What the press made of the Chesterfield defeatThe Sentinel
A RETURN of just one point from their two Easter fixtures saw Crewe drop back in to the bottom four with five games to play.
The winning margin for a slick Chesterfield outfit could have been more and indeed it was Crewe who found themselves hanging on in the closing stages.
Tendayi Darikwa’s looping header on 26 minutes was the only difference on the scoresheet but in truth, Chesterfield’s dominance warranted more.
Crewe Alex slipped back into the League One relegation zone after going down at promotion-chasing Chesterfield on Monday.
Tendayi Darikwa’s first-half goal separated the sides but, in truth, the victory was far more comfortable than the scoreline suggests for the home side.
The Railwaymen, particularly in the second half, offered very little going forward and the Spireites could have – and should have – scored more.
It was the 17th time the Alex have drawn a blank in the league this season and they now face a massive game at home to Leyton Orient on Saturday (3pm).
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Chesterfield safely and comfortably bagged the victory they desperately needed to open up a four point gap over seventh placed Rochdale.
Tendayi Darikwa headed home from a delightful Gary Roberts chipped pass on 26 minutes and from then on it was almost total home domination but Spireites, as they frequently have done this season, were unable to turn that command into more goals.