Blues pay price for missing penalty

Spireites
Spireites

Chesterfield 0, Exeter City 2

Chesterfield FC’s disappointing season continued when relegation-threatened Exeter completed the double over the Spireites.

Fans turned on manager John Sheridan for the first time and there were chants of ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ after the Grecians second goal.

The rock-bottom Blues matched Exeter in all departments and were given a golden opportunity to take a 73rd minute lead after Jack Lester was tripped in the area by Richard Duffy.

But Danny Whitaker saw his penalty saved and five minutes later, Exeter went ahead when Richard Logan headed in a cross from James Dunne.

And in the 83rd minute, the visitors secured the victory with a second when Liam Sercombe turned and fired past keeper Tommy Lee from the edge of the area.

Chesterfield: Lee, Trotman, Robertson, Ridehalgh, Talbot, Allott (Smith 86), Whitaker, Westcarr (Niven 32), Lester, Mendy (Boden 86), Bowery. Subs not used: Fleming, Juan.

Exeter: Krysiak, Tully, Archibald-Henville, Duffy (Coles 83), Golbourne, Dunne, Sercombe, Noble, Nardiello (O’Flynn 83), Logan, Bauza. Subs not used: Pidgeley, Jones, Bennett.

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire).

Attendance: 5,856 (309 from Exeter).