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Head to Head: Chesterfield

10 March 2017

Matt Bullin takes a look at our recent record against The Spireites

Chesterfield hold the historical edge going into this tie, having won 20 of the 47 fixtures between the sides. While Shrewsbury have won 12 of the match ups and there have been 15 draws.

Town came out on top in the most recent meeting between the sides as they won 2-1 at the Greenhous Meadow earlier this season.

James O’Shea opened the scoring for the Spireites before Junior Brown and Adam El-Abd netted to secure the three points for Salop.

The sides also met twice in the 2015/16 season – both times in League One.

The second tie between the sides was one to forget for Town fans as Chesterfield won 7-1 at the Proact Stadium.

Lee Novak netted a hat-trick, James O’Shea bagged a brace and Rai Simons netted twice as the Spireites ran out easy winners. Zak Whitbread’s 66th minute goal was the only bright spark on a torrid day for Salop.

Chesterfield also came out on top earlier that season as they beat Town 2-1 at the Greenhous Meadow.

The Spireites led thanks to goals from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Sam Morsy, before Mat Sadler netted a late consolation goal for Town.

Prior to that meeting the last time the clubs met was in League Two in the 2010/11 season.

In the second match of that season, the points were shared, as the sides played out a bore nil nil draw at the Greenhous Meadow.

Earlier in the season however, it could not have been more different, as the Spireites came out on top in a seven-goal thriller.

Chesterfield had led 4-0 after an hour at the Proact Stadium thanks to goals from Drew Talbot, Jack Lester and a brace from Craig Davies.

But Salop kicked into action in the 80th minute and almost staged an incredible comeback as Mark Wright, Kevin McIntyre and Craig Disley all struck in the final 10 minutes – though ultimately it was too little too late for Town as they lost 4-3.

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