How we rated each Chesterfield player out of 10 in win against Chorley
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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
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.