Chesterfield 1-0 Maidenhead United – BBC Sport
Akwasi Asante grabbed the only goal to help Chesterfield get their National League title hopes back on track with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Maidenhead.
Back-to-back draws had seen Paul Cook’s men lose ground to leaders Stockport in recent weeks, but they found their way to victory at Proact Stadium.
There were plenty of chances in Derbyshire’s 45 openings but Joe Quigley couldn’t make the most of his openings and Laurence Maguire also hit the crossbar.
Nathan Ashmore continued to impress in the away goal for Maidenhead and former Portsmouth and Wigan boss Cook turned to his bench in the 63rd minute.
Asante got the call and responded to deliver the goods with a smart 76th-minute finish from outside the area to earn the hosts a welcome win, but they are still seven points behind Stockport, who beat Wealdstone 4-2.
Match report provided by PA Media.
- 30WhelanReplaced byRowleyat 63′minutes
- tenMandevilleBooked at 90 minutes
- 28KhanReplaced byWestonat 84′minutes
- 3MillerReplaced byAsanteat 63′minutes
- 8DonnellanBooked at 44 minsReplaced byAdamat 74′minutesBooked at 90 minutes
- 15BeckwithReplaced bywellat 61′minutes
- 17Black-smithReplaced bySparksat 67′minutes
- David Richardson
Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Maidenhead United 0.
Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Maidenhead United 0.
Charlee Adams (Maidenhead United) is shown the yellow card.
Liam Mandeville (Chesterfield) receives a yellow card.
Replacement, Chesterfield. Curtis Weston replaces Saidou Khan.
Goal! Chesterfield 1, Maidenhead United 0. Akwasi Asante (Chesterfield).
Replacement, Maidenhead United. Charlee Adams replaces Shaun Donnellan.
Replacement, Maidenhead United. Dan Sparkes replaces Reece Smith.
Replacement, Chesterfield. Joe Rowley replaces Tom Whelan.
Replacement, Chesterfield. Akwasi Asante replaces Calvin Miller.
Replacement, Maidenhead United. George Wells replaces Sam Beckwith.
Second Half begins Chesterfield 0, Maidenhead United 0.
First Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Maidenhead United 0.
Shaun Donnellan (Maidenhead United) is shown the yellow card.
The compositions are announced and the players warm up.