SPIREITES FT: Rochdale 2 Chesterfield FC 3

Rochdale vs Chesterfield - Sylvan EBanks-Blake celebrates his goal - Pic By James Williamson
Rochdale vs Chesterfield - Sylvan EBanks-Blake celebrates his goal - Pic By James Williamson

Confident Chesterfield extended their unbeaten run to three matches after a 3-2 win over Rochdale at Spotland.

Spireites boss Danny Wilson kept faith with the same eleven that romped to a magnificent 7-1 victory over Shrewsbury last week and he was rewarded with another three points to take them further away from the drop zone in League One.

Rochdale vs Chesterfield - Jay O'Shea celebrates his opener - Pic By James Williamson

Rochdale vs Chesterfield - Jay O'Shea celebrates his opener - Pic By James Williamson

Jay O’Shea had put Chesterfield in to a first half lead but Ian Henderson levelled for the hosts on 58 minutes. Lee Novak got his tenth of the season to restore the Spireites’ lead before Sylvan Ebanks-Blake extended the advantage.

Rhys Bennett pulled one back for Dale late on to set up a nervy finish but Chesterfield held firm to move five points away from fourth-from-bottom Blackpool, who lost 1-0 at home to Port Vale.

Full report to follow.