Recap: Chesterfield thrash King's Lynn Town to move back into National League play-offs
Chesterfield can jump back into the play-off positions with a win against King’s Lynn Town tonight (7.45pm KO).
The Spireites have three home games in a row, starting this evening, and they will be aiming to take full advantage.
The Blues secured just their second win in eight games when they beat Woking 4-1 on Saturday.
The Linnets are third bottom and are struggling for form.
Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will have all the build-up, team news, updates and reaction.
Chesterfield v King’s Lynn Town: LIVE UPDATES
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- FT: Chesterfield 4 v 1 King’s Lynn Town
- Goals from Yussuf, Carline, Rowe and Yarney secure second successive 4-1 win
- Spireites move up to sixth after victory
- Danny Rowe scores his first Town goal with free-kick for 4-1
- Will Evans back in squad for first time in two months
- (3-4-1-2) Montgomery; Yarney, Gunning, Maguire; Carline, Oyeleke, McCourt, Whittle; Clarke; Rowe, Yussuf. Subs: Evans, Whelan, Mandeville, Dinanga, Mitchell.
- Five changes for Chesterfield as Yarney, Whittle, McCourt, Clarke and Yussuf replace Kerr, Weston, Whelan, Rowley and Dinanga.
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Back in the play-offs after a second successive 4-1 win.
Wealdstone at home on Saturday next up.
Four talking points
Lightning strikes twice and a thunderbolt- four talking points from Chesterfield's win against King's Lynn
Danny Rowe notched his first Chesterfield goal as the Spireites scored four for the second successive match.
Final thoughts from fan writer Ben
An interesting game to analyse, in many respects.
In the first half the Spireites probably did enough to deserve to be in front, but weren’t necessarily at their best and were being given more of a game than I imagine many Town fans (including myself) had anticipated. That meant that you felt like it was important for James Rowe’s side to seize the initiative after the break to avoid being dragged into a potential dog fight. And that they did, scoring not once but twice early in the second forty-five to put the game to bed. After the third goal went in, Town’s players seemed to relax a little bit, allowing them to play with confidence and freedom, which subsequently allowed them to push on and add the fourth. Even after that, they were impressive, and even when the visitors did have spells of play, The Spireites never looked overly threatened and were able to see the game home in a relatively straightforward manner.
Similarly to the game against Woking on Saturday, it’s difficult to know just how much to take away from the game tonight. King’s Lynn, like Woking, are a side with their own issues to resolve and with vastly differing ambitions to Chesterfield, so back-to-back 4-1 victories may have to be taken with a pinch of salt. However, what was vital coming into those games, and indeed what is vital going into Saturday’s match against Wealdstone, is that Town do not get complacent, that they do not drop points in games where they simply can’t afford to. So far, they’ve accomplished that task successfully, putting in steady, workmanlike performances and scoring a flurry of goals in the process, which can only be seen as significant and welcome bonuses.
Perhaps most importantly, tonight’s result takes the Spireites back into the play-offs with just three games left to play. Tougher tests will come, but Town look set to place themselves nicely heading into those crunch matches. It’s getting exciting, and it appears us Chesterfield fans are in for quite the journey over the next few weeks, and I say bring it on!
KING's LYNN REACTION: 'We are ready', says Chesterfield coach after Spireites jump back into play-offs
Chesterfield have jumped back into the play-off positions with three games to go after two successive thumping wins.
It’s all over
FT: Chesterfield 4 v 1 King’s Lynn Town
The Spireites are back in the play-off positions.
Three games to go.
Reaction coming up.
Is absolutely horrendous. The heavens have opened and it’s hailing.
Third change for Town - 75 minutes
Final sub, Evans comes on for his first appearance since March. Whittle goes off. 15 to go.
By Maguire to deny Gash from 12 yards.
Up the other end, Dinanga drags a shot wide from a tight angle after Rowe played him.
Thunder and lightning here now!
Another Town sub - 70 minutes
Whelan replaces McCourt.
Town sub - 66 minutes
Yussuf off, Dinanga on.