Lincoln City 0, Chesterfield 2
Chesterfield won their first game in six with a dominant performance at in-form Lincoln City.
Craig Davies took advantage of a slip up by former Spireites keeper Trevor Carson to put his side ahead after 15 minutes.
Just five minutes later he had the chance to double the lead from the penalty spot. Adam Watts hauled Davies down when the striker had his back to goal and was in an impossible angle. With Danny Whitaker on the bench, the striker stepped up himself to take the 12 yarder and, rather than blast it as is his usual shooting manner, he placed it low to Carson’s left. The keeper atoned for his gaff for the opener by making the save.
The Spireites wrapped up the win to extend their lead at the top of the table to eight points seven minutes from time when Dean Holden scored a rare goal.
Having not scored any goal for over two years, his last was for Falkirk, and with no goals in England in four and a half years, the defender stooped low to head home Whitaker’s corner, Chesterfield’s only one in the entire game.
Chesterfield: Lee; Holden, Ford (Whitaker 28), Breckin, Robertson; Talbot, Morris, Niven, Djilali (Lowry 90+3); Davies, Boden (Lester 82). Subs not used: Redmond, Griffiths, Bowery, Clay.
For the full report, see this week’s Derbyshire Times.