April 16, 2013
Sheridan returns to haunt Spireites
Former Chesterfield manager John Sheridan steered Plymouth a step closer to League Two safety with a 2-1 win against his former employers, whose play-off hopes suffered a blow.
First-half goals from Joe Bryan and Curtis Nelson gave the visitors a two-goal half-time cushion and, although Guy Branston put through his own net 12 minutes after the break, Plymouth held on for three precious points.
Argyle started well and had already created two chances before Bryan put them in front with a brilliant curling shot from the left side of the box in the 21st minute.
The visitors increased their lead five minutes later when Chesterfield failed to get the ball away and Nelson pounced to fire into the roof of the net from close range.
The hosts had offered little in the first half but they were handed a lifeline in the 57th minute when Branston turned a low cross into his own net.
They had plenty of possession but could not find a way through a stubborn defence and Andres Gurrieri missed a good chance to score a third late on.
|1 Tommy Lee||1 Jake Cole|
|5 Neal Trotman||5 Guy Branston|
|31 Liam Cooper||14 Onismor Bhasera|
|12 Tendayi Darwikwa||17 Curtis Nelson|
|33 Conor Townsend||2 Durrell Berry|
|17 Richard Brindley||18 Joe Bryan|
|8 Sam Togwell||15 Paul Wotton|
|25 Drew Talbot||6 Conor Hourihane|
|23 Mark Randall||27 Andres Gurrieri|
|34 James O'Shea||24 Reuben Reid|
|9 Marc Richards||7 Paris Cowan Hall|
|40 Josh Barrington||Rene Gilmartin 20|
|6 Sam Hird||Anthony Charles 26|
|7 Alex Henshall||Maximo Blanchard 4|
|15 Craig Clay||Luke Young 8|
|21 Armand Gnanduillet||Tyler Harvey 29|
|18 Scott Boden||Nick Chadwick 9|
|22 Jonathan Wafula||Ronan Murray 28|
|Armand Gnanduillet for Marc Richards (55)||Nick Chadwick for Reuben Reid (81)|
|Alex Henshall for Richard Brindley (55)|
|Sam Hird for Neal Trotman (72)|
|Drew Talbot (36)||Durrell Berry (42)|
|Mark Randall (64)|
|· Squads: Chesterfield | Plymouth Argyle|