What the press made of the Spireites mauling
A five-star performance yielded a convincing win for Crewe Alex at Gresty Road on Saturday.
The Railwaymen bounced back from consecutive defeats with a superb display which was capped by goals from Chris Porter (2), Perry Ng’s first career goal and first strikes of the season by George Cooper and Callum Ainley.
The extension of their unbeaten home record in the league has lifted them to fourth in the league, with Cambridge United next up in South Cheshire on Tuesday night.
Ex-Chesterfield loanee Chris Porter came back to haunt his former club with a double as the Spireites were mauled 5-1 by high-flying Crewe Alexandra.
Porter spent a month at the club back in 2013, but failed to score in four appearances. Yet he showed the visitors’ fans what he is truly made of with a brace to send the sorry Spireites spiralling to their first defeat against Crewe since 2011 in a one-sided thrashing.
The Railwaymen’s other goals came from Perry Ng, George Cooper and Callum Ainley to send Chesterfield crashing off the tracks - with their winless run on the road extending to nine games in the process.
The visitors got a mere consolation through Eddie Nolan’s own goal. Gaffer Gary Caldwell spoke highly of his defenders last week as they shut out Coventry City in a goalless draw.
But normal service resumed as the embarrassing scoreline took their tally for goals conceded to 22 in just eight games.
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Chesterfield suffered their third consecutive away league defeat, going down 5-1 to Crewe Alexandra at the Alexandra Stadium.
A Chris Porter double, along with strikes from George Cooper and Perry Ng gave the hosts a 4-0 lead, before the Spireites pulled a consolation back through Eddie Nolan's own goal.
Callum Ainley then made it 5-1, converting the rebound after Jordan Bowery's shot was saved.