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Short corner taken by Dean Morgan, Danny Whitaker produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken short by Dean Morgan.
Danny Whitaker delivers the ball, Kris Taylor makes a clearance.
Derek Niven replaces Deane Smalley.
Inswinging corner taken by Kris Taylor, comfortable save by Tommy Lee.
Adam Yates delivers the ball, Danny Whitaker manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the right by-line, John McCombe manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Craig Davies, clearance by Kris Taylor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gregor Robertson by Lewis Haldane. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.
Scott Boden comes on in place of Jack Lester.
The ball is swung over by Drew Talbot, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Dean Morgan delivers the ball, John McCombe manages to make a clearance.
Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Breckin. Free kick taken by Dean Holden.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Lester on Lee Collins. Indirect free kick taken by Kris Taylor.
Adam Yates concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Morgan. Free kick taken by Gregor Robertson.
Robert Taylor produces a cross, clearance by Gregor Robertson.
Ian Breckin on for Dwayne Mattis.
Tom Pope goes off and Justin Richards comes on.
Lewis Haldane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Doug Loft.
Deane Smalley scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 2-0 Port Vale.The assist for the goal came from Danny Whitaker.
Robert Taylor delivers the ball, save by Tommy Lee.
Gary Roberts produces a cross, Gregor Robertson makes a clearance.
Centre by Robert Taylor, clearance made by Dwayne Mattis.
Kris Taylor produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Doug Loft, clearance by Mark Allott.
The ball is crossed by Mark Allott, Robert Taylor manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Doug Loft, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Allott by John McCombe. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.
Deane Smalley takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Deane Smalley, Danny Whitaker takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
The referee blows for offside. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
Adam Yates takes a shot.
Craig Davies takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
Gary Roberts crosses the ball, Tommy Lee makes a save.
Corner taken by Gary Roberts, save made by Tommy Lee.
Foul by Dwayne Mattis on Tom Pope, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marc Richards, Doug Loft takes a shot. Dwayne Mattis makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Lester on Adam Yates. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
John McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Davies. Dwayne Mattis takes the direct free kick.
Jack Lester scores a headed goal from close in. Chesterfield 1-0 Port Vale.The assist for the goal came from Dean Morgan.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts from the left by-line, Gregor Robertson manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Kris Taylor, clearance made by Dean Holden.
Foul by Danny Whitaker on Robert Taylor, free kick awarded. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Davies delivers the ball, clearance made by Lee Collins.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by John McCombe.
Marc Richards is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Dean Holden.
The ball is delivered by Mark Allott, Adam Yates manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Dean Morgan by Gary Roberts results in a free kick. Dwayne Mattis restarts play with the free kick.
Doug Loft takes a short corner, Unfair challenge on Gregor Robertson by Adam Yates results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Danny Whitaker results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Doug Loft from own half, Dwayne Mattis manages to make a clearance.
Dwayne Mattis challenges Tom Pope unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary Roberts, clearance made by Deane Smalley.
Foul by Robert Taylor on Craig Davies, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Danny Whitaker, Header from deep inside the area by Craig Davies goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Deane Smalley on Gary Roberts. Kris Taylor takes the free kick.
Foul by Mark Allott on Gary Roberts, free kick awarded. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.
Deane Smalley sends in a cross.
Tom Pope takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.
Robert Taylor delivers the ball, Marc Richards produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
Craig Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John McCombe. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
Danny Whitaker takes a short corner, A cross is delivered by Gregor Robertson, clearance by John McCombe.
Effort on goal by Craig Davies from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Anthony Griffith has an effort at goal from 35 yards and went wide left of the net.
Doug Loft delivers the ball, Dean Holden makes a clearance.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Doug Loft goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by Drew Talbot.
Centre by Danny Whitaker, Deane Smalley has an effort at goal from close range that bounces off the post.
Adam Yates fouled by Dean Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Mark Allott sends in a cross, Craig Davies has a headed effort at goal from close in that hits the post.
The ball is crossed by Deane Smalley, Adam Yates manages to make a clearance.
John McCombe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Davies. Dean Morgan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Anthony Griffith makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Pope on Mark Allott. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
The ball is crossed by Gary Roberts, Tommy Lee makes a comfortable save.
Corner taken short by Mark Allott, Gary Roberts makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Danny Whitaker, clearance made by John McCombe.
Danny Whitaker decides to take the corner short.
Short corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the left by-line.
Unfair challenge on Mark Allott by Gary Roberts results in a free kick. Dean Holden restarts play with the free kick.
Lester set for Spireites return
Jack Lester is likely to return to Chesterfield`s starting line-up when the runaway leaders host fellow promotion hopefuls Port Vale.
The veteran striker, who has started every home game this season, took his customary role as a substitute for away matches during the 2-2 draw at Barnet last Saturday.
On-loan Crystal Palace forward Kieran Djilali is the man most likely to make way for Lester`s return.
So strong is John Sheridan`s squad at present that Jamie Lowry and Scott Boden did not even make the bench at Underhill. They will be hoping for recalls along with Dwayne Mattis, Derek Niven, Ian Breckin and Ian Morris.
Simon Ford has recovered from a calf injury but is lacking match fitness after five weeks out, so boss Sheridan will stick with the central defensive partnership of Dean Holden and Gregor Robertson.
Chesterfield drew 1-1 at Vale Park back in August.
Centre-back Gareth Owen is doubtful for Port Vale.
The 28-year-old hobbled out of Tuesday`s 2-1 win over Lincoln early on with a recurrence of his hamstring injury - a problem which made his involvement in the encounter touch and go in the first place.
Should he not make it, Lee Collins will likely switch across from left-back with Kris Taylor duly stepping in to fill the void as he did against the Imps.
Sean Rigg returns into contention having served his three-match suspension, but midfielder Dominic Blizzard remains sidelined due to injury while the versatile Exodus Geohaghon is still to feature amid an investigation into his claims of racial abuse by Vale fans at Accrington.
Striker Justin Richards pushed his claims for involvement by bagging a winning brace for Vale`s reserves on Wednesday in front of caretaker boss Mark Grew.
Spireites edge closer
Chesterfield moved closer to promotion when second-half goals from Jack Lester and Deane Smalley settled a scrappy game against Port Vale.
Lester headed his 15th goal of the season just after the interval and Smalley sealed victory with a neatly taken goal in the 71st minute.
Vale weathered an early storm from the runaway League Two leaders in which Craig Davies volleyed against a post to frustrate the home side in a first half littered with misplaced passes.
Marc Richards headed over from close range but Vale created few other chances in a game where Lester's class near goal again proved decisive.
The veteran striker pounced in the 48th minute to put away a cross from Dean Morgan at the back post that Vale failed to deal with.
Vale scrapped hard but any hopes they had of getting back in the game vanished when Drew Talbot played Smalley in and the winger sidestepped Stuart Tomlinson to slide in his 11th of the campaign.
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