Recap: Ruthless Chesterfield make Torquay United pay at Plainmoor

Chesterfield take on strugglers Torquay United in Devon today (3pm KO).
Torquay United v Chesterfield - live updates.Torquay United v Chesterfield - live updates.
Torquay United v Chesterfield - live updates.

The Spireites are third, while the Gulls are 22nd.

Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at Plainmoor and will bring you the build-up, team news, updates and reaction.

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Key Events

  • FT: Torquay United 1 v 5 Chesterfield (3pm KO)
  • Grimes header for 0-1 on eight minutes; De Silva 1-1 on 30; Oldaker 1-2 on 49; Clements 1-3 on 57; Uchegbulam 1-4 on 77;
  • Tshimanga adds fifth late on
  • Spireites XI (4-1-4-1) Fitzsimons; King, Williams, Grimes, Clements; Jones; Mandeville, Oldaker, Whelan, Dobra; Quigley. Subs: Maguire, Akinola, Cooper, Uchegbulam, Tshimanga.
  • Chesterfield unchanged from FA Cup win
  • Paul Cook serves touchline ban for this match


What a finish. Arrowed into the top corner after a brilliant exchange of passes with Clements. Chesterfield have a fourth in Devon. Ruthless finishing this half.

Double Town sub - 72 mins

Akinola and Uchegbulam replace Dobra and Whelan.

Good save by Fitzsimons

It was a superb strike from sub McGavin from distance but Fitzsimons did well to parry it and then De Silva was offside from the rebound.

1-3. Torquay like a comeback so this one is definitely not over.

Fitzsimons comes rushing out and the ball bounces heavily off his chest, De Silva then has a chance to lob him with the keeper well off his line but he tried to cross it instead and it was a nothing attempt in the end.


Chesterfield go 3-1 up on 57 minutes. Clements scores his first goal for the club, sweeping the ball home on his right foot from inside the box. There was a clever dummy from Dobra in the build-up. Nice move.

The hosts counter from a Town corner and Hall fires a yard wide from the edge of the area.


Chesterfield back in front on 49 minutes, 1-2. Short corner, King to Dobra to Oldaker, lovely curling finish from edge of the area. A beauty.

For Town. Whelan’s shot takes a deflection and goes behind.

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