LiveRecap: Chesterfield beat Weymouth to move into National League play-offs
Chesterfield are aiming for their third win on the bounce when they host Weymouth today (3pm KO).
The Spireites are back on home soil after two away victories at Barnet and Aldershot Town.
Weymouth are currently fourth bottom of the National League, three points ahead of King’s Lynn Town in 21st.
Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will have all the build-up, team news, updates and reaction so stay with us throughout the day and evening for all the very latest.
Chesterfield v Weymouth: LIVE UPDATES
Last updated: Saturday, 27 March, 2021, 20:25
- FT: Chesterfield 1 v 0 Weymouth
- Tom Whelan scores on 37 minutes against his former club, Blues move into play-offs
- Two changes for Chesterfield as Nathan Tyson STARTS, as does Tom Whelan. No Jack Clarke in squad. Adi Yussuf drops to the bench.
- Chesterfield XI: G Smith; Carline, Kerr, Hollis, Maguire (Yarney, 25), Whittle; Weston, M.Smith, Whelan; Tyson (Dinanga, 60), Asante. Subs: Yarney, Rowley, Mandeville, Dinanga, Yussuf.
- Spireites aiming for third win on bounce and could jump into play-offs today
- Visitors fourth bottom, unbeaten in last two
- Dover Athletic’s season results expunged last night
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Chesterfield climbed into the National League play-off places after a narrow win against Weymouth on Saturday.
'I am excited about the future' - Rowe says Town won't be 'resting on their laurels' after climbing into play-off spots
Chesterfield boss James Rowe said he will not be ‘resting on his laurels’ after the Spireites moved into the National League play-off positions for the first time this season after a ‘hard-fought’ win against Weymouth on Saturday.
Final thoughts from fan writer Ben
That’s it! Full time and the Spireites have seen it through for a win 1-0 against Weymouth this afternoon. A very bizarre one to analyse, in many ways. Of course a win, three points and a clean sheet is never to be sniffed at, however you did feel that the Spireites never really showed their full hand today and struggled to shift things up a gear or two at times. They still probably did enough to deserve the win, despite the visitors giving them a couple of scares in the second half, but against sterner opposition, you do feel like they’ll need to up their performance levels to get the results and carry on the momentum that’s carried them up the table of late. That said, it’s a third straight game without conceding for Chesterfield, and that’s a fact that has got to please James Rowe. When you make yourself hard to beat, it’s a lot easier to eke out results when you’re not at your best, and that is a skill that Town are displaying with increasing regularity, and one that will be crucial in allowing them to sustain their ambitions to finish inside the play-offs. So overall, whilst there’s certainly work to do and areas within which Chesterfield can improve, the positives still significantly outweigh the negatives in my opinion, and three points and a solid performance always indicates a good afternoon at the office. In addition, today’s results see Town move into the play-offs, moving them another step closer to their ultimate aim for this season, so there’s still plenty to smile about from a Spireite perspective.
FT: Chesterfield 1 v 0 Weymouth
The Spireites move into the play-offs for the first time this season.
Three straight wins, and no goals conceded.
Tom Whelan’s goal on 37 minutes wins it.
Reaction coming up.
Two great claims in stoppage time. Brilliant.
Four minutes added
Mandeville cuts inside on his right foot inside the area but he fires it wide. It was better from Town. Good build-up. Six to go, 1-0.
12 to go
Not many chances this half for Chesterfield, but they still lead 1-0.
Last sub - 73 mins
Third Blues sub as goalscorer Whelan comes off for Mandeville.
For Carline for not giving the ball back to Weymouth after he gave a foul away, which wasn’t a foul, by the way.
High and wide
From Kerr. Worth a go but it goes miles wide.
25 to go
Town need a second to calm any nerves. Weymouth are not out of this one yet.
Second Town sub
Dinanga replaces Tyson on the hour.
Smith and Asante go close for Town but Weymouth get a couple of good blocks in. 59 gone, 1-0.