Spireites FT: Dag and Red 0 Chesterfield 1

Sam Togwell: Winner for Spireites
Sam Togwell: Winner for Spireites
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CHESTERFIELD’s Sam Togwell celebrated his 300th league appearance by hitting the only goal of the game.

Spireites team turned up a bit later than they’d hoped for after traffic congestion a few miles from the ground.

Armand Gnanduillet was named in the starting lineup for the first time.

The 21-year-old had impressed in a few cameo appearances, scoring in the team’s last win against AFC Wimbledon after coming on at half-time, and earned his call up after recovering from injury that has restricted his training over the last few weeks.

In the centre of midfield the two Sams returned, skipper Hird and Togwell, the latter for his 300th career league appearance.

The visitors took the lead in the 19th minute with a goal that caused come discussion in the press area as to who it belonged to.

Gnanduillet chested down and played wide to O’Shea. The Irishman’s cross found the outstretched leg of TOGWELL and the ball then took a deflection off Ogogo but the credit was given to the man in his 300th appearance in the competition that’s marking the 125th anniversary today of Aston Villa’s William McGregor writing a letter to other professional clubs that was to lead up to the league’s commencement in September 1888.

Hoyte headed a deep cross for a corner and Gnanduillet headed wide from Townsend’s delivery. Wilkinson made a great challenge to deny Gnanduillet following a Lee goal-kick, the corner caused no problems.

Doe’s head back was too wide for Lewington so Spireites, in front of 261 hardy travelling fans. earned a cheap corner but the keeper plucked the ball from the air.