


Both teams were struggling to create clear cut opportunities until substitute Tyson came onto the field in the 57th minute.


A few minutes later Denton headed the ball down to Tyson’s feet and he turned to release a rocket of a shot into the top left corner.


In the 77th minute the Notts County loanee grabbed his second of the game when he nodded in Buchanan’s corner at the near post.


Tyson got his hat-trick six minutes later when he turned his man on the halfway line and ran through to calmly slot the ball past Gregory.


But Tyson couldn’t have full share of the goals as Curtis Weston made it four in stoppage time. Smith played a low ball into Weston who comfortably beat Gregory from close-range to secure a huge 4-0 victory against their relegation rivals.


Chesterfield: Jalal, Yarney, Evans, Hollis, Cropper, Smith, Weston, Buchanan, Mandeville (Weir 69), Fondop (Tyson 57), Denton (Boden 86)


Unused Substitutes: Fitzsimons, Hutchinson.


Attendance: 3,346 (126 away)

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