Chesterfield chalked up their first home win of the season tonight.
They beat Lancashire visitors Bury 1-0 to continue their march away from the wrong end of the table.
John Sheridan’s men had beenlooking to continue the improvement seen in the 3-0 hammering of Bournemouth, away. last Saturday.
While Bury had a point to prove to their own fans, having shipped in four goals in a home defeat to Rochdale last time out.
Quality chances were few and far behind in a first session which saw Efetobore Sodje giving a gritty performance which earned him a booking (unsporting behaviour.)
Scott Boden could have been celebrating a goal before the interval but Trevor Carson made a save.
There were two quick bookings at the start of the second half, Lee Johnson and Drew Talbot getting a yellow card apiece.
Leon Clarke gave the home side the lead on 66 minutes, blasting home from the edge of the penalty box.
That turned out to be the defining moment of the game.
Chesterfield starting X1 and bench: Lee Ford Grounds Talbot Smith Allott Johnson Westcarr Mendy Boden Clarke
Substitutes: Fleming, Holden, Randall, Clay, Bowery.
Read Phil Tooley’s appraisal in Wednesday’s Star