Chesterfield 3-0 Cheltenham

18 September 2010 04:00
Craig Davies scored twice, one of them a belter, as Chesterfield maintained their unbeaten start to the season.Drew Talbot's left-foot cracker into the top corner, his first goal of the season, put the Spireites ahead. [LNB]Davies doubled the lead with a close range volley three minutes after the break before his spectacular second. [LNB]Davies bettered Talbot's opener when he smashed into the top right corner from 25 yards to wrap up the points and send John Sheridan's side up into third. [LNB]That took the much-travelled former Verona, Wolves and Oldham striker's tally for the season to four. [LNB]Chesterfield also hit the woodwork three times as they sealed a fourth straight home win - to equal the club's best start to a season. [LNB]And they outplayed a Cheltenham side who started the day just two points behind them in seventh - but have still not won away from home now since early April. [LNB]Talbot was unlucky not to add a second goal himself when he rattled the bar from 20 yards, while Dean Morgan hit the post and JJ Melligan had a shot saved by Tommy Lee. [LNB][LNB]Chesterfield manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Sheffield:"I'm pleased for the players. They've put a lot of effort in and I thought we played really well."[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "We could have scored more goals but the most important thing is the three points" [LNB]"It's great scoring three but I'm pleased with the clean sheet. It's a good habit winning with clean sheets." [LNB]Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "We've got to learn and the way they played is how we have to aspire to play in this division, we were beaten by a much better team on the day"[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "We saw our boys with their inexperience thinking how do we come back from this, we've got to be better in the next couple games" [LNB]"Not only were they good with the ball they were good without it and in the end I'm happy that it was only 3-0" [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 18 September 2010[LNB] Npower League Two[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Chesterfield 3-0 Cheltenham FT (HT 1-0) Talbot 14 Davies 48 Davies 66 Chesterfield 01 Lee 06 Ford 12 Griffiths 23 Hunt 07 Allott (Clay 85) 10 Whitaker 11 Mattis 09 Davies 14 Lester (Boden 83) 17 D Morgan 25 Talbot (Niven 73) Substitutes 26 Redmond, 05 Page, 16 Breckin, 08 Niven, 24 Clay, 19 Boden, 21 Bowery Cheltenham 01 Brown 02 Lowe 03 Andrew 05 Gallinagh 22 Elliott 07 Pook 11 Smikle 14 Melligan (Lewis 90) 24 Pack 09 Thomas (Bird 83) 21 Jeffers (Goulding 53) Substitutes 12 Lloyd-Weston, 16 Haynes, 04 Bird, 15 Watkins, 23 Shroot, 10 Goulding, 17 Lewis Ref: Robert MadleyAtt: 5,503 CHESTERFIELD CHELTENHAM Possession Chesterfield 50% Cheltenham 50% Attempts on target Chesterfield 10 Cheltenham 1 Attempts off target Chesterfield 9 Cheltenham 4 Corners Chesterfield 6 Cheltenham 9 Fouls Chesterfield 8 Cheltenham 6 Final Result Full Time 90:00+3:23 The referee ends the match. 90:00+2:38 Corner taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker from the left by-line, clearance by Steve Elliott. 90:00+2:15 Craig Davies takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown. 90:00+1:41 Derek Niven takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save. 89:44 Substitution Theo Lewis replaces John Melligan. 88:43 Craig Davies is caught offside. Free kick taken by Steve Elliott. 84:20 Substitution Craig Clay joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Allott. 82:15 Substitution (Chesterfield) makes a substitution, with Scott Boden coming on for Jack Lester. 82:15 Substitution David Bird comes on in place of Wesley Thomas. 82:03 Craig Davies has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal. 78:41 Scott Griffiths takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save. 78:16 The ball is sent over by Jack Lester, Steve Elliott makes a clearance. 75:39 Simon Ford produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right. 75:14 Inswinging corner taken by Danny Whitaker, clearance by Andy Gallinagh. 74:01 Corner taken right-footed by John Melligan from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on Scott Griffiths by Steve Elliott results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Lee. 73:27 Foul by Danny Whitaker on John Melligan, free kick awarded. Danny Andrew crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Jack Hunt. 72:46 Substitution Derek Niven comes on in place of Drew Talbot. 71:23 Danny Whitaker takes a shot. 70:50 Jeff Goulding gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Hunt. Free kick taken by Simon Ford. 68:52 The ball is crossed by Danny Andrew, Mark Allott manages to make a clearance. 68:13 Effort from inside the area by Jack Lester misses to the left of the target. 65:32 Dean Morgan provided the assist for the goal. 65:32 GOAL - Craig Davies:Chesterfield 3 - 0 Cheltenham Goal scored by Craig Davies from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 3-0 Cheltenham. 64:52 Unfair challenge on Dean Morgan by Keith Lowe results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Morgan. 63:54 The referee blows for offside against Craig Davies. Indirect free kick taken by Scott P Brown. 