Report: Maidenhead United 1-1 Chesterfield
Posted on 30th September 2023
Alan Devonshire made two changes to the side that narrowly lost to Altrincham on Tuesday evening with Ashley Nathaniel-George and Charlee Adams replacing Harry Parsons who took his place on the bench and Kane Ferdinand who was not included in the match-day squad.
The first chance of the game fell the visitor’s way with Will Grigg being played in behind by Michael Jacobs but the shot by Grigg was well saved by Magpies keeper Craig Ross going out for a corner which led to nothing.
Shortly after Maidenhead had their first chance after a cross-in from Reece Smith was met by Jayden Mitchell-Lawson in the 6-yard area but his effort went over the crossbar.
The Magpies got close to opening the scoring with Reece Smith after his effort was deflected just wide of the right post.
Maidenhead were the ones who opened the scoring on the half-hour mark, after a loose header was picked up by Jayden Mitchell-Lawson on the right-hand side who played a low cross into the 6-yard area which was tapped in by Tobi Sho-Silva.
The Spireites got close to an equaliser after Armando Dobra’s flash effort in the 18-yard box, but it was well-gathered by skipper Craig Ross.
Chesterfield got close to an equaliser just before halftime with Ollie Bank’s effort from outside of the box going just wide of the bottom left corner.
HALF TIME – Maidenhead United 1-0 Chesterfield
Chesterfield was the first to create a chance in the second half with Michael Jacobs at a tight angle, but it was well saved for a corner by Craig Ross.
The Spireites found the equaliser just on the hour mark with Michael Jacobs after an effort from range found the top right-hand corner.
Chesterfield continued their pressure and found a chance to take the lead with Will Grigg after he found himself one-on-one with Craig Ross, but his chipped effort was caught by the skipper.
Maidenhead nearly took the lead again with 20 minutes left as Sam Beckwith effort from range was well picked out of the top right corner by Harry Tyrer.
The Magpies continued their pressure in the last quarter of an hour as substitute Chanka Zimba nearly put the side back in front, but it was gathered at the second asking by Harry Tyrer.
The game came to a quiet end as both sides failed to create any chances to properly test either keeper which saw Maidenhead United find their first point in 5 games.
FULL TIME – Maidenhead 1-1 Chesterfield
Maidenhead United – Craig Ross, Zico Asare, Will De Havilland, James Golding, Sam Beckwith, Charlee Adams, Casey Pettit, Ashley Nathaniel-George, Reece Smith (Keetch 88’), Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (Omilabu 46’), Tobi Sho-Silva (Zimba 64’)
Chesterfield – Harry Tyler, Tom Naylor, Jamie Grimes, Liam Mandeville, Will Grigg (Quigley 84’), Michael Jacobs, Ryan Colclough (Berry 79’), Tyrone Williams, Miguel Freckleton, Armando Dobra, Ollie Banks
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