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Chesterfield   1 - 0   Torquay

Chesterfield v Torquay

Chesterfield 1-0 Torquay

A first-half goal from striker Jack Lester saw Chesterfield beat Torquay and move to the top of League Two.

Drew Talbot squared the ball to Lester who slotted in from close range to put the home side in front.

Jordan Bowery went close to extending the lead but found visiting goalkeeper Scott Bevan in fine form.

The visitors pushed for an equaliser, but Spireites keeper Tommy Lee saved well from Chris Zebroski and Lee Mansell as the home side held on.


Chesterfield manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Sheffield:
"The most pleasing thing is that we got the three points which was vital being at home.

"A lot of credit goes to the players and I felt we deserved to win the game, because I knew it would be a tough game against a team in form.

"I think we had good opportunities where we could have made better use of the ball."

Torquay United manager Paul Buckle told BBC Radio Devon:
"The performance today was very good, we just lacked a little bit in the final third.

"We knew it was going to be tight, we really think we're a good side now and we showed we are and I certainly felt we deserved a draw.

"We've got no God-given right to win every week at this level, you see the size of the two clubs today and for my team to perform like they did is a credit to how far they've come."

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Saturday, 11 December 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Chesterfield 1-0 Torquay FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Lester 28

    Chesterfield

    • 01 Lee
    • 03 Robertson
    • 06 Ford
    • 16 Breckin
    • 07 Allott
    • 08 Niven
    • 10 Whitaker
    • 11 Mattis
    • 14 Lester (Boden 90+3)
    • 21 Bowery (Smalley 77)
    • 25 Talbot

    Substitutes

    • 26 Redmond,
    • 23 Hunt,
    • 18 Morris,
    • 20 Gray,
    • 24 Clay,
    • 19 Boden,
    • 22 Smalley

    Torquay

    • 01 Bevan
    • 03 Nicholson
    • 18 Oastler (Lathrope 53)
    • 23 Branston
    • 04 Ellis
    • 07 Mansell
    • 10 O'Kane (Gritton 62)
    • 11 Wroe
    • 19 Stevens (Macklin 79)
    • 09 Benyon
    • 26 Zebroski

    Substitutes

    • 16 Potter,
    • 05 Robertson,
    • 21 Rose,
    • 22 Lathrope,
    • 08 Kee,
    • 14 Macklin,
    • 20 Gritton
    Ref: MossAtt: 4,801
    CHESTERFIELD
    TORQUAY

    Possession

    • Chesterfield 49%
    • Torquay 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Chesterfield 10
    • Torquay 4

