Spireites break duck in style
Last Updated: September 10, 2011 6:16pm
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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Sat 10th Sep
Bournemth0 - 3Chesterfld
Bury2 - 4Rochdale
Carlisle1 - 2Hartlepool
Colchester1 - 1Leyton Or
Huddersfld2 - 0Tranmere
Notts Co2 - 1Walsall
Oldham1 - 1Stevenage
Scunthorpe1 - 1Sheff Utd
Sheff Wed3 - 1MK Dons
Wycombe0 - 1Brentford
Charlton2 - 0Exeter
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