LiveRecap: Chesterfield held to goalless draw against Boreham Wood
Chesterfield are gunning for a sixth straight win when they host Boreham Wood tonight (7.45pm KO).
Town came from a goal down to beat King’s Lynn Town on Saturday to cement their place in sixth.
Tonight is the first of three home matches in a row for the Blues and they will be facing a stubborn Boreham side who are 11th and six points off the top seven.
Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will have all the build-up, team news updates and reaction.
Chesterfield v Boreham Wood: LIVE UPDATES
Last updated: Wednesday, 14 April, 2021, 24:19
- FT: Chesterfield 0 v 0 Boreham Wood
- Akwasi Asante suffers ‘bad’ knee injury
- Spireites move up to 5th despite draw
- Manny Oyeleke and Kairo Mitchell make debuts
- 3-5-2: G.Smith; Carline, Kerr, Gunning, Maguire, Whittle; Weston, Oyeleke, Whelan; Mitchell, Asante. Subs: Yarney, Clarke, Mandeville, Tyson, Yussuf.
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Certainly not a classic but it is another point on the board.
Bromley at home next up on Saturday (12.30pm KO).
The Spireites were held to a goalless draw against Boreham Wood on Tuesday night - but extended their unbeaten run to six games to move up to fifth in the National League table.
Chesterfield are awaiting news on a ‘bad’ knee injury to top scorer Akwasi Asante.
Final thoughts from fan writer Ben
Full time and it’s finished Chesterfield 0-0 Boreham Wood.
The first half wasn’t particularly eventful, and the second half even less so and as such, a goalless draw is probably a fair reflection of the game.
You could make a case that either side could have nicked it, but neither were dominant enough that Spireites or Boreham Wood supporters can feel particularly aggrieved that their side haven’t won this game.
I think it became clear in that game why the visitors are gaining a reputation as the draw specialist of the National League. Luke Garrard has set up a side which weren’t massively threatening in attack, but were well drilled at the back and rarely gave Chesterfield a sniff tonight, and a side like that is never likely to lose an awful lot of games.
As for Town, I don’t think that performance or result are the end of the world. Like the visitors, they were solid at the back of the majority, and the individual errors which threatened to undermine their efforts at Kings Lynn were cut out. Again though, at times James Rowe’s men looked a little bit toothless going forward. Whilst this can be partially put down to Boreham Wood’s aforementioned defensive strength, a lack of cutting edge is becoming a bit of an unwanted theme for the Spireites, and unlike in recent games, they were unable to find that one moment to pull them through.
Overall, some Town fans may feel somewhat understandably underwhelmed by tonight’s performance, but there are certainly still positives to take, not least that Chesterfield’s unbeaten run is maintained. There’s no denying that there’s work to do in some areas, but James Rowe’s men keeping adding points to their tally, which, when they don’t appear to be at their very best, is overall a positive sign and indicates that, if they are able to find that extra gear, the results could keep on rolling in for some time yet.
FT: Chesterfield 0 v 0 Boreham Wood
No win, but six unbeaten for the Spireites, who move up one to fifth.
Reaction coming up.
Boreham claim for a handball from a corner. Difficult to tell. The visitor’s have come on strong in the closing stages.
Five minutes added
Good save by Smith at his near to keep out Marsh’s drive from the edge of the area.
Fires well over on his left boot from about 18 yards.
Goal ruled out for Boreham
Whitely’s corner goes straight in for Boreham but the ref rules it out for a foul/handball. Phew. Five to go.
For Rhead for kicking the ball away after Town were awarded a free-kick.
For Boreham’s Whitely for time-wasting while taking a throw.
By debutant Oyeleke who drives forwards with the ball into the Boreham box but it comes to nothing in the end. 12 to go. 0-0.
Second Town sub
Mandeville replaces Whelan as Tyson curls wide from about 20 yards. 18 to go. Still 0-0.
Rhead on, Murtagh on.