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Dean Court (ATT 4,989) 10th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Deadman

B'mouth Bournemouth vs Chesterfield Chesterfld

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Chesterfld 3

A Mendy (33)
C Westcarr (59)
L Clarke (71)

Spireites break duck in style

Last Updated: 10/09/11 6:16pm

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Westcarr: Off the mark

Westcarr: Off the mark

Alex Mendy, Craig Westcarr and Leon Clarke scored their first Chesterfield goals as the Spireites won 3-0 at Bournemouth.

Newly-promoted Chesterfield broke their League One duck with the victory, while Bournemouth crashed to a fifth successive defeat.

Chesterfield had gleaned only two points out of their initial six matches since lifting the League Two championship last season, but once Mendy had headed them into a 32nd-minute lead at Dean Court there was no looking back.

Mendy's first goal in English soccer - he has been playing in the Czech Republic for the past eight seasons - came completely against the run of play, Bournemouth having forced a spate of corners before the Frenchman scored from Clarke's byline cross.

Chesterfield doubled their lead on the hour - Westcarr cutting in from the left to send a rasping left-foot shot into the top corner.

The profligate Marc Pugh saw a shot palmed onto the Chesterfield crossbar before the on-loan Clarke celebrated his Spireites' debut with a third midway through the second half.

Playing his first match since his much publicised tunnel punch-up with Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio a fortnight ago, Clarke scored from close range - only to be booked for over-celebrating.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16