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Gregor Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Harrad. The ball is crossed by Michael Jacobs, Header on goal by John Johnson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Jack Lester goes off and Dwayne Mattis comes on.
Francis Laurent has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Danny Whitaker decides to take the corner short.
Short corner worked by Danny Whitaker.
A cross is delivered by Drew Talbot, Jamie Record makes a clearance.
Shot from long range by Josh Walker misses to the right of the target.
Caution for Francis Laurent. Foul by Francis Laurent on Scott Griffiths, free kick awarded. Gregor Robertson takes the free kick.
Jordan Bowery comes on in place of Craig Davies. John Johnson fires in a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Chesterfield 2-1 Northampton.Inswinging corner taken by Michael Jacobs, assist by Michael Jacobs.
Abdul Osman leaves the field to be replaced by Nathaniel Wedderburn. Mark Allott concedes a free kick for a foul on Francis Laurent. Josh Walker takes the indirect free kick.
Francis Laurent challenges Drew Talbot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Drew Talbot takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Michael Jacobs, Dean Holden makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Michael Jacobs, clearance by Kieran Djilali.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Allott on Abdul Osman. Free kick taken by John Johnson.
Shot from long range by Josh Walker misses to the right of the goal.
Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tommy Lee.
Jack Lester challenges Jamie Record unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Dunn takes the indirect free kick.
Goal scored by Jack Lester from the edge of the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Chesterfield 2-0 Northampton.Assist on the goal came from Scott Griffiths.
Francis Laurent is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Thornton.
Craig Davies gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-0 Northampton.Jack Lester provided the assist for the goal. Jack Lester takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Allott by Josh Walker. Free kick taken by Dean Holden.
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Kieran Djilali goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Griffiths by Abdul Osman. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Shaun Harrad by Dean Holden results in a free kick. Ben Tozer restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Scott Griffiths, clearance by Ben Tozer.
Foul by Craig Davies on Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, free kick awarded. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Kieran Djilali. Chris Dunn takes the indirect free kick.
Deane Smalley fouled by Jamie Record, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Whitaker, clearance by John Johnson.
Andrew Holt sends in a cross, save by Tommy Lee.
Andrew Holt delivers the ball, clearance by Gregor Robertson.
The ball is sent over by Deane Smalley, save made by Chris Dunn.
The ball is delivered by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tommy Lee.
The referee blows for offside against Jack Lester. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
Centre by Kieran Djilali, Jamie Record manages to make a clearance.
Ben Tozer comes on in place of Dean Beckwith.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Record by Jack Lester. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
Shot from just outside the area by Kevin Thornton misses to the left of the target.
The referee gives a free kick against Shaun Harrad for handball. Dean Holden takes the free kick.
Drew Talbot produces a cross, Dean Beckwith manages to make a clearance.
Danny Whitaker fouled by Abdul Osman, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Whitaker takes the indirect free kick.
Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi sends in a cross.
Corner taken right-footed by Kevin Thornton, Gregor Robertson makes a clearance.
Andrew Holt crosses the ball, Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Scott Griffiths gets a block in.
Foul by Drew Talbot on Andrew Holt, free kick awarded. Andrew Holt takes the indirect free kick.
Michael Jacobs produces a cross, clearance by Dean Holden.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Walker on Craig Davies. Mark Allott restarts play with the free kick.
Andrew Holt crosses the ball, comfortable save by Tommy Lee.
The ball is delivered by Andrew Holt, clearance by Gregor Robertson.
(Chesterfield) makes a substitution, with Kieran Djilali coming on for Derek Niven.
Dean Beckwith sends in a cross, clearance by Scott Griffiths.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Holt on Drew Talbot. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Danny Whitaker from right channel, Chris Dunn makes a comfortable save.
Abdul Osman takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a comfortable save.
Michael Jacobs sends in a cross, Gregor Robertson manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Davies on John Johnson. John Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Abdul Osman on Dean Holden, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
Unfair challenge on Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi by Craig Davies results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.
The ball is delivered by Michael Jacobs.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Davies. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
Pass corner from right by-line taken by Danny Whitaker to short.
Danny Whitaker takes a shot. Clearance by Michael Jacobs. Corner taken short by Danny Whitaker.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Davies on John Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by John Johnson.
Jamie Record sends in a cross, save made by Tommy Lee.
Gregor Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Harrad. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Josh Walker from left channel, Mark Allott manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Danny Whitaker.
Derek Niven has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
The ball is swung over by Danny Whitaker.
The ball is delivered by Jack Lester, Craig Davies takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the left by-line, clearance by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.
Centre by Danny Whitaker, Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi gets a block in.
Foul by John Johnson on Craig Davies, free kick awarded. Mark Allott restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Abdul Osman, clearance made by Mark Allott.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Jacobs on Scott Griffiths. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Scott Griffiths, clearance by Jamie Record.
Breckin back in the fold
Ian Breckin could return to the Chesterfield squad when the run-away league leaders host Northampton.
The experienced centre-half missed the victories against Wycombe and Cheltenham through illness. However, a makeshift defence, with Scott Griffiths at centre-half and Derek Niven at full-back, impressed in both matches.
Boss John Sheridan made only one change from the 4-1 win over Wycombe, with Kieran Djilali coming into the team at Cheltenham in place of Jack Lester.
Sheridan`s policy of playing Lester in Chesterfield`s games at the b2net Stadium is likely to see the veteran striker return to the starting XI.
Mark Allott made his return from an ankle injury as a late substitute during the 3-0 win at Cheltenham and the midfielder could be included once more.
New Northampton manager Gary Johnson will be without striker Billy McKay.
McKay dislocated his elbow during the 3-2 defeat to Shrewsbury on Saturday and is beginning an absence which could run into several weeks.
Fellow frontman Leon McKenzie is also out with his nagging knee injury so captain Andy Holt could again be asked to fill in up front. Former Coventry duo Marcus Hall and Kevin Thornton missed out at the weekend through illness but took part in Johnson`s first training session on Monday morning.
Goalkeeper Steve Collis, right-back Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi and left-back Jamie Reckord are all in contention after joining the Cobblers on loan on Monday.
Defender Craig Hinton has had an injection in a long-standing knee injury and will be out for around a month.
Midfielder Ryan Gilligan has returned from his loan at Torquay a week early after suffering a family bereavement but cannot play until the Macclesfield game on March 12.
Spireites continue title march
Chesterfield's prolific strikeforce of Craig Davies and Jack Lester fired the runaway League Two leaders to a 2-1 home victory over Northampton.
Davies notched his 21st goal and Lester bagged his 11th of the season before John Johnson headed a late reply for Gary Johnson`s visitors.
The Spireites threatened to brush Town aside in the opening minutes but top scorer Davies somehow missed an open goal, firing over an empty net from four yards.
A great block on the line from Johnson stopped Danny Whitaker from putting the home side ahead in the 13th minute, although the Cobblers recovered to end the half on top.
Kevin Thornton sliced a shot wide from a good position and Northampton started the second half confidently before Chesterfield struck in the 64th minute.
Lester slipped past three challenges to fire in a low shot which Chris Dunn could only parry into the patch of Davies who made no mistake.
Lester himself then got in on the act as he smashed in a second in the 69th minute, leaving Johnson`s 82nd-minute header from a corner merely consolation.
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