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Cup Win Against Belper

Posted: Tue 29 Jan 2013
Author: CFC

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Chesterfield beat Belper Town 4-2 to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Derbyshire Senior Cup.

With coaches Mark Crossley and John Dungworth in charge, the Spireites named a starting line-up which featured new signings Armand Gnandulet and Richard Brindley. Jack Lester and Mark Randall were also given run-outs.

The visitors took an 11th minute lead when Shaun Tuton fired home following a goalmouth scramble.

Belper's Chris Adam and Jon Froggatt both headed off-target before Mark Randall scored a 23rd minute equaliser from the penalty spot after ex-Spireite Andy Rushbury was ruled to have handled in the area.

Chesterfield improved towards the end of the half with Lester putting an angled shot wide and Brindley having a low drive blocked.

Gnanduillet (39) produced a fine finish after running at the heart of the Belper defence to put the Spireites ahead.

Chesterfield established a two-goal lead three minutes after the re-start when Jacob Hazel found the net with a header from a Randall cross.

Simon Harrison's first-time shot from distance went just wide, with Josh Barrington stranded, after the keeper's clearance went straight to him.

Another ex-Spireite, Steve Warne, reduced the arrears with a 65th minute header from a corner which took a deflection.

After Randall tried an ambitious shot from his own half which went wide, Harrison had a chance to equalise from the spot in the 75th minute. Harrison stepped up after Randall was penalised for a foul in the area but Barrington made a fine save diving to his right to turn the ball wide.

Gnanduillet seized on a loose ball and fired in a shot which was palmed away by Aaron Chapman.

Jonathan Wafula completed the scoring in the 83rd minute, finding the net with a header from a Conor Townsend corner.

Chesterfield: Barrington, Brindley, Townsend, Randall, Broadhead, Whittaker, Wafula, Scully (Hewitt 76), Gnanduillet, Lester (Bowland 88), Hazel (Slack 88).