63:00 Brian Smikle has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal. 61:09 Corner taken by Danny Andrew. 60:48 Inswinging corner taken by John Melligan, Craig Davies manages to make a clearance. 59:57 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Andrew, Jack Lester makes a clearance. 59:22 Corner taken by John Melligan from the left by-line, clearance by Craig Davies. 59:14 John Melligan sends in a cross, clearance made by Drew Talbot. 58:37 Outswinging corner taken by John Melligan, Simon Ford manages to make a clearance. 58:27 Keith Lowe sends in a cross, Mark Allott gets a block in. 57:32 Dean Morgan has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save by Scott P Brown. 56:12 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker, clearance made by Steve Elliott. 53:59 A cross is delivered by Dean Morgan. 52:37 Substitution Jeff Goulding on for Shaun Jeffers. 49:42 Corner taken short by Danny Whitaker. 49:37 Centre by Scott Griffiths, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance. 47:58 Assist by Drew Talbot. 47:58 GOAL - Craig Davies:Chesterfield 2 - 0 Cheltenham Craig Davies finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 2-0 Cheltenham. 47:48 Drew Talbot produces a cross, 45:01 The second half has started. Half Time 45:00+3:17 The whistle is blown to end the first half. 45:00+2:11 Craig Davies produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right. 45:00+1:39 The assistant referee flags for offside against Wesley Thomas. Indirect free kick taken by Dwayne Mattis. 45:00+1:22 Jack Lester takes a shot. Andy Gallinagh gets a block in. 44:19 Corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line, clearance made by Scott Griffiths. Correction - 39:47 Drew Talbot takes a shot. 39:47 Danny Whitaker takes a shot. 39:09 Dean Morgan takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Elliott. 38:22 Wesley Thomas produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright. 37:33 Marlon Pack has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal. 37:18 The ball is swung over by John Melligan, Simon Ford manages to make a clearance. 36:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Jeffers on Jack Hunt. Simon Ford takes the direct free kick. 36:02 The offside flag is raised against Scott Griffiths. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown. 34:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Allott on Marlon Pack. Andy Gallinagh takes the direct free kick. 33:50 Dean Morgan challenges Danny Andrew unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Danny Andrew, Unfair challenge on Scott Griffiths by Steve Elliott results in a free kick. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick. 33:07 Dean Morgan produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and hits the post. 31:54 Drew Talbot takes a shot. Steve Elliott gets a block in. 30:13 Danny Whitaker sends in a cross, Foul by Jack Lester on Scott P Brown, free kick awarded. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick. 29:47 Corner taken short by Danny Whitaker. 29:27 The ball is crossed by Drew Talbot. 25:51 Corner from the left by-line taken by John Melligan, clearance by Dwayne Mattis. 25:11 Foul by Drew Talbot on Brian Smikle, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by John Melligan, Dean Morgan manages to make a clearance. 24:26 The official flags Jack Lester offside. Scott P Brown takes the free kick. 23:42 The ball is sent over by John Melligan, Headed effort from inside the area by Keith Lowe misses to the left of the goal. 23:09 Corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew, clearance made by Dwayne Mattis. 22:13 Unfair challenge on John Melligan by Dean Morgan results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Danny Andrew, Simon Ford makes a clearance. 18:22 Shaun Jeffers is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tommy Lee. 16:50 Wesley Thomas delivers the ball, save by Tommy Lee. 15:24 Unfair challenge on Simon Ford by Wesley Thomas results in a free kick. Jack Hunt takes the free kick. 14:53 Scott Griffiths sends in a cross. 13:26 GOAL - Drew Talbot:Chesterfield 1 - 0 Cheltenham Drew Talbot fires in a goal from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-0 Cheltenham. 9:45 Scott Griffiths crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Jack Lester misses to the right of the target. 5:53 Andy Gallinagh fouled by Jack Lester, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown. 5:19 Danny Whitaker decides to take a short corner. 5:12 Centre by Dean Morgan, Andy Gallinagh manages to make a clearance. 3:43 A cross is delivered by Dean Morgan, clearance made by Steve Elliott. 2:45 A cross is delivered by Craig Davies, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Drew Talbot goes harmlessly over the crossbar. 2:26 Centre by Craig Davies. 1:49 The ball is sent over by John Melligan, save made by Tommy Lee. 0:46 The ball is crossed by Danny Andrew, save made by Tommy Lee. 0:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Davies on Marlon Pack. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick. 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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