Recap: Chesterfield close gap on National League leaders Grimsby Town after narrow win against Eastleigh

Chesterfield will be aiming to secure their fourth successive win when they host Eastleigh tonight (7.45pm KO).

Tuesday, 26th October 2021, 9:48 pm
Chesterfield v Eastleigh - live updates.

The Spireites climbed to second with a 2-1 win against Boreham Wood on Saturday.

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The visitors are 13th and have won their last two league matches, including a 2-1 victory at home to Altrincham at the weekend.

The away side have former Blues man Tom Whelan in their ranks.

Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will bring you all the build-up, team news, match updates and reaction.

Chesterfield v Eastleigh: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Wednesday, 27 October, 2021, 24:13

  • FT: Chesterfield 1 v 0 Eastleigh
  • Spireites one point off top after win
  • Kabongo Tshimanga scores winner on 34 minutes
  • Gavin Gunning forced off injured after 10 minutes with broken nose and taken to hospital
  • 3-4-1-2: Loach; Kerr, Gunning, Maguire; King, Oyeleke, Kellermann, Miller; Mandeville; Payne, Tshimanga. Subs: Grimes, Whittle, McCourt, Khan, Tyson.

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It wasn’t pretty, but they got the job done!

Night all.

EASTLEIGH REACTION: Rowe calls for more protection for his players as Town close gap at top of league

James Rowe has called for more protection for his players after Gavin Gunning was forced off injured in the first-half of Chesterfield’s narrow 1-0 win against Eastleigh.

FT: Chesterfield 1 v 0 Eastleigh

Spireites close the gap on leaders Grimsby to one point after the Mariners lose tonight.

Four straight wins for the Blues.

Kabongo Tshimanga’s 11th goal in 13 league games is the difference.

A hard fought, scrappy win.

For McCourt.

1-0.

For King on Harper.

For Eastleigh’s Harper for a trip on King.

Very scrappy.

Still 1-0.

Final Spireites sub - 73 minutes

Payne off, Khan on.

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