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Wrexham move to the top of the National League with Chesterfield win

28 Feb 2023 1 minute read
Wrexham fans celebrate. Photo Barrington Coombs PA Images

Wrexham moved top of the National League and extended their unbeaten league run to 22 matches with a 2-1 home win against Chesterfield.

Elliot Lee’s spectacular opener and Sam Dalby’s neat finish put the Red Dragons in control at half-time and despite Ryan Colclough’s stoppage-time effort, Phil Parkinson’s side secured a fourth straight win.

Former Luton midfielder Lee crashed home a stunning effort into the top corner after stepping on to Paul Mullin’s knockdown in the fourth minute.

Chesterfield goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons denied Mullin a second for Wrexham when he saved in a one-on-one before Wrexham doubled their lead in first-half stoppage time when Dalby raced clear and despatched a low finish.

Colclough’s header was brilliantly pushed onto the crossbar by Wrexham goalkeeper Rob Lainton before the visiting striker grabbed a late consolation for Chesterfield, who are now winless in nine league games.

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