Chesterfield beat Aldershot Town 1-0 at The Ebb Stadium on Tuesday night.
The winner came after 27 minutes, Alex Whittle firing in at the back post after Aldershot ‘keeper Mitch Walker failed to deal with Jack Clarke’s cross.
The Blues had to dig deep after the break as the hosts pushed for an equaliser but they could not find a way through a resolute away defence.
Here are Liam Norcliffe’s player ratings from the game as the Spireites moved closer to the top seven...
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Town protected him well but he did make a good reaction save just before half-time from Josh Rees. Back-to-back clean sheets.
Steady and solid. Joined in attacks in the first-half, defensively sound after the break.
Won all his headers and didn't put a foot wrong. Came under a lot of pressure at times but dealt with everything well.
Man of the match. A rock. Headed everything and provided a threat at the other end from Carline's long throws. He misjudged one header late on but Ricky Miller failed to take advantage. Hollis deserved a bit of luck because he was outstanding.
Captained the side to another win and clean sheet. Stood up strong to everything Aldershot threw at him. Some big headers. Back three were immense.
His first goal for the club proved to be the winner. He smashed the ball in at the far post with Aldershot 'keeper Mitch Walker stranded after an earlier mistake. Overall he was just very good.
Weston worked his socks off. He produced some timely interceptions and got his body between ball and man in the second-half. As James Rowe said after the game, Weston did very well with second contacts when the ball dropped down.
Smith was excellent in the first-half. He saw a lot of the ball and dictated play from the halfway line. He wasn't able to do that after the break but he can be happy with his performance.
Another good performance from the 22-year-old. Provided the cross which led to Whittle's winner. Subbed before the hour with tight hamstrings.
Can't fault his work-rate. Made a nuisance of himself. Dragged one shot wide from the edge of the box after Asante's flick-on. Replaced by Dinanga with 20 to go.
No goals in his last four but his link-up play and ability to keep hold of the ball was good.
Attended his uncle's funeral earlier in the day before travelling down to Aldershot. Came on with 35 minutes to go and gave Town some fresh legs and energy.
Replaced Yussuf with 20 to go. Battled well with the Aldershot centre-backs. Took a shot on during five minutes of added time instead of keeping possession or running it into the corner and it left Rowe tearing his hair out.
Came on for Asante with two minutes of normal time to play. He showed good game management by keeping hold of the ball in the corner which eased the pressure late on.