Charlton Athletic 3 Chesterfield 1
Charlton Athletic kept up their lead at the top of League 1 with
a win at home to Chesterfield on Saturday.
A crowd of more than 22,000 flocked to The Valley on the back of
reduced ticket prices and were given plenty to cheer about in the
Paul Hayes netted his first home goal of the season on 19
minutes when he latched on to the rebound from a Bradley
Wright-Phillips effort which Chesterfield keeper Greg Fleming could
Johnnie Jackson doubled the home side’s advantage 10 minutes
later when he finished in the area from a Dale Stephens cross.
Chesterfield striker Leon Clarke spurned a glorious opportunity
to pull a goal back before half-time when he blasted over from just
two yards out from Danny Whitaker’s cross.
Whitaker pulled the visitors back in to the game from the
penalty spot with 18 minutes to go, converting after Clarke was
upended by Michael Morrison.
Despite a strong finish from Chesterfield, Wright-Phillips
(pictured) put the seal on all three points in injury time. He
dived in at the far post to head home from Scott Wagstaff’s deep
cross for his sixth goal of the season.
Sheffield United’s surprise defeat away to Wycombe means Chris
Powell’s men take a three-point lead into Tuesday’s trip to MK
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