Recap: Kabongo Tshimanga scores twice as Chesterfield thrash Barnet to close gap at top of National League

Chesterfield return to National League action today when they visit Barnet (3pm KO).

By Liam Norcliffe
Saturday, 15th January 2022, 4:57 pm
Barnet v Chesterfield - live updates.
Barnet v Chesterfield - live updates.

The Spireites are second in the table and are four points behind leaders Halifax but have three games in hand.

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Town are guaranteed to close the gap on the Shaymen if they pick up points because the west Yorkshire side are involved in the FA Trophy today.

Barnet are 15th in the league.

Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will bring you everything you need to know.

Barnet v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Saturday, 15 January, 2022, 20:20

  • FT: Barnet 1 v 4 Chesterfield (3pm KO)
  • Spireites one point off top with two games in hand
  • Tshimanga scores 20th goal of season on 49 minutes; Asante adds second on 58 minutes from close-range; Tshimanga makes it 0-3 on 70 minutes
  • King grabs fourth with deflected free-kick late on
  • Richards-Everton scores late consolation

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An emphatic win in the end.

Maidenhead United away next up on Tuesday.

Have a good weekend.

Liam Norcliffe's Chesterfield player ratings from big win against Barnet

Kabongo Tshimanga scored a brace as Chesterfield thrashed Barnet 4-1 to continue their promotion push.

BARNET REACTION: Chesterfield deliver 'kick in stomach' to promotion rivals with emphatic win

Chesterfield delivered a ‘kick in the stomach’ to their promotion rivals with an emphatic 4-1 win against Barnet.

FT: Barnet 1 v 4 Chesterfield

Town close the gap at the top of the league with a clinical second-half performance. The perfect response to the midweek results.

Reaction coming up.

Richards-Everton sweeps in from about 20 yards.

KING!!!

And now Chesterfield have a fourth. King’s long-range free-kick takes a deflection and loops over Oxborough in the Barnet goal.

Town are pushing for a fourth here. They are not holding back.

1,777 (584 Spireites).

For Croll for a late challenge on the far side.

Final Spireites sub - 80 minutes

Khan on, Mandeville off.

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