Spireites cash in through Banks
Last Updated: 12/11/13 10:12pm
Armand Gnanduillet: Bagged Chesterfield's second goal
An Ollie Banks brace fired Chesterfield to a 3-0 win over Rochdale in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Northern Area quarter-final.
Banks headed the first and sealed victory with a close-range finish after Armand Gnanduillet had put Chesterfield two up in the 73rd minute.
The Spireites were the better side in the first half, with Jay O'Shea almost catching Josh Lillis out with a shot from inside his own half, and deserved the lead Banks gave them in added time when he headed in a Gary Roberts cross at the near post.
Ian Henderson thought he had equalised in the 52nd minute but referee Christopher Sarginson ruled offside after consulting with an assistant and Henderson was frustrated again when he struck a post six minutes later.
The game flowed from end to end until Jimmy Ryan found Roberts on the right and his low cross was swept home from 10 yards by Gnanduillet.
Any hopes Rochdale had were ended in the 79th minute when Roberts capped a fine display with another pinpoint pass to send Banks in on the right for his second.
Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Tue 12th Nov - Northern Area Quarter Final
Hartlepool1 - 2Rotherham
Chesterfld3 - 0Rochdale
Oldham5 - 1Notts Co
Tue 12th Nov - Southern Area Quarter Final
Peterboro1 - 0Dag + Red
Newport3 - 0Portsmouth
Stevenage3 - 2Leyton Or
Swindon2 - 1Wycombe