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  • English League 2
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Vale Park
  • Attendance: 5,298
Port ValePort ValevChesterfieldChesterfield
02
  • O'Shea, 37
  • Darikwa, 64

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Match ends, Port Vale 0, Chesterfield 2.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Chesterfield 2.

90+5 mins:Corner, Chesterfield.

90 mins:Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90 mins:Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale).

90 mins:Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Substitution, Chesterfield. Danny Whitaker replaces Jay O'Shea.

83 mins:Foul by Clayton McDonald (Port Vale).

83 mins:Marc Richards (Chesterfield) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

78 mins:Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Doug Loft.

76 mins:Substitution, Chesterfield. Craig Clay replaces Mark Randall.

75 mins:Offside, Chesterfield. Marc Richards tries a through ball, but Marc Richards is caught offside.

74 mins:Corner, Port Vale.

72 mins:Substitution, Chesterfield. Brennan Dickenson replaces Luis Boa Morte.

71 mins:Offside, Port Vale. Tom Pope tries a through ball, but Tom Pope is caught offside.

70 mins:Corner, Port Vale.

70 mins:Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Ryan Burge with a cross.

69 mins:Luis Boa Morte (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69 mins:Foul by Luis Boa Morte (Chesterfield).

69 mins:Chris Shuker (Port Vale) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Mark Randall (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

67 mins:Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

67 mins:Luis Boa Morte (Chesterfield) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Offside, Port Vale. Ashley Vincent tries a through ball, but Ashley Vincent is caught offside.

64 mins:Goal! Port Vale 0, Chesterfield 2. Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

62 mins:Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

61 mins:Hand ball by Chris Shuker (Port Vale).

60 mins:Corner, Chesterfield.

59 mins:Offside, Port Vale. Ashley Vincent tries a through ball, but Ashley Vincent is caught offside.

59 mins:Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Shuker replaces Kingsley James.

58 mins:Substitution, Port Vale. Robert Taylor replaces Calvin Andrew.

57 mins:Attempt missed. Clayton McDonald (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Burge.

56 mins:Corner, Port Vale.

53 mins:Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

51 mins:Corner, Chesterfield.

50 mins:Foul by John McCombe (Port Vale).

50 mins:Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Foul by Drew Talbot (Chesterfield).

49 mins:Ashley Vincent (Port Vale) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Port Vale 0, Chesterfield 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Port Vale 0, Chesterfield 1.

45+1 mins:Corner, Chesterfield.

39 mins:Corner, Port Vale.

37 mins:Goal! Port Vale 0, Chesterfield 1. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

36 mins:Foul by Calvin Andrew (Port Vale).

36 mins:Luis Boa Morte (Chesterfield) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

34 mins:Calvin Andrew (Port Vale) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Corner, Chesterfield.

29 mins:Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

28 mins:Foul by Clayton McDonald (Port Vale).

28 mins:Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Hand ball by Kingsley James (Port Vale).

26 mins:Attempt saved. Sam Hird (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

22 mins:Corner, Port Vale.

18 mins:Corner, Chesterfield.

17 mins:Corner, Chesterfield.

12 mins:Attempt saved. Mark Randall (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

11 mins:Corner, Port Vale.

10 mins:Corner, Port Vale.

10 mins:Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

10 mins:Ashley Vincent (Port Vale) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Offside, Chesterfield. Marc Richards tries a through ball, but Marc Richards is caught offside.

6 mins:Offside, Port Vale. Calvin Andrew tries a through ball, but Calvin Andrew is caught offside.

5 mins:Corner, Port Vale.

5 mins:Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

4 mins:Corner, Chesterfield.

4 mins:Attempt saved. Mark Randall (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

2 mins:Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

2 mins:Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Vale Park
  • Attendance: 5,298
Port ValePort ValevChesterfieldChesterfield
02
  • O'Shea, 37
  • Darikwa, 64

match report

Chesterfield surged into the top half of the table with a fourth straight league win as they outplayed Port Vale to a comfortable 2-0 success.

The action swung from end to end during an open and entertaining start to the contest, but it was the visitors who were posing the biggest threat.

Home goalkeeper Chris Neal made two fine saves to deny Mark Randall and an even better effort to keep out a 30-yard free-kick from ex-Vale striker Marc Richards.

But increasing pressure finally paid dividends when Chesterfield debutant Jay O'Shea, on loan from MK Dons, scored in the 37th minute.

Richards played the ball into his path and O'Shea, who also had a spell on loan with Vale, took a touch before placing a low shot inside the unguarded Neal's right-hand post from 14 yards.

Chesterfield, with the impressive Randall running the show, continued to dominate after the break as the midfielder, with an audacious 45-yard effort, Boa Morte and Richards forced further saves from Neal.

But the Vale keeper was left stranded in the 64th minute when Richards' cross from the left was deflected to the far post where Tendayi Darikwa headed into an empty net from two yards.

Prolific marksman Tom Pope forced two decent saves from the previously redundant Tommy Lee, but a Vale comeback never looked likely.

team line-up

1Chris Neal
24Richard Duffy
14Clayton McDonald
5John McCombe
9Jennison Myrie-Williams
7Doug Loft76
23Ryan Burge
21Kingsley James59
16Calvin Andrew58
10Ashley Vincent
11Tom Pope

substitutes

8Louis Dodds76
25Liam Chilvers
12Sam Johnson
2Adam Yates
3Robert Taylor58
19Ben Williamson
15Chris Shuker59

referee

Brendan Malone

team line-up

1Thomas Lee
3Nathan Smith
31Liam Cooper
12Tendayi Darikwa
6Sam Hird
8Sam Togwell
34Jay O'Shea83
25Drew Talbot
23Mark Randall76
37Luis Boa Morte72
9Marc Richards

substitutes

14Jack Lester
15Craig Clay76
38Brennan Dickenson72
10Danny Whitaker83
33Conor Townsend
4Terrell Forbes
13Richard O'Donnell

referee

Brendan Malone

match stats

possession %4158
shots on target37
shots off target11
corners88
tackles won00
offsides42