February 9, 2013
Misery goes on for Dons
Chesterfield stayed in touch with the play-off chasing pack with a 2-0 victory at the Proact Stadium that leaves AFC Wimbledon at the bottom of the Football League.
The game finally came alive after the interval when Armand Gnanduillet scored his first goal in English football before Jack Lester made the game safe in the 83rd minute.
Chesterfield had suffered an early setback when striker Marc Richards had to go off in the 20th minute with a hamstring injury and despite dominating possession, the home side created little in a shapeless first half until Sam Hird dragged a shot wide from the edge of the box.
Both sides made changes at half time and Chesterfield substitute Gnanduillet struck in the 59th minute when he sidefooted Danny Whitaker's ball in from the left past Neil Sullivan.
The veteran goalkeeper kept his side in the match with a superb save in the 76th minute when he flew to his right to tip away a 20-yard drive from Drew Talbot but he was beaten again seven minutes from time.
Wimbledon were caught pushing forward and Gnanduillet broke away to put Lester in on the right and the striker beat Sullivan with a low shot across the keeper.
|1 Tommy Lee||35 Neil Sullivan|
|5 Neal Trotman||39 Alan Bennett|
|6 Sam Hird||6 Mat Mitchell-King|
|3 Nathan Smith||44 Chris Hussey|
|31 Liam Cooper||31 Jonathan Meades|
|10 Danny Whitaker||15 Jim Fenlon|
|8 Sam Togwell||27 Peter Sweeney|
|25 Drew Talbot||7 Stacy Long|
|23 Mark Randall||28 Gary Alexander|
|34 James O'Shea||10 Jack Midson|
|9 Marc Richards||11 Luke Moore|
|40 Josh Barrington||Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz 33|
|33 Conor Townsend||Warren Cummings 3|
|17 Richard Brindley||Pim Balkestein 5|
|15 Craig Clay||Sammy Moore 8|
|14 Jack Lester||Rashid Yussuff 23|
|22 Jonathan Wafula||Toby Ajala 38|
|21 Armand Gnanduillet||Paul McCallum 37|
|Jack Lester for Marc Richards (21)||Toby Ajala for Jack Midson (46)|
|Armand Gnanduillet for Mark Randall (46)||Paul McCallum for Stacy Long (69)|
|Richard Brindley for Danny Whitaker (90)||Sammy Moore for Peter Sweeney (79)|
|Jack Lester (34)||Jim Fenlon (38)|
|James O'Shea (73)||Peter Sweeney (57)|
|Toby Ajala (78)|
|· Squads: Chesterfield | AFC Wimbledon|