Chris Atkinson: Headed Chesterfield's winner
Chris Atkinson: Headed Chesterfield's winner

CHRIS Atkinson headed Spireites to victory at Exeter.

Clay fed Westcarr who dropped his shoulder and lost his man but he was pushed wide when in the box and Boa Morte was unable to take advantage. Togwell had a shot blocked as the visitors started brightly.

Boa Morte’s delivery earned a corner and the keeper caught confidently. Clay gave the ball away and Oakley’s ball almost found Cureton, who tumbled under pressure from Forbes, but the officials were unmoved

Tully’s right sided cross was put behind by Hird, another corner followed immediately, Clay headed clear and Spireites break-away was excellent but Darikwa hit high with the final shot.

However the youngster atoned moments later when he nipped between two defenders from Talbot’s throw to cross for ATKINSON to head home his third goal of his loan spell with 32 minutes on the clock.

Half-time: Exeter 0 Chesterfield 1

City, watched on by the best dressed manager in the league - Paul Tisdale was wearing an Autumn tweed jacket that had replaced his first half green gilet, with mulberry coloured chord trousers - were giving it their all.

Randall came on for Clay and his first touch came after Boa Morte and Westcarr worked well to feed him and, from the box-edge, his shot was well saved by Krysiak.

Talbot’s attack spawned a corner that Hird headed just off target.

Randall fired on target and Krysiak saved from him for a second time. O’Donnell had to fling himself high and left to tip over a Bauza blockbuster.

Darikwa saw the keeper save from a one on one.