Southend 0-1 Chesterfield- Match Report

Last updated : 05 March 2016
Lee Novak strikes to earn Chesterfield a win at SouthendLee Novak's last-minute winner secured Chesterfield a 1-0 victory at Southend.The striker's cool, late finish sent Danny Wilson's side six points clear of the relegation zone.And the effort also sent play-off pushing Southend down to 10th.The Shrimpers, who have triumphed just once in their last six games, wasted a great early chance to score when Ben Coker's left wing cross picked out David Worrall.However, the recalled winger sent his close-range header against the inside of the right post before firing the rebound straight at Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee.The Spireites hit back with Ollie Banks having a curling effort pushed to safety by Bentley before Southend wasted another clear-cut chance to score when Tyrone Barnett headed Jack Payne's left-wing cross straight at Lee.Southend were also frustrated not to have been awarded a late penalty when substitute David Mooney went to ground while under pressure from Sam Hird.But Chesterfield made the most of the let-offs right at the death when Banks teed up Novak to fire home with a neatly-controlled finish

Source : PA

Source: PA

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