Chesterfield victorious in Essex

The Spireites beat Braintree 3-1.

Chesterfield took another huge step towards safety last night.

They won 3-1 at bottom of the table Braintree Town in the National League.

Scott Boden and Charlie Carter put the Spireites 2-0 up at the break, but the hosts reduced the deficit from the penalty spot on sixty-four minutes.

However, Boden notched his second of the evening seven minutes from time, which all but ensured the points would be returning to North Derbyshire. 

Despite the win, manager John Sheridan wasn't altogether happy; "I'm very disappointed in the way we played second half. We allowed them them to get back into the game, when really, they shouldn't be coming into the game the way they did."

"The big plus out of the game tonight is that we've ended up winning it. It gives us a bit of a life line, and it was massively important that we took advantage of this game in hand over our rivals in and around us."

Victory lifts Chesterfield up to sixteenth in the division-leaving them seven points above the drop zone.



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