Grant grabs victory for Stanley

Bobby Grant's first Accrington goal ended Chesterfield's hopes of making the League Two play-offs as Stanley prevailed 1-0 at home.

Last Updated: 25/04/09 at 19:28 Post Comment

Grant: Netted winner

Grant: Netted winner

Lee Richardson's side needed a win at the Crown Ground on Saturday after dropping out of the top seven last weekend, but on a desperately disappointing day in Lancashire for the Spireites, their play-off ambitions fizzled out.

Stanley had the majority of the early chances with Grant going close on a couple of occasions before former Liverpool trainee Jimmy Ryan had an effort cleared off the line and fired just wide after a fantastic solo run.

The closest the Spireites came was in first-half stoppage time when Jamie Lowry's goal-bound effort was hacked clear by Andy Procter.

But the turning point of the game came five minutes after the interval when Peter Cavanagh's long cross-field pass found Grant and his first-time volley from 25 yards flashed passed keeper Tommy Lee into the top corner.

And any hopes of a Chesterfield recovery were scuppered 12 minutes from time when their skipper and the division's leading scorer Jack Lester was given a straight red card for dissent.

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