Recap: Kabongo Tshimanga scores late winner as Chesterfield beat National League promotion rivals Grimsby Town

Chesterfield travel to Grimsby Town in a big game at the top of the National League today.

By Liam Norcliffe
Saturday, 11th December 2021, 4:59 pm
Grimsby Town v Chesterfield - live updates.
Grimsby Town v Chesterfield - live updates.

The Spireites are top of the table, are 11 unbeaten and have only lost one in 17 in the league and one in 20 in all competitions.

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Grimsby have slipped down the league to sixth in recent weeks after losing six of their last seven.

Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will provide all the build-up, team news, updates and reaction so stay with us throughout the day.

Grimsby Town v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Saturday, 11 December, 2021, 19:41

  • FT: Grimsby Town 0 v 1 Chesterfield (3pm KO)
  • Kabongo Tshimanga scores late winner on 84 minutes
  • Spireites stay top after win and are unbeaten in 12
  • (3-4-2-1) Loach; Kerr, Grimes, Whittle; Williams, Weston, Oyeleke, Miller; Kellermann, Mandeville; Tshimanga. Subs: McCourt, Khan, Clarke, Payne, Asante.
  • One change as Tyrone Williams replaces the injured Luke Croll
  • Akwasi Asante involved for first time since April after ACL injury

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You can’t beat a late winner!

Enjoy your weekend, Spireites!

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Kabongo Tshimanga scored a late winner for Chesterfield against promotion rivals Grimsby Town to keep the Spireites top of the league and extend their unbeaten run to 12.

GRIMSBY REACTION: 'Our team values shone through and we found a way to win', says Rowe

Chesterfield’s ‘team values’ shone through as they ‘found a way to win’ late on against promotion rivals Grimsby Town.

FT: Grimsby Town 0 v 1 Chesterfield

Kabongo Tshimanga’s late goal wins it for the Spireites.


Grimsby miss a sitter!

Big miss from Crookes at the far post with the goal gaping!


Final Spireites sub - 90 minutes

Tshimanga off, Payne on.

Tshimanga brings save out of Crocombe at his near post. Corner.



Chesterfield lead 1-0 with five minutes to go. Kellermann free-kick, Kerr wins the header, Tshimanga sneaks in around the back to fire in! He celebrates in front of the Grimsby fans who have been giving him stick all afternoon

Second Spireites sub - 81 minutes

Khan on, Oyeleke off.

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