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Sky Bet League 1

Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 3,312) 21st January 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Brown

Colchester Colchester United vs Chesterfield Chesterfld

Colchester 1

S Gillespie (32)

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Chesterfld 2

J Lester (6)
J Thompson (44)

Spireites catch U's napping

Last Updated: 21/01/12 6:44pm

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Lester (r): On the scoresheet

Lester (r): On the scoresheet

Bottom-of-the-table Chesterfield stunned Colchester with a hard-earned 2-1 away win - their first success since September 17.

All three goals came during an entertaining first half in Saturday's League One clash at the Community Stadium, with Jack Lester first on the score-sheet with a well-placed header from Liam Ridehalgh's cross.

The striker was unmarked and coolly guided his effort past U's goalkeeper Ben Williams.

Colchester forced an equaliser thanks to great work from Karl Duguid. The ball reached Steven Gillespie and the striker, fresh from scoring in last week's draw against Scunthorpe, drove a precise, low effort past Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee.

Colchester appeared to be in the ascendancy, but it was Chesterfield who grabbed what proved their winner in the 44th minute.

Ridehalgh delivered a free-kick from the right and Josh Thompson, having just gone agonisingly close with a header, rose highest to send an unstoppable effort past Williams.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 32 67
2 Milton Keynes Dons 32 62
3 Swindon Town 32 60
4 Preston North End 31 59
5 Sheffield United 31 52
6 Bradford City 31 45
7 Doncaster Rovers 32 45
8 Fleetwood Town 32 44
9 Oldham Athletic 31 43
10 Chesterfield 32 42
11 Gillingham 32 42
12 Port Vale 32 42
13 Rochdale 30 41
14 Walsall 32 41
15 Peterborough United 32 41
16 Barnsley 32 41
17 Scunthorpe United 31 40
18 Notts County 31 38
19 Crewe Alexandra 32 38
20 Colchester United 32 34
21 Coventry City 31 33
22 Crawley Town 32 33
23 Leyton Orient 31 32
24 Yeovil Town 32 29