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Maidenhead defeat for Spireites

27 April 2019

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The Spireites suffered a disappointing end to the season after a quick-fire double gave Maidenhead United a 2-0 victory at York Road.

John Sheridan made five changes to the side that beat Boreham Wood 3-2 on Monday with Robbie Weir, Charlie Carter, Lee Shaw, Jack McKay and Alex Kiwomya making the starting line-up.

The first chance fell to the Spireites after two minutes. McKay’s low cross found the feet of Carter, but his effort was turned away by the legs of Carl Pentney.

Chesterfield continued to search for the opening goal with Kiwomya having a fierce shot that was headed out for a corner by the Maidenhead defence.

Weir was the next player to have a shot on goal. Weir made a strong run before unleashing a shot that was deflected wide of the goal.

The Magpies produced their first real chance in the 18th minute. Nana Owusu was allowed time and space to shoot from range, but his powerful effort whistled just wide of Shawn Jalal’s goal.

Chances dried up for a little bit, but Josef Yarney tried his best to put the Spireites a goal up. He was allowed to chest the ball down outside the area before firing a dipping volley just wide of the Maidenhead goal.

The hosts were provided with a golden chance with just under ten minutes until half time. Mike Fondop was put through on goal, but the Wrexham loanee saw his chip beat Jalal and then strike the crossbar.

Just two minutes into the second half, Kiwomya had the ball in the back of the net. The Doncaster Rovers loanee was put through on goal before slotting home, but the linesman’s flag ruled the goal out.

Pentney continued to help keep the away side at bay. McKay and Kiwomya were the latest to be denied by the 29-year-old.

With 20 minutes to go, the home side took the lead. The ball was laid back to Ayo Obileye who smashed the ball home from range (70).

Maidenhead doubled their lead on the 78th minute. Adrian Clifton was played through on goal before slotting easily past Jalal.

The result means that Chesterfield finish the season in 15th place in the National League.


Chesterfield: Jalal, Barry, Yarney, Evans, Hollis, Chapman, Weir, Carter (Rowley, 80), Shaw (Denton, 65), McKay (Boden, 80), Kiwomya

Unused Substitutes: Anyon, Weston

Attendance: 1,555

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