Match gallery: Chesterfield FC 1 Walsall 0

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Sam Hird’s header five minutes from time gave Chesterfield a narrow 1-0 win over Walsall at the Proact Stadium.

The match possessed very few clear cut chances and looked destined for a goalless draw before Hird’s back post header elevated the Spireites from 12th to ninth and two points behind sixth-placed Rochdale.

Chesterfield vs Walsall - Sam Hird celebrates with his teammates - Pic By James Williamson

Chesterfield vs Walsall - Sam Hird celebrates with his teammates - Pic By James Williamson

It ensured Chesterfield supporters can look forward to Tuesday night’s clash against Bradford City at Valley Parade with renewed hope of claiming a top six place ahead of trip to Yeovil on Good Friday and Crewe on Easter Monday.

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