Chesterfield FC v Accrington Report
8th September 2013
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An early second half goal from Tendayi Darikwa was enough to seal another home victory for the Spireites.

In the opening stages, Stanley striker Danny Webber forced Tommy Lee into making a save with a curled shot. A Gary Roberts cross then evaded Marc Richards in the Accrington penalty area, as both teams searched for an early goal.

The home side became the dominant force as the game progressed, leaving the visitors camped in their own half. Moments later, Sam Hird volleyed wide of goal after receiving the ball from Jimmy Ryan. Richards followed suit when he fired over the bar from close range.

Throughout the first period, the Spireites looked to get the ball into wide areas, causing problems for the away side’s defence. Accrington managed to get in level at the break after Chesterfield failed to take their chances.

After the restart, the deadlock was broken. A Richards shot canoned off the bar and into the path of Darikwa, who smartly finished past Marcus Bettinelli to give the hosts a welcome lead.

Chesterfield began the second period with the same intent as the first, with a goal the reward. Just before the hour mark Armand Gnanduillet was introduced in place of Jay O’Shea.

From a corner, Drew Talbot had a header cleared off the line. Shortly after, the game went a little flat, with neither side able to get a hold on the ball.

Stanley substitute Connor Mahoney had his shot saved comfortbaly by Lee. Gnanduillet then had a glancing header which he failed to direct towards goal.

With little time remaining, Eoin Doyle’s chipped cross came back off the crossbar, only for Sam Togwell’s header to be accidentally blocked by Gnanduillet, much to the frustration of the midfielder.

Three points for the Spireites, although the margin of victory could have being far greater.

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook will be very happy with the win, knowing that he has overseen the best ever six-game start to a season in the club’s history.

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