Chesterfield 4 Stockport County 0

By Footymad Previewer
Last updated : 20 October 2004

Chesterfield's unbeaten run at Saltergate continued in style as they swept aside a dismal Stockport team on a foggy night.

Although parts of the game were shrouded in mist, the contrast between the sides was all too clear and Stockport, even at this early stage of the season, are deep in trouble.

They were comprehensively outplayed from start to finish and did not manage a meaningful effort on goal.

At the other end, it was a different story as Chesterfield played some high-class attacking football and could easily have won by an even bigger margin.

The trickery of Charlton's on-loan winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce tormented Stockport all night while the pace and strength of Tcham N'Toya-Zoa and Wayne Allison always threatened goals.

But it was Wolves' on-loan midfielder Sammy Clingan who began the scoring with a well-struck volley from outside the area that flew low past Neil Cutler in the 16th minute.

Stockport were then hit by a free-kick delivered from out on the right by Shane Nicholson that saw N'Toya-Zoa outjump everyone to power a header from 15 yards into the top left corner.

Stockport had not created one chance before the break and any hope of a revival ended in the 51st minute when Chesterfield scored again.

Another Nicholson fre- kick, this time from out on the left, was headed back across goal for centre half Steve Blatherwick to score from close range.

From then on, it was a case of damage limitation for Stockport as Campbell-Ryce indulged in some impressive footwork down the flank and some fierce shooting from distance.

Cutler made two smart saves while two other right-foot efforts from the young winger fizzed just narrowly wide.

But a fourth goal was inevitable and it came six minutes from time when Danny Jackman could only clear to the edge of the area and Mark Allott smashed a low right-foot shot through a crowd of players and inside Cutler's left-hand post.

The Chesterfield fans were celebrating a fifth when substitute Mark De Bolla rounded off another impressive move but this time an offside flag spared Stockport further humiliation.

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