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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 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19