Chesterfield FC v Daventry Town Report
9th November 2013
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Chesterfield advanced to the second round of the F.A Cup after a 2-0 win at home to non-league Daventry Town.
 
The first chance of the game came on 12 minutes, but Jimmy Ryan couldn’t direct his effort towards goal. Seconds later, Ollie Banks tried a shot from distance that went wide of the post.
 
A Marc Richards header then fell to Gary McSheffrey, who’s angled shot glanced out off the post. The determination of the Daventry players was plain to see, as they fought for every ball.
 
On the counter, Daventry’s Tom Lorraine met a cross on the six-yard box, but his header never troubled Tommy Lee in the Chesterfield goal.
 
Lorraine then advanced into the home side’s box, only for Sam Hird to tackle superbly and win possession for his side.
 
On 38 minutes, the hosts’ appeals for a penalty were turned down after Doyle was bodychecked in the box. A punched clearance from Morris fell to Gary Roberts, but his volleyed effort was blocked and eventually cleared.
 
A sole run from visiting midfielder Ross Oulton ended with a shot at goal that Lee gathered comfortably.
 
A spirited first-half performance from Daventry frustrated the home side, with the scores level at the break.
 
After the restart, McSheffrey forced a strong save from Morris after a shot from the edge of the area. Following a Chesterfield corner, Banks shot wide of the target.
 
The Spireites came out flying at the start of the second period, whilst restricting every Daventry player to their own half.
 
On 57 minutes, Jay O’Shea replaced Gary McSheffrey. Moments later, Mykel Beckley won the ball and tried a shot from range that fell straight into the arms of Lee. With 25 minutes remaining, Richards was replaced by Armand Gnanduillet.
 
The best opportunity of the game fell to Doyle, who volleyed over an open goal following a headed pass from Banks.
 
On 69 minutes, Chesterfield took the lead after a cute finish from Roberts at the back post. O’Shea then shot over the crossbar, as his side searched for a second goal.
 
Doyle was denied once again by the Daventry back line after he failed to get his shot away. Gnandullet then broke from the right-hand side before shooting low and wide of goal.
 
With two minutes left on the clock, Chesterfield doubled their lead after Ryan’s long range effort was deflected past Morris in the Daventry goal.
 
It was announced that there would be six minutes of additional time. Tendayi Darikwa’s shot then hit the foot of the post, although the midfielder was judged to be off-side.
 
Daventry drove forward, but couldn’t find an opening in a stubborn Chesterfield defence.
 
The last kick of the game was a Roberts free-kick that went high and wide of goal and into the stands.
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