Jack Lester then clipped the ball over the Lincoln defence for Craig Davies to finish from six yards out.
Ben Hutchinson scored a late consolation for the Imps, converting Joe Anderson's left-wing cross.
Chesterfield manager John Sheridan tells BBC Radio Sheffield:
"They're organised and solid. They made it hard for us and we got the breakthrough.
"Once we got the goal it opened them up and we deserved to win the game.
"As a team we played really well."
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Saturday, 4 September 2010
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Home Team Score Away Team Time Chesterfield 2-1 Lincoln City FT (HT 1-0) Mattis 36 Davies 62 Hutchinson 88 Chesterfield 01 Lee 06 Ford 12 Griffiths 23 Hunt 07 Allott 10 Whitaker 11 Mattis 09 Davies (Niven 79) 14 Lester (Bowery 72) 17 D Morgan (Breckin 90+1) 25 Talbot Substitutes 13 Crossley, 16 Breckin, 08 Niven, 20 Gray, 24 Clay, 19 Boden, 21 Bowery Lincoln City 01 Anyon 02 Green 03 Anderson 04 Watts 13 Pearce yellow card (Kerr 87) 19 Clapham 07 Carayol 08 Keltie (O'Keefe 79 yellow card) 25 Hughton 18 Facey (Hutchinson 57) 27 Hutchinson Substitutes 24 Musselwhite, 05 Swaibu, 11 Kerr, 14 O'Keefe, 22 Hutchinson Ref: RussellAtt: 6,429 CHESTERFIELD LINCOLN CITY Possession Chesterfield 55% Lincoln City 45% Attempts on target Chesterfield 6 Lincoln City 8 Attempts off target Chesterfield 7 Lincoln City 8 Corners Chesterfield 4 Lincoln City 8 Fouls Chesterfield 4 Lincoln City 8 Final Result Full Time 90:00+3:37 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle. 90:00+3:06 Adam Watts is caught offside. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick. 90:00+2:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Griffiths by Cian Hughton. Danny Whitaker takes the free kick. 90:00+0:37 Substitution Ian Breckin replaces Dean Morgan. 90:00+0:17 Jamie Clapham takes a inswinging corner. 90:00 Ben Hutchinson takes a shot. Simon Ford gets a block in. 89:39 Corner taken by Jamie Clapham from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jordan Bowery. 89:23 Scott Kerr takes a shot. Drew Talbot gets a block in. 88:00 Assist by Joe Anderson. 88:00 GOAL - Ben Hutchinson:Chesterfield 2 - 1 Lincoln City Ben Hutchinson fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Chesterfield 2-1 Lincoln City. 87:47 The ball is sent over by Joe Anderson, 86:49 Cian Hughton restarts play with the free kick. 86:49 Substitution Scott Kerr joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ian Pearce. 86:49 Unfair challenge on Cian Hughton by Scott Griffiths results in a free kick. 85:37 Free kick taken by Mark Allott. 85:37 Booking Josh O'Keefe booked for unsporting behaviour. 85:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Allott by Adam Watts. 80:56 Jack Hunt restarts play with the free kick. 80:56 Booking Ian Pearce goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Correction - 80:47 Foul by Ian Pearce on Jack Hunt, free kick awarded. 80:47 awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Hunt by Ian Pearce. 79:43 Unfair challenge on Derek Niven by Jamie Clapham results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jack Hunt, Adam Watts manages to make a clearance. 78:36 Substitution Clark Keltie leaves the field to be replaced by Josh O'Keefe. 78:10 Substitution Craig Davies goes off and Derek Niven comes on. 77:45 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Whitaker from the left by-line. 77:26 Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Save made by Joe Anyon. 77:00 Danny Whitaker takes a shot. Save made by Joe Anyon. 73:45 Mustapha Carayol crosses the ball, Dwayne Mattis manages to make a clearance. 71:20 Foul by Simon Ford on Ian Pearce, free kick awarded. Mustapha Carayol delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Simon Ford makes a clearance. 71:20 Substitution (Chesterfield) makes a substitution, with Jordan Bowery coming on for Jack Lester. 69:19 Craig Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Green. 68:50 Dwayne Mattis produces a cross, save by Joe Anyon. 68:00 Corner taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker, clearance by Ben Hutchinson. 66:57 Drew Talbot crosses the ball, clearance made by Cian Hughton. 66:02 Joe Anderson sends in a cross. 64:45 Craig Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mustapha Carayol. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anderson. 