Spireites stretch advantage: Match Review

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Classy Chesterfield stretched their lead to 11 points at the top of League Two with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Cheltenham.

Leading marksman Craig Davies got the ball rolling for Chesterfield in the 35th minute when he pounced on a dreadful error by Cheltenham central defender Ashley Eastham who completely mis-kicked when attempting to clear allowing Davies to race through and fire home from 20 yards out.

Chesterfield deservedly increased their lead in the 46th minute when dangerman Davies shook off the attentions of Steve Elliott to get to the by-line and cleverly squared the ball back for the oncoming Kieran Djilali who smacked home from the edge of the box giving Cheltenham goalkeeper Scott Brown no chance at all.

Chesterfield wrapped up the points in the 86th minute when the irrepressible Davies chalked up his 20th goal of the season when he turned the luckless Eastham with ease before firing home underneath Brown.

Cheltenham had their moments but they arrived early in the game.

Wesley Thomas fired in an 11th-minute effort in a crowded Chesterfield goalmouth which saw goalkeeper Tommy Lee save on the line with his feet.

Two minutes later Cheltenham missed a sitter when Jeff Goulding managed to turn and cross in a crowded Chesterfield goalmouth for the unmarked Jake Thomson who slipped at the vital moment and missed with the goal at his mercy.

Cheltenham did create a late chance when substitute Brian Smikle saw his cross headed on to the Chesterfield crossbar by Thomas in the 86th minute.

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Jake Thomson
Tommy Lee
Wesley Thomas
Jeff Goulding
Ashley Eastham
Craig Davies
Steve Elliott
League Two
Scott Brown
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