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Anthony Grant takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jack Hunt.
Jordan Bowery replaces Deane Smalley.
Corner taken by Anthony Grant from the left by-line to the near post, Mark Allott makes a clearance.
Anthony Grant has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
The ball is delivered by Blair Sturrock, clearance by Simon Ford. The assistant referee flags for offside against Anthony Grant. Indirect free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
Deane Smalley is caught offside. Free kick taken by Chris Barker.
Tommy Lee goes into the referee's book.
Derek Niven concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Easton from left wing, Tommy Lee makes a save.
Anthony Grant challenges Jack Hunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Ryan Hall.
Barry Corr scores a penalty. Southend 2-3 Chesterfield.Centre by Sean Clohessy, Ian Breckin concedes a Penalty for a foul on Barry Corr.
Drew Talbot sends in a cross, save by Glenn Morris.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall played to the near post, save by Tommy Lee.
Blair Sturrock replaces Matthew Paterson.
Matthew Paterson sends in a cross, save by Tommy Lee.
The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy, Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save.
Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Fantastic save by Tommy Lee.
Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.
Shot by Matthew Paterson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Derek Niven joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ian Morris. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Breckin by Barry Corr. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Whitaker, Header from deep inside the area by Drew Talbot goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Mark Allott booked. Unfair challenge on Ryan Hall by Mark Allott results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Barker.
The official flags Barry Corr offside. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Paterson goes over the crossbar.
The ball is swung over by Ryan Hall. Corner taken by Ryan Hall from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Mark Allott.
Danny Whitaker takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Barry Corr manages to make a clearance.
Gregor Robertson crosses the ball, Glenn Morris makes a save.
Dwayne Mattis is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Dwayne Mattis on Ryan Hall, free kick awarded. Chris Barker takes the direct free kick.
Penalty scored by Danny Whitaker. Southend 1-3 Chesterfield.Drew Talbot fouled by Ryan Hall, the ref awards a Penalty.
The ball is sent over by Drew Talbot, clearance made by Chris Barker. The ball is crossed by Drew Talbot, clearance by Graham Coughlan.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Hall. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Easton grabs a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Southend 1-2 Chesterfield.
Shot from 20 yards from Ryan Hall.
The ball is swung over by Gregor Robertson.
Craig Easton fouled by Dwayne Mattis, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Barker takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Craig Easton, Anthony Grant takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ryan Hall, brilliant save by Tommy Lee.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Easton by Dwayne Mattis. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Kane Ferdinand comes on in place of Miguel Comminges.
Shot from just outside the area by Anthony Grant misses to the left of the target.
Jack Hunt delivers the ball, Drew Talbot takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
Foul by Miguel Comminges on Drew Talbot, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
Shot from 20 yards by Ryan Hall. Blocked by Simon Ford.
Ryan Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Allott. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ian Morris from right channel. Dwayne Mattis is ruled offside. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Foul by Miguel Comminges on Dwayne Mattis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
Gregor Robertson challenges Miguel Comminges unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ryan Hall, Tommy Lee makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Hall by Gregor Robertson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Coughlan.
Danny Whitaker is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ryan Hall crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Tommy Lee.
Shot from 18 yards from Ryan Hall. Save made by Tommy Lee. Ryan Hall takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Gregor Robertson.
Dwayne Mattis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Deane Smalley scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southend 0-2 Chesterfield.Assist by Danny Whitaker.
Jack Hunt receives a caution. Unfair challenge on Barry Corr by Jack Hunt results in a free kick. Anthony Grant crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Simon Ford.
A cross is delivered by Sean Clohessy, clearance by Jack Hunt.
Ryan Hall fouled by Jack Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Hall delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Dwayne Mattis.
The ball is crossed by Jack Hunt, clearance made by Johnny Herd.
Danny Whitaker scores a penalty. Southend 0-1 Chesterfield.Penalty awarded for a foul by Craig Easton on Jack Hunt.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ryan Hall, Ian Morris makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Hall.
Deane Smalley challenges Anthony Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Barker.
Chris Barker fouled by Deane Smalley, the ref awards a free kick. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Mark Allott challenges Barry Corr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Easton. Shot from long distance by Ryan Hall goes wide of the left-hand post.
Dwayne Mattis takes a shot. Glenn Morris makes a save.
The match gets underway.
The game restarts for the second half.
It is the end of the first-half.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Gilbert looks for Shrimpers recall
Peter Gilbert will be hoping to secure a place in Southend's starting line-up when they take on Chesterfield.
Gilbert took part in his first match in six weeks in Wednesday`s Essex Senior Cup clash against Chelmsford City following a three-game ban.
The defender made the bench for Monday`s defeat to Cheltenham and will be hoping to get the nod to start by boss Paul Sturrock.
Goalkeeper Glenn Morris boosted his hopes of a recall by saving three penalties against Chelmsford.
The Shrimpers prevailed in a shoot-out with the fit-again stopper impressing as he looks to displace Rhys Evans in the starting XI.
Defender Mark Phillips is in contention for after recovering from a hernia problem that has kept him out since November.
Chesterfield boss John Sheridan is hopeful key men Mark Allott and Craig Davies will be back for the trip to Roots Hall.
Both players missed out on Monday with tight hamstrings. Allott has missed the last two matches and top scorer Davies was rested against Accrington.
Right-back Jack Hunt will also be hoping for a recall after his introduction as a substitute at the Crown Ground. The on-loan Huddersfield defender lifted his side, who were 2-0 and heading for defeat.
Fellow subs Deane Smalley and Scott Boden, who scored the last-gasp goals that earned the league leaders an undeserved draw, will hope they caught the eye of Sheridan, who described the performance against Stanley as his side`s worst of the season.
Drew Talbot took a nasty knock on a knee in that game but carried on and he is expected to be fit. However, it is touch and go with fellow forward Dean Morgan who is still nursing the ankle injury he sustained against Stockport.
Spireites extend lead at top
Chesterfield went five points clear at the top of npower League Two following a 3-2 win over Southend in match where three of the goals came from the penalty spot.
The visitors took the lead from the penalty spot in the 11th minute after Jack Hunt was brought down by Blues skipper Craig Easton.
Danny Whitaker slotted the spot-kick low into the centre of the goal for this 10th goal of the season.
And Chesterfield doubled the advantage in the 19th minute when Whitaker's clearance from a Southend free-kick released Dean Smalley and he raced upfield, beat left-back Johnny Herd and fired past a diving Glenn Morris for his second goal of the campaign on his first league start.
The Shrimpers reduced the arrears in the 58th minute when Herd's long throw was cleared as far as Easton and the midfielder unleashed a curling 25-yard right-footed shot into the top right corner.
But the Spireites restored their two-goal advantage four minutes later when Ryan Hall fouled Drew Talbot in the box
Referee Roger East awarded the game's second penalty and Whitaker fired the spot-kick into the bottom right corner beyond Morris' reach.
The game's third penalty went Southend's way after Ian Breckin fouled Barry Corr and although the Shrimpers striker fired into the top left-hand corner in the 83rd minute, Chesterfield held on for the win.
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