August 24, 2013
Spireites net late Shrimpers win
Armand Gnanduillet's injury-time header gave Chesterfield a 2-1 home victory and ended Southend's 100% start to the Sky Bet League Two campaign.
It looked like both teams would preserve their unbeaten records after Freddy Eastwood struck to cancel out Gary Roberts' opening goal for the hosts. But substitute Gnanduillet nodded home in the fifth minute of added time to send Paul Cook's side joint-top of the table with Oxford.
Marc Richards had a chance to put the Spireites in front after six minutes but he scuffed a shot wide from a narrow angle after going past goalkeeper Dan Bentley.
Cook's men were controlling the game and Bentley had to push over a 25-yard Jay O'Shea shot in the 27th minute. However, Southend almost scored on the break as half-time approached when Anthony Straker set up Conor Clifford, who had a trial at the Proact Stadium this summer, but his shot was deflected over.
Chesterfield broke through in the 59th minute when Clifford brought down Roberts 25 yards out and the midfielder's free-kick looped off the wall and past Bentley.
The Shrimpers equalised in the 68th minute when former Spireite Kevan Hurst touched on a free-kick for Eastwood to fire low past Tommy Lee from 15 yards.
But Gnanduillet turned in Roberts' corner deep into stoppage time to send the majority of the 5,579 inside the Proact Stadium delirious.
|1 Tommy Lee||17 Daniel Bentley|
|25 Drew Talbot||2 John White|
|4 Sam Hird||6 Luke Prosser|
|3 Nathan Smith||3 Ben Coker|
|6 Liam Cooper||23 Adam Thompson|
|15 Ritchie Humphreys||12 Will Atkinson|
|11 Gary Roberts||11 Anthony Straker|
|12 James Ryan||18 Ryan Leonard|
|5 Sam Morsy||16 Conor Clifford|
|10 James O'Shea||7 Freddy Eastwood|
|9 Marc Richards||10 Barry Corr|
|20 Aaron Chapman||Paul Smith 1|
|8 Sam Togwell||Josh Banton 27|
|27 Ryan Edwards||Kevan Hurst 14|
|16 Jamie Devitt||Michael Timlin 8|
|7 Tendayi Darwikwa||Jack Payne 21|
|17 Eoin Doyle||Craig Reid 9|
|21 Armand Gnanduillet||Don Cowan 15|
|Tendayi Darwikwa for Ritchie Humphreys (57)||Kevan Hurst for Conor Clifford (60)|
|Eoin Doyle for Marc Richards (64)||Don Cowan for Barry Corr (78)|
|Armand Gnanduillet for James O'Shea (77)||Michael Timlin for Freddy Eastwood (83)|
|Nathan Smith (51)||John White (57)|
|Tendayi Darwikwa (75)||Conor Clifford (58)|
|Luke Prosser (70)|
|· Squads: Chesterfield | Southend United|