August 31, 2013
Spireites subs earn away win
Chesterfield substitutes Armand Gnauduillet and Tendayi Darikwa struck late goals to earn the Spireites a 2-0 triumph over 10-man Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
Gnauduillet headed home Eoin Doyle's cross from the right in the 87th minute.
Darikwa then produced a super strike across Pompey keeper John Sullivan in the second minute of stoppage time to secure the Spireites' fourth win in their opening five League Two matches.
Pompey were reduced to 10 men seven minutes before the break when skipper David Connolly was given a straight red card by referee Stephen Bratt for an off-the-ball incident near the centre circle with Sam Hird.
After furious protests from the Chesterfield side, Bratt consulted assistant referee Michael Webb and then gave Connolly his marching orders.
Portsmouth defender Sonny Bradley came close with nine minutes remaining. He produced a furious charge into the Chesterfield box. Spireites stopper Tommy Lee could not hold his shot on goal, but he saved Andy Barcham's follow-up.
That was before Gnauduillet's header and Darikwa's clincher denied battling Pompey a share of the spoils.
|25 John Sullivan||1 Tommy Lee|
|2 Yassin Moutaouakil||25 Drew Talbot|
|5 Joe Devera||4 Sam Hird|
|6 Sonny Bradley||3 Nathan Smith|
|4 Danny East||6 Liam Cooper|
|16 Simon Ferry||15 Ritchie Humphreys|
|13 Johannes Ertl||5 Sam Morsy|
|7 Andy Barcham||10 James O'Shea|
|11 Ricky Holmes||9 Marc Richards|
|9 David Connolly||11 Gary Roberts|
|23 Patrick Agyemang||12 James Ryan|
|1 Phil Smith||Aaron Chapman 20|
|3 Bondz Ngala||Sam Togwell 8|
|34 D Butler||Ryan Edwards 27|
|35 Jed Wallace||Jamie Devitt 16|
|8 Romain Padovani||Tendayi Darwikwa 7|
|10 Tom Craddock||Eoin Doyle 17|
|18 Ryan Bird||Armand Gnanduillet 21|
|Ryan Bird for Patrick Agyemang (64)||Eoin Doyle for Marc Richards (65)|
|Jed Wallace for Ricky Holmes (74)||Armand Gnanduillet for Nathan Smith (71)|
|Tom Craddock for Danny East (89)||Tendayi Darwikwa for James O'Shea (84)|
|James O'Shea (55)|
|David Connolly (38)|
|· Squads: Portsmouth | Chesterfield|