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PREVIEW: Exeter City

17 November 2017

It promises to be another exciting Sky Bet League Two fixture at the Proact tomorrow, when Exeter City come in to town (3pm), here's our match preview........

Reminder

Supporters should be aware that Tesco Extra, adjacent to the Proact Stadium, will be enforcing a two-hour match day parking restriction.

Tickets

Tickets are available for Spireites supporters at the Proact ticket office right up until kick off, 3pm.

A full list of prices and availability can be found here.

Team News

Spireites striker Chris O’Grady looks set to return to the squad after he missed out at Swindon Town last week due to injury.

Defender Jerome Binnom-Williams has a chance to make his Proact debut tomorrow, following his impressive return from injury in the 2-2 draw at the County Ground.

Manager Jack Lester will however be without on-loan midfielder Jordan Flores and striker Gozie Ugwu, who continues his recovery from a thigh injury.

Exeter meanwhile will be able to call on the services of Lloyd James, after the midfielder missed last week’s win over Grimsby Town through suspension.

The Grecians will however, be without long-term injury absentees Ryan Brunt and Robbie Simpson, while Luke Croll and Jordan Tillson also miss out.

The opposition

Manager – Paul Tisdale

Tisdale is currently in his 12th season as Grecians boss and his side have bounced back well from last season’s play-off final defeat to Blackpool - currently finding themselves in third place in League Two, just one point of the top of the table.

Since taking over in June 2006, Tisdale has achieved two promotions, firstly in the 2007/08 campaign, where he secured promotion to League Two by winning the Conference National play-offs.

A season later he guided City to League One after a second-place finish. That second promotion was enough for him to win the League Two Manager of the Year award.

As player Tisdale started his career with Southampton, where he would make 16 appearances. He also featured for the likes of Bristol City, Dundee United, Finnish side FinnPa and Greek side Panionios.

One to watch – Jayden Stockley

Stockley initially joined Exeter in the 2015/16 season on loan from AFC Bournemouth, during that time he would score 10 goals in 21 matches.

Such form earned him a move to Scottish side Aberdeen before he re-joined the Grecians in August.

The striker has certainly picked up from where he left off at St James’ Park with three assists and seven goals already to his name this season – with the latest coming in last Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Grimsby.

Head to Head

Of the previous 42 meetings between the Spireites and the Grecians it’s Town who have the better record overall.

The full record is as follows: -

Chesterfield – 21 (wins)

Draws – 11

Exeter – 10 (wins)

Our last home victory over Exeter came on the final day of the 2012/13 campaign, in a 4-0 win, a match that proved to be the final appearance in a Chesterfield shirt for Lester.

He signed off in style that day, scoring in either half before receiving a rapturous applause from the Town faithful. Our other goals came from Jay O’Shea and Marc Richards.

From the dugout

Lester declared himself delighted with the players’ attitude and intensity in training this week and says that confidence is high going into tomorrow's game.

He is however more than aware of the task at hand, against a team managed by a manager he rates highly.

Lester said: “They’ve got a good front two and I really like their manager. He’s been there a long time and he’s created teams that have gone up to the league above.

“They’ve been playing a 4-4-2 and we won’t say that’s definitely what they’ll do but they’ve got a bit of energy about them and are a good side. It’ll be a good game of football.”

Can't get to the Proact? Fear not you can still follow all the action from the game.  

Across match day we'll have: 

- Live commentary, exclusive to the internet, on iFollow. 

- Minute-by-minute coverage for the club's Twitter page.

- Updates and images from the club's Facebook and Instagram feeds. 

- Stats and reaction across the weekend on the official site.

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Match Reports

Dennis Scores Again as Spireites Win

18 November 2017

Kristian Dennis scored for the fifth game running as the Spireites beat Exeter City 1-0 to give Jack Lester his first home league win as Chesterfield manager.

Dennis pounced for his 12th goal of the season shortly after the break.

Jerome Binnom-Williams was handed his full Chesterfield debut with Matthew Briggs dropping out of the side.

Jak McCourt, following his superb effort from distance against Swindon last week, tried his luck early on, firing a low shot wide.

Exeter’s Jordan Moore-Taylor put a free-kick straight at Joe Anyon and Liam McAlinden’s flicked effort went wide.

Both sets of fans joined in a minute’s applause in the 12th minute in memory of 12-year-old Spireite Abbie Jacques, who passed away recently.

Joe Rowley headed wide at the far post after Binnom-Williams got to the left-hand byline and delivered a cross.

Jake Taylor and Hiram Boateng both had shots blocked as the visitors looked to force an opening.

Louis Reed then had a long-range shot deflected wide before the interval and Dennis saw his effort strike a defender.

The goal came when Reed’s effort was deflected over and the resulting corner, taken by Andy Kellett, was met by Dennis (50) who fired past Christy Pym.

McCourt tried another shot from distance, firing well over.

The Spireites survived a couple of scares with McAlinden having a header saved by Anyon and the same player just failing to reach an inviting low cross from Dean Moxey as he stretched at the far post.

Jack Lester made a couple of substitutions in the space of a few minutes with Jordan Sinnott and Robbie Weir coming on in place of Kellett and Rowley.

Dennis touched the ball to Reed who fired just over as the Spireites went in search of a second goal.

There was a real let-off for Chesterfield when McAlinden’s thumping effort crashed against the bar. Substitute Reuben Reid, who was waiting to get on the end of the rebound, was ruled to be off-side.

The Spireites had to see out the remaining minutes with only ten men after Scott Wiseman picked up a second yellow card a minute from time after pulling back Moxey and was shown the red card.

Exeter had appeals for a penalty turned down in stoppage time when McAlinden went down under a challenge from Ian Evatt.

The final whistle was greeted with a mixture of relief and celebration from the home fans.

Chesterfield: Anyon, Barry, Evatt, Hird, Wiseman, McCourt. Reed, Kellett (Sinnott 74), Binnom-Williams, Dennis (O’Grady 90), Rowley (Weir 77)

Unused substitutes: Parkin, Maguire, De Girolamo, Dimaio

Exeter City: Pym, Sweeney, Woodman (Reid 74), Holmes (Edwards 83), Stockley (James 66), Moore-Taylor, McAlinden, Money, Taylor, Brown, Boateng

Unused substitutes: Hamon, Jay, Wilson, Storey

Attendance: 5,102 (643 away fans)

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