Spireites win at Woking

The Spireites secured a fourth successive away victory with a 1-0 win over Woking at The Laithewaite Community Stadium.

Ollie Banks’ first-half penalty was enough to draw Chesterfield level on points with their opponents.

Paul Cook made one change with Joe Quigley replacing Paul McCallum. Armando Dobra returned to the bench.

The game burst into life within the first minute; a dangerous looking cross from the hosts just slipped by Padraig Amond, who couldn’t make contact.

Chesterfield soon broke away through Andrew Dallas. The forward played a brilliant low cross to Ryan Colclough at the back post – the winger’s effort went inches wide at the far post.

In the third minute, Colcough made his way down the right and looked to play in Joe Quigley but Will Jaaskelanienmanaged to grab onto the ball first.

The visitors looked in the mood to convert one of the early opportunities but were frustrated each time.

Dallas used his blistering pace to get through the home defence and saw his shot go over.

With ten minutes of the first half to go, the Spireites were awarded a penalty. Laurence Maguire went to nod home from a corner but was brought down by a kick to the chest from Jim Kellermann. Banks assumed responsibility and powerfully stuck the spot-kick down the middle of the goal.

In added time, Woking had several corners in search of an equaliser. However, the Blues’ back-line stood firm to go into the break with the lead.

Woking broke free ten minutes into the second half from a corner at the other end. Rohan Ince was on the end of a Ricky Korboa cross – the midfielder’s touch let him down and a goal kick was awarded.

Quigley came close to doubling the lead. He latched onto Jeff King’s ball and swivelled before firing wide.

Colclough’s pressing on the edge of the home side’s box was impressive throughout the game. Just after the hour-mark, he won the ball back before curling an effort towards the top right corner. Jaaskelainen did brilliantly to tip it over the bar.

Dallas went in search for back-to-back goals and should have secured the points in the 70th minute. He burst through the home defence before poking his shot wide of the mark.

Substitutes Dobra and Jesurun Uchegbulam could have wrapped the game up in the dying embers, but both saw shots blocked at the last.

Chesterfield: Fitzsimons, King, Palmer, Grimes ©, Maguire, Jones, Banks, Mandeville, Dallas (Uchegbulam 80), Colclough (Dobra 80), Quigley (McCallum 90).

Unused Substitutes: Sheckleford, Oldaker.