Recap: Chesterfield return to winning ways with thumping win against Woking

The big games keep on coming for the Spireites as they travel to Woking today (3pm KO).

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 4:53 pm
Woking v Chesterfield - live updates.

Chesterfield’s form has dipped recently but a win this afternoon could get them back in the top seven.

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The hosts, who are struggling massively with no wins in their last seven, are without a number of key players through injury and furlough.

Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will have all the build-up, team news, match updates and reaction. Remember to keep refreshing the page for the latest.

Woking v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Saturday, 08 May, 2021, 21:21

  • FT: Woking 1 v 4 Chesterfield
  • Goals from Gaving Gunning, Marcus Dinanga, George Carline and Jack Clarke give Town win
  • Hosts scored penalty to make it 1-2
  • Fraser Kerr goes off injured in first-half with ankle injury
  • Blues move up to eighth, one point off the play-offs
  • Five changes to line-up as Montgomery, Weston, Whelan, Rowley and Dinanga replaced G.Smith, Whittle, M.Smith, Mandeville and Mitchell.

Whelan off, Clarke on.

Important save from Montgomery with his legs to deny Robinson from close-range after a great turn in the box.

Has just made his way into the stand with a protective boot on his foot after going off injured in the first 45. Doesn’t look good.

Dinanga fires wide from the edge of the box.

Less than half ab hour to go

Still 1-3. This half is less open. Bit scrappy. Town just need to see this one out.

Rowley off, Mandeville on.

Another Whelan corner almost results in a goal for Chesterfield but Carline heads it wide. Should score.

McCourt pings in a cross from the right an Dinanga glances it wide. Should be doing better there.

Off we go in the second 45. Town lead 3-1.

HT thoughts from fan writer Ben

We’ve reached the end of a frantic first-half then and at half-time it’s Woking 1-3 Chesterfield.

It’s a game that’s had its ebbs and flows, but on balance, I’d say the Spireites have deserved that. It has to be said that Town have been rather aided by their hosts this afternoon, with their defending from set-pieces being nothing short of shambolic at times, but it takes a good side to spot and successfully exploit that weakness, and James Rowe’s men have done just that, with some Tom Whelan offering some delicious deliveries from those corners.

The Spireites will still need to be wary though, as at one point Woking had a great chance to level the game at 2-2, and to their credit the hosts have on occasion looked dangerous going forward, so for me the objective for Chesterfield in the second forty-five has to be to maintain their stranglehold on the game and to not make any silly mistakes which may invite Woking back into the game and give them a boost in confidence.

If they can manage this one well, Town should be able to get over the line relatively comfortably here.

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