How we rated each Chesterfield player in win against Woking

Chesterfield returned to winning ways with a 4-1 victory at Woking on Saturday.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 8:53 pm
Chesterfield returned to winning ways with a 4-1 win at Woking.

Goals from Gavin Gunning, Marcus Dinanga and George Carline, all from Tom Whelan corners, put Town in a commanding position at half-time despite Charlie’s Cooper’s penalty for the hosts.

Jack Clarke added a fourth with two minutes to go to seal all three points for the Blues.

The one negative was an injury to Fraser Kerr who hobbled off in the first-half with an ankle problem.

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Given a rare start ahead of Smith and he had a good game. Rowe said the decision was tactical. Made a decent stop from Cooper's free-kick in the first-half and a couple more smart saves after the break. Got a touch to Cooper's penalty but couldn't keep it out. A close eight out of ten.

Here are Liam Norcliffe’s player ratings...

My man of the match. Filled in at centre-back after Kerr went off injured and was solid. Grabbed his second goal for Town to make it 3-1, sweeping the ball home at the far post after Whelan's corner was flicked on. Could have had another but he glanced wide Whelan's corner in the second-half. Rowe said he was 'immense' and that he was Chesterfield's best player 'by a mile'.
The downside to the day was Kerr going off injured in the first-half with an ankle injury. He was seen in a protective boot and after the game. Rowe said it did not look good.
A commanding and dominant performance. Scored his second goal for the club when he nodded the opener from Whelan's corner. Pulled his groin late on, could be a doubt for Tuesday.
Gave away the penalty after being adjudged to have pushed a Woking player in the back. Rowe said it was 'soft'. There were a couple of other sloppy moments from him but he deserves some credit as he was needed to play at full-back rather than his normal centre-back spot.
Did a lot of the 'dirty' work in midfield. Good to see him back after being rested against Torquay with a sore Achilles.
Kept things ticking over in midfield and worked hard.
Made a rare start in an attacking midfield role on the right. Played a lovely one-two with Dinanga to send him clear but his one-on-one efffort was saved. Replaced on the hour. Overall he did okay.
Good to see him back in the side. All three goals in the first-half came from his delivery from corners. Swung in another one after the break which Carline should have buried. Hopefully a sign he is getting back to his best. Came off for Clarke with 15 minutes to go.
Started his first game for a long time and repaid Rowe's faith in him with his first goal for Chesterfield, scrambling in from close-range from Whelan's corner to make it 2-0. Took up a position mainly wide left. On another day he could have had a hat-trick, saw a one-on-one saved and should have buried a header early after the break.
Some of his shooting was off the mark but he played some clever passes and grabbed a nice assist for Clarke to finish for the fourth.
Got his chance after Kerr went off injured. Came on at right-back and deserves praise for the job he did. Produced a great cross in the second-half which Dinanga should have headed in.
Came on for Rowley with half an hour to go.
Only played the last 15 minutes but made an impact and made it 4-1 with a tidy finish from Rowe's cross.