Recap: Chesterfield concede in each half to lose against Maidenhead United

The Spireites are aiming to make it three wins on the bounce when they take on Maidenhead United today at York Road (3pm KO).

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 4:49 pm
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Town did not play in midweek so they should be fresh for this clash, while the hosts lost away at Dagenham and Redbridge.

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Curtis Weston is suspended for this one so it will be interesting to see who comes in for him.

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

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Last updated: Sunday, 14 March, 2021, 08:38

  • FT: Maidenhead United 2 v 0 Chesterfield
  • Nathan Blissett gives hosts the lead after 20 minutes, Dan Sparkes adds second after half-time
  • Two changes for Town as Will Evans and Martin Smith replace Fraser Kerr and Curtis Weston (suspended)
  • Chesterfield XI 5-3-1-1: Smith; Carline, Evans (c), Gunning, Maguire, Whittle (Taylor, 65); McCourt, Smith (Yussuf, 58), Whelan; Mandeville (Tyson, 58); Asante. Subs: Kerr, Taylor, Clarke, Tyson, Yussuf.
  • Town have won last two, hosts not won in seven
  • Spireites 12th, Maidenhead 15th

Final thoughts from Ben

A disappointing afternoon, not only because of the defeat, but the manner of it. Defensively, Town were poor, particularly for the two goals. The intensity of the press, a noticeable element incorporated into James Rowe’s style of play, was too often missing and it allowed the hosts to find far too much space and time in dangerous areas, and that’s what proved to be the difference today. Going forward the story wasn’t much better, with the Spireites failing to have any real sustained period of pressure, and also failing to really test the Maidenhead ‘keeper with the chances they were able to create. What makes that result even more disappointing is that I don’t believe Maidenhead were a side that Chesterfield couldn’t have beaten. I mean no disrespect to today’s hosts, they were certainly a solid outfit, but beyond that unremarkable, and it certainly feels to me like a game that was lost by the Spireites, rather than one that was won by the Magpies. Either way, the result is the same, and it’s defeat on the road for James Rowe’s men this afternoon, and I imagine there is much for the Chesterfield boss to ponder going into Tuesday night’s game against high-flying Sutton United. Here’s hoping today’s showing is a mere bump in the road, heading into what could be a potential make or break portion of the Spireites’ season.

Liam Norcliffe's Chesterfield player ratings from poor defeat to Maidenhead United

Chesterfield fell to a deserved 2-0 defeat at Maidenhead United on Saturday.

'I picked the wrong team and trusted wrong players' - Rowe reacts to lacklustre defeat to Maidenhead United

James Rowe said he ‘picked the wrong team’ as Chesterfield fell to a deserved defeat to Maidenhead United at York Road on Saturday.

FT: Maidenhead United 2 v 0 Chesterfield

Spireites not at the races today. Too many players not at it.

From Maguire and Asante come in but it’s almost over.

2-0.

Upward almost makes it 3-0 from 10 yards but Gunning blocks for a corner.

Another decent long-range strike from McCourt is on target but is saved. Time is running out. Nine to go.

Evans’ deep cross from the right is met by Tyson at the far post but his looping header goes over the bar. 14 to go. 2-0.

Whittle off, Taylor on. 65 gone, 2-0.

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