    Attempts off target

    • Chesterfield 4
    • Torquay 3

    Corners

    • Chesterfield 6
    • Torquay 4

    Fouls

    • Chesterfield 7
    • Torquay 10
    • Final Result
    • 93:37 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gregor Robertson by Damon Lathrope. Gregor Robertson takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:12 Substitution Scott Boden on for Jack Lester.
    • 90:00+1:14 Nicky Wroe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Deane Smalley. Free kick taken by Simon Ford.
    • 90:00+0:31 Foul by Martin Gritton on Simon Ford, free kick awarded. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+0:01 Shot from just outside the box by Jack Lester goes over the bar.
    • 87:10 Chris Zebroski challenges Derek Niven unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gregor Robertson.
    • 85:59 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
    • 83:22 Gregor Robertson challenges Chris Zebroski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Mark Allott manages to make a clearance.
    • 82:47 Chris Zebroski is caught offside. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.
    • 82:22 Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball, clearance made by Gregor Robertson.
    • 78:49 Substitution Danny Stevens leaves the field to be replaced by Lloyd Macklin.
    • 76:38 Substitution Deane Smalley replaces Jordan Bowery.
    • 75:53 Kevin Nicholson produces a cross, Gregor Robertson manages to make a clearance.
    • 73:08 Lee Mansell takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save.
    • 72:57 Kevin Nicholson sends in a cross, clearance made by Ian Breckin.
    • 72:12 Lee Mansell sends in a cross, Simon Ford manages to make a clearance.
    • 71:17 Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.
    • 70:08 The ball is delivered by Chris Zebroski, save by Tommy Lee.
    • 68:50 Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.
    • 67:54 Kevin Nicholson sends in a cross, Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save.
    • 65:42 Unfair challenge on Guy Branston by Jack Lester results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.
    • 65:08 Shot by Chris Zebroski from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
    • 62:46 Danny Whitaker sends in a cross, save made by Scott Bevan.
    • 61:44 Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Ian Breckin.
    • 61:44 Substitution Eunan O'Kane leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Gritton.
    • 59:57 Outswinging corner taken by Danny Whitaker, Guy Branston makes a clearance.
    • 59:37 A cross is delivered by Drew Talbot, save by Scott Bevan.
    • 59:06 Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save.
    • 57:53 Centre by Chris Zebroski, Derek Niven makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin Nicholson, clearance made by Jack Lester.
    • 57:16 Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.
    • 56:10 Foul by Derek Niven on Chris Zebroski, free kick awarded. Nicky Wroe takes the free kick.
    • 55:41 Danny Whitaker has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
    • 55:08 Mark Allott takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan. Inswinging corner taken by Danny Whitaker, clearance by Mark Ellis.
    • 54:47 Drew Talbot takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.
    • 52:25 Foul by Mark Allott on Chris Zebroski, free kick awarded. Mark Ellis restarts play with the free kick.
    • 52:25 Substitution (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Damon Lathrope coming on for Joe Oastler.
    • 50:30 Unfair challenge on Jack Lester by Guy Branston results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Whitaker.
    • 46:49 Simon Ford takes a shot. Scott Bevan makes a save.
    • 46:14 The ball is sent over by Drew Talbot, clearance by Guy Branston. Corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the right by-line, clearance made by Mark Ellis.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:01 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 44:19 Drew Talbot crosses the ball, Scott Bevan makes a save.
    • 41:10 Drew Talbot produces a cross.
    • 40:03 Foul by Guy Branston on Jordan Bowery, free kick awarded. Danny Whitaker crosses the ball, Jack Lester takes a shot. Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker from the right by-line.
    • 39:44 Danny Whitaker sends in a cross, blocked by Lee Mansell.
    • 38:50 Drew Talbot delivers the ball.
    • 38:03 Shot from just outside the box by Chris Zebroski misses to the right of the goal.
    • 35:52 Jack Lester takes a shot. Blocked by Guy Branston.
    • 34:48 The ball is crossed by Gregor Robertson, Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.
    • 33:59 Jordan Bowery produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 33:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Lester by Mark Ellis. Direct free kick taken by Derek Niven.
    • 32:22 The ball is swung over by Danny Whitaker, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.
    • 30:13 Foul by Elliot Benyon on Dwayne Mattis, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Dwayne Mattis, clearance made by Lee Mansell.
    • 28:20 Elliot Benyon fouled by Dwayne Mattis, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Wroe restarts play with the free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Blocked by Dwayne Mattis. Kevin Nicholson takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
    • 27:09 The assist for the goal came from Drew Talbot.
    • 27:09 GOAL - Jack LesterChesterfield 1 - 0 Torquay Jack Lester finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Chesterfield 1-0 Torquay.
    • 26:16 Mark Allott takes a shot. Guy Branston gets a block in. Danny Whitaker takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
    • 25:35 A cross is delivered by Danny Whitaker, Lee Mansell gets a block in.
    • 23:40 Centre by Danny Whitaker, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.
    • 23:15 Centre by Drew Talbot, Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.
    • 22:37 Short corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the left by-line.
    • 21:17 Chris Zebroski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gregor Robertson. Gregor Robertson takes the direct free kick.
    • 17:09 A cross is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, blocked by Ian Breckin. Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Ian Breckin manages to make a clearance.
    • 15:30 Danny Whitaker takes a shot. Lee Mansell gets a block in.
    • 13:48 The ball is sent over by Drew Talbot, Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.
    • 12:55 Shot from just outside the box by Chris Zebroski goes over the bar.
    • 10:50 Ian Breckin challenges Chris Zebroski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Kevin Nicholson, save made by Tommy Lee.
    • 9:28 Unfair challenge on Mark Allott by Eunan O'Kane results in a free kick. Dwayne Mattis takes the direct free kick.
    • 8:31 The ball is delivered by Nicky Wroe.
    • 7:50 Chris Zebroski delivers the ball, blocked by Drew Talbot.
    • 3:54 Dwayne Mattis challenges Elliot Benyon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Wroe restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:11 The ball is crossed by Elliot Benyon, clearance made by Gregor Robertson.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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    Npower League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 11 Dec 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Chesterfield 19 16 38
    2 Port Vale 19 16 36
    3 Bury 19 14 34
    4 Rotherham 19 9 34
    5 Shrewsbury 19 13 33
    6 Wycombe 19 7 31
    7 Torquay 19 8 28
    8 Cheltenham 18 -1 27
    9 Crewe 19 12 26
    10 Macclesfield 19 -5 25
    11 Stevenage 19 4 24
    12 Burton Albion 19 3 24
    13 Gillingham 19 -3 24
    14 Bradford 19 -3 24
    15 Northampton 20 -6 24
    16 Oxford Utd 19 -2 23
    17 Aldershot 19 -7 22
    18 Accrington 19 -3 21
    19 Morecambe 19 -6 21
    20 Southend 18 -4 20
    21 Stockport 20 -20 20
    22 Lincoln City 18 -12 19
    23 Barnet 20 -13 19
    24 Hereford 19 -17 15


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