How we rated each Chesterfield player out of 10 in win against Chorley
Chesterfield beat Chorley 2-1 thanks to goals from Tom Denton and Jordan Cropper at Victory Park on Saturday.
The win lifts the Spireites out of the bottom four for the first time in three months.
Here are our player ratings from the game:
Shwan Jalal 6
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Had nothing of note to do in the first-half and was subbed at half-time due to an injury.
Jordan Cropper 7
His first goal for the club made it 2-0 in the second-half, arriving late at the back post to turn in Nathan Tyson’s cross.
Josef Yarney 7
A much-improved defensive performance after a poor display in midweek against Harrogate. Looked really fired up for this one and was aggressive in the tackle.
Will Evans 7
Put his body on the line in the last 15 minutes with some crucial blocks when Chesterfield were under pressure after Chorley pulled one back. Almost scored from a corner in he first-half.
Haydn Hollis 7
The centre-back dealt with everything in the air and cleared his lines. Flicked Mandeville’s corner on which Denton headed home.
David Buchanan 7
A solid and reliable performance as has been the case for a number of weeks now. Dealt with Kiwomya’s pace well.
Curtis Weston 6
Showed some calmness to put his foot on the ball from time to time but the ball largely bypassed the midfield.
Jonathan Smith 6
Like Weston he struggled to take control of the midfield but covered a lot of ground and played a part in the second goal, sending Tyson through with a delightful pass.
Liam Mandeville 6
Not as good as against Harrogate but worked hard and his corner led to Denton’s goal.
Tom Denton 6
Bagged his seventh goal of the season from close-range five minutes before the break, stooping low to head in Mandeville’s corner.
Nathan Tyson 8
A constant threat with his pace. Will be disappointed he did not score after having a few opportunities. Provided the assist for Cropper’s goal, crossing in from the left.
Ross Fitzsimons 6
Replaced the injured Jalal and made two good saves. Almost got fingertips to Chorley’s goal but could not quite reach it.
Robbie Weir N/A
Did a good job of tightening up the midfield after replacing Mandeville with eight minutes to go.
Scott Boden N/A
Came on for Denton on 82 minutes and chased down everything from the front.