FULL TIME: BOURNEMOUTH 0 CHESTERFIELD 3

Spireites: Chesterfield FC reports, news and more.
Spireites: Chesterfield FC reports, news and more.

it was a day of firsts for Chesterfield with the first win and three first-time scorers for the club.

Chesterfield gave a debut to Leon Clarke and he made his presence felt.

Cherries began bossing the game but then as is often the case in these circumstances, the team under pressure scores. Whitaker picked out Clarke on the left and his cross was too high for Westcarr but at the far post the tall Frenchman MENDY was positioned well to head home his first goal in England on 32 minutes.

Ahead in a league game for the first time this season, Spireites saw Lee have to paw a cross away and Smith clear as the hosts were desperate to atone for their unexpected concession.

Spireites doubled their lead on 59 when Whitaker passed short to WESTCARR whose rising shot from just inside the left side of the box marked another first time Chesterfield scorer.

The visitors put the game all but beyond doubt on 70 when Whitaker fed Westcarr and his shot in was flicked beyond the keeper by a third first time scorer, CLARKE, a strike that, in the live table, lifted Spireites out of the bottom four for the first time this season.

Clarke was cautioned for his celebrations, no great surprise given his recent history!

September 10 has been a good day for Chesterfield in recent times.

Previously their last four fixtures played on this date had been won, the last time back in 2005 when Spireites won 3-0 at Saltergate, against Bournemouth!

For a full report, see the Green’Un.