LiveRecap: Chesterfield's impressive home record ends against National League leaders Sutton United
The Spireites will be aiming to put Saturday’s defeat to Maidenhead United behind them as they take on league leaders Sutton United at the Technique Stadium tonight (7pm KO).
Chesterfield are currently 14th in the National League and four points off the play-offs.
The visitors to Derbyshire this evening are flying high at the top of the table and have won seven of their last eight.
Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will have all the build-up, team news, updates and post-match reaction.
Chesterfield v Sutton United: LIVE UPDATES
Last updated: Wednesday, 17 March, 2021, 24:34
- FT: Chesterfield 0 v 1 Sutton United
- Donovan Wilson scores winner on 35 minutes
- Fraser Kerr and Gavin Gunning both go off injured
- XI: Smith; Carline, Kerr (Whittle, 21), Gunning (Hollis, 68) Maguire, Taylor; Weston, McCourt, Clarke; Whelan (Tyson, 46); Asante. Subs: Hollis, Whittle, Mandeville, Dinanga, Tyson.
- Four changes for Town as Kerr, Taylor, Weston and Clarke come in for Evans, Whittle, M.Smith and Mandeville
- Spireites 14th, visitors top of the league
- Town won six straight home games, Sutton won seven of last eight
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A first home defeat for James Rowe as Town manager then. Join us again on Saturday for the trip to Barnet.
The big talking points
Chesterfield’s impressive home record came to a halt against league leaders Sutton United on Tuesday night.
Chesterfield face an anxious wait to find out how serious injuries to defenders Fraser Kerr and Gavin Gunning are following the midweek defeat to league leaders Sutton United.
Final thoughts from fan writer Ben
That’s full time then and it’s consecutive defeats for the Spireites as they go down 1-0 at home to Sutton United this evening. Firstly, I think credit must be given to the visitors. They found their goal and from there were able to dictate the flow and tempo of the game and, for the most part, never looked under threat from Town. It might not have been pretty at times but with the ability to grind out results in that fashion, it’s easy to see why they’re at the top of the table, and it certainly wouldn’t surprise me to see them promoted come the end of the season. As for Chesterfield, I don’t think that performance is quite as disheartening as the one against Maidenhead at the weekend, which at the very least, represents some progress for James Rowe’s men. Though I imagine it comes as little consolation at this moment in time, I do feel they made their opponents work for the win this evening, which couldn’t really be said last time out. That said, improvements are still certainly needed, particularly going forward. The Spireites did look slightly more of a threat in the second half, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Rowe stick with the two-up-top in future. However, they did struggle for real clear cut chances throughout though, but that is likely a representation of Sutton’s noticeable defensive organisation. Sometimes, you just come against a good side in good form, and it makes it very difficult to get anything out of the game. Of course, there are elements of their play that Town do need to improve sooner rather than later, but I feel that tonight should be viewed as a valuable learning experience, and I’m sure James Rowe will make sure his players are firmly focussed on implementing what they’ve learnt going forward. A night of frustration for Chesterfield then, and it’s back to back defeats for them. Here’s hoping they can bounce back on Saturday, before this minor blip begins to turn into a potentially costly slump in form.
It’s all over
FT: Chesterfield 0 v 1 Sutton United.
Back-to-back defeats for the Spireites.
Town’s impressive home record comes to an end against the league leaders.
From edge of the area by McCourt is blocked.
Five minutes added.
Blues are pressing
The hosts are having a little spell here.
Can they find an equaliser?
What a stop
Great save by Bouzanis to deny Weston from the edge of the area. Brilliant stop.
Hollis goes into the book for a foul on Bugiel.
Nine to go.
This time from McCourt who drags one wide from 20 plus yards. Town still in this but have not created anything clear-cut.
By Asante, who went on a mazy run but he scuffed his shot from about 20 yards.
Taylor has moved to Chesterfield’s right and Whittle has gone to the opposite flank. 70 gone, 0-1.
Third Town sub
Gunning walks off injured and is replaced by Hollis. Looks like his hamstring. 68 gone, 0-1.
By Carline to deny Wilson who was through on goal. Big challenge.
Town’s Taylor is also now one foul away from being sent off. He gives a foul away as Sutton counter and he is already on a booking.
Taylor then blocks a Beautyman volley at the far post.
Tests Smith in the Town net with his left foot but his effort is easily saved. Opening up this one now.