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Chesterfield pick up first away win of the season

They won 3-1 at AFC Fylde.

Chesterfield managed to secure their first away win of the season last night.

The Spireites were victorious at fellow National League strugglers AFC Fylde, winning 3-1.

Manager John Sheridan made three changes to his side following Saturday's 2-1 home loss against Eastleigh, as well as altering his formation from 3-5-2 to 4-4-2.

A solid first half allowed the visitors to come into their own in the latter forty-five minutes.

Curtis Weston opened the scoring ten minutes into the second half, following neat link up play between Tom Denton and substitute Mike Fondop.

The midfielder was on hand to blast the visitors in front with an assured finish into the bottom right hand corner.

Then on sixty-six minutes, the travelling supporters were sent into euphoria as Fondop doubled the Spireites' lead.

More good work from Denton led to the opportunity for the former Wrexham striker, who made no mistake with a composed finish from a tight angle.

Fondop added his second and Chesterfield's third with nine minutes remaining.

Jay Sheridan's accurate delivery found the striker, who nodded home his seventh of the campaign so far.

Tyler Forbes pulled one back for the home side in time added on, but it proved to be merely a consolation.

Speaking afterwards, Manager John Sheridan told Spireites Digital he was glad to see a better defensive display from his men;

"We've been leaking goals, our biggest problem has been letting soft goals in, and tonight we didn't look like letting soft goals in.

"Whether it's the formation or not, whatever system we play, in general, we should be doing a lot better in the results we're getting.

"I'm just chuffed to bits for the supporters tonight, they've travelled a long way to be here, and we want to give them more of that winning feeling."

The victory leaves Chesterfield twenty-second in the National League, just a point off safety.

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