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