September 15, 2012
Spireites secure first league win
Chesterfield celebrated their first league win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Wycombe, who played for 80 minutes with 10 men after defender Leon Johnson's early dismissal.
First-half goals from Chris Atkinson - on his debut following his loan move from Huddersfield - and Jack Lester were answered by a Neal Trotman own goal before Sam Hird made the points safe late on.
Wycombe had to reorganise after 10 minutes when Johnson was sent off for pulling down Marc Richards with the striker through on goal, and they were behind four minutes later.
The visitors failed to cut out a cross from the right and Atkinson smashed a right-foot shot past Nikki Bull at his near post.
Chesterfield doubled their lead in the 20th minute when a 25-yard volley from Sam Togwell was diverted past Bull from eight yards by Lester and only a mis-kick by Drew Talbot saved Wycombe from going three behind in the 35th minute.
Joel Grant fired inches over for the visitors in the 65th minute, but Wycombe were back in it seven minutes later when Trotman tried to clear a corner only for the ball to go in off his shin.
Any chance of a comeback was ended in the 85th minute when Hird headed in a free-kick.
|13 Richard O'Donnell||1 Nikki Bull|
|4 Terrell Forbes||6 Leon Johnson|
|5 Neal Trotman||30 Gary Doherty|
|6 Sam Hird||24 Matthew Parsons|
|16 Liam Ridehalgh||23 Adam Thompson|
|8 Sam Togwell||18 Charles Dunne|
|25 Drew Talbot||9 Matthew Spring|
|17 Chris Atkinson||17 Joel Grant|
|9 Marc Richards||8 Stuart Lewis|
|14 Jack Lester||20 Dean Morgan|
|11 Craig Westcarr||22 Jo Kuffour|
|27 Ben Wilson||Lee Harrison 21|
|12 Tendayi Darwikwa||Danny Foster 2|
|7 Mark Allott||Anthony Stewart 27|
|23 Mark Randall||Gareth Ainsworth 7|
|15 Craig Clay||Jesse Kewley-Graham 26|
|18 Scott Boden||Lee Angol 25|
|19 Jacob Hazell||Olly Taylor 33|
|Tendayi Darwikwa for Jack Lester (74)||Anthony Stewart for Matthew Parsons (12)|
|Mark Allott for Craig Westcarr (88)||Olly Taylor for Adam Thompson (72)|
|Mark Randall for Chris Atkinson (90)||Gareth Ainsworth for Jo Kuffour (78)|
|Mark Allott (90)||Adam Thompson (8)|
|Sam Hird (90)||Anthony Stewart (70)|
|Charles Dunne (84)|
|Leon Johnson (10)|
|· Squads: Chesterfield | Wycombe Wanderers|