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31 January 2020

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Chesterfield and Notts County have faced each other a total 70 times with the Spireites winning 22 of those meetings. We take a look at the six recent victories over the Magpies.

1. Chesterfield 3-1 Notts County – (25/10/2008) 

In just the third game of the 2008/2009 season, Chesterfield welcomed their Nottinghamshire opponents to Saltergate.

Jamie Ward opened the scoring just before half time. Jack Lester played a defence-splitting pass into the feet of the forward, who rounded Russell Hoult and rolled the ball into the back of the empty net.

The lead was doubled in the second when Alan Goodall’s deflected shot wrong-footed Hoult. Notts halved the deficit three minutes later after Delroy Facey headed in from Miles Weston’s cross.

However, in added time, the Spireites sealed the win. Derek Niven’s effort was pushed into the path of Paul Harsley and the midfielder made no mistake in slotting home the rebound.

2. Notts County 0-1 Chesterfield – (31/1/2009)

Lee Richardson’s side looked to secure their first-ever league double over Notts with a victory at Meadow Lane.

Drew Talbot, then on loan from Luton Town, gave Chesterfield the lead in the 37th minute with a powerful strike past Josh Lillis.

The Spireites were reduced to ten-men with less than ten minutes to go after Danny received a second yellow card from referee Neil Swarbrick.

County missed two good chances with Tommy Lee first saving from Jamie Forrester and then Mike Edward saw his shot go wide of the mark.

3. Chesterfield 2-1 Notts County – (19/8/2009)

In the last meeting ever between the two sides at Saltergate, Chesterfield came out on top as they handed Notts County their first loss of the 2009/10 League Two season.

The home side were awarded with a penalty with 12 minutes left of the game after Jack Lester was brought down by John Thompson. Jamie Lowry dispatched the spot-kick.

Lowry grabbed his second of the game from the spot just two minutes later after Drew Talbot was fouled by Stephen Hunt in the box.

The visitors reduced the lead with seven minutes to go when Michael Edwards headed in from a free-kick but the Spireites came away with three points.

4. Notts County 0-1 Chesterfield – (7/2/2015)

The Spireites headed to Meadow Lane with almost two-thirds of the season gone, occupying a place in the League One play-off places.

Goalkeepers Roy Carroll and Tommy Lee made a number of saves to keep the game goalless going into half time.

Chesterfield took the lead in the 67th minute. Haydn Hollis attempted to clear a long ball but debutant striker Caolan Lavery’s deflection caught Carroll off-guard and chipped him from 25-yards.

Despite County’s best attempts, Paul Cook’s side came away from Nottingham with a crucial win that kept them in the play-off zone.

5. Chesterfield 3-1 Notts County – (25/3/2018)

With the Sky Sports cameras descending on the Proact Stadium, the two sides from neighbouring counties fought it out in a massive game at both ends of the League Two table.

Sid Nelson gave Chesterfield the lead when the on-loan Millwall defender chested home from Andy Kellett’s corner.

Zavon Hines fired past Adam Collin to double the home sides lead before substitute Dan Jones’ free-kick directly evaded everyone and found the net against his old club to set-up a tense finish.

The Spireites were awarded with a chance to wrap the game up in the eighth minute off added time when Kellett was brought down in the penalty area. Kristian Dennis stepped up Collin the wrong way to secure the win against his future side.

6. Chesterfield 1-0 Notts County – (26/10/2019)

The cameras were once again flocked to the Proact Stadium as Chesterfield and Notts County met for the first time in the National League.

Gevaro was on hand to seize his first goal on loan from Oldham Athletic in the 27th minute. The winger latched onto Scott Boden’s cross and fired past Sam Slocombe.

The over 5,000 in attendance were on the edge of their seat as the game drew on. The away side had chances through Richard Brindley and Mitch Rose, but they could not convert their attempts.

With three points, the Spireites secured their third win in a row and a second successive win against their local rivals.

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