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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 22 45
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20