Humphreys nets Spireites win

Ritchie Humphreys celebrated the birth of his second child with his first goal for Chesterfield in a 1-0 win at Oxford.

Last Updated: 21/09/13 at 19:15

Ritchie Humphreys: Capped off memorable day with winning goal

Ritchie Humphreys: Capped off memorable day with winning goal

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

And it was a brilliant effort from the 35-year-old left-back that settled this battle between the top two in League Two.

Breaking into the box, Humphreys met Eoin Doyle's left-wing cross with a classy volley as he guided the ball into the far corner from 10 yards.

It was touch and go whether Humphreys would play, but Chesterfield boss Paul Cook will be glad he did as Chesterfield - missing top scorer Marc Richards - maintained their best-ever start to a season.

Oxford had skipper Andy Whing sent off after 67 minutes for a reckless challenge on Doyle as they surrendered their unbeaten record.

Chesterfield might have added further goals with U's keeper Ryan Clarke stopping a near-post effort from Tendayi Darikwa and turning aside Jay O'Shea's drive.

Deane Smalley drove wide from a good position and also headed against a post late on, but once Whing was dismissed, Oxford were always up against it as Cook's team chalked up a sixth clean sheet in eight games.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 28 February 2015
15:00
Burton Alb 0-1 Newport Report
Cheltenhm 2-0 Tranmere Report
Hartlepool 1-0 AFC W'don Report
Luton 2-0 Accrington Report
Mansfield 2-1 Dag + Red Report
Morecambe 0-2 Cambridge Utd Report
Plymouth 0-2 Bury Report
Portsmth 0-0 Oxford Utd  
Shrewsbury 1-2 Northamptn Report
Southend 2-0 Carlisle Report

Footer 365

Manchester City boss Pellegrini hits back over recent criticism

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has come out fighting amid speculation over his future at the Etihad.

Sir Alex Ferguson hails decorated career of Spurs legend Dave Mackay

Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Dave Mackay, hailing 'a great career as a player and a manager.'

Petr Cech not likely to leave Chelsea unless huge transfer fee involved

Jose Mourinho says it will take "huge money" to prise goalkeeper Petr Cech away from Chelsea this summer.

Mail Box

There Are Mitigating Circumstances For LVG

One Mailboxer is admant there are mitigating circumstances to LVG's struggles at Manchester Utd and he offers his four signings for next season...

LVG Stick Needs A Little Context...

LVG's rough ride from the media needs some context - then you would understand, while the Mailbox urges Nabil Bentaleb to go down...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company