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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 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40