63:49 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie Clapham, Ian Pearce produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar. 63:25 Cian Hughton takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Griffiths. 61:56 Assist by Jack Lester. 61:56 GOAL - Craig Davies:Chesterfield 2 - 0 Lincoln City Craig Davies scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 2-0 Lincoln City. 60:55 The ball is swung over by Dean Morgan, Danny Whitaker has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar. 58:38 Centre by Craig Davies, Ian Pearce gets a block in. 58:10 Effort by Ben Hutchinson from a long way out goes over the crossbar. 56:34 Substitution Andrew Hutchinson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Delroy Facey. 55:53 Dean Morgan produces a cross, Drew Talbot takes a shot. 55:11 A cross is delivered by Joe Anderson. 51:25 Scott Griffiths produces a cross. 49:15 Corner from right by-line taken by Danny Whitaker. 47:46 Ian Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Davies. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Dean Morgan. 45:23 Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half. Half Time 45:00+1:34 The referee blows for half time. 45:00+1:08 Corner taken left-footed by Jamie Clapham, Ian Pearce takes a shot. Clearance by Scott Griffiths. 45:00+0:58 Joe Anderson delivers the ball, clearance made by Dwayne Mattis. 45:00+0:46 The ball is delivered by Adam Watts. 45:00+0:35 The ball is crossed by Paul Green, Dwayne Mattis makes a clearance. 44:04 Jamie Clapham takes the outswinging corner, Ian Pearce has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar. 43:51 Cian Hughton takes a shot. Dwayne Mattis gets a block in. 39:53 Craig Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Green. 35:46 The assist for the goal came from Dean Morgan. 35:46 GOAL - Dwayne Mattis:Chesterfield 1 - 0 Lincoln City Dwayne Mattis grabs a headed goal from close range. Chesterfield 1-0 Lincoln City. 35:40 Dean Morgan produces a cross, 35:19 Danny Whitaker decides to take the corner short. 33:22 Paul Green challenges Dean Morgan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Griffiths delivers the ball, Craig Davies produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post. 32:19 Mustapha Carayol produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal. 31:55 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon. 30:50 Paul Green produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target. 29:58 The ball is sent over by Ben Hutchinson, Dwayne Mattis gets a block in. 28:39 Drew Talbot produces a cross, Jamie Clapham makes a clearance. 27:58 A cross is delivered by Jack Hunt, blocked by Joe Anderson. 27:32 Centre by Jack Lester, clearance made by Joe Anderson. 20:55 The ball is sent over by Scott Griffiths, Header from close range by Jack Lester clears the bar. 20:17 Mustapha Carayol produces a cross, save by Tommy Lee. 18:58 Craig Davies crosses the ball, clearance by Ian Pearce. 17:45 Mark Allott has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left. 17:35 Drew Talbot delivers the ball, clearance by Ian Pearce. 17:12 Jamie Clapham concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Whitaker. Danny Whitaker restarts play with the free kick. 15:06 Effort from outside the box by Danny Whitaker goes wide right of the target. 14:02 The ball is delivered by Drew Talbot, clearance by Jamie Clapham. 13:48 The ball is crossed by Craig Davies, clearance made by Jamie Clapham. 13:16 Centre by Dean Morgan, clearance made by Ian Pearce. 13:06 The ball is crossed by Jack Hunt. 10:43 Jack Hunt challenges Delroy Facey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Clapham crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Scott Griffiths. 9:27 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Clapham, Close range headed effort by Delroy Facey misses to the right of the goal. 9:13 Ben Hutchinson takes a shot. Simon Ford gets a block in. 8:34 Scott Griffiths produces a cross. 7:50 Corner taken by Jamie Clapham played to the near post, Jack Hunt manages to make a clearance. 7:32 Ben Hutchinson takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save. 5:01 Mustapha Carayol gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Allott. Mark Allott restarts play with the free kick. 4:34 Shot from long distance by Delroy Facey misses to the right of the target. 3:14 Corner taken by Jamie Clapham from the left by-line. 0:52 Centre by Jack Hunt. 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.