Recap: Chesterfield start 2022 with a win against King's Lynn to extend lead at top of National League

Chesterfield will be aiming to start 2022 with a win when they welcome strugglers King’s Lynn Town to the Technique Stadium (3pm KO).

Chesterfield v King's Lynn Town - live updates.
Chesterfield v King's Lynn Town - live updates.

With no other games in the National League today, the Spireites will go three points clear at the top of the table with a victory.

The Linnets, who appointed Tommy Widdrington as manager last month, are second bottom and five points from safety.

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

Chesterfield v King’s Lynn Town: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Saturday, 01 January, 2022, 20:50

  • FT: Chesterfield 1 v 0 King’s Lynn Town (3pm KO)
  • Spireites go three points clear at top of league
  • Liam Mandeville opens scoring on 51 minutes
  • 3-4-2-1: Loach; Williams, Gunning, Whittle; King, Weston, Oyeleke, Miller; Khan, Mandeville; Tshimanga. Subs: Grimes, Kerr, Kellermann, Asante, Payne.
  • First game of 2022
  • Jeff King starts after returning from injury

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A good start to 2022!

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FT: Chesterfield 1 v 0 King’s Lynn Town

The Spireites start 2022 with a win and a clean sheet. They go three points clear at the top. Some team called Chelsea next.

Reaction coming up.

Final Spireites sub -

Tshimanga off, Asante on.

1-0.

Kellermann almost heads in King’s corner but he it just glances off his head.

Big chance for Tshimanga

King plays Tshimanga in on goal, he just has the keeper to beat from close-range but he takes too long and a Lynn defender gets back and manages to get a touch on his shot which loops up and is saved by Jones. How costly that miss could be!

Town counter, Tshimanga sends Khan in on goal with just one man to beat, he runs at him, cuts inside on his left but skews it well wide.

Nine minutes remaining.

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