Spireite fans still upbeat after defeat at Charlton.
27th September 2011
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1,225 fans turn up at Charlton to watch the Spireites take on table toppers Charlton. With the Spireites finding their form, with 3 straight wins and both teams playing entertaining football, it promised to be an exciting encounter.


It definitely lived up to the billing, with goals, controversy, lovely football and a sending off. Priced at a fiver definitely value for money. The first 15 minutes Chesterfield played some good football taking the game to Charlton. Then Charlton upped their game, Spireites giving them too much space, and poor defending meant they were 2 nil down by half time.


In the second half Chesterfield showed real character and belief that they could still get something out of this game. Within the first 10 minutes of the second half Chesterfield were denied what looked like a blatant penalty. A Mendes cross was handled by a diving Charlton player. Sheridan was fuming and was sent off to the stands to calm down. It wasn't until about 20 minutes later that the Spireites got a deserved penalty, when Clarke had his legs taken away from him. Clarke wanted to take the penalty, Talbot had to talk to Clarke and explain that Whittaker is the nominated penalty taker, he kept his cool to score for the Spireites. Late on in the game, Wright-Phillips scored to make it 3 one.


The spireites can be proud of themselves; they weren't overawed by the leaders and can take a lot of positives from the game. Had they got the penalty early on in the second half things might have been different. They can go into the next game against Colchester, confident that they can get a result.

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